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The CNC/CIE is the collective Canadian voice of people interested in the science and art of light and lighting. Membership is open to anyone interested in the any aspect of lighting including vision, photometry, colorimetry, photobiology and the  application of these to the use of light and lighting both indoors and out.



We are sad to announce that Ernest Wotton, a long time member of the CNC/CIE, recently passed away. He first joined the CNC/CIE in the mid 1970’s. As a CNC/CIE member, he regularly challenged CIE and Canadians in CIE to be active advocates for better lighting for all as well as serving as our Division 6 member in the early 1990’s. He continued to attend CNC/CIE meetings until 2008.  Further details on his long career as a lighting practitioner in the Toronto area can be found here.


A service is scheduled for Monday, November 28th at 3PM in the chapel at Trinity College, University of Toronto.

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the CNC/CIE was held in Montreal, at Axis Lighting, on November 8th. The reports  presented at the meeting are available here. The 4th Annual Meeting of SMC-ISO-TC274 Light and Lighting was held in the afternoon.

The new CNC/CIE Code of Procedure is now available. Members are encouraged to review it in order to understand our new structure.

The 2015 Annual Report, including the Division reports, is now available. Members are requested to review the ‘Action Items’ from the Annual Meeting held in Toronto on 20 October 2015.

10th Biennial Joint Meeting of the CNC/CIE and CIE-USA: Toronto, Ontario, October 18th to 20th, 2015. Select presentations and posters from the Technical Session on October 19th are now available. For highlights of the meeting and the work of some of the presenters read these articles in University Affairs and the Canadian Medical Association Journal.


International Year of Light Activities: The CNC/CIE organized several special events to celebrate the International Year of Light (IYL) in 2015 and promote the science and art of light and lighting in Canada. Links to our special events and those of other Canadian organizations as well as many interesting Canadian articles on the IYL Blog can be found here.


CNC/CIE Annual Meeting Reports: Electronic copies of the minutes (now annual reports) for all CNC/CIE meetings, starting in 1957, are now available. Do you remember the first meeting you attended?



CIE Events

4th CIE Expert Symposium on Colour and Visual Appearance and CIE Tutorial on Visual Appearance Fundamentals and Measurement  - September 5-7, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic

This is a joint symposium of CIE Division 1 and Division 2 and will be of interest to those concerned with aspects of the perception and measurement of visual appearance and measurement of the bidirectional reflection and transmission distribution functions of modern materials. For further information visit the symposium website.

New CIE publications

CIE documents available without charge:

CIE TN 003:2015: Report on the First International Workshop on Circadian and Neurophysiological Photometry, 2013

The electronic version of CIE S 017/E: 2011: ILV: International Lighting Vocabulary

CIE Position Statement on CRI and Colour Quality Metrics

Summaries of the latest CIE standards and reports:

For a complete list of CIE publications visit the CIE website. To purchase CIE publications, go to the CIE Webshop.