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Monthly Archives: January 2015

EDS Advanced Solutions Becomes Advanced Solutions, An HP Company

EDS Advanced Solutions Inc (EAS), a subsidiary of Hewlett Packard (Canada) Co., announced a name change today, that EDS Advanced Solutions will become – Advanced Solutions, An HP Company.

Advanced Solutions helps government clients transform and improve their business operations through Information Technology, Business Processing and Application Services. Incorporated in 2004, the company has created a labour-friendly unionized working environment with more than 400 employees and industry-leading business partners.

Yaletown Street Lights Shine Green for 2010

Streetlight IntelligenceStreetlight Intelligence Inc. (“SLQ”, or “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has received a purchase order from the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, for a Lumen IQ(TM) Adaptive Street Lighting System.

“We are particularly excited to participate in this project because our Lumen IQ(TM) monitoring and control technology will be integrated with LED-based fixtures,” states Vince Krynski, CEO of SLQ. “To our knowledge, this will be the first adaptive LED street lighting installation in Canada. As we expect LEDs to play a more prevalent role in street lighting over the next 10 years, this project presents the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the performance of our Lumen IQ(TM) technology when integrated with LED fixtures.”

Vancouver 2010: You Gotta Be Here – Super Natural British Columbia

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BC Cancer Agency Lymphoma Discovery

BC Cancer Agency

Researchers at the BC Cancer Agency have identified a never before seen mutation (or DNA spelling mistake), in the two most common types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. No other types of lymphoma or other cancers have been found to contain this particular mutation.

What makes this discovery especially significant is the recurrence of this mutation at the same site in a gene called EZH2. Usually mutations are observed in different sites in individual tumours, rather than affecting exactly the same part of the gene. This means the mutation can be considered a marker for the sub-types of lymphoma studied and will aid in diagnosis and predicting treatment outcome.

Science Park Legislation Introduced in House Today

US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & TransportationThis afternoon U.S. Representatives Gabrielle Giffords and Martin Heinrich introduced legislation that would provide a strong boost to state and local economies by encouraging the construction and expansion of science parks. The House bill is a companion to S. 583, the Building a Stronger America Act, which was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas. The bill was approved by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and awaits action by the full Senate.

“This bill will spur innovation and help create the kind of high-paying, high-technology jobs we need to be competitive in the global economy,” said Giffords, a member of the House Science and Technology Committee. “Seed money provided to science parks today represents a wise investment in our future.”

Science World Comes to Vancouver Island

TELUS World of ScienceAsk and you shall receive. No phrase is truer for the Victoria Children’s Museum. After an opportunity to bring exhibits from Vancouver’s TELUS World of Science over to the Capitol Region arose last year, the organization spent months searching for a suitable venue, and in the 11th hour, found a perfect fit.

This March, Science World British Columbia will come to downtown Victoria, thanks to the generous provision of space by the Parkside Victoria Resort and Spa for ‘Explore Galore,’ a temporary attraction incorporating TELUS World of Science exhibits that will run until the end of August 2010.

LifeSciences BC is pleased to welcome Minister Kevin Falcon

Minster Kevin FalconLifeSciences BC is pleased to welcome the Honorable Kevin Falcon, Minister of Health Services for the Province of British Columbia, to share Government’s perspective, vision and plan for the future of healthcare in the Province, and the role the local life sciences industry plays in that vision.

Present and foreseeable healthcare challenges call for a concerted, comprehensive and multifaceted solution drawing from our combined strengths in research, commercialization and care. Minister Falcon will discuss the critical role that industry, academia and public service providers will together undertake to ensure BC’s position as a national leader and international model for excellence in the delivery of innovative, equitable and sustainable healthcare.

EDS Advanced Solutions Named One of Victoria's Top Technology Companies

VIATeC 25EDS Advanced Solutions Inc (EAS), a subsidiary of EDS Canada Corp., a member of HP Enterprise Services, today announced it has been selected as one of the region’s top tech companies by the Victoria Advanced Technology Council.

“There are nearly 900 technology companies in Victoria, we are very pleased to make the list of the Top 25,” said James Hamilton, president and CEO of EDS Advanced Solutions. We are thankful for the recognition. VIATeC does a great job in bringing people and technology together; it’s a healthy and strong industry on the island. We’re pleased to contribute in that way.”