Continuing with our SBC 25th year anniversary theme, we are lucky to have one of the region’s original Industry builders and leaders speak to us this month.
Terry Curran, P. Eng., joined the embryonic Institute of Ocean Sciences in 1973 as a project engineer, and in 1980 became the Industrial Liaison Officer as well as Chief of Engineering Services. He retired from IOS in 2012, and works part time for the Pacific Salmon Foundation creating and populating a website for marine data for BC.
Our topic on March 9th will be: “Early history of the Institute of Ocean Sciences and the local Marine Science and Technology Companies, 1970 – 2000”
In this talk, Terry will discuss the founding principles of the Institute of Ocean Sciences and the related development of the marine science and technology companies from an insider’s point of view. Much of the growth occurred in the 1980s, and various federal policies and programs contributed to the resulting success of local companies. Policy changes in the early nineties lead to the creation of the Sidney Breakfast Club, and a changed role for IOS.
Video of the presentation - http://harbourdigitalmedia.com/sbc-february-9th-terry-curran-p-eng/