TELUS Public Sector Award for Public Sector Leadership in Advanced Technology -- Nominations now open
February 12, 2008

OTTAWA, February 14, 2008 - CATAAlliance, Canada's largest high tech association, and the traditional champion of Canada's Research and Development announced today the call for nominations for the TELUS Award for Public Sector Leadership in advanced technology.

TELUS is recognized as a premier corporate citizen in Canada, contributing in excess of $91 million to charitable and non-profit organizations since 2000, and is one of this country's most successful telecommunications providers," said CATAAlliance president John Reid. "We're proud to that TELUS continues its tradition of sponsoring our most prestigious award for public sector leadership."

The 2007 Public Sector Winner was Jacques Duchesneau, President and CEO, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.

"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 Janet Yale, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs at TELUS. "TELUS is 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 TELUS Award will be presented on June 10th in Ottawa at the CATAAlliance's Annual Innovation Awards Gala Dinner, a 23 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 and moderator of a stellar CEO Panel of High Tech business leaders focusing on the keys to world class success.

++ Call to Action:
Technology leaders across Canada are now casting their votes for the 2008 Winners on the CATA Innovation Award web site at:


Shawn Hall

TELUS Media Relations

John Reid
President, CATAAlliance

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $8.7 billion of annual revenue and 10.7 million customer connections including 5.1 million wireless subscribers, 4.5 million wireline network access lines and 1.1 million Internet subscribers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being Canada's premier corporate citizen, we give where we live. Since 2000, TELUS and our team members have contributed more than $91 million to charitable and non-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1.7 million hours of service to local communities. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit

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. More information at