Aug/Sep Issue: Our Changing North
Aug21

Aug/Sep Issue: Our Changing North

In this issue, we are excited to share articles geared toward the Arctic. Our main feature is an interview with BGen Patrick Carpentier, Commander of the Joint Task Force (North). BGen Carpentier talks about his main focus areas, the role of Strong, Secure, Engaged, in the Canadian Arctic, communication challenges, and security and threats to the North. Other articles...

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Today’s skilled worker shortage and the 90’s technology “Brain Drain”: What can we learn from Nortel?
Aug20

Today’s skilled worker shortage and the 90’s technology “Brain Drain”: What can we learn from Nortel?

Canada, one of the most educated populations in the world, is yet again experiencing a skills shortage spanning junior developers to specialized cybersecurity practitioners and senior executives. According to employee surveys, the problem has been compounded by employers not providing adequate training, and externally academia struggles to educate students due to high competition from industry for qualified instructors in...

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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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EP 93: Drone intrusion defence, Interview with Marc Bouvrette
Aug09

EP 93: Drone intrusion defence, Interview with Marc Bouvrette

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology has evolved significantly over the past decade, with innovative new drones hitting the enterprise and consumer market regularly. While the focus has been primarily on how drones can be used to enhance enterprise applications — everything from Public Safety applications, to military deployments, hydro and telecom infrastructure inspections, and even to agriculture — there...

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Game Changer: Mark Zimny, Founder & CEO, Promation Engineering Ltd.
Aug07

Game Changer: Mark Zimny, Founder & CEO, Promation Engineering Ltd.

In 1995, Mark Zimny founded Promation Engineering Ltd., a company dedicated to delivering automation, robotics and tooling systems to serve the automotive assembly industry. A decade later, the company expanded to supply complex tooling and equipment to Canada’s nuclear industry. In this area, its reputation, knowledge, technical capabilities, project management and quality assurance programs have come to be highly...

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Navantia-Saab Team submits bid for CSC
Aug03

Navantia-Saab Team submits bid for CSC

The Navantia-Saab Team recently announced the submission of its bid to Irving Shipbuilding for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Program. The team is looking forward to working with Irving Shipbuilding, the Canadian Government and the Royal Canadian Navy “to provide a state of the art, proven operational warship,” a press release from Navantia states. A similar version of the...

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