Viewing entries posted in 2009
26 August 2008 nanoWorks is a $15 million, five-year initiative, funded by the Alberta government and managed by Alberta Ingenuity, that brings industry and academic researchers together to increase industrial R&D investments and develop market-driven nanotechnology products.
18 August 2008 If you’re a member of ECAT, ABCTech, WISEST, WELCA or RVA (or an invited guest), please join Cybera at Moonlight in the Meadows in Edmonton on August 20, 2008, for an IT industry mixer.
28 July 2008 A post by Cybera blogger Trevor Doerksen was recently mentioned on Slashdot in an article on cloud computing. See the bolded section of the following excerpt.
26 June 2008 CANARIE Inc., Canada’s advanced network organization, announced projects on June 26, 2008, that will receive funding under its Network-Enabled Platforms (NEP) program. Two of Cybera
27 June 2008 Cybera is pleased to announce that its president, Lynn Sutherland, was named to CANARIE’s board of directors.CANARIE’s 2008-09 board was elected at the organization’s 16th annual general meeting held at the University of Victoria.
11 June 2008 Increasing the number of new companies in emerging advanced technology sectors is the goal of Alberta
9 June 2008 Dr. Michael MacGregor has been offered and has accepted the position of Chair of the Department of Computing Science for a five-year term. Dr. MacGregor replaces Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer, who is assuming the position of Vice-Provost & Associate Vice-President of Information Technology with the University of Alberta. This position is currently held by Cybera board member Dr. Paul Sorenson.
28 May 2008 The Alberta Science and Technology (ASTech) LeadershipFoundation was created to celebrate the achievements of science andtechnology in Alberta. The foundation’s annual awards show has grown to encompass more than a dozen distinctcategories, including ICT, commercialization of innovation, and increasing the relevancy of technology. Nominations for one individual, team or organization can besubmitted in only one category. In special cases, the judging panelreserves the right to move nominations into a more appropriate category.
19 February 2008 If re-elected, the Progressive Conservatives will boost funding for traditional and leading-edge technologies through a new tax credit, a fund to attract venture capital and the development of new commerical technologies. Premier Ed Stelmach made the annoucement for the new funding initiatives on February 19 at Calgary Technologies Inc. in the University of Calgary Research Park.
31 January 2008 WestGrid Founding Principal Investigator Jonathan Schaeffer has been promoted to the role of Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Information Technology) at the University of Alberta, effective July 1, 2008. Schaeffer is assuming the position from Cybera board member Paul Sorenson at the end of Sorenson’s term.