December 16, 2014 - Tony Chung—a professor in the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Engineering—was named the inaugural SaskPower Research Chair in Power Systems Engineering earlier today.
December 16, 2014 - “North American energy independence and security are within reach, and we are proud to be a part of the strategic trilateral agenda in support of this attainable goal,” said Greg Rickford, Canada’s minister of Natural Resources, at the meeting of North American Energy Ministers.
December 15, 2014 - Klein Tools set out to find Canada’s oldest pair of Klein side-cutting pliers, and ended up finding them in Winnipeg, Man., with the great-grandson of an employee of The Northern Electric Co.
December 12, 2014 - Wayne Edwards, vice-president Sustainability & Electrical Safety with Electro-Federation Canada (EFC), is retiring after about 10 years with the organization (yet his involvement in the industry stretches back over 40 years).
December 12, 2014 - Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) announced the closure of its Consumer Electronics Marketers of Canada (CEMC) Council, effective December 31, citing “economic conditions and changing business models in the consumer electronics industry, resulting in reduced numbers of CEMC members”.
December 10, 2014 - CSA Group’s board of directors has announced that Ash Sahi—the organization’s president & CEO—will be retiring next year.
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 9, 2014 - Novinium has hired Wade Pfeiffer as the company’s new senior vice-president of sales & marketing.
December 9 2014 - Once again, employees of Schneider Electric are participating in Tremblant’s 24h Ski, helping the charitable sporting event surpass its 2013 fundraising objective of $2 million.
December 9, 2014 - Carlo Gavazzi has promoted Michael Grant to regional industrial sales manager for Ontario.
December 9, 2014 - Liteline Corp. announced the retirement of “one of the most dedicated and dependable members” of its team: Joe Nobrega.
December 6, 2014 - Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) has appointed Nansy Hanna to the new role of director, engineering & program development. (You may recognize her from the back page of EBMag, where she is a Code File columnist.)
December 17, 2014 - The Chevrolet Express Cargo is available in regular and extended (135-in. and 155-in.) wheelbase lengths, in heavy-duty 2500 Series and 3500 Series models.
December 10, 2014 - Available now from Electrolab Training Systems is “Cold Stress: Working Safely in Cold Weather”—a new program that aims to help employees understand and recognize the effects of cold stress.
December 3, 2014 - ABB says it is joining the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC); founded in March 2014, the group consists of more than 100 companies, organizations and universities working to “drive innovation, develop standards, boost interoperability and ensure security”.
November 25, 2014 - UL (Underwriters Laboratories) announced today that “Canadian stakeholders”—with the assistance of UL technical experts—are set to begin working on an electric utility meter standard for Canada.
December 19, 2014 - Ontario Power Authority (OPA) started an investigation in May into allegations that an employee violated the Employee Code of Conduct by owning shares in companies that are prohibited under the Code; the unnamed employee has now been terminated with cause.
December 17, 2014 - SaskPower says it has received results of smart meter testing from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), which confirm its Sensus meters comply with UL 2735 . “That being said, the way these meters failed in the Saskatchewan environment was unacceptable. It’s clear that the bar must be raised,” said Mike Marsh, SaskPower acting president and CEO.
December 10, 2014 - A report released today by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) indicates that, with 91% of educators convinced skilled tradespeople will always be in demand, there is a strong case for connecting students to hands-on activities and accurate employment data.
December 3, 2014 - Smart Reno—an online resource that helps “people find and compare qualified and available contractors to complete their renovation project”—has introduced the Smart Reno Scholarship Program to help create the next generation of trusted and skilled contractors.
November 20, 2014 - While accepting this year’s Probyn Prize, outgoing APPrO chair Sam Mantenuto suggested that, while IESO is the sole buyer of power in Ontario, “please don’t behave like one”.