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,
- Guy Rouleau, MD, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Genetics
of the Nervous System and Professor, Université de
- 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
For further information:
For further information: Brigette Viel, NATIONAL Public Relations, (514)