Dr. Lorne Taylor, Minister of Innovation and Science
University of Alberta Solar Car Design
Dick Unsworth, Deep Blue Associates
Mary Clark Sheppard, Author of "Oilsands Scientist"
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ITEM:1TITLE: Dr. Lorne Taylor, Minister of Innovation and Science
SUBJECT: #4 Minister makes innovation a government priority
SYNOPSIS: Alberta is the only province with a government department devoted to the promotion of science and research. Even the Minister of Innovation and Science, Dr. Lorne Taylor of Medicine Hat, has a background as a professor and researcher, earning his PhD working with aboriginal children in the Australian outback and the Labrador coast. Dr. Taylor gives an overview of his objectives for Innovation and Science.
ITEM:2TITLE: Ryan Hardy, University of Alberta Solar Car Design
SUBJECT: #4 Technology for Success
SYNOPSIS: You can't go to a conference without touring the accompanying tradeshow. Among the exhibitors at the recent Technology for Success tradeshow in Edmonton was a group of students from the University of Alberta who designed a solar car. This runs on the smidgen of power it takes to operate a hair blowdryer.
ITEM:3TITLE: Dick Unsworth, Deep Blue Associates
SUBJECT: #4 Technology Business Help
SYNOPSIS: Promoting his business at another Technology for Success booth was Dick Unsworth. This engineer turned management consultant started Deep Blue to help emerging technology companies succeed where others have failed when entering the marketplace.
ITEM:4TITLE: Mary Clark Sheppard, Author of "Oilsands Scientist"
SUBJECT: #4 Dr. Karl Clark: Oil Sands Scientist
SYNOPSIS: The oilsands would not be producing today if it weren't for the pioneering work of Dr. Karl Clark of the University of Alberta and the Alberta Research Council. Dr. Clark discovered how to separate oil from the sands and worked from the 1920's onward to develop the technology to commercialize his hot water process. In Part One of a series, Clark's daughter Mary Clark Sheppard, author of "Oilsands Scientist", looks back at what it was like growing up with "daddy's tarsands".