Changing the way people think of training. Interview with Jean-Claude Siew, Bluedrop
May27

Changing the way people think of training. Interview with Jean-Claude Siew, Bluedrop

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, J. Richard Jones talks with Jean-Claude Siew, Vice President for Technology and Simulation for Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. Jean-Claude Siew Jean-Claude has a deep understanding of training and simulation and management leadership, which he accumulated over 20 years of working in the aerospace and defence industry. He has a strong focus on...

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Is the Canadian Coast Guard underfunded?
May16

Is the Canadian Coast Guard underfunded?

“When there is more ice, you need more icebreakers. When there is less ice, you need more icebreakers!” At first I was puzzled by this statement from a Canadian Coast Guard officer. The first part is obvious enough; the second part was less so. The reason for the second part is that when the ice starts to disappear, as...

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On the Agenda: Lessons from NSS, marine tech and fusion welding
Feb14

On the Agenda: Lessons from NSS, marine tech and fusion welding

What do ocean and marine tech, fusion welding, digital twin tech, lessons from NSS and innovative technologies for vessel performance optimization all have in common? If you say the marine industry, you’re right. But there is still yet another answer. These topics will be discussed in one day at the upcoming Ship Tech Forum to be held in Ottawa....

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Announcing speakers for Ship Tech Forum 2019
Feb06

Announcing speakers for Ship Tech Forum 2019

Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) continues to unfold on both coasts with progress in building ships for the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard. As this long term plan begins to cement itself in the marine industry, many technologies are being developed to help meet the needs for future ships for Canada. To facilitate a platform to...

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Canada awards a $610M contract to Chantier Davie for three icebreakers
Aug10

Canada awards a $610M contract to Chantier Davie for three icebreakers

The Government of Canada has awarded a contract to Chantier Davie, of Lévis, Quebec for the acquisition of three icebreakers and work to prepare the first ship for service in the Canadian Coast Guard. On behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, Public Services and Procurement Canada has awarded a $610-million contract to the shipbuilding company. Additional costs will be...

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Game Changer: Geneviève Allard, Project Manager, OpDAQ Systems
Apr27

Game Changer: Geneviève Allard, Project Manager, OpDAQ Systems

Geneviève Allard started working in the marine sector as a commercial diver and later pursued geographic studies that led to her work in academia. “As I worked on the development of research collaborations between academics and the industry, I found a need for a better understanding of how businesses use research to grow,” she said. Due to this desire,...

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