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Memorial University's GENESIS Group brings technology to Christmas

Ref. No. 59

DATE:     Nov. 23, 2001
SUBJECT:     Memorial University's GENESIS Group brings technology to Christmas

The GENESIS Group, Memorial University's commercialization arm, will be making its debut in the St. John's 2001 Downtown Christmas Parade with a float titled I'll be Home for Christmas. The float will depict a Christmas home-coming from the past and a view of what it might look like in the future. The float will present a fantasy vision of transporting home from faraway in the year 2026, using advances in information technology, the human genome, aerospace and engineering.

Along with the float, a 1926 Model T will be driven by owner, Ed Downton, a staff member in the Department Technical Services, Memorial University. A group of mummers playing guitars manufactured in Newfoundland by Garrison Guitars, a graduate of the GENESIS Centre at Memorial will also be featured. The parade takes place on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2:30 p.m.


For more information, contact: Margaret Miller, managing director, Bio-East, Genesis Group, Memorial University, at 737-2682 or e-mail: mmiller@genesis.mun.ca


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