Halifax Student Takes Top Prize at the Sanofi-Aventis Biotech Challenge

A study involving the use of hormonal therapy to treat ovarian cancer won a Halifax high school student top honours in the 2007 Nova Scotia sanofi-aventis biotech challenge (sabc), held at the National Research Council Institute for Marine BioSciences (NRC IMB) on Wednesday. The winners and runners up were announced last evening during BioNova’s annual Celebration of Research Excellence.

Chemistry Professor Wins Dalhousie Innovation Award for Lead Free Glass

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).

Coemergence Inc. Announces New CEO

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.

Entrepreneurs’ Forum to Celebrate Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Nova Scotia

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.

Understanding the World’s Oceans a Benefit for Future Generations

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.

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