September 2006 ISSUE


Innovators Help Manning Awards
Celebrate 25th Birthday

They’ve created a new style of guitar frame and an improved quality control sensor for medications,  they’ve revolutionized the way people use technology to learn, and they’ve taken chemical interference out of a forensic science process. They’re four world-renowned Canadian innovators and they’ll be in Calgary later this month, putting on forums for students and the public to help the Manning Innovation Awards celebrate its 25th birthday.

With the support of the Alberta Ingenuity Fund, Innovate! Celebrate!! Educate!!! forums take place at the SAIT Orpheus Theatre, four times on Sept. 28 and twice on Sept. 29.

Canadian innovators have changed the lives of millions of people. The Manning Innovation Awards recognize them annually with awards and cash prizes. The winners’ list often includes APEGGA members and permit-holders.

Forum attendees will hear about great Canadian innovations, as well as interact with Manning Young Canadian Award winners recognized for their leading-edge investigative work at the 2006 Canada Wide Science Fair.

Dr. Nancy Mathis, P.Eng., of Fredericton, N.B., will profile her revolutionary sensor used for product quality control to ensure important medications perform accurately. Chris Griffiths of St. John’s, N.L., will talk about the evolution of his fiberglass guitar frame — renowned as the most affordable, high-quality acoustic guitar in the world and used by the likes of Canadian band the Tragically Hip.

Attendees will delve into the world of forensic science, when Dr. Scott Tanner of Concord, Ont., discusses the Dynamic Reaction Cell. It eliminates unwanted chemical interference in plasma mass spectrometry. 

The West Coast is represented, too, by Vancouver’s Murray Goldberg. He’s the person behind WebCT technology, a collaborative teaching and learning tool used daily by more than 10 million students at nearly 3,000 universities and colleges in over 85 countries.


Drop-ins welcome
Pre-registration preferred
E-mail rsvpsept28@encana.com
or call 403-645-7733