BioNova – The Nova Scotia Biotechnology & Life Sciences Industry Association named Dr. Barrow the 2007 recipient of its Research Excellence Award, which is presented annually to a member of the research community who has made outstanding contributions to the growth of the life sciences industry in Nova Scotia.
Saint Mary’s Industry Liaison Office (ILO) is pleased to report that Dr. Robert Singer has been awarded the Early Stage Commercialization Fund (ESCF) for a second year running. This funding will aid his research in green chemistry.
Dr. Ernie Reimer, chair of the board of directors for Genome Atlantic is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Steven Armstrong as the new president and CEO effective April 1, 2007.
Dr. Randal Chase Named President and CEO of ImmunoVaccine Technologies Inc.
Dalhousie University is pleased to announce that the Dalhousie Innovation Award for 2007 has been given to Professor Josef Zwanziger, Department of Chemistry, the second year in a row that it has been won by a researcher in the Department of Chemistry.
Dr. Zwanziger’s technology is titled, Development of RoHS-Compliant Optical Glass with Zero Stress Optic Coefficient. Dr. Zwanziger holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Studies of Materials, from NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada).
John Roy, chairman of the board of directors of Coemergence, announced today the appointment of Rodney F. Burgar as chief executive officer of the company, effective immediately. As CEO, Burgar succeeds Mr. Chender, founder and major shareholder of the company, who will remain as Coemergence president.
Coemergence also announced the appointment of Alan Webb as chief financial officer, and Vaughn McIntyre as vice president of business development for the company.
On February 22, Entrepreneurs’ Forum will host its annual Advisor Celebration Reception and Client Showcase at the Marriott Halifax Harbourfront Hotel. Innovative entrepreneurs from across Nova Scotia will come together to share their fascinating stories and pay tribute to the volunteer business advisors who work diligently to help bring their ideas to life.
Dalhousie University has become the epicenter for international oceans’ research that will change how scientists and world leaders understand and manage pressing global concerns such as fisheries management in the face of climate change.
The Ocean Tracking Network, headquartered at Dalhousie University and led by Dr. Ron O’Dor, unites the finest marine scientists in the world, in the most comprehensive and revolutionary examination of marine life and ocean conditions, and how they are changing as the earth warms.
The Province of Nova Scotia and Seaside Communications of Sydney announces plans to have high-speed Internet service delivered to all unserved areas of Nova Scotia by 2009.
Internet access is about to get a bit faster in many rural areas of Nova Scotia.
The expansion of high-speed Internet access to all of Nova Scotia will begin this month in a cluster of rural communities from Tidnish to Port Howe. The province's goal is to make Nova Scotia the most connected area in all of North America.
A new product released by Halifax-based DementiaGuide offers additional support to Alzheimer's patients and their families during the holidays, and all year round.
The holiday season can be particularly stressful for the 435,000 Canadians living with Alzheimer's disease, at least half at home, and their caregivers. As family and friends think of ways to support the person with dementia, and help the spouse or other family members who provide day-to-day care, they often ask themselves, "What role can I play?"