January 05, 2011 14:59 ET

TECTERRA Launches Alberta Post-Secondary Scholarship Program to Develop Future Geomatics Leaders

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 5, 2011) - TECTERRA Inc. announced today the launch of the Future Geomatics Leaders Awards program, providing scholarship funds to top students studying in geomatics and related science or technology fields in Alberta post-secondary institutions.

"Development of skilled human capital is part of TECTERRA's mission of enabling successful commercialization of geomatics technology in Alberta. With Alberta's resource-rich economy, the demand for Highly Qualified Personnel(HQP) in geomatics is increasing year after year," says Gord Banting, Chief Financial Officer for TECTERRA.

The Future Leaders Awards are based on academic merit and targeted at top students with a GPA of 3.0 or greater and who meet other excellence criteria as determined by their respective institutions.

"This program rewards and fosters demonstrated excellence," says Banting. "TECTERRA is proud to support such a great program that builds key talent for our province."

Awards of $1,000 or $2,000 each are available annually to students entering their second/third year of study at the following institutions in Alberta: Lethbridge Community College; Mount Royal University; Northern Alberta Institute of Technology; Olds College; Southern Alberta Institute of Technology; University of Alberta; University of Calgary; and University of Lethbridge. The number, size and timing of the annual award, as well as other pertinent terms and conditions vary by institution.

For program details see the Future Geomatics Leaders Awards section of TECTERRA's web site.


TECTERRA Inc. is a national organization supporting the Canadian development and commercialization of geomatics technologies for integrated resource management.With current funding from the Province of Alberta and Government of Canada, TECTERRA invests in technology solutions for energy, forestry, agriculture, environment, and land management and development applications. The first centre of its kind, TECTERRA works with industry, entrepreneurs, researchers, and government partners to enable the use of geomatics technologies in addressing local, national and global challenges in resource management. TECTERRA, a non-profit organization, is governed by an independent Board of Directors representing key industry sectors associated with TECTERRA's focus markets. For more information, visit www.tecterra.com.

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