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March 21, 2005 08:00 ET

NRC Awards Outstanding Achievers in Ottawa


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MARCH 21, 2005 - 08:00 ET

NRC Awards Outstanding Achievers in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 21, 2005) - NRC President Dr. Pierre
Coulombe today honoured the exceptional achievements of more than 100
NRC staff in Ottawa. From St. John's to Victoria via Montreal, London
and Ottawa, NRC will be recognizing the talent and creative energy of
its outstanding achievers. The Ottawa region event is the second of a
series of annual ceremonies celebrating NRC Outstanding Achievements
Awards for 2004. Today's ceremony recognized Ottawa NRC staff who have
made an outstanding contribution to Canada and Canadians.

Several NRC individuals and teams were recognized for their innovative
science and technology or community development initiatives.
Award-winning works included:



- Force-Feel System for the NRC Bell 412 Fly-by-wire Helicopter
- Cost-effective Open-Plan (COPE) Environments, which studied office
cubicles
- High Resolution 3D Laser Scanning System
- Advanced Laser Light Source Developments


Other NRC staff were recognized for their quality work and efforts on
projects such as the Canadian Official Language Project, NRC
Community-based Technology Clusters, OSPRey electronic scientific paper
review system, applied hydraulic numerical modeling and ice engineering
solutions, to name a few.

Dr. Coulombe recognized the excellence, creativity and innovative work
of these employees as being: "Clearly, the driving force and essence of
NRC and its contributions to Canada"

Recognized globally for research and innovation, Canada's National
Research Council (NRC) is a leader in the development of an innovative,
knowledge-based economy for Canada through science and technology.

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