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March

EXFO Receives the 2014 Portable Fiber-Optic Test Equipment Market Share Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan

News - According to Frost & Sullivan, a leading global growth consulting firm, EXFO has solidified its first place in 2013 in the overall portable FOTE market with a market share of 38.2%, an 8% gap with its closest competitor. EXFO's close collaboration with customers and the superior quality of its products have helped the company maintain its brand globally in the portable FOTE market. The key performance driver for EXFO has been its focus on portable OTDRs, fiber inspection solutions and optical spectrum analyzers, for which the company has gained incredible momentum in new regions, with more than 100% growth in Brazil and other Latin American countries in 2011 over 2010.

The Entrepreneurs: Quebec firm hard wired to electrical heating business

News - Fuelled by the sustained growth of electrical heating in many housing markets, and buoyed by the success of several in-house product innovations and a slew of acquisitions and expansions — including a plant in China — Ouellet Canada has grown into North America’s leading manufacturer of baseboard heaters and other high-performance electrical heating equipment, supplies and accessories for the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

Université Laval receives STARS gold rating with best performance in Canada

News - Université Laval received the STARS (Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System) gold rating for its strong commitment to sustainable development. This distinction was awarded by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, an organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development, with a membership of more than 1,000 universities worldwide.

Nine Dots Studio will be partnering up with Bandai Namco

News - It was finally announced publicly that Nine Dots will be partnering up with Bandai Namco for GoD Factory: Wingmen.

Next development phase at le Massif de Charlevoix - Sotheby's International Realty Canada partners with mountain real estate development project

News - In continuation with its master plan, Le Massif de Charlevoix today proudly announced its association with Sotheby's International Realty Canada, a world leader in real estate sales and marketing. Daniel Gauthier, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Groupe Le Massif and Le Massif de Charlevoix promoter, firmly believes this association will generate a great deal of interest and significant visibility for the Charlevoix region given the strong presence of this new partner on the world stage. "We are currently working on implementing lodging at the base of the mountain. All details will be unveiled in the near future," confirms Le Massif de Charlevoix.

The city of Québec joins the Electric Circuit - The city plans to install 18 charging stations for electric vehicles

News - The mayor of Québec, Régis Labeaume, and the partners of the Electric Circuit announce that the city of Québec is joining the public charging network and will improve the availability of charging for electric vehicles on its territory. Over the next two years, the city will acquire 18 Level 2 (240 V) charging stations, which will be installed off-street, in municipal lots.

A First in North America: A Tesla Model S Taxicab on the Streets of Quebec City Thanks to 4Degrees

News - 4Degrees, the firm behind the largest eco-responsible Internet colocation centre in Quebec City, has sponsored the very first all-electric Tesla brand taxicab in North America, according to Tesla Motors. "We are very proud to be able to help offer the people of Quebec City this green transportation system, a first in North America. For 4Degrees, this partnership makes perfect sense because energy efficiency is central to our activities. We are also strong advocates of the electric transport network and, among other things, we plan to provide clients and employees with free charging stations for electric cars at our future data centre," points out businessman Martin Bouchard, the initiator of 4Degrees, founder of Copernic and cofounder of Coveo.

Scientists identify protein linked to most common movement disorder

News - A team of researchers from Université Laval and CHU de Québec identified unusually high levels of a certain protein in the brains of people suffering from essential tremor (ET), a movement disorder that affects 4% of the adult population. The discovery, the details of which were published in the most recent edition of the journal Movement Disorders, could lead to an effective treatment for this neurological condition, which is 10 times more prevalent than Parkinson’s disease.

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