Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

Canadian Microelectronics Corporation / Gordon Harling, PRESIDENT & CEO

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: Canadian Microelectronics Corporation
Responsible Officer Name: Gordon Harling, PRESIDENT & CEO 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2007-02-15
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 936683-14807

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 182

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 7

Version 1 of 32 (2007-02-15 to 2007-06-12)

Version 1 of 32 (2007-02-15 to 2007-06-12) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: Canadian Microelectronics Corporation
210A Carruthers Hall
Queen's University
Kingston, ON  K7L 3N6
Telephone number: 613-530-4666
Fax number: 613-548-8104  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: JAMES ROCHE, PRESIDENT & CEO  
Description of the organization's activities: CMC Microsystems is a federally incorporated non-profit corporation that provides microsystems researchers with industry-calibre design resources, access to state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies, and support services. Launched in 1984 through a university, industry and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) initiative, CMC has won international acclaim for its achievements in developing Canada's capabilities in microelectronics. Recognizing the need to build competence in microsystems, CMC now offers products and services that include microelectronics, micromechanics (usually implemented in the form of microelectromechanical systems or MEMS), microfluidics, photonics/optoelectronics and embedded software. In the period 2000-2005, CMC directed a national program valued at $125 million (including cash and in-kind contributions), composed of:Technology products, services and cash from national and international partners and suppliers Core funding from NSERC Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) grants managed by CMC through Queen's University Funding from provincial innovation agencies CMC Microsystems delivers innovative and cost-effective services to a growing community of microsystems researchers that connects more than 40 universities and colleges across Canada, and presently involves more than 2,300 faculty and graduate students. Stimulating synergistic collaboration among universities, companies and government agencies, CMC is a pioneer in developing creative solutions including Canada-wide Internet-based access to advanced microsystems testing facilities - at a fraction of the cost of conventional methods.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: CMC Microsystems provides nationally-distributed infrastructure that enables faculty members and graduate students at the more than 40 Canadian post-secondary education institutions that are members of CMC. Membership in CMC Microsystems enables them to access products and services for research and education in microsystems technologies: design environment tools and design flows, fabrication technologies and services, packaging/fixturing products, test equipment, and support services. Representatives from the universities contribute to the development of CMC's program by participating on advisory committees and task forces.CMC's membership currently includes 30 companies and several individuals and organizations. The great majority of the companies are Canadian, or in some cases are legally discrete Canadian entities of international organizations. As members of CMC Microsystems, these companies have access to a databank of résumés from students at Canadian universities, and other opportunities related to meeting their need for highly qualified personnel. As with the university members, company representatives are involved in defining CMC's directions.Each of CMC's member organizations selects a representative who acts as the main liaison with CMC, and who votes for his/her organization at CMC Microsystems' Annual Meeting.
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? Yes
End date of the organization's last completed financial year: 2006-03-31
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) $9,700,000.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Patricia Botsford
Position title: Marketing Analyst
Public offices held: No
Name: Dan Gale
Position title: Vice-President & CTO
Public offices held: No
Name: Salim Juma
Position title: Relationship Management Specialist
Public offices held: No
Name: Nancy Marlow
Position title: Secretary-Treasurer
Public offices held: No
Name: Lynda Moore
Position title: Director, Engineering Services
Public offices held: No
Name: James Roche
Position title: President and Chief Executive Officer
Public offices held: No
Name: Sonya Shorey
Position title: Director, Communications
Public offices held: No
Name: Andrew Sorowka
Position title: Marketing Manager
Public offices held: No
Name: Evan Steeg
Position title: Director, Marketing & Alliances
Public offices held: No
Name: Peter Stokes
Position title: Director, Microsystems Science & Engineering
Public offices held: No
Name: Marie Thiele
Position title: Manager, Marketing Strategy
Public offices held: No

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Canada Foundation for Innovation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Intellectual Property, International Relations, Science and Technology, Telecommunications
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Initiating and maintaining contacts with our federal funding agencies.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Initiating and maintaining contacts with our federal funding agencies.

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