TORONTO, ON – May 27, 2014 – NATIONAL Public Relations and CATAAlliance are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2014 NATIONAL Public Relations Canadian Science and Technology Reporting Award is freelance technology reporter, Lynn Greiner. Sarah Coombs, Partner at NATIONAL Public Relations, presented the award at CATA’s 29th Annual Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner. Please take two minutes to view Ms. Greiner acceptance remarks.
The Excellence in Science and Technology Reporting is awarded to a journalist or writer raising the public profile of science and technology. Award nominees have contributed to building Canada’s science and technology culture. Lynn was among four nominees for this year’s award including Mike Yawney, CityTV; Ian Hardy, MobileSyrup; Julie King, Biz-Zone Internet Group Inc.
Lynn is a freelance journalist specializing in information technology and business topics and has been covering the industry for more than a decade. She is also an IT professional and has real-world experience with topics that are relevant in the business world. Lynn’s articles have been published in several high-profile Canadian publications, including the National Post, Globe and Mail, IT World Canada, Computer Dealer News, CIO.com, Canadian Security, and many others.
"Technology is constantly changing the way we live and it affects every aspect of our lives," said Sarah Coombs, Technology Practice Lead in Toronto and Partner, NATIONAL Public Relations. "Technology reporters in Canada have an important role to play by informing both the business community and the general public about ongoing life-changing innovations and industry trends. We work with these journalists every day, and have a deep appreciation for their insights, skills and commitment as well as the role our media play in making the fast-changing world of technology more understandable for all Canadians."
This year’s Gala continues a 29-year tradition of recognizing outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership in expanding the frontiers of Canada's advanced technology industries. The Awards Gala celebrates the best of Canadian innovation and sees the world's most adopted technologies. Award winners are recognized for their innovation, expertise, and leadership in Canada's advanced technology community. This year, Carleton President & Vice Chancellor, Roseanne O'Reilly Runte welcomed delegates and introduced the Gala theme: Innovation Leadership.
To view Lynn’s acceptance and for more information, please visit www.cata.ca.
NATIONAL Public Relations is the largest public relations consultancy in Canada with offices in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Saint John, Halifax, St. John’s, New York and London. The Firm serves leading corporate, government and institutional clients and offers the full range of communications services, including corporate communications, investor relations, public affairs, employee engagement, public consultation and participation, marketing, technology and healthcare communications, as well as digital communications. It provides medical communications, public relations and clinical trial support services to a wide section of the leading pharmaceutical and medical devices companies internationally under the name AXON Communications. NATIONAL is a subsidiary of RES PUBLICA Consulting Group.
At the international level, the Firm is affiliated with Burson-Marsteller, part of WPP Group a world leader in marketing communications.
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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