2010 Announcement Issue
Volume 11, Issue 1, April 2010
Awards Gala Announcement!
Hold The Date: September 17th, 2010, Ottawa
The Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation is excited to announce that the
2010 National Awards Gala will take place on Friday, September 17th at
the Westin Ottawa, with Foundation Trustee Preston Manning and the
Honourable Pamela Wallin as Honourary Co-Chairs. Please join us for
an evening of celebration and recognition of our country's best innovators.
Friday, September 17th
The Westin Ottawa
Preston Manning & Hon.
Tickets: Contact Lisa
Mr. Preston Manning has
Samson for ticket sales
The Honourable Pamela
been involved with the
Wallin has been a friend
Foundation since its incep-
of the Foundation, having
tion, given that his father,
Winners: To Be Announced
hosted the National Awards
the late Ernest C. Manning,
in early September
Gala in 2009 and subse-
is the Awards' namesake.
quently delivering an ad-
Mr. Manning routinely
dress to the Senate lauding
speaks and writes nation-
the success of outstanding
ally on the importance of
innovators to Canada's
A sales committee for the event will be organized on a volunteer
Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation
basis by Lisa Samson of StrategyCorp Ottawa. StrategyCorp helps
organizations to achieve their goals by seeing beyond the obvious
Calgary, AB T2P 2S5
tactics and lending their unique expertise.
To find out details regarding ticket sales for the September 17th gala, please contact Lisa Samson directly at 613-231-2630.
D. K. Bruce Fenwick, M.Sc., P. Geoph.
Canadian Charitable Organization:
INSIDE: More news on 2010 Award Nominations, national Foundation
No. 13189 5930 RR0001
coverage, Laureate Brent King's ‘intimate' philanthropy, and more.
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The Nominations Are In!
The Foundation Welcomes.
Once Again, Canadian Innovators Do Not Disappoint
The Ernest C. Manning Awards
Foundation recognizes and en-
courages Canadians who have the
imagination to innovate and the
stamina to succeed. The Founda-
tion is proud of another year of ex-
Serge Bourassa LL. M., M.B.A. is the
cellent, qualified nominations from
new Chair of the Foundation's Quebec
innovators across the country.
Chapter. Mr. Bourassa holds a Bache-
lor in Business Administration (finance)
The 2010 nominations mark an
from HEC Montréal, a M.B.A. from the
increase in qualified nominees; even more notable is that 2010 is the first year in recent
University of Western Ontario (finance
history to see qualified nominations representing each of Canada's ten provinces.
and international business), a Bachelor
of Law (corporate law and bank law)
The diversity of innovations has always been a source of pride for the Foundation, and
and a Master of Law (corporate finance
2010 is no exception. This year's nominations include dental devices, robotics, veterinary
and economic legal analysis) from the
equipment, online networking, music, spectrometry, modular systems and building mate-
Université de Montréal.
rials, food products and winegrowing, solar heating, and more.
After experiences with the Banque Na-
Watch for award winner announcements in early September!
tionale de Paris (Canada) , Roynat Inc, and the Canadian Bankers Association, Mr. Bourassa practised bank law and corporate law before his practice as an independent management consul-tant and lawyer. He joined the Centre d'entreprises et d'innovation de Mon-tréal (CEIM) in 1997 to begin building its New Technology group. In 2000, he launched CEIM's Centre de développe-ment des technologies de l'information and now is President and Chief Opera-tions Officer for CEIM.
Stephen Daze is
the new Chair of
(Clockwise: Grapevines for winegrowing, dental drilling technology,
oriented polymer, an office's modular wall system, solar panels)
Ottawa Chapter. Mr. Daze holds a Bachelor in Busi-
Chapter Nominee Recognition Events
ness Administra-tion from the Uni-
Events are hosted annually in the spring by the Foundation's regional chapters to recognize qualified
versity of Regina
nominees of each geographical area. All friends of the Foundation are encouraged to attend!
and has been a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa, as well as a past guest lecturer at Ryerson University and Sheridan
Southern Alberta Chapter (Calgary)
Atlantic Chapter (Halifax)
Mr. Daze formerly operated his own training and consulting firm special-izing in leadership development and
training, project team leadership, and team development. In 1998, he joined
Manitoba Chapter (Winnipeg)
the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) and currently leads
Quebec Chapter (Montreal)
a team of 10 staff members dedicated to helping entrepreners succeed. The Centre provides support to 5000 clients
For more details on the event in your region, visit www.manningawards.ca
annually through training, mentor-
for the contact information of your regional chapter, or contact the
ing, consultations, special events, a
Foundation office at (403) 645-8277 or [email protected].
resource library and web resources.
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The Foundation Congratulates.
The following is a reprint of a Globe & Mail article from February 8th, 2010, written by
Gwyn Morgan, the retired founding CEO of EnCana Corporation.
Manning Award Laureates on the Cutting Edge
useful human cancer-tumour Murray Goldberg (2004), who de-marker. Found in 70 per cent of veloped WebCT, putting Canada cancer patients, the marker re- on the map in the online learn-mains the most frequently used ing market; En-hui Yang (2007), oncology blood test. Dr. Gold who invented some of the world's
was recently inducted into the most widely used digital-com-
today's competitive global- Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.
pression technologies for trans-
Congratulation to Foundation Trustee
ized world, technological innova-
mitting data and images; Lee
Don Pether on his appointment to
tion is crucial to our economic The 1983 award went to Ken- Danisch (2008), whose ShapeAc-
Chair of the Board of Governors for Mc-
future. David Mitchell, former neth Kasha for a genetic system celArray can detect subtle under-
CEO of Alberta Energy Co., un- that transformed the process of ground movements before they derstood this reality long before developing strains of barley and turn into landslides or structural it became mainstream thinking. wheat.
failures in bridges and buildings.
A former Chair of the Board [and CEO]
He also understood another truth
for Dofasco Inc. and immediate Past-
about human endeavours: Rec- Today, there are more than 200 The 2009 Principal Award win-
Chair of the Board of the McMaster In-
ognition and encouragement are Manning Innovation Award lau- ner was Robert Burrell, inventor
novation Park, Mr. Pether also currently
important in the pursuit of excel- reates. Here's a look at some of of the Anti-Coat dressings that
is on the Board of Directors of Samuel
help control infections and pro-
Manu-Tech Inc., sits on the Council of
mote faster healing of wounds
Governors for the Art Gallery of Ham-
The year was 1980 and Mr. Lorne Whitehead (1984), who and burns.
ilton and is Chair of the Board of the
Mitchell was frustrated. While invented the "light guide" prism
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation.
innovators were lauded as used in illumination systems; In 1992, the foundation intro-homegrown heroes south of the Dennis Covill (1988), whose com- duced the Young Canadian In-border, in Canada their achieve- pany, Nautel, was the first to de- novation Awards, a program that ments largely went unnoticed. velop solid-state, high-powered selects exceptional projects from Many people talk about prob- radio transmitters; Donald Knud- the Canada-Wide Student Sci-lems - real leaders do something sen (1989), who conceptualized ence Fair. Last year's winners about them. Mr. Mitchell decided and designed an underwater included Grade 12 students An-to create a national foundation digital acoustic imaging system nie Wang and Julie Xu of Calgary, to recognize and celebrate the known as Daisy; Len Bruton whose experiments determined technological and entrepreneurial (1991), who developed electronic the need to target specific types achievements of Canadian inno- filters used for many applications of bacteria in the lungs of people vators.
including the touch-tone phone;
with cystic fibrosis.
The first step was to recruit a James Halford (1997), who de- "Our award laureates have prominent and equally passion- vised the Conserva Pak seed- changed the way Canada com-ate Canadian to join him in cham- and-fertilizer system for one- petes, manufactures, communi-pioning the venture. That person pass, low-tillage conservation cates and cares for each other," turned out to be the man who farming; Jim Cavers (1998), who the foundations volunteer presi-served as Alberta premier for 25 invented a device to eliminate dent, John Read, noted at last years. And so it was that the Er- distortion in radio frequency base September's annual awards gala.
nest C. Manning Awards Founda- stations; Norman Dovichi and
Laureate Dr. En-hui Yang won a
tion came into being, with a mis- Jianzhong Zhang (1999), who In a recent opinion piece in The
Manning Award of Distinction in 2007
sion to celebrate Canadians who developed a high-speed DNA se- Globe and Mail, economist Dan-
for his innovation in communications.
had the "Imagination to innovate quencer; Pierre Côté (2000), for iel Schwanen noted that innova-
Congratulations to Dr. Yang for being
and the stamina to succeed."
the ZeeWeed filtration membrane tion is key to fostering economic
named a Fellow of the Royal Society of
that revolutionized water treat- growth: "We . need a more spe-
Canada in the Academy of Science's
That is a mission worth sup- ment;
cific focus on the inventors, in-
porting, and funding of this not-
novators and entrepreneurs who
Division of Applied Sciences and Engi-
for-profit organization has come Quinn Holtby (2000), who devel- turn ideas into business proposi-
entirely from private donors. Key oped the Katch Kan oil-field well tions."supporters include EnCana (for bore fluid-containment platform
Dr. Yang is an international leader in
which I served as CEO), Can- used in more than 50 countries; Many Manning Innovation Award
source coding, a branch of information
West, Katch Kan Ltd., Bank of Scott Tanner and Vladimir Ba- laureates credit the foundation's
theory dealing with how to efficiently
Nova Scotia, Suncor, several ranov (2001), who developed recognition and encouragement
encode information for transmission,
family foundations (including that the Dynamic Reaction Cell to as helping them accomplish that.
storage, and processing. His profound
of my wife and I), together with eliminate chemical interference in At a time when far too many of
contributions in source coding and
many other friends and laureates analytical atomic spectrometry; our young people focus on en-
communications now impact the daily
of the foundation.
Mike Lazaridis and Gary Mous- tertainers or sports stars as role
life of tens of millions people worldwide
seau (2002) for inventing the models, inspiration from these
in over 130 countries.
The foundation's first Principal BlackBerry; Nancy Mathis (2003), true Canadian heroes lights a Award winner was selected in who developed and commercial- path for others to follow.
1982. Phil Gold's groundbreaking ized a sensor for quality control of discovery of carcino-embryonic materials used by manufacturers antigen was the first clinically around the world;
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Technical Innovator & Laureate Brent King
Also a Champion in Social Innovation
Last year, Brent King of Calgary, AB, won a Manning Innovation Award for his SPIDER Limb Positioner. In the spring of 2009, King organized a 10-city trip across Canada to personally deliver 2,500 pairs of men's underwear to a local shelter in each city. The "got ginch?" campaign was a great success, removing underwear as an "urgently needed item" from the
wish lists of these locations.
When faced with the difficulties of
King is undertaking this program again in 2010,
living on the street, basic dignity is
and has upped the ante to 3,000 pairs per city.
Pledging began in October and by their deadline in January, funds had been raised for 30,000 pairs of
There is nothing more basic
underwear for shelters in Vancouver, Calgary,
than clean underwear
Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg,
The cost per unit is low, therefore
Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax.
more people can be reached with
each given donation
Visit www.gotginch.ca for updates on this spring's campaign.
Underwear is typically a high
Many people are reluctant to give
underwear as a donation
This small problem is solvable
More Foundation News.
Congratulations to Dr. Lorne Tyrrell M.D. Ph.D. who, in November
2009, was named Chair of the Board of Directors for the Gairdner
Foundation. The Gairdner Foundation recognizes and rewards the
achievements of medical researchers whose work contributes sig-
nificantly to improving the quality of human life.
Dr. Tyrrell won the Principal Manning Innovation Award in 2005 for his innovation in the medical sciences. His work on the development of antiviral therapy resulted in the licensing of the first oral antiviral agent to treat chronic hepatitis B infection - lamivudine - in 1998. Today, lamivudine is licensed in over 170 countries worldwide for the treatment of HBV.
Robin Winsor won a Manning Innovation Award in 2005 for
his industrial innovation. Mr. Winsor significantly advanced the
process of capturing x-rays with his patented filmless digital ra-
diography system. The Imaging Dynamics Company's XplorerTM
technology provides a low cost quality digital image resulting in
many benefits to the health care system.
Mr. Winsor was appointed CEO of Cybera, an organization
Arthur J.E. Child Foundation
dedicated to providing cyberinfrastructure-related technologies
The Jim McEwen Family
to afford Alberta innovators a competitive edge in research and
Mr. Winsor's digital
product development. Since winning, Mr. Winsor has remained in
The Dave Mitchell Family
active involvement with the Foundation and Cybera has graciously
Friends & Laureates of
sponsored the Southern Alberta chapter's Nominee Recognition Event.
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Revista de Año 2009 CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIÓN MUSICOTERAPÉUTICA Asociación inscrita en el registro del G.V. nº B/75/86 Miembro de THE WORLD FEDERATION OF MUSIC THERAPY MUSICA, TERAPIA Y *M.I.-.C.I.M.* MUSIKOTHERAPEUTIKA'KO IKERPENTEGIA CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION MUSICOTERAPEUTICA*A.M.Bx.* ATELIER DE MUSICOTHERAPIE DE BORDEAUX
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