Michael James

2008 Innovation Award - Toronto

Bernard Betel Centre

Nominator Comments:

Michael has created a senior-friendly computer facility that is second to none in Toronto. This computer lab is on the cutting edge of innovation and keeps up with the latest software. Michael has increased the number of students and classes in every session during the last year (3,000 students in total since its inception in 2003). He has also initiated the process of creating a new and innovative website, highlighting the Bernard Betel Centre and promoting Computer Services. Michael gives his senior clients an on-line passport to the world through the Bernard Betel Centre’s Computer and Learning Resource Centre. Michael is also an outstanding speaker in high demand to speak on behalf of United Way through the Speakers Bureau.

To quote his nominators, “Michael James is an exceptional employee whose creativity and out-of-the-box ideas have turned our Computer Lab and Services into a Model of Excellence.”

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