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Power to Play 2009 at Vancouver Island Tech Park Greetings from the Tech Park.

Greetings from the Tech Park, The Power to Play event is kicking off as we speak. Here's a couple photos from the […]

More People Working at Saskatchewan's Research Parks

Innovation Place

The clients at the three Innovation Place locations in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert contributed more than $647
million to the provincial economy in 2008 according to an economic impact study. This is an increase of nine per cent from
2007 and is due to a significant increase in the number of people working at Innovation Place.

The rate of new Saskatchewan jobs created in Innovation Place during 2008 approached 15 per cent outpacing the overall
provincial growth rate of three per cent. Currently, there are 185 technology companies and business organizations
employing 4,300 people at the research parks in Saskatoon and Regina and the Forest Centre building in Prince Albert.

Start Your Soapbox Car Now for the 4th Annual Canary Derby in Victoria June 28th and Vancouver June 27th

Don Listwin

Don Listwin, founder of the Canary Foundation, announced the June dates today while touring the BC Cancer Agency in Victoria, B.C. The derby brings together the BC technology and business community, Canary Foundation of Canada and BC Cancer Foundation to help support early detection research.

“The derby dates have been set,” Don Listwin said today, “Victoria and Vancouver teams will be competing against each other for the second time.” “We hope the technology industry will continue to make the most important investments in your life – the early detection of cancer.”

Power To Play feature on A-Channel News

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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

UVic

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.”