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ExcelleNCE Newsletter

November 2010 – Volume 1, Issue 3

President of ISIS Canada awarded Order of Canada

Dr. Aftab Mufti, founder and president of Intelligent Sensing for Innovative Structures (ISIS Canada)

Founder and president of NCE network Intelligent Sensing for Innovative Structures (ISIS Canada), Dr. Aftab Mufti was recently awarded the Order of Canada for his contributions in civil engineering.
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Innovation 2010

Canada’s R&D Partnership Conference
December 5-7, 2010 at the Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Ont.

Innovation 2010

Innovation 2010 will address the future of competitiveness and innovation in Canada’s economy.

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Meeting global demand for mobile device applications

Julian White, (right/left), CEO and founder of Seregon Solutions Inc., demonstrates his company’s mobile technology to Trish Barrow,

Through its investments and innovative strategies to build capacity in small and medium-sized enterprises, the Centre of Excellence for the Commercialization of Research (CECR) program is making tangible advances for Ottawa-based company Seregon Solutions Inc.,which builds software applications for mobile devices.
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Canadian Arthritis Network releases report on how to care for Canadians suffering from arthritis

According to the Canadian Arthritic Network (CAN), arthritis—a term that includes more than 100 diseases and conditions—affects 4.2 million Canadians, more than half of whom are under the age of 65.
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New Frontiers in Research: The Polar Data Catalogue

ArcticNet scientists gathering data

Launched in 2007, the Polar Data Catalogue (This link will take you to another Web site www.polardata.ca ) is an online database of information on the Arctic and Antarctic regions from a wide range of disciplines from natural sciences and policy to health and social sciences.
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Mapping Canada’s digital future one node at a time: An interview with Steve Currie, Marketing Director at CDMN

Kevin Tuer, Managing Director of CDMN (right), Tom Jenkins, Chair of CDMN and Chief Strategy Officer of Open Text (middle) and lain Klugman, CEO of Communitech (left

Connect, collaborate, commercialize. This is the mission of the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE)-funded Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN)—a rough road map of their strategy to turn Canada into a world leader in digital media. And like any skilled orienteer, these digital media activists plot their journey point-by-point until the destination is reached.
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IRDI success story: College Mobile offers new app for Blackberry users

Chad Jones (right), CEO of College Mobile, and Andy Wang, IRDI intern

While on a summer internship at College Mobile, University of Saskatchewan graduate student Andy Wong took an iPhone application—or “app” for short—previously developed by the company, which allows University of Saskatchewan students to easily access and navigate their campus accounts, and adapted it for the BlackBerry.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Stem Cell Network

The Stem Cell Network extends an open invitation to their annual scientific meeting held this November 22 to 24, 2010 in Calgary, Alberta.

For more information on the conference, and to register, please visit the SCN website at This link will take you to another Web site www.stemcellnetwork.ca

Details: 10th SCN Annual Scientific Meeting
November 22-24, 2010
Hyatt Regency 
Calgary, Alta.
Deadline to register: November 5, 2010

ArcticNet

The ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting is the largest annual arctic research gathering held in Canada, and is the ideal venue to present results from all fields of arctic research and stimulate networking and partnership activities. Building on the success of previous meetings, the 2010 meeting welcomes researchers, students, policy makers and stakeholders to address the global challenges and opportunities brought by climate change and modernization in the Arctic.

For more information on the meeting, registration, call for abstracts and sponsor/exhibitor opportunities, please visit This link will take you to another Web site www.arcticnetmeetings.ca

Details: 7th ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting
December 14-17, 2010
Westin Hotel
Ottawa, Ont.

AllerGen

Details: 6th Annual Research Conference
February 6-8, 2011
Westin Bayshore
Vancouver, B.C.

Canadian Water Network

From February 28 to March 3, 2011, the Canadian Water Network will host researchers from across Canada and worldwide for Connecting Water Resources 2011: Responding to the Opportunities, a conference where they will be able to highlight discoveries, showcase solutions and explore opportunities for best water management in Canada and abroad.

Please visit This link will take you to another Web site www.cwn-rce.ca for more details.

Details: Connecting Water Resources 2011: Responding to the Opportunities
February 28 - March 3, 2011
The Westin Hotel
Ottawa, Ont.


NEWS FROM THE NCE SECRETARIAT

Competitions

2012 Competition - Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE)

The NCE Steering Committee invites potential applicants to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the 2012 NCE Network Competition. The LOI submission deadline for the 2012 NCE Network competition is Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

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