The Toronto Section has an active calendar that includes various educational courses as well as multiple opportunities to network and socialize with industry peers. To keep abreast with our upcoming events follow the calendar below.

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Fundamentals of Lighting Spring Session 2021 @ Virtual ( Online Virtual Link will be sent to Registrants by Email)
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – May 27 @ 9:30 pm
Fundamentals of Lighting Spring Session 2021 @ Virtual ( Online Virtual Link will be sent to Registrants by Email)

Due to COVID 19. This Session will be held Virtually for 10 sessions, once a week on Thursday evening 6:30pm to 8:00pm starting March 25th through May 27th 2021.

Fundamentals of Lighting is an introductory course comprised of 10 full sessions of instructions, quizzes, a final exam, and a project. Fundamentals of Lighting Certificate will be Issued by the IES Toronto Education Section after completion of course work and virtual classroom attendance.

Schedule : 

Module 1 History – Thursday March 25th 2021 (6:30pm – 8:00pm)
Module 3 Daylight – Thursday April 1st 2021 (6:30pm – 8:00pm)
Module 2 Sources – Thursday April 8th 2021 (6:30pm – 9:30pm)
Module 3 Luminaires – Thursday April 15th 2021 (6:30pm – 8:00pm)
Module 5 Controls – Thursday April 22nd 2021 (6:30pm – 8:00pm)
Module 6 Photometrics -Thursday April 29th 2021 (6:30pm – 8:00pm)
Module 7 Codes – Thursday May 6th 2021 (6:30pm – 8:00pm)
Module 8 Design – Thursday May 13th 2021 (6:30pm – 8:00pm)
Module 9 Interior – Thursday May 20th 2021 (6:30pm – 8:00pm)
Module 10 Exterior – Thursday May 27th 2021 (6:30 – 8:00pm)

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Webinar: US and Canada Safety Requirements for Photo-Voltaic (solar) Luminaire Systems
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Fee : Free (Virtual on ZOOM)

PV luminaire systems offer wide-ranging benefits with limited, but not insignificant, potential safety risks. Well-designed systems will help with climate change, energy conservation, economic well-being, and social equity. These systems are being deployed in greater numbers and variety in both residential and commercial applications. UL 8801 is intended to guide this deployment with safeguards that prevent serious negative outcomes while allowing for innovation and market opportunity. This presentation will provide an overview of proposed US and Canada safety requirements for PV luminaire systems.

SPEAKER: Michael Shulman
Michael ShulmanMichael Shulman is a UL principal engineer for lighting equipment, with technical oversight for UL standards and certification programs for portable, low voltage, underwater, and emergency lighting. He is a member of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code Means of Egress Technical Committee, and a regular contributor to the National Electrical Code. Over his 40 year UL career, the last 25 of which have been focused on lighting equipment, he has been on the forefront of innovative technologies and the certification programs needed to service them, including Field Evaluations, Hazard Based Safety Engineering, LEDs, organic LEDs, Low Voltage Suspended Ceiling Grid Power Distribution, and Power over Ethernet. With the support of UL’s PV module subject matter experts, he developed the UL 8801 Outline of Investigation for PV-Powered Luminaires as an outgrowth of his work with low voltage lighting and battery-equipped emergency luminaires.
Michael was raised in the Chicago area, started his UL career at the UL Northbrook office and then relocated to the California Bay Area in 1981. He is a former small town mayor and school board president, with lengthy tenures in both city and school governance. His children are now young adults living elsewhere in California.

Technical Luncheon
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Technical Luncheon
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Technical Luncheon
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Technical Luncheon
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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