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Norsat’s President and CEO Wins UBC Applied Science Awards

Posted on Thursday, April 21

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Norsat’s President and CEO, Dr. Amiee Chan was awarded a 2016 Engineering Excellence Alumni Award at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Applied Science Centennial Celebration in Vancouver, BC. on Thursday, April 14th.

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Engineering Excellence Alumni Awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary commitment to the betterment of society from individuals and organizations within the Applied Science community. These individuals or organizations have made an impact on the community at large through both their field of expertise and through community involvement. The recipient must have a UBC Applied Science degree.

Other recipients of the 2016 awards include:

    • Lifetime Achievement (alumni): Edward McBean BASc ’68 CIVL; Ralph Sultan BASc ’56 MECH
    • Young Alumnus (alumni under 35 years): Sara Badiei MASc ’07 ECE
    • Future Alumnus (current UBC Engineering students): Andrea Marshall; Sean McBeath
    • Emeriti Faculty (retired or emeriti): John Grace

Dr. Amiee Chan was also awarded the UBC Applied Science Dean’s Medal of Distinction at the Centennial Celebration. The Faculty of Applied Science Dean’s Medal of Distinction was created in 2015 to mark the celebration of the UBC and Applied Science’s 100th anniversary. The medal serves to recognize individuals who have brought high honour to the Faculty and/ or who have made long standing/ significant contributions to advance its vision, mission and mandate. This medal was bestowed upon 100 distinguished individuals. To see photos and bios of all recipients click here.

Norsat NewsFlash March 2016

Posted on Monday, April 4

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Norsat Highlights

ATOM 250 Watt Ku-Band BUC Announced
During the Satellite 2016 show, Norsat launched the ATOM 250 Watt Ku-band Block Upconverter and Solid State Power Amplifiers. This latest addition to the popular ATOM Series of BUCs and SSPAs is ideal for TWTA replacement and Satellite News Gathering .

Norsat Adds New Generation of Ku-band Block Upconverters to Product Portfolio
Earlier in Q1, Norsat launched the Median Series of Ku-band BUCs. The Median series is a perfect addition to Norsat’s line of BUCS and is positioned between our leading size, weight and power efficient ATOM series of BUCs and the ELEMENT high value series. Read more about our announcement here!

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Are you interested in our class leading ATOM BUCs or SSPAs? Do you want to customize the frequency range, output power, and environmental specifications of the product? Try our ATOM Customization Tool where you can choose different features and options to suit your needs. Fill in the inquiry form and immediately receive a custom part number. One of our team will get back to you with availability and pricing on your custom product!

Norsat Announces Fourth Quarter and 2015 Financials
On Friday, March 4th, Norsat announced the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results. Norsat recognized $36.1 million in revenue with net earnings of $8.7 million or $1.50 per share.
To view our full financials click here.

CEO x 1 DAY
As part of Odgers Berndtson CEOx1day program, on February 5th Norsat hosted Jasmine Nikkari, a third year University of British Columbia engineering student who shadowed Dr. Amiee Chan, Norsat’s CEO. The CEOx1 day program gives students an opportunity to spend the day with a Canadian CEO from various industries to learn more what it takes to run a company.
On the flip side, this program is another example of how Norsat gives back to the community and promotes engineering careers to female engineers.
Read our blog here!

Product Spotlights

Another +1 Added to the Popular ATOM SeriesATOM250WBUC_web
The ATOM 250 Watt Ku-Dual band BUC provides 250W of saturated power (200W @ P1dB) in one of the most compact sizes in the market. Covering transmit frequencies from 12.25 to 18 GHz, including CDL-Band and Low KU Band, the ATOM 250W SSPAs and BUCs can be configured to suit operation on any Ku Band Median_Via_Satellitesatellite. Ethernet, redundancy configurations, EMI/EMC, and other custom options are available upon request. Contact us for more information!
Find out more about the ATOM 250W by clicking here!

Median BUCs Round Out BUC Product Line
The new MEDIAN Series of Ku-band Block Upconverters (BUCs) from Norsat are designed with both performance and economy in mind. These new BUCs aren’t quite as small, light-weight, and power efficient as our premier ATOM line, but they are ideal for fixed and portable VSAT applications. The Median series of Ku-band BUCs comes in 16W and 25W options, is currently available in Ku-band frequency and can be customized for your needs.  For more information on the Median BUC Series click here. (scroll)

Events

logoThe Norsat Sales and Marketing team just returned from a successful  Satellite 2016 conference held at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The Satellite show brings the market leading companies in the global satellite community together in one place and provides participants with an excellent venue for networking with prospective business partners, as well as maintain a current awareness of the issues and opportunities facing the global satellite-enabled communications marketplace.
Norsat’s booth was decked out with our latest tradeshow design and showcased some of our newest and leading edge products.
Read more about Norsat’s presence at the show.

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Norsat participated in the 22nd annual CABSAT show in Dubai, UAE from March 8-10. CABSAT is the number one event in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia region for all industry professionals within the Broadcast, Satellite, Content Delivery and Digital Media sectors. Norsat saw considerable interest in our new ATOM 25W Ka-band BUC and SSPA and increasing interest in our LNB and BUC product lines.

Read our blog here!

Next up on the tradeshow schedule is NAB 2016, Apirl 18 – 21 in Las Vegas, NV!

Check out the events section of our website for more information on the shows that Norsat will be attending in 2016!

Norsat in the News

Satellite Evolution Group
March 11, 2016 – Norsat introduces new ATOM series products

CNBC 
March 9, 2016 – Norsat Introduces Atom 250 Watt Ku-band Block Upconverter and Solid State Power Amplifier

Boston Globe
March 9, 2016 – Norsat Introduces Atom 250 Watt Ku-band Block Upconverter and Solid State Power Amplifier
January 21, 2016 – Norsat Launches New Generation of Ku-band Block Upconverters

National Post/Financial Post 
March 9, 2016 – Norsat Introduces Atom 250 Watt Ku-band Block Upconverter and Solid State Power Amplifier
January 21, 2016 – National Post – Norsat Launches New Generation of Ku-band Block Upconverters

Morning Star
March 9, 2016 – Norsat Introduces Atom 250 Watt Ku-band Block Upconverter and Solid State Power Amplifier
January 21, 2016 – Morning Star – Norsat Launches New Generation of Ku-band Block Upconverters

Seeking Alpha
March 9, 2016 – Norsat Introduces Atom 250 Watt Ku-band Block Upconverter and Solid State Power Amplifier
January 21, 2016 – Norsat Launches New Generation of Ku-band Block Upconverters

Satnews/Milsat Magazine
January 23, 2016 – SatNews – Upconverters for the Next Generation
December 2015 – New ATOM 25 Watt BUC Debuts From Norsat

Canadian Business Journal March 9, 2016 – Norsat Introduces Atom 250 Watt Ku-band Block Upconverter and Solid State Power Amplifier

TheStreet  March 9, 2016 – Norsat Introduces Atom 250 Watt Ku-band Block Upconverter and Solid State Power Amplifier

Cantech LetterMarch 7, 2016 – Norsat has triple-digit upside says Cantor Fitzgerald Canada

TVeyesMarch 5, 2016 – TVeyes – Business News Network – Canada National

Globe & MailJanuary 21, 2016 – Norsat Launches New Generation of Ku-band Block Upconverters

StockHouse January 21, 2016 – Norsat Launches New Generation of Ku-band Block Upconverters

Baltimore Business Journal January 21, 2016 – Norsat Launches New Generation of Ku-band Block Upconverters

Atlanta Business Chronicle March 9 ,2016 – Norsat Introduces Atom 250 Watt Ku-band Block Upconverter and Solid State Power Amplifier

Business in Vancouver
March 2, 2016 – Norsat boss champions engineering diversity cause
February 16, 2016 – Norsat ranked 91 on the BIV’s Top 100 Biggest Manufacturers in Metro Vancouver list. Ranked by the total number of employees, Norsat’s BC employee base rose almost 20% year-over-year and the trend is continuing. We have a range of open positions available in our Richmond facility, as well as our Aurora, Ontario plant. Check out our career postings on the Norsat website.

Norsat Exhibits at Premier Event for Satellite Communications

Posted on Friday, March 11

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The 35th anniversary Satellite show held at the Gaylord National Convention Center did not disappoint. With over 350 exhibitors, and +13,000 attendees, the show was a buzz with the latest discussions on the continued strength, importance and relevance of space-based solutions in the worldwide telecommunications infrastructure. Bringing together market leading companies presenting the latest technologies and solutions that are transforming the way we live, work and interact on a global scale.

The Satellite show is an excellent venue for Norsat  to connect with some of our key customers and business partners to discuss opportunities and issues facing the satellite communications marketplace, as well as showcase some of our leading products and technology.

At Norsat’s booth, we were highlighting two of our portable satellite terminals. The new Journey Manpack, single case, low weight, backpackable solution saw a ton of interest!  Small size and weight continues to be a prime requirement for military and commercial customers. Norsat also featured our GLOBETrekker 2.0 terminal a feature rich, auto-acquire fly-away satellite terminal.image1

Norsat’s ATOM series of BUCs and SSPAs continue to dominate the size, weight and power efficiency wars with customers attesting to the advantages this brings them for their terminals. During the show Norsat announced its latest addition to the ATOM series, the ATOM 250 watt Ku-band BUC and SSPA. Read more here!

On the Move terminals are continuing to gain momentum. Good news for Norsat’s ATOM BUCs that give the size weight and power efficiency COTM needs, but also has the military certifications required for the applications, including EMI/EMC, shock, and vibration.

O3b Networks, named Satellite Operator of the Year in the 2015 Via Satellite Excellence awards, was a key topic of discussion at the show which bodes well for Norsat as we offer both single and dual-band O3b LNBs and BUCs that are certified by O3b.

Overall the show was a success for our team and we look forward to heading back to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center next March for Satellite 2017!

Staff Alignment – Norsat Executive Present to Staff

Posted on Monday, March 7

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After every quarterly earnings release the Norsat executive take the time to present the quarterly financial and business performance, along with departmental updates to the Norsat staff.

Quarterly All Hands meetings provide an excellent avenue to get all staff on the same page and remind employees of the corporate objectives and strategies because sometimes the big picture is lost in the details of everyone’s daily work day. Messages from leadership are more powerful when delivered in person as opposed to an email. At the All Hands meeting information is easily shared and won’t get lost in employee’s Inbox.

During this meeting the CEO also takes the time to recognize employees for a job well done. Individuals can be nominated by their peers for a R.I.D.E.R award (Responsiveness, Integrity, Dedication, Entrepreneurialism, and Resourcefulness). Management reviews the quarterly submissions and then rewards the selected individuals.SAM_0467

At the end of the All Hands a small social gathering allows employees to mingle and encourages interaction between employees and departments that may not work or see each other very often.

Overall, the Norsat All Hands meeting yields several benefits and is an excellent tool that the executive use to foster stronger communication and transparency throughout the organization.

Norsat Hosts UBC Student for CEO x 1 Day Program

Posted on Tuesday, February 9

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On Friday, February 5th, Norsat played host to Jasmine Nikkari, a third year University of British Columbia engineering student as part of the Odgers Berndtson, CEO x 1 Day Program.

CEO x 1 Day matches third and fourth year university students with some of Canada’s leading CEOs. Students from across the country have been paired with presidents and CEOs from industries that range from retail and technology, to sports and government, providing an extraordinary range of experiences. The program gives students an opportunity to take in-class learning and apply it to a real world situation and equips them with the tools and skills to start building their careers.

On the flip side, the CEO x 1 Day program gives CEOs an opportunity to connect and better understand what drives the next generation of leaders. Norsat’s participation shows the organization’s commitment to supporting youth by investing in their career development and creating opportunities for future leaders.

During the day Jasmine shadowed Dr. Amiee Chan, Norsat’s President and CEO, as well as met with other company VPs and Managers to get a better understanding of how the organization runs.

As part of the day Norsat’s Social Committee hosted a Chinese New Year celebration with a catered lunch, and a range of Chinese New Year themed games.CEOx1day_Amiee_Jasmine_game

Jasmine commented, “It was a fantastic day, and I truly appreciated all I saw and learned, as well as the effort you put in to make me feel welcomed and involved.”

We wish Jasmine the best of luck in the rest of the 2015-2016 school year and in her future endeavors. Who knows… maybe she will grace the halls of Norsat with her presence in a future internship or job opportunity?

Norsat NewsFlash December 2015

Posted on Friday, December 18

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Norsat Highlights
As the year comes to a close, we reflect on the success that the company has realized during 2015. We hope that you have had a prosperous year and would like to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season!

Norsat President & CEO named a 2015 Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women
Norsat is pleased to announce that Dr. Amiee Chan, President and CEO has been named a Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. This is the fifth time that Dr. Chan has received this prestigious award, and thus has been instated into the WXN Hall of Fame!
Launched in 2003, the Top 100 Awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments and professional achievements of Canada’s top female leaders, as well as their organizations and networks and inspire the current and next generation to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

Product Spotlights
ATOM KA 25W Dual-Band BUC and SSPAatom_group_2015
Built off the success and innovation of Norsat’s ATOM Series, the ATOM 25W Ka-band Block Upconverter (BUC) and Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA) are now available! The ATOM series of BUCs and SSPAs are up to 85% smaller, 90% lighter and 60% more efficient than competing products. The ATOM Ka-band products offer high throughput and cover both military and commercial bands making them ideal for applications such as: COTM/COTP, Portable VSAT, CDL, Airborne, RADAR and TWTA replacement. Find out more about the ATOM KA Dual-band BUCs and SSPAs.

5000 PLL LNBs are in High Demand
5000 Product_imageIn April, Norsat introduced the 5000 Series PLL (Phase-locked loop) LNBs (Low Boise Block Downconverter) at the NAB 2015 show in Las Vegas. This low cost LNB delivers high performance and reliability at an industry leading price point. Norsat is seeing many customers migrating from our 8000 Digital DRO product line to the new 5000 series, as customers can realize much better performance for just a small increase in cost.  Available in standard and extended frequencies, the 5000 Series has LO (Local Oscillator) stabilities of +/- 50 kHz, +/-75 kHz, +/-100 kHz, and +/-250 kHz to meet our customers varying applications and environments. The new 5000 series PLL LNBs are ideally suited for high-end broadcast applications including DBV (digital broadcast video), VSAT broadband, military satcom, point-of-sale, and oil and gas. For more information on the 5000 Series click here.

Events
Norsat participated in the 34th annual Milcom 2015 show in Tampa, Florida October 26 – 28. Milcom is the premier international conference for military communications. “Leveraging Technology – The Joint Imperative” was the theme for this year’s event and there was no shortage of interesting and educational keynotes, panels and technical sessions that explored and defined the benefits that joint-level collaboration brings to current and future communication challenges and addressed the critical role communications plays in military readiness and operations.

The Tampa location is ideal for this discussion, with close proximity to the MacDill Air Force Base military community, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and the 6th Air Mobility Wing. MILCOM offers industry the opportunity to discuss communications technologies and services with decision makers from all branches of the armed forces, the Department of Defense, federal agencies and multinational forces.

Norsat’s satellite sales team was in full force showcasing several of our top satellite communications solutions: GlobeTrekker 2.0, the world’s most intelligent fly-away satellite terminal; Rover, Norsat’s ultra-lightweight fly-away satellite terminal; CFK-100E compact fly-away kit; CFK-4200 Emergency Communications Kit; and the ATOM series of Block Upconverters (BUCs) and Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs). Norsat was excited to talk to customers and saw considerable interest from customers for our new low Ku-band BUCs designed for use with the FSS Appendix 30B satellite links.

For more information on Milcom click here.

Check our website in the coming months for more information on the events that Norsat will be attending in 2016!

Norsat in the News
SatNews
– The October issue of Satellite Magazine featured an article titled “Is GaAs Dead?” written by Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Sheri Morita
October 17, 2015 – Military Sea-Borne Comms to be Positively Influenced by Norsat International
December 2, 2015 – Norsat’s New Compact ATOM 25 Watt Smaller + Lighter = Transmission of Commercial + Military Satellite Signals

MilsatMagazine
December 17, 2015 New ATOM 25 Watt BUC Debuts from Norsat

Satellite Today
October 16, 2015 – Norsat Receives $2.7Million Military Contract for Maritime VSATs
December 2, 2015 – Norsat Introduces New ATOM 25-Watt Ka Dual Band BUCs and SSPAs

Talk Satellite
October 15, 2015 Norsat Awarded $2.7 Million Order from Major U.S. Military Contractor

Satellite Evolution Group
December 3, 2015 –  Norsat Introduces new compact ATOM 25 watt Ka dual-band BUC

The Globe and Mail 
December 2, 2015 – Norsat Introduces New Compact ATOM 25 Watt Ka Dual-band Block Upconverter and Solid State Power Amplifier

The Morning Star
December 2, 2015 – Norsat Introduces New Compact ATOM 25 Watt Ka Dual-band Block Upconverter and Solid State Power Amplifier

The Financial Post/The National Post
December 2, 2015 – Norsat Introduces New Compact ATOM 25 Watt Ka Dual-band Block Upconverter and Solid State Power Amplifier

Broadcaster
December 2, 2015 – Norsat Introduces New Compact ATOM 25 Watt Ka Dual-Band Block Upconverter and Solid State Power Amplifier

Norsat’s President and CEO named to WXN Hall of Fame

Posted on Monday, November 30

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Norsat is pleased to announce that Dr. Amiee Chan, President and CEO has been named a Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. This is the fifth time that Dr. Chan has received this prestigious award, and thus has been instated into the WXN Hall of Fame!

Launched in 2003, the Top 100 Awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments and professional achievements of Canada’s top female leaders, as well as their organizations and networks and inspire the current and next generation to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

“For these highly accomplished women, receiving a Top 100 Award means much more than recognition or a chance to share the spotlight with other remarkable winners, it’s an opportunity to pay it forward,” says WXN founder, Pamela Jeffery. “WXN Top 100 Award Winners are powerful women both in their careers and their potential to transcend boundaries to have a greater impact on the communities around them.”

Dr. Chan joined Norsat in 2004 as VP Operations and since her appointment as President and CEO in 2006, Dr. Chan has utilized her leadership capabilities to more than triple revenue and significantly expand the company’s product portfolio to position Norsat for continued future growth.

As a proud supporter of women in leadership, Norsat and Dr. Chan work to create the necessary conditions and opportunities for women to help them thrive and succeed within the technology industry.

Dr. Chan joins a prestigious community of past award winners, including Canada’s most iconic women trailblazers: Margaret Atwood, best-selling author; Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut; Arlene Dickinson, chief executive officer, Venture Communications; Christine Magee, president, Sleep Country Canada; Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada; Heather Reisman, founder and chief executive officer, Indigo Books & Music; and, Kathleen Taylor, chair of the board, Royal Bank of Canada.

The full list of WXN’s 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners can be found at www.wxnetwork.com/top-100/top-100-winners.

Norsat Ranks 75 on Business in Vancouver’s Top 100 Most Profitable Companies

Posted on Tuesday, November 24

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Based on 2014 Net Income, Norsat ranked 75 among some of the top BC companies on Business in Vancouver’s 100 Most Profitable List. Norsat saw a +21% increase in net income from 2013 to 2014.

Sectors ranging from technology, mining and retail to banking and forestry, topping the list again were Telus, along with several crown corporations such as BC Lotteries, BC Liquor Distribution and BC Hydro.  But as reported in Business in Vancouver, a softening economy and a shifting business landscape could present some challenges for some of these top companies. Let’s wait and see what 2015 delivers.

For the full list of the top 100 Download here.

Norsat in Full Force at Premier International Conference for Military Communications

Posted on Friday, November 6

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Norsat participated in the 34th annual Milcom 2015 show last week in Tampa, Florida. Milcom is the premier international conference for military communications. “Leveraging Technology – The Joint Imperative” was the theme for this year’s event and there was no shortage of interesting and educational keynotes, panels and technical sessions that explored and defined the benefits that joint-level collaboration brings to current and future communication challenges and addressed the critical role communications plays in military readiness and operations.

The Tampa location is ideal for this discussion, with close proximity to the MacDill Air Force Base military community, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and the 6th Air Mobility Wing. MILCOM offers industry the opportunity to discuss communications technologies and services with decision makers from all branches of the armed forces, the Department of Defense, federal agencies and multinational forces.

Norsat’s satellite sales team was in full force showcasing several of our top satellite communications solutions: GlobeTrekker 2.0, the world’s most intelligent fly-away satellite terminal; Rover, Norsat’s ultra-lightweight fly-away satellite terminal; CFK-100E compact fly-away kit; CFK-4200 Emergency Communications Kit; and the ATOM series of Block Upconverters (BUCs) and Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs). Norsat was excited to talk to customers and saw considerable interest from customers on our new low Ku-band BUCs designed for use with the FSS Appendix 30B satellite links.IMG_6537

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During the show, Norsat met up with Ken Murphy at the iDirect social event on Tuesday night. Ken was a long-term Norsat portable terminal customer that has now moved on to work for Comtech as their Director of Government Programs. Ken was working in Belgium when his teams deployed Norsat’s 1.8m and 2.4m SigmaLink terminals and 1m compact Rover terminals for allied forces in the region. It was great to catch up with Ken and we wish him the best of luck in his new role.

Dr. Amiee Chan, Norsat’s President & CEO Recognized as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

Posted on Thursday, November 27

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Norsat President and CEO, Dr. Amiee Chan, has been named #15 on Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2014 Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 list. 

The Top 100 Awards recognize Canada’s strong, fearless female leaders who have become agents of change in reshaping Canadian organizations at the highest levels.

“I am honoured to have been selected by the panel of judges for this esteemed award. I would like to congratulate all of the winners named to this year’s Top 100 list,” stated Dr. Amiee Chan.

Co-Presented by Scotiabank and KPMG, the Top 100 Awards celebrate and highlight professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors at a time when corporate Canada is undergoing pressure to promote more female leaders into board and executive office positions. 

Dr. Chan is passionate about using her experience as a female leader to benefit women entering the work force and developing their careers.  She volunteers as a mentor for the Ms. Infinity Program with Women in Science and Technology, an organization devoted to encouraging women to develop careers in the traditionally male-dominated industries of science and technology.  She also serves on the National Advisory Committee on Girls and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), which introduces girls of all ages to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), providing them with experiences relevant to everyday life.

About the Women’s Executive Network (WXN)

Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. The full list of WXN’s 2014 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award winners can be found at https://www.wxnetwork.com/top-100/top-100-winners/.

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