11 Results for tag Education

The STEM Global Movement

STEM does not simply refer to teaching of those disciplines, but also looks at a different approach in the way they are taught. STEM focuses on creating an environment where students can solve real-world problems using their creativity. With the topic of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) gaining a lot of traction globally of […] ... Read More

The 4 New Elements on the Periodic Table

In June of 2016, it was publicly announced that the periodic table will have four new elements added to it. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has worked with the laboratories that discovered the elements to name them and then released the new periodic table for a five-month public review period which […] ... 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

VCS Completes New K-12 Facility

Celebrating their 70th year of operation as one of Vancouver’s most renowned Christian Schools, VCS will be opening the doors to a brand new k-12 facility in the city of Vancouver for the 2018-2019 school year. Housed within this facility, Vancouver Christian School is proud to offer state of the art learning centers where students […] ... Read More

Creating a Feasibility Study for a new STEM Education Facility

There are many areas to consider when preparing a feasibility study for a new STEM facility at your school. Depending on the size of the project you are undertaking, the process will involve some of the following steps; Brainstorming, Concepts, Costing, Drawing, and Presentation. Presenting a great feasibility plan with your ideas and costings is […] ... Read More

How to build STEM spaces while adhering to budget constraints

The Challenge Building a STEM space at your school can be a challenge, especially if you have budgetary constraints. There are many ways to create your STEM space without spending excessive amounts of money. In this article, we go over some strategies you can initiate to design an effective STEM space without having to build […] ... Read More

LED vs Halogen – What is the best lighting for your microscope?

There are many choices when buying a microscope in the 21st century and “lighting” is one of them. In this article, we look at the differences between LED and Halogen lighting to assist you with the best outcome for your application. LED Lighting LED (Light Emitting Diode) is the latest technology with many advantages. They consume […] ... Read More

Where to begin with a new STEM education facility, especially when you’re behind the wave?

Building a STEM facility at your school can be a daunting task, especially if you feel you are running behind the STEM wave. At Westlab, we are continually supporting schools across Canada to assist them in creating world-class STEM education facilities. In this article, we offer some ideas on how you can catch up with […] ... Read More

4 Attributes that Make a Great 1st and 2nd Year University Laboratory

A 1st and 2nd year laboratory in a university is a large teaching space that can accommodate up to 150 students. When you’re dealing with that many students, it is imperative that you consider layout and resources to ensure an efficient and effective teaching environment. In this article, we look at 4 attributes that assist in creating […] ... Read More

The advantages of modular benching verses fixed cabinetry in today’s pharmaceutical, pathology, education and quality assurance laboratories

  Not all laboratories are the same. In fact, there are several laboratory types, and each has their unique purpose, advantages and constraints. However, one of the commonalities across all laboratory types is the need for practical and durable cabinetry. Likely, the days of building a fixed laboratory system from cabinetry are quickly becoming a […] ... Read More

Is Dissecting Specimens Ethical?

This is a very interesting question that we come across a bit, so we thought we would write an article to better understand each side.   One of the main concerns today with animal dissections is ethics. Is it right to kill animals for the purpose of research? At what point does technology become advanced […] ... Read More

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