Economic Radar - T2 2011

Awards, Distinctions and Promotional Activities

 

The Port of Quebec has been awarded two prizes

The Port of Quebec has been awarded two prizes

The Port of Québec has won two cruise line service excellence awards (Most Efficient Port Services and Most Responsive Port) based on the results of a survey conducted among passengers and crew by Dream World Cruise Destinations magazine during the world's largest international cruise industry conference.

 

webcam feeds from Observatoire de la Capitale are now on earthcam.com

Observatoire de la Capitale is Québec City's highest lookout point, at 221 metres in altitude. Québec City is the provincial capital and has been a UNESCO World Heritage City since 1985. The 4 webcams offer a chance to admire 400 years of history at a glance.

 

Frima Studio’s artistry and technology go global

Quebec's own Steve Couture, the entrepreneurial force behind the magic of Frima Studio, a leading developer of games for the Web, consoles, Facebook, iPhone, iPad, TV and mobile markets, plans to capture young minds, hearts and screens around the world. With products for media giants such as Warner, Electronic Arts, Build-A-Bear Workshop and Nickelodeon, as well as games of its own, Frima's creations captivate millions.

 

Former Heads of Government meeting in Quebec City: a global influence

The 20 members of the InterAction Council attending this year's three-day annual meeting in Quebec City, include former US President Bill Clinton, former Mexican President Vicente Fox and former prime ministers Yasuo Fukuda (Japan) and Gro Brundtland (Norway).  Co-chairing the meeting: former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and former Austrian Chancellor Franz Vranitzky

At today's conclusion of the meeting, the group urged a new international water ethic and offered political office-holders today some 21 recommendations for world water management moving forward.

 

ABB scientist Henry Buijs receives major award from Canadian Space Agency

ABB scientist Henry Buijs receives major award from Canadian Space Agency

ABB, the leader in power and automation technologies, is proud to announce that Dr. Henry Buijs, Chief Technical Officer at ABB Analytical - Measurement Products in Quebec, was recently honored by the Canadian Space Agency. The agency presented the prestigious John H. Chapman Award of Excellence to Dr. Buijs at its annual celebration, in the company of representatives from industry, academia, government, as well as current and former Canadian astronauts.

 

Quebec City, official member of the Intelligent Community Forum!

In conjunction with the 2011 Building the Broadband Economy Summit, which was held in New York from June 1-3, Quebec City became an official member of the influential Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), an independent think tank dedicated to creating jobs and developing the digital economy. Along with Shanghai (China), Taipei (Taiwan), Stockholm (Sweden), Cleveland (US), Manchester (UK) and Seoul (South Korea), Quebec City joined this select group thanks to its inclusion last October in the prestigious "Smart 21 Communities of the Year" rankings celebrating the world's most innovative cities and regions.

 

The Nightingale and Other Short Fables wins the Claude Rostand Award

The Nightingale and Other Short Fables wins the Claude Rostand Award

The Claude Rostand prize was awarded to The Nightingale and Other Short Fables on June 20, 2011 by the Syndicat de la critique in France. This prize is awarded to the best lyrical production created outside Paris. Quebec will get the chance to discover this production on August 2, 3, 5 and 6, 2011 as it is part of the Festival d'opéra de Québec's first edition.

 

The 2011 CAP Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Physics  is awarded to Prof. See L. Chin

The 2011 CAP Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Physics is awarded to Prof. See L. Chin

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the 2011 CAP Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Physics is awarded to Prof. See L. Chin, Université Laval, for his outstanding contributions to ultrafast intense laser science.

Professor Chin has been a pioneer in the area of ultrafast intense lasers, and is now a world-renowned leader in the field. Not only is he known for the very impressive volume of his scientific work, but also for his first-rate discoveries and results.

 

The Convention Centre obtains gold AIPC Quality Standards certification

The Convention Centre obtains gold AIPC Quality Standards certification

The program identifies ten key areas, giving 3.7 points out of 4 to the Québec City Convention Centre. The audited areas include Customer Service, Quality of Facilities and Operations, Employee Relations, Health, Safety, Security and Emergency Response, Financial Integrity, Community Relations, Environmental Responsibility, Industry Relations and Supplier Relations.