Where will new jobs come from?
On October 24, 2012, I used a slot for member’s statements to congratulate Paul Webster, founder of a new company in Kingston and recipient of a grant from Ontario Centres of Excellence.
Here is the text of my member’s statement in the House of Commons:
Where will new jobs for the next generation of Canadian workers come from?In Kingston and the Islands, many will come from supporting basic research and the commercialization of discoveries made at Queen’s University.
Laser Depth Dynamics is a new company that was just incorporated last week. It has patents on technology to measure how deep lasers penetrate materials – technology that has broad game-changing applications in manufacturing – technology developed by Paul Webster, a student of Professor James Fraser and a soon-to-be PhD, from my old physics department at Queen’s.
This week Paul receives the 2012 Martin Walmsley Fellowship for Technological Entrepreneurship from the Ontario Centres of Excellence. This funding lets him work to bring his technology to market.
NSERC & PARTEQ Innovations at Queen’s University: you can be proud too.
Best of luck Paul as you build your company and create high quality jobs in Kingston and the Islands.