Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Aug 14, 2019

EIN 30 CS Thrive summit 400The BCEA's Woman's Network THRIVE Summit is taking place on October 4th at the Executive Inn Burnaby. The summit is open to everyone to attend and the speakers will focus on the topics of: Think, Help, Relate, Inspire, Validate and Embrace.The event features some high profile speakers who will be discussing some pressing industry topics:

Catherine Roome, Technical Safety BC President & CEO 

Data Driven World and What We Can Learn from It

Catherine Roome is a courageous futurist. Recently named one of the Top 100 women in Canada, Catherine is President and CEO of Technical Safety BC, an independent self-funded organization which is mandated to oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment across British Columbia.

Stephanie Reitsma, Owner Sweetheart Events

Gaining Mentors and Becoming One

Stephanie is the bubbly and organization-obsessed owner of one of Vancouver's best wedding planning companies, Sweetheart Events. She will share the impact of mentorship on her career and discuss the importanct of gaining a mentor and becoming one.

Nathalie Pilon, President ABB

Stories, Challenges and Solutions

Nathalie is a nationally recognized business leader in Canada, with more than 20 years of close collaboration with high profile clients worldwide. Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network in 2011, Nathalie received as well the Leadership Award by the Association of Women in Finance.

Heidi Rolston, Hootsuite Vice President of Learning, Diversity and Inclusion 

Different is better. Address and Overcoming Bias

Heidi is an accomplished senior human resources and operations leader with a proven record of building high performing teams. She will share her passion for equal value for everyone and removing barriers to change.

Annabelle Cormack, President Cormack Recruitment Ltd

Diversity in the Workplace

With over 35 years combined experience in business management and recruitment, Annabelle knows the importance of a diverse work force. She will discuss the significance, benefits and challenges of gender and cultural diversity in the workplace.

Anar Lalani RN BScN CPMHNC MN and Jusreet Sangha RPN

Awaken your Feminine Power

Learn simple strategies about self love and construct a new path towards a life of empowerment, wisdom, and self compassion.

Go HERE for the full event brochure

 The Evolution Series. Poke-Thru Devices, Floor, Wall and Ceiling Boxes 

Legrand Wiremold EvoFrom poke-thru devices to floor, wall and ceiling boxes, the Evolution Series has continued to increase device efficiency and reliability while providing durability and quality. Customizing your space and maximizing access to all the power, A/V and communications you could ever need. Evolution Series boxes bring power, communications and A/V to walls, floors and ceilings. Evolution adds flexibility, functionality and stylish good looks to every room you create when planning office buildings, airports, schools and hospitals.

 

 

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Alta EnergyAlta Energy has completed the installation of solar power systems at 14 campuses across California’s Poway Unified School District (PUSD). Alta Energy installed a total of 632 kilowatts (kW) on 65 of PUSD’s standard 24 by 40 feet relocatable, portable classrooms. Financed through a power purchase agreement (PPA) with no out-of-pocket costs to the district, the project reduces PUSD’s electricity expenses by nearly 15 percent and will save the district $250,000 per year.

 

 

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Paul HannaniaBy Blake Marchand

Held from November 7th to 9th in Orlando, Florida, the Ideal National Championships gives electricians a chance to display their skills in a high-level competition. For the first time, the event expanded internationally — over 55,000 electricians from 5 countries attempted to qualify for a chance to compete in the championship event.

For the second consecutive year, Paul Hannania was among the 162 professionals and apprentices to compete in the National competition. 

 

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