National Research Council’s Jennifer Veitch Receives IES Medal

August 17, 2018

Dr. Jennifer Veitch, the principal research officer at the National Research Council of Canada, received the IES Medal at the 2018 Annual Conference earlier this month in recognition of meritorious technical achievement that has conspicuously furthered the profession, art or knowledge of illuminating engineering.

Veitch is best known for her work applying psychological science to issues of concern to lighting manufacturers, designers and the general public. She is a global leader in establishing relationships between the indoor luminous environment and occupant health and well-being.

Veitch has translated her research into national and international standards, such as her lighting quality model, encouraging a balance between human needs, architectural needs and economic/energy goals. The model has been widely disseminated, including in the IES Handbook and RP-1, via IALD, and now as a proposed part of the CIE International Lighting Vocabulary.

Veitch was named an IES Fellow in 2003, has volunteered as chair of the Medal Committee and Board of Fellows, and continues to serve on the Standards and Light and Health Committees. She is also active with the CIE, IEEE, American Psychological Association, International Association for Applied Psychology, and Canadian Psychological Association.

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