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May 20, 2015 - Philips and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have signed a five-year research alliance, aimed at developing digital connected lighting systems.
May 13, 2015 - “We’re building on the work of our Bridging the Gap program, [which] looked at the challenges in getting women to enter and stay in the electricity sector,” explained Michelle Branigan of Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) to EBMag. “One of the recommendations that emerged from Bridging the Gap centred around mentorship and developing mentorship models.” Enter EHRC’s newest initiative:
May 12, 2015 - A number of industry names popped up on Canada’s 2015 Top Employers for Young People list once again.
February 13, 2015 - Nominations are now open for Electro-Federation Canada’s annual Industry Recognition Award.
February 4, 2015 - The Government of Nunavut is looking for ten Iqaluit homeowners to let a certified energy management specialist determine the energy performance of their home and identify savings.
(UPDATED November 16, 2012) November 15, 2012 - General Motors and ABB boast they showed “the next stage in battery reuse”: the repackaging of five used Chevrolet Volt batteries into a modular unit capable of providing two hours of electricity needed by three to five average Canadian homes. The modular unit was designed and built by engineers at GM Canada’s Canadian Engineering Centre in Oshawa, Ont.
May 21, 2015 - Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and MaRS Discovery District recently announced a partnership to “strengthen efforts to grow Canada’s clean technology and energy innovation sector”.
May 19, 2015 - Lighting solutions developer Harvard Engineering Americas has established a partnership in North America with Lucent, a global manufacturer of lighting fixtures.
May 15, 2015 - Adanac Sales is Ideal Industries’ new agent and representative for British Columbia.
May 15, 2015 - “Techspan is committed to supporting the ongoing growth of our distributor customers in British Columbia and Alberta,” said Frank Dunnigan, president and CEO, as he announced Techspan will be setting up a full-scale packaging, sub-assembly and warehousing facility in Vancouver, B.C.
May 13, 2015 - Futech Ottawa Inc., located in Ottawa, Ont. and Gatineau, Que., is now an IMARK Canada member.
UPDATED May 12, 2015 (orignally posted September 23, 2014) - The separation of the Lighting business from Royal Philips has been approved at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in the Netherlands.
May 19, 2015 - David Rycroft, vice-president of Energy Products & Services with Sonepar Canada, is retiring June 19, 2015.
May 13, 2015 - Hubbell has named Kevin Poyck, Rodd Ruland and Darrin Wegman as group presidents for its Lighting, Construction and Energy, and Commercial and Industrial businesses, effective June 1, 2015. These businesses form Hubbell's Electrical segment.
May 11, 2015 - Marc Giroux has joined Siemens Canada as supervisor for Field Services.
April 28, 2015 - Stelpro—a Canadian manufacturing company of integrated heating solutions—announced Étienne Guay has joined the company as vice-president of innovation and product development.
April 22, 2015 - MaxLite has appointed Greg Galluccio, an executive with more than 30 years of electrical industry experience, as vice-president of product management and engineering.
April 21, 2015 - The president & CEO of EPCOR Utilities Inc., David Stevens, is retiring, but will remain in his position as the board initiates the recruitment process for his replacement.
May 3, 2015 - Ontario Electrical League (OEL) just wrapped up its annual Electrical Industry Conference (Huntsville, Ont.), and EBMag was there to record the sessions, awards dinner and, of course, the tradeshow. (Photos A. Capkun)
April 1, 2015 - “Tough is Coming to Town” debuts the latest “Digital Factory” solutions for industrial applications from Siemens, and EBMag was there for an exclusive preview.
March 27, 2015 - Alberta Electrical League (AEL) recently concluded its annual one-day Electrical Learning Expo in Calgary, Alta., and EBMag was there to take in some of the sessions, and bring you photos from the show floor. (Photos A. Capkun)
February 11, 2015 - Bruce Power’s Duncan Hawthorne is a man who likes to talk nuclear power, and to ensure it’s properly positioned as a critical element in Ontario’s energy supply mix.
December 9, 2014 - The Canadian Solar Industries Association’s (CanSIA’s) annual conference, Solar Canada, just wrapped up its 2014 instalment, where practitioners and the curious come to learn of advancements in solar energy technology and policy, and network with colleagues and stakeholders from around the country and the world.
December 4, 2014 - EBMag was happy to join the folks of O’Neil Electric Supply Ltd. (thanks S.K.!) at their latest instalment of “Veal on O’Neil”, which was an extra-special occasion because it not only heralded the approach of the company’s 50th anniversary next year, but kicked off a new two-year campaign to raise $100,000 in support of SickKids.