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CTAB Applied Research contest winner for 2013
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Mark Watson, graduate of Mechanical Engineering Technology at NBCC Saint John Campus receives $1,000 first prize from Louis LeBel, CCTT Chair.
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Workshop for Women in SETT
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The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre) will deliver a one-day professional development workshop in Winnipeg, MB, for women working in the engineering industry who are in their early to mid-careers. Becoming Leaders: An Introduction to Leadership Skills and Strategies Workshop for professional women in SETT (Science, Engineering, Technology, and Trades) is organized and supported by Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst, Chair of Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE) Prairies Region and proudly sponsored by APEGM.
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SIAST to gain polytechnic status
Leader-Post
The Saskatchewan government introduced legislation that would give the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) authority to operate as a polytechnic institution, and that would change the name of the institution to "Saskatchewan Polytechnic." The proposed legislation will protect the term 'polytechnic,' allow SIAST to fundraise for property, gain the institute membership in Polytechnics Canada, allow SIAST to grant degrees, and enhance its opportunities for applied research. Saskatchewan expects both the act and its regulations to come into force in spring 2014.
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SIAST gets $1.12 million from Husky Energy for Power Engineering Technology program
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The Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) recently announced a $1.12 million donation from Husky Energy to support the Power Engineering program at its Saskatoon campus. A portion of the donation will go towards upgrades to the Power Engineering Technology lab, and the remaining money will be dedicated to scholarships for students seeking their third-class power engineering certification. SIAST currently halts its training over the summer because there is no place to put the energy generated by the lab's boilers — with the planned renovations, the institution will be able to run its Power Engineering lab year round and increase lab capacity by 25 per cent, to almost 200 students, annually. Also, the scholarship portion is being matched by the province's Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship Program, which means up to 10 scholarships will be available per academic year over the next five years.
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Survey says: Canadians expect employers to foot the bill for skills training
Digital Journal
Canada's skills gap was a major element of the last Federal budget, with the launch of programs such as the Canada Job Grant that share the cost of training and upgrading workforce skills with employers. But when it comes to an up-to-date skill set, who is responsible — the employer or the employee?
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Without highly specialized engineers, Canada can kiss innovation goodbye
The Globe and Mail
"Today the physics of cancer are known — what remains is massive engineering." That assertion, from an article in Time magazine about new approaches to cancer research, could apply not just to biotechnology, but to the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines. The critical need for specialized engineering exists not only in cancer research, biotechnology and health care, but in cloud computing and information technology.
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Space cameras from B.C. firm UrtheCast blast off
CBC News
Two HD cameras designed to stream detailed views of Earth from the International Space Station blasted off into space. One still camera and one video camera from Vancouver-based UrtheCast launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on an unmanned Russian Progress spacecraft aboard a Soyuz rocket.
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Email marketing quality control lessons from publishing and software engineering
ClickZ
For many organizations, email is a key revenue channel. Failure in execution can mean enormous consequences, so getting it right is critical. Sadly, for many, quality control amounts to little more than ticking boxes on a pre-deployment.

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Samsung investing in rare earth alternatives
Mining.com
Our phones wouldn't be the same without rare earth elements: They're found in our LCD display screens, the motors that make our phones vibrate, the speakers — all that to make our phones small and awesome. Other technologies also depend on REEs:

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This biotechnology platform could save millions of lives
Trefis
Patrick Cox, editor of the brand-new publication Transformational Technology Alert, is acutely aware of how transformational technology platforms can enable efficiencies and improve scale a la Moore’s Law. A sweeping new synthetic vaccine platform that poses infinite possibilities for researchers and could produce novel preventive and therapeutic drugs is a quintessential example. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Cox delivers a single name that holds the potential to save lives on a mass scale, cheaply and efficiently, in both the developed and developing world?and deliver health and wealth to investors’ portfolios as well.
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Unique Canadian test centre hones cutting-edge technology
Financial Post
To most people, the cities of Manitoba and Ohio have nothing obvious in common. What unites these communities is their roles in a thriving aviation supply chain that spans the continent while employing advanced manufacturing concepts. Winnipeg, MB, is the home of the GE Aviation Engine Testing, Research and Development Centre (TRDC) a facility covering more than 11,000 square metres and boasting jet engine testing facilities for temperate and extreme cold conditions.
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