Person: Morna Paterson

Morna Paterson

Federal Labs: Where are we Headed?
By Morna Paterson

The Canadarm, the meningitis vaccine, the black box, canola, the heart pacemaker – these are only a few of the well known examples of the many technologies developed in federal laboratories that contribute to Canada’s wealth and quality of life.

Dr Howard Alper

Dr Howard Alper has been awarded the new Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering which guarantees the Univ of Ottawa researcher $1 million in research funding over the next five years. Awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the medal was awarded to Alper after an international peer review…

Barry Baptie

Barry Baptie has been appointed executive VP of technology and operations for Telus Corp, a national telecommunications services provider. Baptie will be responsible for establishing infrastructure for supporting the development and delivery of integrated Internet Protocol, data and voice services on a regional and national level. That includes service assurance and fulfillment, network management, planning…

Morna Paterson

Morna Paterson has been appointed director of the Federal Partners in Technology Transfer, an organization that works to encourage effective technology transfer from government to the private sector. Paterson is also executive director of the Innovation Management Association of Canada and a member of the Conference Board of Canada’s Innovation Council….