Canadian Award

AUTM recognizes the outstanding service these people have provided to the Canadian technology transfer community.

Congratulations to the 2022 Canadian Award Winner

Odd Bres
Tech Transfer Manager
University of Manitoba

Odd’s love of science began when he was a child and received a chemistry set. He pursued that interest in science, earning a degree in biological science from the University of Alberta, and receiving a PhD in comparative physiology from the University of Manitoba, followed by work at UC, Berkeley and UCLA as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow. Odd left academia to establish a biotechnology startup company in genetic analysis services. He then returned to the University of Manitoba to work biotechnology intellectual property and technology commercialization where he helped others who share his passion for science move their discoveries into the marketplace to improve lives and make the world a better place.

2022 Odd Bres
2021 No awardee – 2020 winner recognized at 2021 Virtual Meeting
2020 Michael Szarka
2019 Kenneth W. Porter 
2018 Gina V. Funicelli 
2017 Micheline Gravel
Dan Polonenko 
2016 Sean Flanigan 
2015 Adi Treasurywala 
2014 D. Joe Irvine
2013 John P. Malloy 
2012 Tanya G. Glavicic-Théberge 
2011 Terry Donaghue
2010 David J. King 
2009 Marcel D. Mongeon 
2008 Angus Livingstone 
2007 Janet E. Scholz 
2004 Margaret Caughey 
2000 James Wolf Murray