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Academy Member Receives Award for Research on Lighting Quality

Jennifer Veitch’s work is recognized by the International Commission on Illumination.

Published April 16, 2012

Jennifer Veitch, an environmental psychologist and researcher at the National Research Council of Canada, was awarded the Waldram Gold Pin Award by the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) at its 27th Session in South Africa. CIE is an international organization devoted to information exchange, scientific consensus, and standards documents in all matters related to the science and art of light and lighting. It bestows the Waldram award once every four years for exceptional contributions to applied illuminating engineering research and practice.

Veitch was recognized for her scientific contributions to understanding lighting quality, health, and well-being and the application of this information in lighting and architectural design. At the same meeting, she also began a four-year term as the director of CIE Division 3 (Interior Environment and Lighting Design).