I am honoured to be among the few to receive the Craigdarroch Research Awards in May, 2016. The recipients of these awards are recognized for outstanding research and creative achievement at the University of Victoria.
“These individuals exemplify why UVic is consistently ranked nationally and internationally as a top research-intensive university,” says Vice-President Research David Castle. “They’re all leaders in their field who are pushing the boundaries of discovery, creativity and innovation to make an impact on our lives and the world around us.”
Myself, Thomas Darcie, and Stephen Neville formed a program where students graduate with a master’s degree in engineering, a diploma in entrepreneurship and equity in a business they help form. The program is fueled by the Alacrity Foundation, the Entrepreneurship@UVic program, where Echosec Systems, Encepta Corp., Pretio Interactive, Referral SaaSquatch, and Tutela Technologies have been formed.