Media advisory - Science, Technology and Innovation Council Presentation on Canada's Innovative Economy to the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal



    MONTREAL, May 19 /CNW Telbec/ - In today's global environment, science,
technology and innovation drive economic success and ensures our quality of
life. How does Canada stack up against the world's most innovative countries?
What are Canada's strengths, vulnerabilities and opportunities? And how does
Montreal contribute to Canada's innovation system in the pharmaceutical and
video games sectors, for example?
    The Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC) has spent the past
year asking these questions and examining how Canada rates on more than 50
international standards of excellence including research intensity,
commercialization rates, quality of research and workforce skills.
    Media are invited to join members of the Science, Technology and
Innovation Council (STIC) at an interactive information session with the Board
of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal to discuss the findings of Canada's Science
Technology and Innovation System: State of the Nation 2008, STIC's landmark
Report on Canada's science, technology and innovative system.

    
    Participants:   Science, Technology and Innovation Council Members:
                    - Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor,
                      McGill University
                    - Guy Rouleau, MD, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Genetics
                      of the Nervous System and Professor, Université de
                      Montréal
                    - Eric Bergeron, President and CEO, Optosecurity Inc.

    Date and Time:  Thursday, May 21, 2009
                    11 am - Noon

    Location:       Montréal Science Centre
                    2, de la Commune Street West
                    Espace Bernard Lamarre
    

    About the Science, Technology and Innovation Council

    Appointed in October 2007, the Council is comprised of 18 senior, highly
accomplished individuals from the research, education, business and government
communities. http://www.stic-csti.ca




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For further information: Brigette Viel, NATIONAL Public Relations, (514)
843-2303, bviel@national.ca

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