Press Release

Scott Phillips inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

June 29, 2017

Douglas Ruth and Scott Phillips

Academy President Douglas Ruth and Scott Phillips

Ottawa – (29 June 2017) – StarFish Medical CEO and Founder, Scott Phillips was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering on 26 June 2017.  Academy President Douglas Ruth inducted 50 new Fellows and two new International Fellows at the ceremony in Ottawa, held in conjunction with the Academy’s 2017 Annual General Meeting and Symposium.

Phillips’ citation reads: Scott Phillips has leveraged his industrial experience and education in engineering physics to become Founder and CEO of StarFish Medical, an award winning BC technology company. StarFish is Canada’s largest medical device design, development and contract manufacturing company. StarFish helps medical technology innovators throughout North America overcome challenging technology obstacles to creating breakthrough products that improve health and saves lives. The products that they have developed have hundreds of millions of dollars of sales around the world and address many areas of life sciences, including imaging, sample handling and therapeutics. Mr. Phillips has contributed to the community through extensive volunteer work with Junior Achievement, UBC & Life Sciences BC.

“I’m humbled by the achievements of Academy Fellows and very grateful to Tom Tiedje, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Victoria, for nominating me to such an esteemed group,” said Phillips reflecting after the event.

Dr. Ruth commented: “We welcome the new Fellows, who are all engineers of outstanding abilities. While they have widely varying backgrounds, what they all have in common is the demonstrated ability to go beyond the normal practice of engineering and contribute in exemplary ways towards their fields and to their communities. We expect great achievements through their participation in the Academy’s activities. In our past, Fellows of the Academy have produced major studies in the fields of education, energy and innovation; we look forward as to how these new Fellows will explore new and exciting areas of engineering and their impact on public policy.”  Read full CAE release.

About Canadian Academy of Engineering

The Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) is the national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada. The CAE is an independent, self-governing and non-profit organization established in 1987. Members of the CAE are nominated and elected by their peers to honorary Fellowships, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering are committed to ensuring that Canada’s engineering expertise is applied to the benefit of all Canadians.

The Canadian Academy of Engineering works in close cooperation with other senior academies in Canada and internationally. It is a founding member of the Council of Canadian Academies, along with the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. The CAE is also a member of the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences, which includes some 26 similar national bodies around the world.

About StarFish Medical

StarFish Medical is a full service Medical Device Design company with design, development, and manufacturing services. We use our Pathfinder™ process to reduce wasted effort and increase success for medical device product definition, technical engineering, and product development. Prototype and volume production are delivered within an ISO 13485 certified Quality Management System and an FDA registered manufacturing and clean room facility.


Canadian Academy of Engineering
Kevin Goheen, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Executive Director
Tel: (613) 235-4836
E-mail: kgoheen@cae-acg.c

StarFish Medical
Mike Camplin
Tel: 250.388.3537 ext.210

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