What is Conductivity?

Electric Conductivity is a quite a comprehensive and difficult subject and there are many publications that cover the topic in depth. For the purpose of this article, we will discuss the fundamentals of conductivity to give you a basic understanding of conductivity and conductivity meters. With the introduction of the SI (International Systems of Units), […] ... Read More

10 Effective Steps to Gain Productivity in the Lab

Productivity: the effectiveness of productive effort, especially in industry, as measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input. So how do we achieve this? You may be thinking… that’s easier said than done! Lets discover 10 effective ways to increase your productivity in the lab. 1. Begin your day planned out Time starts […] ... Read More

CASE STUDY: BGC Engineering

BGC Engineering Inc. is an international consulting firm that provides professional services in applied earth sciences, based on a specialized appreciation of the impacts of geology on engineered structures. BGC is composed of over 375 professional engineers, geoscientists, technicians and support staff based in offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia; […] ... Read More

Westlab enters multi-year partnership with Calgary Area School Boards

Westlab enters a multi-year partnership with Calgary Area School Boards to bring a culture of innovation & discovery to science labs.   We are pleased to announce a science lab outfit & supply partnership with schools in Calgary & surrounding area. “The Westlab brand is a perfect fit for secondary science labs” says Raymond Price, […] ... Read More

How to identify a highly effective laboratory technician

Highly efficient laboratory technicians are individuals that are in high demand today’s laboratories as they are people that roll-out the red carpet for great lab management, organisation, efficiency, coordination and most of all great academic outcome. In this article, we are reaching out to organisations with laboratories that are looking to recruit a new laboratory […] ... Read More

How To Save Time in the Laboratory – Ten Tips

Highly Successful laboratory personnel know that time is a precious commodity in the day to day operation of a lab. There is nothing more valuable than time – whilst money can be lost and made again, time can never be reclaimed! Here are 10 tips that could help you regain time in your laboratory: Measure […] ... Read More

Key Budgeting Tips for Saving Money in Your Laboratory

Documenting a budget is a great starting point when given the job to supervise the expenditure for your laboratory. Managing a budget in a laboratory can be an overwhelming task as there is responsibility and accountability expected of persons responsible.  While you don’t receive any more money by budgeting, it allows you to maximize and […] ... Read More

Key Aspects to Consider when Purchasing Gloves

There is more to a great nitrile glove than meets the eye. In this article, we have outlined some key aspects of a nitrile glove to assist you with purchasing the right glove for your application. Thickness The thickness of a nitrile glove can contribute to the comfort, dexterity, toughness and elasticity of the glove. […] ... Read More

A Guide to Chemicals and Chemical Grades

Almost every laboratory uses chemicals in one form or another. Knowing where to buy them, what grade to purchase, and what labelling is required can be confusing. This guide will help you navigate some of those challenges: Chemical Grades Most laboratory chemicals are labelled with a grade which generally indicates the purity of the chemical. […] ... Read More

The Power of TEAMWORK in the Laboratory

TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More. This popular acronym is very true, but in reality, how does it work and what application does it have to your laboratory? To find out we turned to our own team for ideas and this is what they said…. Have a common purpose and goal The concept of a lone […] ... Read More

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