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Deadline approaching for tech award nominations

Nominations are open through September 18 for the YQG Tech Awards, recognizing innovators for their achievements while raising the profile of the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent tech community.

The regional innovation centre WEtech Alliance will confer awards during its Tech Week kickoff party, October 29. There are 11 categories, including three most directly relevant to the campus community:

  • Tech Researcher of the Year, for a faculty member of a local post-secondary institution who has made a significant contribution to research in the areas of technology and innovation;
  • Tech Student of the Year, for a student under the age of 30 who has demonstrated commitment to the local tech community through scholarship, leadership, and community involvement; and
  • Tech Teacher of the Year, for an exceptional elementary or secondary school teacher demonstrating remarkable dedication to preparing students for a digital and innovation-based economy.

Organizers expect about 200 people — entrepreneurs, investors, consultants, and media — to attend the awards ceremony. Find more information, including nomination forms, on the awards website.