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Awards honour technological innovation and excellence at high school, college and university levels

Toronto, ON -- Five academic awards will be presented at the Yves Landry Foundation 's 5th Annual STARS Technologic...


Toronto, ON — Five academic awards will be presented at the Yves Landry Foundation ‘s 5th Annual STARS Technological Education Awards Gala, to be held Nov. 18, 2004, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

Each award winner will receive $5,000 in recognition of their innovative programs to advance technological education and skills training.

Here are the winners:

1. Outstanding Innovation In Education (College Level), Award Patron: Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) — Diamond Cutting and Polishing Program, Aurora College, Yellowknife, NT.

2. Innovative Manufacturing Technology Program (University Level), Award Patron: DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. — Master of Engineering in Design and Manufacturing, Advanced Design and Manufacturing Institute (Admi), Mississauga, ON.

3. Progress Towards Sustainable Development (College or University Level), Award Patron: Shell Canada Limited — McMaster Solar Car Project, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

4. Technical Renewal (High School Level), Award Patron: The Woodbridge Group –Electric Car Project, I. E. Weldon Technical Department, Lindsay, ON.

5. Outstanding Technical Co-Operative Education Program (College Level), Award Patron: Linamar Corporation — Integrated Technician Apprenticeship Programs, Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, Hamilton, ON.

The Yves Landry Foundation, founded in 1998, is based on the vision, principles and hopes of the late Yves Landry, chairman, president and CEO of Chrysler Canada Ltd. from 1990 to 1998. The Foundation provides the opportunity for business, education and government to collectively be part of the solution to advance technological education and skills training in order to resolve the skilled labour shortages facing Canadian industries.

The awards Gala provides the platform to honour those working in alignment to the Foundation’s mission, and to promote awareness to reduce the current and future skills shortages facing Canadian industry.