Life Science Ontario Announces Recipients of the 2021 LSO Awards

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LSO today announced the recipients of its 2021 LSO Awards, recognizing outstanding individuals and companies contributing to the success of Ontario’s life sciences sector. The awards will be presented during LSO’s Celebration of Success Awards in February 2021.

The 2021 awardees are as follows:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Julius
  • Community Service Award: Eugenia Duodu Addy
  • Volunteer Award: Anne Woods
  • Life Science Company of the Year: VIVE Crop Protection Inc.
  • LSO Leadership Award: John Kelly, Deputy Minister at Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

The LSO Awards are an important part of the organization’s mandate to advocate for Ontario’s life sciences sector, by celebrating the individuals and companies behind its success.

“2020 has been a difficult year for everyone; but COVID-19 has also highlighted the amazing contributions of the life sciences sector to solving some of societies largest challenges,” said LSO President and CEO Dr. Jason

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CZI awards $4.7 million for open source software and organizations advancing open science


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Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $3 million in funding for open source software projects representing some of the strongest computational foundations of modern biomedicine, as well as $1.7 million in funding to three distinct organizations advancing reproducibility practices and support for open research infrastructure.

As part of the third cycle of the Essential Open Source Software for Science (EOSS) program, CZI awarded $3 million for 17 new grants. These awards bring the total number of funded proposals to 67 projects and the EOSS program’s total commitment to funding scientific open source to $11.8 million. View the full list of grantees.

Open source software is crucial to modern scientific research, advancing biology and medicine while providing reproducibility and transparency. Yet even the most widely-used research software often lacks dedicated funding. These grants will enable software maintenance, growth, development, and

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PNW gaming community highlighted at Game Awards; ‘Ghost of Tsushima,’ ‘Among Us’ nominated

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Several games from the Pacific Northwest’s development community are among the major nominees at the 2020 Game Awards, an annual livestreamed ceremony that celebrates the highest achievements in the video games.

The Bellevue, Wash.-made samurai epic Ghost of Tsushima, made by Sucker Punch as an exclusive for the PlayStation 4, is one of the most celebrated games at the show. It grabbed nods for Game of the Year, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Audio Design, Best Action/Adventure Game, and Best Game Direction. Ghost’s lead actor Daisuke Taiji, who voiced and provided motion capture for Ghost’s protagonist Jin Sakai, was also nominated for Best Performance.

Ghost has the third most nominations of any game that’s up for an award at this year’s show, behind Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II and Supergiant’s Hades. In the last year of the eighth generation of video game

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Sandia secures six regional technology transfer awards


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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For responding with innovative solutions during the pandemic, developing solar cell and hydrogen research technology, and creatively working with companies, Sandia National Laboratories won six prestigious regional 2020 Federal Laboratory Consortium awards.

The awards for the Mid-Continent and Far West regions put a spotlight on Sandia successes in transferring technology, partnerships and licensing. In addition, Sandia was honored with the Regional Laboratory Award for rapidly responding to COVID-19 challenges in order to help mitigate threats to the U.S. and its economy.

“During this unprecedented year, Sandia was able to demonstrate our continued commitment to developing innovative technology and partnerships that help secure our nation’s future,” said

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MIT.nano Immersion Lab Gaming Program awards 2020 seed grants | MIT News

MIT.nano has announced its second annual seed grants to support hardware and software research related to sensors, 3D/4D interaction and analysis, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), and gaming. The grants are awarded through the MIT.nano Immersion Lab Gaming Program, a four-year collaboration between MIT.nano and video game development company NCSOFT, a founding member of the MIT.nano Consortium.

“We are thrilled to award seven grants this year in support of research that will shape how people interact with the digital world and each other,” says MIT.nano Associate Director Brian W. Anthony. “The MIT.nano Immersion Lab Gaming Program encourages cross-collaboration between disciplines. Together, musicians and engineers, performing artists and data scientists will work to change the way humans think, study, interact, and play with data and information.”

The MIT.nano Immersion Lab is a new, two-story immersive space dedicated to visualizing, understanding, and interacting with large data or synthetic environments, and to measuring

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2021 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards to Recognize Science Educators’ Innovative Uses of Data-Collection Technology

BEAVERTON, Ore., Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The call for applications for the 2021 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards is now open for science and STEM educators nationwide. This annual awards program from Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) will recognize a total of seven educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator. Each award winner will receive $5,500 in prizes for their innovative use of data-collection technology.

“For 18 years, we have partnered with NSTA on this awards program which epitomizes—and celebrates—innovation and creativity in science instruction,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “This year especially, we are eager to highlight the many ways science educators have used data-collection technology to effectively engage students in scientific learning, in many cases while teaching remotely. We look forward to sharing these best practices and recognizing deserving

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Everbridge Wins Top Tech Company Awards in the Categories of COVID-19 Response and Business Accomplishment for 2020

The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council recognizes Everbridge for both its significant impact on helping organizations respond to the coronavirus pandemic and for its business accomplishments over the prior year

Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ:EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM), today announced the company was recognized for its significant role in helping businesses, governments, and healthcare organizations respond to and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. Everbridge received two Tech Top 50 awards last week from the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) during a ceremony recognizing technology companies for their success in 2020. Honored among the regions’ top technology companies, Everbridge received the special honor of being distinguished in two categories for the year: COVID-19 Response and Business Accomplishment.

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Everbridge Wins Top Tech Company Awards in the Categories of COVID-19 Response and Business Accomplishment

“Despite the challenges we faced in

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Women in Technology (WIT) Announces Winners of the 2020 Women of the Year Awards in STEAM

ATLANTA, Nov. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Women in Technology (WIT) announced the winners of its’  WIT Awards Virtual Gala held last night, Thursday, November 12th.

WIT Awards celebrate women in STEAM who live in the state of Georgia for their accomplishments as leaders in business, visionaries, and women who make a difference in their communities. Additionally, one special middle or high school girl is recognized as the Girl of the Year and for the first time, WIT awarded a college woman with the Campus Student of the Year Award.

One winner from each of the following categories was selected and announced at this virtual event:

WIT Woman of the Year in Science Winner:
Gladys Delancey-Bolding
Scientist, Biologue Laboratorium

WIT Woman of the Year in Technology Winner:
Venessa Harrison
President of AT&T Georgia

WIT Woman of the Year in Engineering Winner:
Paula Garcia Todd
Global Strategic Manager, DuPont


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RIT faculty, alumnus, and esports team recognized at annual SMPTE awards

Rochester Institute of Technology enjoyed yet another strong performance this week at the 2020 SMPTE awards, an annual celebration recognizing business, technical, and creative leaders and students who have made substantial contributions to the ongoing advancement of media and entertainment technology.

An RIT faculty member and alumnus from the motion picture science (MPS) program in the College of Art and Design took home two of the top honors at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) 2020 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, a remote conference experience held virtually Nov. 10-12 for the first time ever due to the pandemic.

Ricardo Figueroa, associate professor and undergraduate program director of the MPS program and interim co-director of the School of Film and Animation, was one of 18 new SMPTE Fellow elevations conferred on Nov. 10. The honor is conferred on individuals who have—through their proficiency and contributions to the motion-picture,

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Introducing the Future Tech Awards 2020!

The year 2020 has been unlike any other, but the biggest names in tech still managed to step up and deliver some of the best and most innovative tech products we’ve ever seen under unprecedented circumstances. And now it’s time to celebrate those big wins with the Future Tech Awards 2020!

The Future Tech Awards will once again celebrate both the best products and the best people that made the world of tech so special over the past year. The Future 50 will honor the most influential people in the U.S. tech sphere, including content creators, PR professionals and marketers, and CEOs leading brands that are blazing their own path.

The Future Tech Awards will also recognize the best products of the year with its Reader’s Choice awards. This award honors the biggest and most innovative gadgets across 15 categories, including smartphones, laptops and gaming, as chosen by the readers

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