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Cisco Networkers Solutions Forum 2009 at the Vancouver Island Technology Park

Your Cisco Victoria team are pleased to bring our first “Cisco Virtual Networkers” event to Victoria. This event will be held at the Vancouver Island Technology Park on Thursday May 21st from 8am to 3:45pm. A detailed agenda has been included along with a registration link in the attached document.

Networkers events provide Cisco the opportunity to discuss evolving trends in the networking industry and announce new products and features. We will be providing an overview on our developments in the following areas:
– Enterprise Video (MediaNet) including TelePresence, Video Surveillance, Digital Media/Signage and WebEx
– Unified Computing and Server Virtualization
– Unified Communications and Collaboration Solutions
Please pass this invitation along if you know of someone who might be interested. There is no cost for these sessions and you are welcome to attend all the sessions or only those that are relevant to you. Please register via the link within the document. We look forward to seeing you there.

Centre for Drug Research and Development CEO Wins National Award for Biotech Industry Leadership

Natalie Dakers

The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) announced today that Chief Executive Officer, Natalie Dakers, has won the BIOTECanada Industry Leadership Gold Leaf award.

“Natalie Dakers has demonstrated exceptional leadership throughout her 20-year career in the biotech industry,” said Peter Brenders, President and CEO, BIOTECanada. “We are recognizing her for her vision, her leadership and her commitment to promoting and supporting the growth of the biotech industry in Canada.”

Dakers is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at the CDRD, an organization that guides and supports early-stage drug development from BC’s top academic and health research institutions, working to increase the successful commercialization of new therapeutics.

Carmanah Reports Q1 2009 Results Support Strategic Focus


Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) today announces its first quarter financial results for the three-month period ending March 2009. Sales for Q1 2009 were $10.4 million, down approximately $4.7 million from the same period last year, due mainly to exiting/divesting several tactical business units during this period. Despite challenging global economic conditions, strategic sales for Q1 2009 ended at approximately the same levels as in the same period of 2008, showcasing the resilient nature of Carmanah’s strategic markets, and the ongoing demand for its core renewable-energy technology products.

Times Colonist Reports: Local high-tech sector weathering the storm

Victoria tech sector

In sync with the global economic downturn, dark clouds have rumbled over most of this region’s economic drivers, but one industry believes it may just be creeping out from under the shadows.

During an impromptu roundtable session with a group of high-tech executives this week, the impression is the growing industry is doing more than simply weathering the storm raging around it.

Indeed, there’s a sense that despite the troubles faced by forestry, mining and the uncertainty hanging over the tourism industry, high-tech continues its growth curve.

Zhongguancun Life Science Park Visits Vancouver Island Technology Park

Zhongguancun Life Science Park

Today members from the Zhongguancun Life Science Park from Bejing, China paid a visit to the Vancouver Island Technology Park in hopes to create partnerships with VITP and its companies within. The group was provided a presentation on VITP and the proposed OTP, as well as a presentation from Paul Ford, VP of Finance, GenoLogics Life Sciences Software. After the presentation, the group went through a tour of the UVIC-Genome BC Proteomics Centre.

Live Blog Wrap-Up

Wow – what a day it was yesterday! We'd like to thank all the teams, companies and participants for all their hard […]

Fun in the Mud

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Power to Play Team-Building Photos

The day proved to be a tough challenge, but teamwork and determination prevailed. Participants worked together to overcome the obstacles and finish […]

Team Spirit….

The scary-looking Genologics crew below. Have a look at all the photos on Flickr! 

Power to Play Kickoff

[youtube:7n6ak3tSXjc] Power to Play kickoff video