Windsor Law professor Myra Tawfik was named Tech Researcher of the Year at an awards reception Oct. 26, organized by the WEtech Alliance.
Professor Tawfik, has led a number of projects designed to provide start-ups and innovators with access to legal services to protect their inventions.
“Professor Tawfik is a nationally recognized leader in intellectual property law and intellectual property strategy. It is great to see her leadership and research heralded by our local tech community as well,” says Dean Christopher Waters.
Yvonne Pilon, president of the WEtech Alliance, says the awards recognize work by leaders in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent.
“We’re incredibly proud of all that has been accomplished and are honoured to celebrate the individuals and companies who are helping make the region a global hub for technology and innovation,” she says.
The third annual YQG Tech Awards drew on a panel of judges as well as more than 5,000 votes by members of the public.