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Recipients Announced for Yves Landry Foundation Awards of Excellence

Recipients of the 2004 Awards of Excellence from the Yves Landry Foundation, presented at the 5th Annual STARS Technological Education Awards Gala Celebration Nov. 18 in Toronto, are individuals and businesses that best exemplify the vision of the...


November 1, 2004
By MRO Magazine

Recipients of the 2004 Awards of Excellence from the Yves Landry Foundation, presented at the 5th Annual STARS Technological Education Awards Gala Celebration Nov. 18 in Toronto, are individuals and businesses that best exemplify the vision of the late Yves Landry, chairman, president and CEO of Chrysler Canada from 1990-1998.

The winners have also been selected for forging a link between business, education and government, and promoting technological education and skills training in order to address the upcoming shortages that industry will be facing.

The awards are as follows: Person of the Year: Frank Stronach, founder and chairman of Magna International Inc. Company of the Year: Research In Motion. Program of the Year: Alberta Learning, Apprenticeship and Industry Training.

Five academic awards also were presented, with each award winner receiving $5,000 in recognition of their innovative programs to advance technological education and skills training. The winners are:

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

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

Progress Towards Sustainable Development (College or University Level), McMaster Solar Car Project, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont. Award Patron: Shell Canada Ltd.

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

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

The Yves Landry 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.