Official STARaCom Launch

December 14, 2017

STARaCom faculty members, students, university personnel and industry affiliates gathered at McGill University for the official launch of the Regroupement stratégique.

More than 230 registered attendees comprised of 157 students, 35 member professors, 25 academic personnel and 20 industry affiliates gathered for a day of introductions and presentations outlining some of the exciting research from member institutions.

STARaCom director David Plant and co-director Jean-Jacques Laurin welcomed the attendees and outlined the Centre’s ambitious long-term agenda –to provide a dynamic research and training environment that promotes collaborative approaches to producing large-scale ICT systems and applications solutions.

85 posters were presented in the student poster competition and prizes were awarded for the three winning posters. An Apple watch, Bluetooth speakers and a Fitbit Smartwatch were presented to Majid Ndoye (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières), Nima Bayat-Makou (Concordia University), and Lena Kranold (McGill University), respectively.A cocktail reception ended the day.