BY BRONWEN STREMBISKI
Public Relations Coordinator
Andy Gilliland, P.Eng., APEGGA's second vice-president, is
one of 15 Association members and permit holders nominated
for 2002 ASTech Awards. Mr. Gilliland, in the running for
the Outstanding Contribution to the Alberta Science and Technology
Community Award, has attracted ongoing funding for the creation
and establishment of the Edmonton and Calgary Innovation Centres.
He is being recognized for his pursuit of excellence and his
commitment to furthering Canadian innovation.
Dr. Michael Brett, P.Eng., is also among the finalists. A
leader in nanotechnology research, Dr. Brett's international
recognition has helped boost Alberta's reputation for excellence.
He's nominated for the Outstanding Leadership in Alberta Technology
Nominated for the Outstanding Achievement in Applied Technology
and Innovation Award, GreenPipe Industries Ltd. and its PipeCraft
Project are committed to reducing failures through the development
and implementation of their PipeCraft Software; in turn, the
company reduces environmental and property hazards. APEGGA
member Graeme King, P.Eng., is vice-president of engineering
For the Outstanding Commercial Achievement in Alberta Science
and Technology Awards, both Micralyne Inc. and Dynastream
Innovations Inc. were nominated. Specializing in microtechnology,
Micralyne Inc. has built a growing and profitable company
with a worldwide client base. Member Chris Lumb, P.Eng., is
With its expertise in the research and development of "smart"
devices, Dynastream has gained widespread recognition for
its unique technological developments. Member Kip Fyfe, P.Eng.,
plays a major role in the company.
Axia NetMedia Corp., whose CEO Art Price, P.Eng., is an APEGGA
member, and SMART Technologies, a permit holder, are finalists
for the Outstanding Commercial Achievement in Science and
Technology Award. SMART Technologies is an international leader
in developing intuitive and interactive multi-media tools
for the office and classroom.
Axia SuperNet, a division of Axia NetMedia, is gaining attention
as a major partner in the Alberta SuperNet project. In addition
to connecting every library, school, hospital and provincial
government office to a high-speed, broadband network, SuperNet
will make broadband services available to commercial service
providers, who will provide competitive services to businesses
and residences in rural and urban areas.
Quickly making his mark as a leader in science and technology,
Dr. Michael Kallos, P.Eng., is a finalist for the Leaders
of Tomorrow Award. Dr. Kallos's work in biomedical research
offers great promise in disease treatment and cure.
Brian Moore, P.Eng., is founder and chief technical officer
of BigBangwidth Inc., a finalist for the National Research
Council/ASTech Innovation in Industrial Research Prize. BigBangwidth
is making big waves in the tiny world of nanotechnology.
Dr. Keng Chung, P.Eng., nominated for the Syncrude/ASTech
Innovation in Oil Sands Research Prize, is a renowned senior
researcher with a broad perspective on oil sands operations.