Media Advisory – Driving the Future: A look into the future of work for transportation technicians

Media Advisory – Driving the Future: A look into the future of work for transportation technicians

Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2019 /CNW/ – With advancements in technology accelerating rapidly, the transportation sector is expected to experience more change in the next decade than we’ve seen in the last 100 years. Long-range electric models, fully autonomous vehicles and flying taxis are just some of the innovations set to transform the way we move people and goods.

How will the next generation of transportation professionals be prepared to service the vehicles of the future? How will the classroom reorient to meet the changing demands of an increasingly technology-driven and globalized market? Academic institutions must develop holistic training programs to prepare students to adapt to a rapidly evolving industry.

Centennial College’s School of Transportation – Canada’s largest transportation technology training and education centre – is hosting “Driving the Future” on October 22, a special conference that will examine these questions. In attendance will be representatives from the automotive, public transit, trucking/logistics and allied industries, along with educators.

The keynote address will be delivered by Jeremy Wang, co-founder of Rivet, a start-up that is developing an autonomous vehicle that will revolutionize aircraft ground handling. Other speakers include Barrie Kirk, co-founder and Executive Director, Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE); Rob Morrison, Director of Aftersales, Phaff Automotive Partners; and Al Pritchard, Head of Bus Maintenance and Shops Service Delivery Group, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend the half-day conference and to speak with the participants.

Interview Opportunity


Tuesday, October 22


7:30 am to 12 noon


Ashtonbee Campus Hangar F-110, Centennial College,

75 Ashtonbee Road, Scarborough, ON


SOURCE Centennial College

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Media Advisory – Climate and Energy Realist Seminars in Montreal (Oct 16) and Toronto (Oct 17)

Media Advisory – Climate and Energy Realist Seminars in Montreal (Oct 16) and Toronto (Oct 17)

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Three-hour event presents the real science of climate change and the dangerous consequences of misguided climate policies

OTTAWA, Oct. 15, 2019 /CNW/ – As Greta Thunberg makes her way to Alberta to promote climate emergency, climate realists gather in Montreal and Toronto for a sober second thought about the challenges facing Canada on climate and energy policies.

Logo: Canadian Climate Realism Interest Group (CCRIG) (CNW Group/Canadian Climate Realism Interest Group (CCRIG))

The Canadian Climate Realism Interest Group (CCRIG) invites reporters, policy makers, and other interested parties to attend seminars in which climate, energy, and policy experts will present the latest findings in these rapidly changing fields. The first event will be held from 11:00 am2:00 pm on October 16 at the Mount Royal Club, 1175 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal. The second seminar will be held from 11:00 am2:00 pm on October 17 at the Shangri-La Hotel, 188 University Avenue, Toronto. The presentation schedules may be seen here.

Credentialed media are admitted free of charge.

CCRIG originator and seminar presenter John Zacharias, a retired Toronto-based engineer, said, “I experienced first-hand the devastating impact of misguided climate policies when unnecessary greenhouse gas regulations made our company’s operations untenable. One of my goals in organizing CCRIG was to publicize the actual state of the science underlying the climate scare and encourage a more balanced dialogue.”

Economist and policy expert Robert Lyman, also a seminar presenter, explained, “Canada’s current emissions policies and targets will inevitably impose immense costs on our economy and businesses, with negligible if any benefits in terms of changing global emissions…There is a better, more democratic, approach to policy that emphasizes the balancing of the many goals that we have as a country and that will promote rather than impair our national unity.”

Seminar presenter Dr. Patrick Moore, a founding member of Greenpeace, said, “While there is no scientific proof that carbon dioxide (CO2) is causing recent warming, it is certain that increased CO2 is greening the Earth. We should celebrate our CO2 emissions, not demonize them!”

Dr. Alain Bonnier, Ph.D. Physics, INRS-Centre de Recherche en Énergie (1973), Montreal, also a seminar presenter, added, “Along with about 500 other scientists & professionals, I endorsed the European Climate Declaration, an open letter to the UN stating that ‘there is no climate emergency.’ We explained that the world has warmed at less than half the originally-predicted rate. Since 30 years, climate models forecasts have systematically been wrong in overestimating global temperature and for this reason are not remotely plausible as policy tools. There is no cause for panic and alarm.”

Seminar presenter Reynald Du Berger, ing. FIC, professeur titulaire de géophysique, retraité de l’Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, a European Climate Declaration ECO Ambassador for French-speaking Canada, explained, “I am most concerned by media propaganda and biased teaching of climate science in Canadian schools. If Greta Thunberg leads a #climatestrike in Alberta, I would like to ask her a basic question: ‘How do you explain the fact that the global average annual temperature has been stagnating over the last 20 years, despite the fact that more than 40% of all our CO2 emissions have been emitted during the same 20 years?’

Professor Du Berger asks, “How can people go out into the streets to demonstrate on a complex scientific subject of which they know almost nothing – scaring themselves and others with media headlines, not peer-reviewed materials. We must have open debate about this controversial field.”

SOURCE Canadian Climate Realism Interest Group (CCRIG)

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SNC-Lavalin to hold third quarter earnings conference call and webcast on October 31, 2019

SNC-Lavalin to hold third quarter earnings conference call and webcast on October 31, 2019

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MONTREAL, Oct. 15, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX: SNC) will hold a conference call to review results for its third quarter 2019. The public is invited to listen to the conference call on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). Participants will be Ian L. Edwards, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Sylvain Girard, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer and Nigel W.M. White, Executive Vice-President, Project Oversight. Financial results will be released earlier that day.

A live audio webcast of the conference call and an accompanying slide presentation will be available at The call will also be accessible by telephone, please dial toll free at 1 888 204 4368 in North America, or dial 647 484 0478 in Toronto, 514 669 6113 in Montreal, or 080 0358 6377 in the United Kingdom.

A recording of the conference call will be available on our website within 24 hours following the call.

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin’s employees think beyond engineering. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction management, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients across the EDPM (engineering, design and project management), Infrastructure, Nuclear, and Resources businesses.


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