CATAAlliance Announces Wilfrid Laurier Award for Public Sector Leadership in Advanced Technology

OTTAWA, January 31, 2013 - CATAAlliance, Canada's largest high tech association, announced today that its long-standing award for Public Sector Leadership in advanced technology has been named the Wilfrid Laurier Public Sector Leadership Award in Advanced Technology.

The Public Sector Leadership Award is presented to a leading individual from the public sector to recognize a significant contribution to the development and application of advanced technology in Canada. The recipient must have demonstrated creativity and leadership in the design and implementation of policies and programs to support the development and application of advanced technology. The recipient will have been consistent in supporting technology and its application. Programs initiated by the recipient must have provided important support to the developers of technology as well as to industries which will benefit from its use.

"Canada's public sector is home to hundreds of brilliant minds responsible for important technological advancements helping our country retain its position as a world leader," said Micheál J. Kelly, Dean, School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University.  "We are proud to sponsor this award recognizing the leadership role played by one individual in the public service in making technology a priority for Canada."

The Wilfrid Laurier Award will be presented at CATA’s 28th Annual Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner, hosted by the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa on May 29, 2013.

This year’s Gala continues a 28 year tradition of recognizing outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership in expanding the frontiers of Canada's advanced technology industries.

CTV Alumni Host, Paul Brent will return as the guest MC and moderator of an All Star Panel of business and community leaders focusing on the theme of Leadership for the 21st Century.

++ Call to Action:
Please review Award criteria in para 2 above and then send your nominations for Public Sector Leadership to Emily Boucher at eboucher@cata.ca with Public Sector Award in the subject line.

“Wilfrid Laurier University is known for its academic excellence and culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose, said CATAAlliance president John Reid. “We're proud that the University is part of a tradition of sponsoring our most prestigious award for public sector leadership.” 

Contact:

Micheal J. Kelly PhD
Dean School of Business and Economics
Wilfrid Laurier University
519.884.0710 x2671
mikelly@wlu.ca

John Reid
President, CATAAlliance
613-236-6550
jreid@cata.ca

About Laurier
Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. With more than 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research and scholarship combined with a strong student focus, high levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community.

Laurier is a leader in integrated and engaged learning, connecting academic programming to co-curricular activities. The university specializes in arts and social sciences, business and economics, music, science, social work, education and theology.

Laurier has campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener, Toronto and Chongqing, China. The university was established as the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada in 1911 and remains the home of the affiliated Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. The university is also home to the Academic Council on the United Nations System, the internationally acclaimed Penderecki String Quartet, WLU Press and the Robert Langen Art Gallery.

About CATAAlliance
CATAAlliance spurs the business of advanced technology. It is Canada's largest and most powerful multi-sector technology trade association; it is dedicated to stimulating growth for technology enterprises through the promotion of strategic partnerships, technological innovation and entrepreneurial values and is recognized as "the Canadian champion" of research, development and innovation.



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