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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Power To Play feature on A-Channel News


On Saturday April 18th, 2009, 22 teams of 4 will spend roughly 4 hours running, crawling, sliding, jumping, pushing and challenging themselves and their teammates through stations of mud, water, bush, and other natural obstacles in a way that the Victoria business community has never seen before.

Okanagan Research & Innovation Centre (ORIC) Officially Opens in Kelowna

Okanagan Research & Innovation Centre

The official launch of the Okanagan Research & Innovation Centre’s new Kelowna-based technology business incubator took place on March 27, with Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, Ron Cannan, performing the official ribbon cutting ceremony (far left in photo.) Also on hand and shown with Cannan were Peter Haubrich, President, ORIC; Kelowna Mayor Sharon Shepherd and Gerry Salembier, Assistant Deputy Minister (British Columbia) for Western Economic Diversification.

Times Colonist Reports: Developing Our Economy

Dale Gann

Fostering the high-tech industry and hanging onto graduating students were some of key economic development themes aired at a Greater Victoria look-ahead summit yesterday.

The value of partnerships and collaboration were repeatedly stressed to an audience of about 40, representing the public and private sectors, nine local councils and the Capital Regional District, at an economic summit hosted by the Greater Victoria Development Agency. A followup session is planned shortly to work towards developing a strategy for the future.

Times Colonist Reports: Power to Play

Power To Play

Here’s a chance to see the high-tech community in Victoria get down and really dirty. Alan Bishop, a designer for the hit TV shows Survivor and The Amazing Race, has been recruited to launch a corporate challenge that will see 25 business teams of four staff each run, crawl, slide and jump through mud, water, bush and other natural obstacles around the Vancouver Island Technology Park.

UVic Honours its top researchers for 2009


A mechanical engineer, an English scholar, an expert in European studies, an advocate for Aboriginal child health, and a university-wide team that assists people with special needs are winners of the University of Victoria’s 2009 Craigdarroch Research Awards.

The winners will receive their awards at a celebration tomorrow evening at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Also to be honoured are two UVic graduates who are sharing the UVic Innovation and Development Corporation’s 2009 Entrepreneurship Award.

Johns Hopkins University Deploys Proteus

GenoLogics announced today the Technical Implementation and Coordination Core (TICC) of the Johns Hopkins NHLBI Proteomics Center has deployed Proteus for its […]

Celebrating Ottawa's millions for IQC

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Gary Goodyear, federal minister of state for science and technology, came to campus yesterday (above) to celebrate the $50 million government contribution to UW’s Institute for Quantum Computing that was announced in the federal budget in January. The event was held at IQC’s temporary quarters at 475 Wes Graham Way on the north campus.

“The investment,” said a news release, “furthers the Government of Canada’s long-term commitment to fostering excellence in science and technology through its national S&T Strategy.”

GenoLogics Teams with Applied Biosystems

GenoLogics today announced that it is teaming with Applied Biosystems, a division of Life Technologies Corporation, to provide an integrated lab and […]

Long Term Development Plans for Knowledge Park Projected to Have Far Reaching Impact

Knowledge Park
An independent consultants’ report released this week projects significant and far reaching benefits beyond the substantial economic impact of the recently announced long term development plans for the Fredericton-based Knowledge Park.

AMEC Consultants and InPro Solutions concluded that, if recently announced long term plan were in place today, the Knowledge Park would generate close to 5,000 direct and indirect jobs and $166 million in wages and salaries. The operational impact alone of the planned 17 buildings is estimated to be $414 million in provincial output, resulting in a contribution of $255 million to New Brunswick’s GDP and tax revenues of $75.4 million.

Times Colonist Reports: EAS, B.C. sign deal worth $586 million

Times Colonist

EDS Advanced Solutions is about to start filling up the extra 9,000 square feet of space it leased at the Vancouver Island Technology Park.

The company, a subsidiary of EDS, which is a division of Hewlett Packard, is in the process of adding 120 employees to its roster after signing a 12-year, $586-million agreement with the provincial government for data management and storage services.

“We think this certainly provides a great deal of consistency and reliability for the province,” said EDS Advanced president Jim Hamilton in an interview. “We have established ourselves with a very strong reputation based on previous work we’ve done here, and I think we have distinguished ourselves with regard to the labour-friendly aspect of the company we have set up here.”