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Southwest Ontario welcomes new IES Waterloo Section

January 30, 2023 | By Anthony Capkun

January 30, 2022 – The Illuminating Engineering Society has approved a new section in southwest Ontario—IES Waterloo.

The Waterloo Section will be overseen by its local board of managers and committees, including: Nazanin Bahmani (president/liaison), Dawn Brown (vice-president), Camilo Gaurav Thatte (treasurer), and Tim Veal (secretary).

“The Waterloo Section is devoted to promoting both the art and science of illumination by hosting a variety of inspiring professional education sessions, social events, and great networking opportunities,” said Bahmani. “Our goal is to form a strong network of professionals in southwest Ontario dedicated to the evolution of the built environment and enhancement of the human experience.”

The Waterloo Section is part of the Northeast Region, represented on the board by Jared Smith, and District 1.

Established in 1906, the Illuminating Engineering Society refers to itself as “the recognized technical and educational authority on illumination”. It provides a variety of professional development, publications, networking and educational opportunities to its membership across nearly 60 countries.

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