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News Notice
February 6, 2020
Looking Back Through Our Century: February 1956
Following ten years of mining exploration in the region, a major ore body was discovered on February 4, 1956, and a year later Thompson was founded. Named after INCO's chairman, John F. Thompson, the new townsite was designed as a "planned community" following an agreement between the Government of Manitoba and INCO Limited. To learn more, see the full news story.
Sustainability Industry Town Hall hosted by UMEARTH and UMES
A Sustainability Industry Town Hall was held at the University of Manitoba on January 30. The event, organized by UMEARTH and UMES, offered participants a chance to hear from industry experts in a panel discussion for their take on real-world sustainability practices. To learn more, see the full news story.
Volunteer Opportunities
Provincial Engineering and Geoscience Week (PEGW) - Multiple Positions
March is National Engineering Month and, here in Manitoba, PEGW is held to promote engineering and geoscience as career choices, celebrate engineering and geoscience within our province, and to draw attention to the vital role that engineering and geoscience play in our daily lives. This year, PEGW will be recognized from March 1 to March 8 with events taking place at multiple schools within Winnipeg and at Kildonan Place Mall. Volunteers play a vital role in the success of this week and are needed for such events as the Spaghetti Bridge Competition, Association Booth, and Children's Activities. Please review the call for volunteers for full details and times when volunteers are needed.
Rotary Career Symposium - Multiple Positions
The Rotary Career Symposium provides a dynamic venue where students and adults gain valuable information about various education and employment options available in Manitoba, Canada, and even internationally. The Association is looking for volunteers to assist in staffing a booth to promote engineering and geoscience as careers to students, parents, and teachers. The Rotary Career Symposium takes place the evening of Monday, March 16 and during the day on Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18 at the RBC Convention Centre. Please review the call for volunteers for full details and times when volunteers are needed.
Acadia Junior High Science Fair - Judges Needed
Volunteer judges are needed for Wednesday, February 26 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to judge science projects from grades 7 to 9 students. Lunch will be provided for judges. If interested, please contact Andrew Mathewson at amathewson@pembinatrails.ca.
Upcoming Events
Member Engagement Sessions - Future By-law Amendments - Changes to Retired Member Status - February 12, 2020
Council invites all members to participate in an engagement session discussing the requirement to address incongruity between our Act and Bylaws, including By-law changes for 2020. Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba obtained advice from legal counsel regarding the legality of retired categories of membership. It was found that having retired categories is currently in contradiction with the Act. Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba is currently exploring options to eliminate contradictions between the By-laws and the Act while still maintaining services for retired members. We are seeking input from membership to determine the best course of action. For more information and to register, please visit the event page.
Lunch 'n' Learn: Good Guy or Bad Guy - Which One Are You? - February 19, 2020
Join CEO & Registrar, Grant Koropatnick, for a one-hour session where he will explore the topic of good character as it relates to professional practice. For more information and to register, visit the event page. Webinar option also available.
Centennial Speaker Series: Manitoba Hydro High Voltage Test Facility Tour - February 21, 2020
Always wanted to see inside the Manitoba Hydro High Voltage Test Facility? This is your chance! Sign up soon as spots are limited. For more information and to register, visit the event page.
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba Day at FortWhyte Alive - February 22, 2020
As part of our Centennial Celebrations, come check out FortWhyte Alive, admission for all visitors is on us! Join us for a day of hiking, snowshoeing, tobogganing, scavenger hunts, and fresh bannock over the fire. For more information, please visit the event page.
Filipino Members Chapter AGM and Professional Development Seminar - February 29, 2020
Join the Filipino Members Chapter for their Annual General Meeting and attend their professional development seminar. To register online, visit the event page.
Centennial Recognition Gala - April 4, 2020
Only four days left to take advantage of our early bird pricing!
Join us for this once in a lifetime event to celebrate the history of engineering regulation in our province over the last 100 years. Featuring highlights from the past 100 years, an evening of unforgettable entertainment, special Centennial showcase, Bob McDonald from CBC's Quirks and Quarks as our Master of Ceremonies, dance with the Big City All Star Band, and much more! You won't want to miss this event!  Get your tickets now!