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Committees

The Association is run by committees consisting of professional volunteers like you. Committees are divided into 4 categories:

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1. The Act

Academic Review

The Academic Review Committee (ARC) is responsible for reviewing the academic credentials of:

  • Applicants who have engineering degrees that are not accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB)
  • All applicants with geoscience-related degrees

They use the Canadian Engineering Qualification Board (CEQB) and geology/geophysics syllabi to compare with international degree programs, and will assign examinations to cover any deficiencies.

ARC is a committee of the Chief Executive Officer and as such, it must follow policy as set by Council, through the Manual of Admissions.

Once the examination process is completed, applicant files are forwarded to the Registration Committee for final ratification.

Continuing Competency

The Continuing Competency Committee (CCC) administers the ProDev program by:

  • Reviewing applications for abatement
  • Making recommendations regarding acceptability and classification of credit hours
  • Reviewing applications for the resumption of unrestricted practice of retired and abated members

The CCC is a committee of Council. All CCC members must be approved by Council. The CCC consists of at least 9 professional members - at least one will be a professional geoscientist and at least one is a member of Council.


Executive

The Executive Committee deals with matters that arise between Council meetings, which are outside the scope of the Chief Executive Officer, but require action before the next Council meeting. The Executive Committee liaises with the Finance Committee and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba.

The Executive Committee is a committee of Council. As such, Council ratifies all actions made by the committee.

Experience Review

The Experience Review Committee verifies the progress of association Interns by reviewing Progress Reports completed by them and their supervisors.

The ERC is a committee of the Chief Executive Officer and implements policy as set by the Council, through the Manual of Admissions. The ERC consists of registered professionals from all engineering and geoscience disciplines.

The ERC meets monthly. After each meeting, committee members respond to the Interns whose reports were reviewed indicating the number of months experience credited towards their pre-registration program requirements. The ERC prepares this information for review by the Registration Committee before registration.

Registration

In addition to hearing appeals from the Experience Review Committee and the Academic Review Committee, the Registration Committee reviews new applications. These include:

  • Pre-Registration applicants
  • Assessment applicants
  • Reinstatement applicants
  • Inter-association mobility applicants
  • Temporary licensees

Detailed analyses of applicant files usually take place at the Academic Review or the Experience Review level (or both).

The Registration Committee is a committee of Council. As such, it must follow Council policy, through the Manual of Admissions. Council must approve all RC members. The Registration Committee consists of members from various disciplines and at least one appointed lay member.


2. Governance

Discipline

Once the Investigation Committee charges an Engineer or Geoscientist in Manitoba, the Discipline Committee holds a hearing in accordance with the procedures outlined in part 10 of the Act and part 14 of the By-laws. The committee then decides whether or not the association member is guilty of professional misconduct or unskilled practice, and if appropriate, make orders regarding the member's actions.

As a committee of Council, the Discipline Committee must follow Council policy. Council must approve all Discipline Committee members. The committee consists of at least 10 members, including:

  • 3 non-members appointed by Council
  • 6 or more members of the association
Investigation

The Investigation Committee (IC) receives and investigates complaints regarding the conduct of members. The IC's goal is to determine whether or not they believe there is sufficient evidence of Professional Misconduct or Unskilled Practice to warrant laying a charge against a member. If the IC determines that there is sufficient evidence they will forward a charge to the Discipline Committee for consideration by that committee. The IC performs the first stage in the 2-step disciplinary process.

The IC is a committee of Council. As such, it must follow policy as set by Council. Council must approve all IC members. The IC consists of registered professionals from varying engineering and geoscience disciplines, as well as at least one lay member. They typically meet on a monthly basis.


3. Support

Keystone Professional

The Keystone Professional Committee is responsible for The Keystone Professional, a magazine intended for members, but which also discusses topics in the public interest. Among other tasks, the committee solicits, writes, and reviews articles.

Heritage

The Heritage Committee aims to:

  • Research, recover, preserve and protect the heritage of engineering and geoscience as it relates to Manitoba
  • Present our heritage to Association members and to the public of Manitoba
  • Work with other groups and organizations that have common objectives
  • Maintain the Heritage Wiki Site

Requests for Information

The Heritage Committee focuses on the people, work and events related to engineering and geoscience that have a connection with Manitoba. We would like to identify the leaders, the experts, their projects (worldwide) and their legacies. To contribute, please contact: heritage@apegm.mb.ca

Framework

The committee operates within the framework identified below:

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Indigenous Professionals Initiative (IPIC)

The Indigenous Professionals Initiative Committee (IPIC) suggests ways to improve opportunities for young indigenous Manitobans to become engineers or geoscientists. The committee develops promotional and educational materials that properly reflect Manitoba's population.


Public Awareness

The Public Awareness Committee enhances the image of the professions. They do this by strategizing and implementing programs which promote the professions to the public, such as through National Engineering and Geoscience Month.

Public Interest Review

The Public Interest Review Committee (PIRC) decides whether an issue is germane to the specialized knowledge and awareness inherent in the professions, and their application, and if such is their determination, whether there is a creditable indication of exposure to a material possibility of danger, loss, injury, or other adverse consequence to the public interest.

When appropriate, they advise the Association Council on advocating for the public in a timely manner, as required by section 3 (c) of The Engineering and Geoscientific Professions Act and in accordance with the terms of reference and policies established by Council.

Women in Engineering (CIPWIE)

The Committee for Increasing the Participation of Women in Engineering (CIPWIE) monitors and works to increase the participation of women in engineering with respect to recruitment, retention, and equity. CIPWIE builds community and promotes diversity through outreach and development activities, research initiatives, and networking opportunities.

Currently, approximately 9% of engineering members are women. Women are an untapped resource who can contribute to the engineering profession and to society through engineering. The 30 by 30 goal is Engineers Canada's commitment to raising the percentage of newly licensed engineers that are women to 30% by the year 2030.

CIPWIE is committed to assisting the Association in achieving the 30 by 30 goal and to understanding and supporting the needs of Manitoba's female engineering cohort. As such, we have created a Mentorship Program that will support women during their engineering education and as they progress through their careers. The Mentorship Program, which follows the upcoming academic year, intends to pair up to 30 - 2nd year female engineering students, one-on-one, with licensed female Professional Engineers to engage them in a formal mentoring relationship with opportunities to ask questions about the profession and share insights into what it's like to be an engineer.

If you are interested in the Program more information can be found in the Mentorship Program Policy Statement or Informational Poster. To register as a Mentor for the 2015/2016 Program year, please complete the registration form, prior to September 25, 2015.

The committee holds monthly meetings and Professionals and Interns of all genders are welcome to serve on this committee and/or volunteer for events.


4. Public Perception

Awards

The Awards Committee receives recommendations and selects members of the association to be recognized for their excellence by the Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba, Engineers Canada, and Geoscientists Canada.

Engineering & Geoscience Week

Committee members help organize Provincial Engineering and Geoscience Week, held annually across Canada as part of the larger National Engineering Month. During March, Canadian youth see what makes engineering or geoscience an exciting and fun career choice. The week is also a chance for them to match their skills and interests with one of the many engineering or geoscience disciplines.

Ingenium

Committee members help organize the association's annual Ingenium conference, where great minds meet to form great ideas.

Salary Research

The Salary Research Committee prepares the annual online Salary Survey, which presents the compensation received by Association members, including interns who are employed in Manitoba. The survey reflects members' salaries from the previous year. As such, this report provides information on salaries, education, benefits, and the workplace.

Sports & Social

The Sports and Social Committee organizes and conducts sporting and social events to encourage members to network. The Committee promotes a sense of community and pride in the profession. The annual Making Links Engineering Classic Golf Tournament is the largest event.



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If you would like to learn about serving on a Committee please contact volunteer@apegm.mb.ca.
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