PI Wins Global City Award

Perimeter Institute and Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. have been co-awarded the 2009 Global City Award from the Canadian Urban Institute.

Perimeter Institute and Canada’s Technology Triangle Inc. (CTT) have been co-awarded the 2009 Global City Award from the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI), a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in urban areas across Canada and internationally. 

The award recognizes Perimeter’s achievements in propelling world class research and outreach activities in Waterloo for nearly a decade, catalyzing a wide range of benefits for the region as a whole.  The Urban Leadership Awards (ULA) Program honours Canadian individuals, groups and organizations that have made significant contributions to improving the quality of life in Canada’s cities and urban regions.

“The acknowledgement of the CUI's Global City Award supports our belief that cutting edge research and innovative outreach programs have an important role to play in contemporary urban centres. PI's structure, activities and long-term goals are a model for excellence, now being noticed and copied by other centres around the world" said John Matlock, Perimeter’s Director of External Relations and Outreach.

The award was presented in Toronto on June 5, 2009, where 17 other groups and individuals across the country who are making Canadian cities “exciting and dynamic” places to live and work were also recognized.

About Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is an independent, non-profit, scientific research organization working to advance our understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas about the very essence of space, time, matter, and information. Located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Perimeter also provides a wide array of research training and educational outreach activities to nurture scientific talent and share the importance of discovery and innovation among students, teachers, and the general public. In partnership with the Governments of Ontario and Canada, Perimeter is a successful example of public-private collaboration in scientific research, training, and outreach. http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/

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