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Jill UrbanicEngineering professor Jill Urbanic was named “Tech Researcher of the Year” during last week’s Tech Awards YQG.

UWindsor alumni among tech honorees

Several of the winners of Tech Awards announced last week by the WEtech Alliance boast connections to the University of Windsor, including:

  • Jill Urbanic (MASc 2003, PhD 2007), professor of mechanical, automotive, and material engineering, named Tech Researcher of the Year;
  • Jason Musyj (BSc 2006), co-founder of software developer MobiStream Solutions, named Tech Professional of the Year; and
  • Deanna McLennan (B.Ed 1999, M.Ed 2003, PhD 2008), teacher at LaSalle Public School, named Tech Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Urbanic said she was “honoured” to receive the recognition.

“I feel that it is an appreciation of the excellent and innovative work that my researchers and I are engaged in here at the University of Windsor,” she said.

Almost 5,000 ballots were cast in support of nominees, noted John-Marc Vachon, director of programs and marketing at WEtech Alliance.

The Tech Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the great work being done by our regional tech companies and individuals,” he said. “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.”

Organizers unveiled videos announcing each of the winners over the course of Tech Week YQG; watch all of them on YouTube.