NATIONAL Public Relations Sponsors Canadian Science and Technology Reporting Award: Nominate Today
February 27, 2014

CATAAlliance Announces Call for Nomination for the NATIONAL
Public Relations Award for Excellence in Science and Technology Reporting

TORONTO, ON – February 26, 2014 – CATAAlliance is pleased to the call for nominations for the NATIONAL Public Relations Award for Excellence in Science and Technology Reporting. The award will be given at CATA’s 29th Annual Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner on May 21. Excellence in Science and Technology Reporting is awarded to a journalist or writer raising the public profile of science and technology.

"NATIONAL Public Relations has been serving the public relations needs of technology companies for many years, and the agency's outstanding relationships with Canadian and global technology reporters make it an ideal sponsor of this award," said John Reid, CATAAlliance president. "We're proud to brand our award recognizing outstanding technology and science industry journalism in NATIONAL Public Relations’ honour."

Award nominees must show contribution to the building of a science and technology culture in Canada. Last year’s winners were: Jean-François Codère, Les Affaires;  Vito Pilieci, The Ottawa Citizen and Jean-Francois Ferland, Direction Informatique.

"Technology and science reporters have a responsibility in informing both the business community and the general public about industry trends and life-changing innovation," said Sarah Coombs, Technology Practice Lead and Partner, NATIONAL Public Relations. "As PR professionals in the advanced technology field, we work with these journalists every day, and have a keen appreciation for their insights, skills and commitment."

The NATIONAL Public Relations Award will be presented at CATA’s 29th Annual Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner, hosted by the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, Ottawa  May 21, 2014.

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. 

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.

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Maricel Dicion                                                    John Reid
NATIONAL Public Relations                                CATAAlliance

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About NATIONAL Public Relations

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, the largest communications company in the world.


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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