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CCTT grants new International Designation to Certified Engineering Technologists
Foreign Credentials Referral Office
The Canadian Council of Technicians & Technologists is pleased to announce the granting of a new international designation for certified engineering technologists in Canada. The new designation, IntET(Canada) is being awarded under the terms and conditions of the International Engineering Technologist Agreement of which CCTT is a founding member.
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CCTT officials attend International Engineering Alliance Conference in Seoul, Korea
CCTT
Robert Okabe, CET, IntET(Canada) Chair and Louis Lebel, FEC (Hon.), CET, IntET(Canada) Chair-Elect are attending the IEA Conference in Seoul, Korea from June 16-21, 2013. With over 200 delegates expected from 17 countries, CCTT officials will be taking part in a number of discussions pertaining to engineering technicians and technologists around the world.
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La Cité gets full accreditation for pharmacy program
CCTT
The techniques pharmaceutiques program at Ottawa's La Cité collégiale has received full accreditation from the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) for a period of five years, ending December 2017. Graduates of the program will be eligible for the licensing examinations from the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada to become registered pharmacy technicians.
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Lambton College receives 67 per cent fewer applications into alternative energy program compared to last year
The Observer
Lambton College has suspended enrolment into one of its most highly-touted programs, citing low student interest and industry changes. The alternative energy engineering technology program won't be accepting new students, college officials have confirmed. Students already in the midst of the three-year program will be able to finish it off. The program has currently 10 second-year students and 10 third-year students.
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Microsoft's new technology centre attempts to show and sell
The Globe and Mail
Microsoft has opened a new technology centre which is the first of its kind in Canada. The company unveiled its first Canadian Microsoft Technology Centre at an event at its Mississauga, ON, office. The centre, like dozens of similar ones around the world, is a showroom for Microsoft's enterprise services. The MTC also serves as a resource for corporate clients looking to use Microsoft services to solve various technology problems. Instead of sending sales agents or engineers to the client, Microsoft brings the client to the MTC.
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New app would let you snitch on illegal parkers, get cut of fine
Calgary Herald
Some entrepreneurial Winnipeggers are set to unleash an army of bounty hunters keen on nabbing people who park in disabled parking spots without a permit or in front of a fire hydrant. All that would be needed is a smartphone and the "spotsquad" app. Co-founder Chris Johnson says he and his partners haven't yet signed any agreements to give informants a percentage of any ticket fines, but he adds that some private parking lot operators are interested.
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Electric Company brings star power to Vancouver's Space Centre
Vancouver Sun
Have you ever wanted to time travel? The Electric Company takes their audience from 1968 to 2048 in their new show, You Are Very Star debuting at the HR MacMillan Space Centre. "The Space Centre is a place that is at once futuristic and vintage,” Electric Company Artistic Director and Star writer, Kevin Kerr said.
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CCTT grants new International Designation to Certified Engineering Technologists
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The Canadian Council of Technicians & Technologists is pleased to announce the granting of a new international designation for certified engineering technologists in Canada.

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Penn West Petroleum to cut jobs, dividend as CEO steps down
Financial Post
Penn West Petroleum the third-worst performing Canadian oil and gas producer in the past year, said Murray Nunns will step down as chief executive officer as the company cuts costs and considers asset sales.

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Google Glass banned in some U.S. casinos
CBC News
Casinos in several U.S. states are forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, computerized eyewear capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the internet. Regulators say the gadgets could be used to cheat at card games.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield retires from Canadian Space Agency
CBC News
Canadian Chris Hadfield has announced his retirement and his intention to move back to Canada following a 21-year career as an astronaut, most of it in the U.S. The newly minted Canadian icon made the announcement at the Canadian Space Agency just outside of Montreal, fresh off a visit with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa, ON,.
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Nanotechnology and the secret life of knots
Science Daily
Nanotechnologies require a detailed knowledge of the molecular state. For instance, it is useful to know when and how a generic polymer, a long chain of polymers (chain of beads), knots. The study of molecular entanglement is an important field of study as the presence of knots affects its physical properties, for instance the resistence to traction. Previous studies had mainly obtained static data on the knotting probability of such molecules.
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Quality control in the manufacturing cycle
Phys.org
Even the minutest deviations are detected: Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF have created the "Wheelinspector", an in-line compatible system for 100 per cent inspection of vehicle wheels without contact. Up to 80 geometric features, such as radial and axial runout, width and diameter, relevant to vehicles wheels function are inspected before they are launched on the market.
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