Congratulations to The Sprott School of Business and its team of 38 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of International Business students who competed in JDC Central 2010 this past weekend. The team brought home an outstanding seven trophies, including a first place finish in Entrepreneurship.

JDC Central is the largest undergraduate business competition in Ontario. Delegates competed in six academic case analyses, a parliamentary-style debate, a sports competition and a social competition that tested school spirit teamwork and determination. This year’s competition took place in January at Ryerson University. Nine universities competed in the event; it was the first year a team from Sprott took part in the competition.

CognoVision Solutions Inc., a company founded by Carleton University alumni, was chosen as the nation’s most innovative firm at the 2009 Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX). CIX is billed as Canada’s most important gathering of the key players in the innovation economy. CognoVision, which provides real-time audience measurement and retail intelligence solutions, was co-founded by former Foundry Program intern and Carleton alumnus, Haroon Mirza, former Carleton alumnus Dr. Shahzad Malik and former student Faizal Javer.

You i Labs Inc. and Overlay.TV, both co-founded by Carleton alumni, placed in the Top 20 list of innovative companies at CIX. The Foundry Program is Carleton’s flagship innovation support program that helps to stimulate an innovative and entrepreneurial culture at Carleton by encouraging faculty, students, and staff to act on their ideas.

Chantal Blouin, associate director of the Centre for Trade Policy and Law, has received a Rockefeller Foundation grant of $400,130 for a project on the costs of the Health Diplomacy Monitor, a monthly publication covering global health issues.

Two Carleton University professors, Zeba Crook and John Stead, have been named to the final 20 top lecturers in TVO’s Big Ideas Best Lecturer Competition. Now in its fifth year, the competition celebrates the most engaging and intellectually stimulating lecturers in Ontario.

TVO staff and an independent jury review the submission videos to select 10 finalists. The lectures of the top 10 will air on TVO in March 2010. The winning lecturer is chosen by viewers and a panel of judges, and the winner’s school is awarded a $10,000 TD Insurance Meloche Monnex scholarship.

Congratulations to Carol Corkran, Dawn Legault, Jan Patterson and Sarah Ramisch Stewart for completing all of the required workshops for the Leadership and Management Development Program (LMDP) offered by Human Resources. The LMDP is designed to facilitate the development of Carleton managers and supervisors through a series of core workshops as a foundation and a variety of optional workshops to encourage continuous learning.

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