Manitoba Aerospace industry and academe members recently participated in a Sensor Workshop which was held in Ottawa on August 15th – August 16th 2016.

Presenters for this workshop were Dr. Yimer (NRC), Jennifer Welburn (NRC), Bob Hastings (WestCaRD), Dr. Doug Thomson (UofM), Ed Hoffman (GE), Pallavi Madakasira (Lux Research), Eric Udd (Columbia Gorge Research), Dr. Stephen Mihailov (NRC) and Dr. Sreeraman Rajan (Carlton U).

The purpose of this gathering was to consider some options for the development of Manitoba Advanced Sensor Centre of Excellence (MASCoE). This idea is a work in progress and this workshop considered some industry challenges while also having presentations about the state of the art respecting laboratory research.

About 40 people were in attendance for this workshop and representation from research facilities, universities, government as well as the NPO sector were all present. Two quad charts will be produced from this workshop. The first will be on MASCoE, and the second quad chart will be focused on Industry 4.0 as related to other planned Manitoba developments.

A further workshop to explore these ideas is planned to take place in Winnipeg in October of this year.

Tours of several related NRC labs were also held. The Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre and the research facilities at 100 Sussex Drive were amongst the sites visited. Our attendees were also given a tour of the historical NRC Library at 100 Sussex as well as the preserved office of Dr. Gerhard Herzberg who was awarded the 1971 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to the knowledge of electronic structure and geometry of molecules, particularly free radicals.

EnviroTREC would like to thank our hosts NRC and WestCaRD for their work in developing and supporting this workshop.

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