The Honours and Awards Ceremony on January 16, 2019 will recognize students who recently received graduate, undergraduate and departmental awards. In addition, the Faculty of Science Excellence in Teaching Awards and Excellence in Research Awards will be presented.
Samer Bishay is President and CEO of Iristel & Ice Wireless, Canada’s leading provider of wireless and wireline IP services. He is also a graduate of the Space & Communications program at York University with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree. As Iristel’s founder, Samer led the company from a small startup to an international telecommunications service provider with domestic infrastructure licenses on three continents (North America, Europe and Africa).
Samer oversees global and domestic strategies for both Iristel and Ice Wireless to ensure business objectives are in line with telecommunications trending needs guaranteeing continued success in highly competitive markets. He is also actively participating in many public forums that are helping shape Canadian Telecommunications broadband policy which will have a significant impact on Canada’s future in rural broadband development and advancement. Samer has won numerous awards and accolades. Most notably, he is the recipient of Profit Magazine’s Young Entrepreneur Award as the youngest CEO among the Top Profit 100 companies in Canada. Prior to founding Iristel, Samer was a lead systems engineer in the Radarsat program at the Canadian Space Agency.