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David Martin to receive honorary doctorate from Concordia University

Posted by Shari-Lynn Sare on May 11, 2017 1:00:00 AM
David Martin to receive honorary doctorate from Concordia University

Nureva’s chairman and CTO is one of nine distinguished honorands of the university’s highest honor

Calgary, Alberta --- May 11, 2017 --- Nureva Inc., an award-winning collaboration-solutions company, announces that David Martin, the company’s co-founder, chairman and CTO, has been selected to receive an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, for his significant contributions to the field of educational technology. Concordia University will confer honorary doctorates on nine individuals who have made significant contributions in literature, athletics, international aid, music, business and philanthropy. Martin will join more than 3,000 students receiving their diplomas from four faculties and the School of Graduate Studies. Martin will address the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

In 1987, David Martin and his wife Nancy Knowlton co-founded SMART Technologies, which changed the technology profile of classrooms around the world through Martin’s invention of the world’s first and most popular interactive whiteboard. In 2014, they co-founded Nureva, a collaboration solutions company that continues his lifelong passion for solving the challenges of collaboration through technology. Martin is a member of the Society of Information Displays (SID) and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). He has received significant recognition for his work in collaboration technologies and was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2013 for his impact on education. Martin is a recognized technology pioneer and the named inventor on many patents. He holds a bachelor of science degree in applied mathematics from Concordia University.

“I am deeply grateful to receive this distinction from Concordia University, and it’s an honor to join the ranks of the previous honorands,” said David Martin. “As I reflect on my Concordia education, I recognize that the skills and perspective I developed at that time have fueled my career.”

About Concordia University

Concordia University defines next-generation education by anticipating the future of what a university can and should be. Our research and teaching is daring, transformative and distinct with a “big thinking” approach that examines societal issues from an expansive, interdisciplinary perspective. Concordia is an open and engaged university that encourages students to become active, critical and global citizens. As part of Montreal’s fabric, we are deeply connected to the city — and we are deeply connected to the world at large. More than 46,000 students choose Concordia each year. Globally, we have nearly 200,000 graduates.

About Nureva

Nureva Inc. develops collaboration solutions where content-rich ideation and problem-solving can flourish. The company focuses on delighting customers with simple, thoughtful hardware, software and services. A passion for deep customer understanding and a commitment to innovation drive the company’s product road map. For more information, visit www.nureva.com.


For more information, please contact

Shari-Lynn Sare
Marketing Communications Manager
Nureva Inc.
Phone 587.774.6636
E-mail sharilynnsare@nureva.com

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