Canadian Division (1700)

NCSLI Vice-President Canadian Region
Malcolm Smith
c/o Wescan Calibration
9 – 12240 Horseshoe Way, Richmond, BC V7A 4X9
Phone 604 275-0600 Fax 604 275-0610

Canadian Division Volunteers

PositionFull NameOrganizationEmail
1700 - Canada Regional DeputyAndrew OldershawNational Research Council
1710 - Eastern CanadaJarett GrantPylon Atlantic Division of Pylon Electronics,
1720 - Eastern OntarioJim S. MullinsPylon Electronics,
1730 - QuebecSylvain
1740 - Western OntarioPatrick A. StuartFluke
1750 - Western CanadaMalcolm Craig Smith, PhDWescan Calibration Services,

NCSL International Canadian Regional Event

Wednesday, October 11th and Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Meeting Overview: 
Technical sessions covering topics from calibration; Instrumentation; national and international metrology and laboratory practice. 
Exhibition and trade show.
Committees and Special Interest Groups

Meeting Contact:

Andrew Oldershaw
NCSLI Canadian Division Deputy
Phone: 613-990-5968
Mobile: 613-854-4723

Meeting Location:
National Research Council Canada
100 Sussex Drive Ottawa
Ontario K1A 0R6

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Meeting Date & Time: 
Wednesday, October 11th,  Thursday, October 12th
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cost to attend meeting:
$275.00  CANADIAN

Meeting Exhibitors:
Alpha Controls & Instrumentation Inc.
Measurements International 
Rotonic Measurement Solutions
Cameron Instruments 
TechniCAL Systems
SRP Control
Mettler Toledo
Technel Engineering
Day 1 - Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time Topic/Title   Speaker/Organization
8:00 AM


8:30 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  Ingrid Ulrich, NCSL International Canada
Georgette Macdonald, NRC

9:30 AM

Challenges for Metrology of Nanomaterials

  Linda Johnston, NRC

10:15 AM


10:45 AM

Direct Voltage Standards: Past, Present, and Future

  Jeff Gust, Fluke

11:15 AM

The enhanced performance of the DCC current comparator using AccuBridge® Technology?

  Dr. Alessio Pollarolo, Measurements International

11:45 AM

Department of National Defence (DND)/ Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Calibration Program Sustainment Business Case Analysis (SBCA)

  A combined DND, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISEDC) SBCA Team

12:15 PM


1:30 PM

Technology and design techniques that are used for an automated DC Voltage Divider

  Lu Shao, Guildline Instruments 
Richard Timmons, Guildline Instruments

2:00 PM

Training for effect – How meeting the training requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 can improve employee performance (and save you money)

  Cathy Wylie, CALA

2:30 PM


3:00 PM

Panel Discussion on the Revision of ISO/IEC 17025. Panelists will offer their perspective on the revision of the standard and it impact

  Panelists from the ISO/CASCO Working Group, Instrument Manufacturing, Calibration Laboratory, Accreditation Body and the testing community

Day 2 - Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time Topic/Title   Speaker/Organization
8:00 AM

The redefinition of the SI:
  • Redefining the kilogram: chemistry perspective
  • Precise and not so precise mass metrology: How redefining the kilogram makes metrology better
  • SI Redefinition and the Role of the CODATA Task Group on Fundamental Constants
  Juris Meija, NRC
Richard Green, NRC
Barry Wood, NRC

10:00 AM

Understanding the uncertainties associated with the Fluke 5128A RHapid Cal portable humidity generator

  Wally Miller Fluke

10:30 AM


11:00 AM

Metrology and Standards to Support Smart, Solid-State Lighting Applications

  Jennifer A. Veitch, Ph.D., NRC Construction

11:30 AM

Use of the binary voltage divider for traceability verifying DC voltage linearity on 8½ digit calibrators and DMMs

  Duane Brown, Measurements International

12:00 PM


1:00 PM

Electrical Measurements on Nanomaterials- Challenges and Opportunities

  Greg Lopinski, NRC

1:30 PM

Closing Address

  Ingrid Ulrich, NCSL International Canada
Alan Steele, NRC

2:00-4:00 PM

Facility Tours, taking in the history of 100 Sussex Drive, the nano metrology laboratories and the security and disruptive technologies laboratories