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- Engineer Talal Al Do started working with the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations in 2013, just after graduating from U of T, in order to make Syria’s hospitals exclusively run on solar energy. Due to a weakened electricity system, the hospitals were running on diesel generators but the fuel was not always available. In March 2017, one hospital serving over 70,000 people per year started to operate on solar energy thanks to Al Do and UOSSM’s efforts.
- Aerospace engineer Mishaal Alshemimry founded a rocket company aiming to make space more accessible by producing innovative and low-cost launch vehicles. MISHAAL Aerospace, based in Miami, Florida, wants to be able to achieve further strives in space like sending small satellites and mine the moon delivering samples back to Earth. Dar Al-Hekma University awarded Alshemimry for inspiring Saudi women.
- MakerSpot, a company that has a design centre and sourcing teams in Canada founded the Pi Zero USB Docking Hub, which lets you add audio, network, communication and power features to your Raspberry Pi Zero without any soldering needed: 5 USB data and charging ports, 1 RJ45 Ethernet port, 1 audio jack for both recording and playback and 1 micro USB port for power input.
- The AR for Everyone is a multi-purpose Augmented/Mixed/Virtual Reality, foldable and lightweight low-cost smartphone headset, with an announced $25 retail cost. It uses innovative optics and technology that minimizes the forces and enables a full high-resolution screen. Viewing the real world without camera distortion enhances safety and situational awareness, making interactions safe and free of disorienting artifacts.
- Inrigo is a completely waterproof camera-carrying backpack with a Bluetooth monitor that alerts you when critical levels of moisture or a humidity jump are detected, as it can destroy your camera equipment. The interior is fully insulated from outside humidity thanks to the use of a hybrid between plastic and soft silicon with an airtight zipper, complying with IP78 waterproof standards.
Here are the news links to every Canadian Association. If there is anything beyond the normal stuff (elections, new appointments), I'll try to list them below. During certain parts of the year (e.g. Summer, X-Mas), the news tends to slow down.
1. APEGA News - Candidates announced for APEGA's election 2018.
2. APEGNB News
3. APEGS News
4. APEY News
5. ASET News
6. EGBC News
7. EGM News
8. Engineers Nova Scotia News
9. Engineers PEI News
10. NAPEG News
11. OACETT News
12. PEGNL News - Notice of potential email scam.
13. PEO News - PEO releases a 3-year roadmap to advance its self-regulatory role and the practice of engineering.
To continue helping you find success in your career, this month you're invited to another FREE Career Webinar on Wednesday, December 31, 2018 at 9 pm EST. I'm hosting it along with Marcus Williams, an HR consultant from Mississauga, Ontario with over 10 years of recruitment experience.
Our topic this month is How to update your LinkedIn profile.
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Career tip of the month - Don’t be afraid to speak up in a meeting or schedule a sit-down with your boss. Here are some tips for speaking up.
Here are a few engineering jobs that caught my eye across Canada. Most were posted within the last week.
- Senior Civil Engineer - Petro-Ex Canada, Edmonton, AB
- Senior Electronics Engineer – Lumentum, Ottawa, ON
- Intermediate Mechanical/Package Engineer - Ausenco, Vancouver, BC
- Energy Assessment Engineer - Government of Saskatchewan, Regina, SK
What are recruiters looking for? Understand current hiring trends.
This month, we look back at some older TED talks that are worth watching today.
- Adventures of an interplanetary architect - Xavier de Kestelier is an architect and technologist who has a revolutionary idea for 3D print our interplanetary homes using small robot rovers that will solidify space dust, layer by layer, until it creates, after a few months, a full structure.
- A bold plan to house 100 million people – In this talk, the human settlement expert and researcher Gautam Bhan shares a new vision and solution to the problem of the shortage of housing for an estimated 100 million people.
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Thanks for reading and have a great month!
Gavin Simone, P.Eng., PMP, LEED AP
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