Mike Brennan has been named chief executive officer of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. An MBA graduate of Carleton University, Brennan has an extensive background as an executive in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors with organizations such as CESe, the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and Scotiabank.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP recently hired two new associates. Natasha Gulati practises in the areas of intellectual property, intellectual property litigation, patents and life sciences. Matt Perron, who previously worked at Norton Rose Fulbright, practises in the areas of business and corporate commercial and commercial real estate.
The Ottawa International Airport had two podium finishes at the recent Airport Service Quality Awards sponsored by Airports Council International. The airport won the gold medal in the category of Best Airport by Size and Region – North America for airports that serve between two million and five million passengers per year and tied for second place in the category of Best Airport by Region – North America among all airports serving more than two million passengers. The awards, which are determined by passenger surveys, measure 34 key performance indicators. In 2017, there were 343 participating airports in 84 countries.
Ottawa Tourism took home a pair of honours at the recent Canadian Sports Tourism Alliance Awards. Darrell Cox, the agency’s manager of sports and culture, received the organization’s Sport Tourism Champion of the Year award, while Ottawa Tourism itself received the Sport Tourism Organization of the Year award.
Lystek International, part of Ottawa-based Tomlinson’s environmental services division, has received the Canadian Construction Association’s International Business Award. The CCA awards recognize the contributions of individuals, organizations and products that promote and enhance the Canadian construction industry through innovation, projects or dedication to the industry.