Minister of Research, Innovation and Science at Cambrian College

Posted on Tuesday July 25, 2017

On July 19, Hon. Reza Moridi, Ontario’s Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, enjoyed a visit with Cambrian College’s applied research team and special access to world-class researchers working on an innovative clean technology project.

Inside the HAC lab at Cambrian Innovates. Pictured are (L-R): James Cuddy and Dr. Mike Commito, Applied Research Developers; Shawn Poland, Associate Vice President, College Advancement; Sonia Del Missier, Vice President, International, Applied Research, and Business Development; Dr. Dean Millar, Electrale Innovation Ltd / MIRARCO Research Chair, Laurentian University; Hon. Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science; Dr. Caterina Noula, Electrale Innovation Ltd / MIRARCO Research Chemist; Valeria Pavese, MIRARCO-ERCM, Laurentian University & Politecnico di Torino PhD candidate; Stephen Gravel, Business Development Manager, Ontario Centres of Excellence.
Pictured are (L-R): James Cuddy and Dr. Mike Commito, Applied Research Developers; Shawn Poland, Associate Vice President, College Advancement; Sonia Del Missier, Vice President, International, Applied Research, and Business Development; Dr. Dean Millar, Electrale Innovation Ltd / MIRARCO Research Chair, Laurentian University; Hon. Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science; Dr. Caterina Noula, Electrale Innovation Ltd / MIRARCO Research Chemist; Valeria Pavese, MIRARCO-ERCM, Laurentian University & Politecnico di Torino PhD candidate; Stephen Gravel, Business Development Manager, Ontario Centres of Excellence.

The project, led by Dr. Dean Millar, who is CEO and President of Electrale Innovation Ltd., aims to bring a low-cost, low-carbon gas compression system to market that relies on a hydraulic air compressor (HAC). A fully-operational model of the system, called the Baby HAC, was demonstrated to the Minister.

The Baby HAC stands five metres tall and provides researchers with a working model to pilot test programs. A pre-commercial demonstrator system, which is ten times larger, has been constructed at Dynamic Earth to showcase the technology.

Cambrian Innovates collaborates on clean tech project

Cambrian College’s applied research division, Cambrian Innovates, is a partner in this project. Cambrian Innovates fabricated the HAC’s innovative air-water mixing head and is providing facilities for researchers to continue their work on the Baby HAC.

Dr. Millar is the Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MIRARCO) Research Chair of Energy and Mining at Laurentian University’s Bharti School of Engineering and the Director of the Energy and Renewables and Carbon Management group within MIRARCO.

Cambrian Innovates logoCambrian College is a hub of applied research activity in northern Ontario. The College is ranked third in Canada among mid-sized colleges for the number of students employed in research activity, and sixth in Canada overall. It is the only college in Northern Ontario to be among Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges, as determined by Research Infosource. Cambrian’s applied research activities are concentrated within Cambrian Innovates.

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Contact:
Lynn Bulloch
Communications Officer
705-566-8101, ext. 6375
lynn.bulloch@cambriancollege.ca

Public Relations Students Support Charities, Food Bank, and Future Generations

Posted on Wednesday July 5, 2017
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In 2016-17, Cambrian College’s Public Relations students donated more than 1,500 non-perishable food items and $60 to support the student food bank.

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