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Stronger concrete made from recycled tires developed by UBC Engineers: could help reduce carbon footprint of 3 billion tires-a-year

Stronger concrete made from recycled tires developed by UBC Engineers: could help reduce carbon footprint of 3 billion tires-a-year

Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new process for reinforcing concrete. After running a series of lab tests examining the structural integrity of concrete made from a variety of materials. One of the researchers involved in the development of the new process is Obinna Onuaguluchi, a postdoctoral fellow in civil engineering.… Continue Reading

Automation-proof jobs, and jobs that will eventually be automated

Automation-proof jobs, and jobs that will eventually be automated

​As technology advances and prices soar, jobs are increasingly becoming automated, replacing workers at a rapid pace. From the introduction of order-taking kiosks at restaurants and self-service registers at supermarkets and grocery stores to welding and soldering on assembly lines, a growing number of jobs are becoming automated. As we see more jobs being replaced… Continue Reading

Electric bush plane: combined project of Zenair and Solar Ship combines rugged short landings with green technology

Electric bush plane: combined project of Zenair and Solar Ship combines rugged short landings with green technology

Two aircraft companies from Ontario have recently combined efforts in a unique project as part of their ongoing partnership. Brantford-based Solar Ship Inc., which builds solar-powered cargo planes, and Midland’s aircraft kit manufacturer, Zenair Ltd., have maintained an ongoing partnership over the past six years. In 2011, Zenair developed a fuselage for Solar Ship’s Zenship… Continue Reading

Silicon Valley North: Canada aims to rival Silicon Valley due to better access to highly skilled workers on expedited visas

Silicon Valley North: Canada aims to rival Silicon Valley due to better access to highly skilled workers on expedited visas

Not content with the title of “Hollywood North”, Canada aims to further develop their “Silicon Valley North” status with speedier visas for skilled workers. At the same time the U.S. is making it more difficult to obtain an H-1B visa, Canada is moving to fast track skilled labor visas to only two weeks.    … Continue Reading

Amazon brings 800 high tech jobs to Ontario including engineers, programmers and developers

Amazon brings 800 high tech jobs to Ontario including engineers, programmers and developers

Ontario has secured a significant investment from global technology company Amazon thanks to the province’s highly skilled workforce, culture of innovation and competitive business climate. Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne joined leaders from Amazon Canada to officially open the company’s new corporate office in Toronto: “Ontario has all the right conditions to lead the world in… Continue Reading

Engineers being heroes: helping bring much-needed water to some of the 1.8 billion people who desperately need it

Engineers being heroes: helping bring much-needed water to some of the 1.8 billion people who desperately need it

According to the United Nations, approximately 1.8 billion people worldwide have little to no access to basic sanitation and therefore have only contaminated water to drink. This results in a growing number of illnesses and death. Sources estimate that a child dies every two minutes due to diseases cause by contaminated water and poor sanitation.… Continue Reading

Canada’s west to lead growth of economy for 2017 at 3.3 per cent: Conference Board of Canada

Canada’s west to lead growth of economy for 2017 at 3.3 per cent: Conference Board of Canada

Alberta and Saskatchewan are expected to emerge out of recession and lead the provinces in economic growth this year, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Provincial Outlook: Spring 2017. British Columbia is forecast to see growth ease this year, but the province will still tie with Saskatchewan for second place. “The difficulties in the… Continue Reading

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