Gheorghe Curelet-Balan Blog

Monday, May 21, 2007

Two victories and a holiday.

Fireworks are celebrating right now Canada's Victoria Day holiday. The City of Waterloo is celebrating not only the official holiday but has reasons to celebrate also two recent victories.

On Thursday, the Perimeter Institute (PI) was selected by the Prime Minister (PM) of Canada, Stephen Harper to announce the new Science and Technology Strategy. During the announcement the PM said that "science and technology are key to a stronger economy and stronger Canada" (see minute 8:08 of the online recording).

PI a "beacon for scientific progress", as characterized by Mike Lazaridis (see first 4 minutes) was selected (minute 33:57) since "there is no better example in this country of what we are trying to accomplish in science and technology" as PM said (minute 34:24).

On Friday, the City of Waterloo was named the World's Top Intelligent Community.

Congratulations Canada, PI and Waterloo!

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