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Monthly Archives: January 2015

GPhotospace Leverages Gmail to Create Firefox Add-On for Free Private Photo Sharing-Proceeds to Support Sustainability

GPhotospace announced today the launch of PC and Mac versions of the GPhotospace Add-on for Firefox and Flock. Leveraging the Gmail platform, the GPhotospace Add-on shares albums online many times faster than most solutions. GPhotospace also announced today that proceeds from the software will be donated to help sustainability in rural Africa through the relief organization Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief.

Using GPhotospace, private photo sharing becomes extremely straightforward. In a seamless experience within the Add-on, users simply select their photos, upload them to their GMail storage, select their recipients and send album viewing invitations through email.

New Research Universities' Council Announced

The Presidents of the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria and the University of Northern British Columbia […]

LifeSciences British Columbia Recognizes Dr. Michael Hayden, Named Canada’s Health Researcher of the Year

LifeSciences BCLifeSciences BC is pleased to announce that one of British Columbia’s pre-eminent health researchers, Dr. Michael Hayden, Director and Senior Scientist at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, and University Killam Professor, Department of Medical Genetics at UBC has received the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) Michael Smith Prize in Health Research: Canada’s Health Researcher of the Year award. Named in honor of the late Dr. Michael Smith, CIHR grants this prestigious award annually to a Canadian researcher in Biomedical and Clinical Research who has demonstrated outstanding commitment, innovation, creativity, achievement and leadership in health research.

Dr. Hayden Named Canada’s Health Researcher of the Year

LifeSciences BC is pleased to announce that one of British Columbia’s pre-eminent health researchers, Dr. Michael Hayden, Director and Senior Scientist at […]

Bariven S.A. Upgrades Venezuela's Airport De Guiria With Solar-Powered Aviation Lights From Carmanah Technologies

A704-5 RunwayCarmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) has received an order to supply solar-powered portable airfield lights for Bariven S.A. in Venezuela, a subsidiary of PDVSA. The order, valued at approximately $700,000, will provide the tools to equip Venezuela’s Airport De Guiria with a stand-alone system of solar-powered LED (light emitting diode) aviation lights. Serving the Gulf of Paria, the Airport De Guiria offers convenient access for residents and visitors to this seaside community, while accommodating around-the-clock support and emergency response for local industrial enterprises including offshore oil developments within the region.

ICE Fund Backs Unique Biomass Technology

British Columbia Government

With support from the provincial government’s Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund, Nexterra Energy Corp. is implementing an alternative energy system that will cut operating costs for a Lower Mainland industry and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 22,000 tonnes per year, Technology, Trade and Economic Development Minister Ida Chong said today.

“The ICE Fund investment is realizing a double dividend in this project by helping an important local employer in New Westminster sustain good industry jobs and reduce costs, while lowering carbon emissions significantly,” said Chong. “This success showcases British Columbia as a clean technology leader – exactly what we expect the ICE Fund to accomplish.”

Protox reports 2008 third quarter results

Protox Therapeutics

Protox Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: PRX), a leader in the development of receptor targeted fusion proteins, today released third quarter 2008 financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2008 (“2008 Q3”).

“The third quarter marked significant advances for Protox, most prominently the early completion of patient enrolment in our Phase 2a study of PRX302 for the treatment of BPH,” said Dr. Fahar Merchant, President and CEO of Protox. “We are very pleased with the 12 month data that we recently announced from our Phase 1 BPH study and look forward to releasing top line results from our Phase 2a BPH study before the end of the year.”

Illumina Selects GenoLogics as Next Generation Sequencing Lab & Data Management Partner

GenoLogics today announced that Geneus, their lab and data management system for genomics, was selected by Illumina to provide a combined solution […]

Carmanah Q3 2008 Delivers Sustained Growth and Profitability

Carmanah Technologies

Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX:CMH) today announces its third quarter financial results for the three-month period ending September 2008.

In Q3 2008, Carmanah’s recent strategic renewal and restructuring initiative proved especially timely, as the newly streamlined Company navigated challenging global market conditions to deliver its third profitable EBITDA quarter (adjusted for restructuring charge) in a row. While supporting the restructuring initiatives announced in June, the Company introduced a new flagship product to its line of solar LED marine lanterns, entered into a partnership with wireless technology provider ENCOM, and reported significant sales wins in key target markets including aviation lights for airfields in the Middle East and solar power systems for telecommunication towers throughout North Africa.

Two Out Of Three Florida Top Principals Use Victoria-based Etraffic's SnapShot Data Analysis Tool for School Improvement

Etraffic Solutions

The finalists for the 6th Annual Leonard Miller Principal Leadership Award, hosted by the Council for Educational Change, were announced on October 31st, 2008. Two of the three finalists actively use Etraffic’s Student Performance SnapShot data analysis tool to help raise student achievement levels.

The finalists were chosen from state-wide applicants in Florida who demonstrated extraordinary leadership in a Council program(s) in these three criteria: raised student achievement; empowered staff leadership; and formed meaningful partnerships.

Dr. Rosann Sidener from Miami-Dade Public Schools raised Miami Beach High’s school grade from a D to a B. Terry Strong, Winston EL, Polk County Schools raised the school grade from C to B to A, with 81% of the student population on free and reduced lunch programs. Both utilize the SnapShot data analysis tool.