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EDS Advanced Solutions Named One of BC's Top Employers

EDS Advanced Solutions Inc (EAS), a subsidiary of EDS Canada Corp., a member of HP Enterprise Services, today announced it has been […]

Formula One Circuit Goes Solar with Carmanah Technologies

Carmanah Technologies

This fall, the world of motorsport will celebrate a spectacular new venue when the first Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes place on Yaz Island from October 30th to November 1st. Combining world-class luxury and cutting-edge innovation, the Yas Marine Circuit also incorporates solar-LED lighting technology from Carmanah Technologies (TSX:CMH), provided by Carmanah’s authorized distributor in the Middle East, PTL SOLAR.

Designed to perform reliably in some of the world’s most challenging environments, Carmanah’s solar-LED obstruction lights are compact, durable and self-contained, making them a suitable choice for a range of applications — whether helping to mark a sweltering airfield runway, a frozen navigational buoy, or obstructions along a busy roadway. For this application, one hundred Carmanah 600-series lights will help mark potential hazards to ground and air traffic including towers, lamp standards and obstructions along the YAS Marina Circuit’s trackside. Other Carmanah solar-LED technology at this location includes two internally illuminated windsocks, designed to accommodate round-the-clock helicopter service.

Oregon Wave Energy Trust Awards New Contract

PORTLAND, Oregon, October 16, 2009 – Oregon Wave Energy Trust recently awarded JASCO Applied Sciences – a leading company in the areas of […]

Times Colonist Reports: Engaged workers is good business

EDS Advanced Solutions

Jim Hamilton doesn’t mind the joke that it’s a wonder any work gets done at EDS Advanced Solutions.

In fact, the president of the IT firm, a division of HP Enterprise Services, suggests just being able to make the joke is actually good for business because the firm offers a variety of seemingly non-work-related perks to its employees.

It certainly helped EDS get recognized as one of the province’s top 55 employers in a survey done by Mediacorp Canada.

“We believe that getting engaged employees, employees who really enjoy what they are doing, enjoy where they are working makes a huge difference in terms of their performance and the way they treat the clients,” said Hamilton.

“If they are happy our clients seem to be happy.”

And that leads to a healthy bottom line. “(Being recognized) has been a great vindication, … it really does confirm we are on the right track,” Hamilton said. “One of our top three objectives for this year was to make [EDS] a great place to work. It was right up there with making our financials and delivering great service to our clients.”

Times Colonist Reports: UVic Professor shares entrepreneurship award

Brad Buckham

The University of Victoria’s Brad Buckham shared honours with tech entrepreneur and academic Gerri Sinclair yesterday in the first entrepreneurship fellow awards to be granted by the British Columbia Innovation Council.

Buckham, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Victoria, leads the West Coast Wave collaboration program, which is studying wave energy potential off the west coast Vancouver Island, and he is co-inventor of the SyncWave Power Resonator that harnesses wave energy for sustainable power generation.

Vigil Health Secures $770 Thousand Sale

Vigil Health Solutions Inc. (“Vigil”), is pleased to announce receipt of a signed contract for $770 thousand from a leading North American […]

Federal Funding Strengthens Life Sciences Sector in British Columbia

Life SciencesToday, Andrew Saxton, Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced federal support for LifeSciences British Columbia to strengthen its industry development capabilities.

“Life sciences is one of the key contributors to the global economy and our Government’s support has been instrumental in the development of this sector in Canada,” said Mr. Saxton. “Today’s investment will allow LifeSciences BC to further diversify and improve this vital sector of the British Columbia economy.”

ImmunoPrecise to service the quantitative proteomics field

ImmunoPrecise has secured funding from the Canadian National Research Council (NRC) to explore the use of novel and highly specific monoclonal antibodies coupled with mass spectrometry for absolute quantitation of proteins from biological samples. The research will span close to one and a half years and total $320,000.00 with a contribution of over $200,000.00 from NRC’s Industrial Research Assistance Program.

Major breast cancer breakthrough announced at BC Cancer Agency

BC Cancer Agency

For the first time in history, BC Cancer Agency scientists have decoded all of the three billion letters in the DNA sequence of a metastatic lobular breast cancer tumour and have found all of the mutations, or “spelling” mistakes that caused the cancer to spread.The landmark study, which will be published tomorrow as the cover story in the prestigious international science journal Nature, helps unlock the secrets of how cancer begins and spreads, thus pointing the way to the development of new breast cancer treatment targets and therapies.

“I never thought I would see this in my lifetime,” said Dr. Samuel Aparicio, head of the breast cancer research program at the BC Cancer Agency. “This is a watershed event in our ability to understand the causes of breast cancer and to develop personalized medicines for our patients. The number of doors that can now be opened to future research is considerable.”

Victoria News Reports: High-tech monitors track methane on seabed

Neptune Canada

Trawlers stumbled upon it accidentally off Vancouver Island’s coast.

Dredged up from the sea floor, half a ton of yellowish ice filled their nets, taking both the fishing and scientific community by surprise.

“It was just astonishing,” said Ross Chapman, the lead investigator in a project to study the mysterious mounds of ice.

Some five years later, he and his team of international engineers, geophysicists, ecologists and biologists have high-tech surveillance equipment trained on the frozen gas hydrates (comprised mainly of methane) 24/7.

Chapman’s proposal — to study where and why the methane ice forms and how long it lasts — was one of a handful selected by Victoria-based NEPTUNE Canada, dedicated to researching the ocean depths.