January 23, 2019

The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics Public Sector Leadership in Advanced Technology Award: CATAAlliance Opens Nominations

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Kitchener-Waterloo – CATAAlliance, Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group announced today that nominations are now open for its long-standing award for Public Sector Leadership in advanced technology, which has been named the Lazaridis School of Business Public Sector Leadership Award in Advanced Technology.

The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics 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.

In 2018 the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics  Public Sector Leadership Award in Advanced Technology was presented to Roberta J. Fox-Lawson, Founding & Interim CEO & CTO, Crisis Services Canada (CSC), and member, CATA Innovation Leadership Council.

Micheál J. Kelly, Dean, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University (lf), Roberta. J. Fox-Lawson, Award winner &  John Reid, CEO, CATAAlliance (rt)

“Canada’s public sector is home to an abundance of brilliant minds responsible for important technological advancements helping our country retain its position as a world leader,” said Micheál J. Kelly, dean, Lazaridis 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 Lazaridis School of Business & Economics Public Sector Leadership Award will be presented at CATA’s 34th Annual Innovation Leadership Award Gala, hosted by the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University in Ottawa on May 15, 2019.

The Call for Nominations for 2019 is now open 
Please submit your nominations to:  http://cata.ca/innovation-and-leadership-awards/

Submissions must be received at the CATA office by the entry deadline: April 2, 2019

This year’s Gala continues a 34-year tradition of recognizing outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership in expanding the frontiers of Canada’s advanced technology industries.

CTV Host, Paul Brent will be returning as the guest MC as Ohad Arazi, Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President, Provider Solutions at TELUS Health and, Shurjeel Choudhri  (right) MD FRCPC, SVP and Head, Medical & Scientific Affairs, Bayer Inc., take the stage to spotlight major trends in digital health care and what they mean for the well being of all citizens.

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


Micheal J. Kelly, PhD
Dean, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
Wilfrid Laurier University

John Reid
President, CATAAlliance

Established in 1911, Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. 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 specializes in arts and social sciences, business and economics, music, science, social work, education and theology. Laurier has more than 19,000 students throughout its locations in Waterloo, Kitchener, Brantford and Toronto, Ontario. www.wlu.ca

The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics is one of Canada’s leading business schools, with 5,500 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and diploma programs throughout the university’s locations in Waterloo, Brantford and Toronto. It is home to Canada’s largest business degree co-op program. www.wlu.ca/sbe

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