Victoria, BC - April 14, 2009 – AERS founder Anthony Sukow was on hand to receive the University of Victoria’s annual Craigdarroch Research Award on behalf of himself and his brother and co-founder Andrew Sukow last week. As graduates of the University, both founders were gratified to receive the University of Victoria Innovation and Development Corporation Entrepreneurship Award. This recognizes the company’s excellence in providing data analytics and research tools in decision support, and AERS’ longstanding vision to deliver practical research based on transactional data. “We were grateful to have been selected for this honour among such a fine group of peers,” said Anthony Sukow, “and this further underscores the strength of our longstanding partnership with UVic.“
The Craigdarroch Research Awards were established by the University of Victoria to recognize excellence in research, and were awarded for the first time in October 2003. The awards are named for Craigdarroch Castle, which served as home to the University of Victoria’s predecessor institution, Victoria College, from 1921 to 1946. Anthony and Andrew Sukow received one of six awards handed out to seven recipients. AERS was conceived when both Andrew and Anthony Sukow were students at the University of Victoria, and operated out of the University until September 2005. During its earliest stages, the first-time entrepreneurs benefited from significant mentorship, investment, and other support from the University, among other individuals and organizations.