The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is pleased to announce that James Lim, an electrical engineer from Edmonton, Alberta, has been selected to represent Canada at the upcoming International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Young Professional Workshop that is being held in Busan, Republic of Korea from October 22-24, 2018.
Mr. Lim was chosen by a selection committee at SCC to represent Canada at the upcoming IEC General Meeting following a competition that was open to managers, engineers and technicians aged 20-35 who have an education in or work experience in electric or electronic engineering/technology, as well as experience developing or working with standards or involvement in conformity assessment activities.
Mr. Lim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta and works as a Regulatory Approvals Specialist for company nVent Thermal Canada Ltd., an electrical company that serves the needs of primarily industrial and commercial clients. He submitted a video (below) to SCC where he explained why he would be the best choice to represent Canada in Busan, South Korea this October and how standards impact innovation within his organization. The video impressed the selection committee and he won the coveted position to represent Canada. Mr. Lim’s managers at nVent fully support his involvement in the upcoming IEC events.
As winner of SCC’s Young Professionals Workshop competition, Mr. Lim will be part of the Canadian delegation at the 82nd International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) General Meeting to be held in Busan, South Korea this October. Mr. Lim will join other young professionals from around the world who are beginning their careers in electrotechnical standardization and conformance. The Young Professionals Workshop aims to encourage young professionals to participate in shaping the future of standardization and conformity assessment.
In South Korea, Mr. Lim will learn about IEC’s standards development processes and Conformity Assessment Systems; network with electrotechnical professionals from around the world; observe and participate in technical meetings to see how standards are developed; and sit-in on IEC management committee meetings to develop a better understanding of policy decision-making in standardization.