UPDATE: Web Streaming Available
The room for this seminar is now full. However, due to popular demand, we will be piloting a live web-streaming video option. Any new registrants will be sent a link for viewing the presentation from any computer prior to the event.
Join Red River College and the University of Manitoba’s Dr. Barry Prentice on October 10 for an engaging discussion on the potential for modern airships to change transportation and shipping in Canada.
With almost three-quarters of Canada inaccessible by land, transportation and shipping to Northern communities is a challenge. Harsh conditions add to infrastructure and freight costs, while timely delivery is near impossible. Transport airships, a new generation of cargo-carrying aircraft, present a potential solution to Northern transportation gaps.
With over 30 years of experience in the transportation field, the University of Manitoba’s Dr. Barry Prentice Ph.D., MCIT has witnessed the positive impact that reliable infrastructure can have on a region. Barry will share how transport airships have evolved over the past century to become a viable option for businesses serving remote areas. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the technology behind modern transport airships and how, if properly implemented, they can change how we look at transportation and grow Northern Canada’s economy.
Register now to access the live web stream.
Dr. Prentice is a Professor of Supply Chain Management, at the I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba and the former Director (1996-2005) of the Transport Institute. His major research and teaching interests include logistics, transportation economics, urban transport and trade policy. Dr. Prentice holds a degree in economics from University of Western Ontario (1973) and graduate degrees in agricultural economics from University of Guelph (1979) and University of Manitoba (1986).
Dr. Prentice has authored or co-authored more than 250 research reports, journal articles and contributions to books. His scholarly work has been recognized for excellence in national paper competitions and awards. In 1999, National Transportation Week named him Manitoba Transportation Person of the Year. Through the Transport Institute, Dr. Prentice has organized national and international conferences on sustainable transportation (Railways and the Environment), supply chain logistics (Planes, Trains & Ships), agribusiness logistics (Fields on Wheels), the potential use of airships for northern transportation (Airships to the Arctic) and food trade between Canada and Mexico (La Cadena de Frio). In 1999 and 2003, he received University of Manitoba Outreach Awards. In 2009, Dr. Prentice was made an Honourary Life Member of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum.
Thinking about switching to an electric vehicle? Here’s your opportunity to see what’s been generating all the buzz – and no emissions.
This Saturday, September 15, the Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association (MEVA) will be hosting MEVAfest 2012, a public showcase of electric vehicles, technology and information.
Electric vehicles are low maintenance and run on inexpensive, abundant and renewable energy. Visitors to the festival will have the opportunity to view the cars – including the Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and Chevrolet Volt – talk with electric-vehicle owners, and learn about the benefits of moving away from gas-powered engines.
Red River College (RRC) is no stranger to electric vehicles. For the past year, RRC’s Electric Vehicle Technology & Education Centre (EVTEC) has been measuring the all-electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV’s performance in Manitoba’s climate. In June, RRC and its partners unveiled the All-Electric Bus, a $3 million, three-year project that is the first of its kind in Canada.
MEVAfest 2012 – Manitoba’s Festival of Electric Vehicles
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012 (raindate: Saturday, September 22)
Time: 2 pm – 5 pm
Location: Lyric Theatre, Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg
For more information on MEVAfest 2012, head to the MEVA website.
As the founder and owner of Norjen Technologies, John Kaye has extensive experience specifying and designing computer and embedded electronics for the interfacing between robots and shop floor machines. He has BSc. and Masters Degrees in electrical engineering, and a PhD in industrial engineering. He has worked with Acres Consulting on the Nelson River Power Dam Projects and Wardrop Engineering as project engineer on a $1.5-million solar monitoring program across Canada.
Norjen has worked primarily on automation projects solving many design issues on the interfacing of robotic welders, water cutting robots and pick’n’place robots onto the manufacturing shop floor.
John also served as the Engineer-in-Residence in electrical and computer engineering with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba.
Join Red River College and John Kaye, CEO of Norjen Technologies for an insightful discussion on the potential benefits of implementing robotic technologies.
Introducing digital technologies, such as robotic automation, on the shop floor can be an excellent strategy for many manufacturers. From the precise trimming of fiberglass products to the polishing or painting of parts, John will discuss how a robotic cell can provide a needed boost in production, while reducing input costs and maintaining consistent quality standards. He will also discuss the necessary cost factors to consider when looking at implementation, such as the various types of end-of-arm tooling and fixturing that might be required.
Through the presentation of many real examples from other companies, attendees will leave this seminar with an understanding of trends and potential productivity benefits of robotic automation, and an idea of what it takes to design and integrate a successful robotic project.
Seating is limited to 35 – register now to reserve your seat!
Thanks to support from NRC-IRAP’s Digital Technology Adoption Pilot Program (DTAPP), this presentation will be provided at no cost to those who register. A light lunch will also be provided.