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News Notice
February 20, 2020
Looking Back Through Our Century: February 1956
In February of 1956, the Association's first president M.A. Lyons, was honored in Toronto when he was made the first life member of the Manitoba Association of Professional Engineers. On February 23, 2018, the Association hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the expansion to the second floor where a boardroom was named after our first president from 1920 as well as other Manitoba Engineering Trailblazers. For more info, see the news story.
Probe Research Focus Group
As part of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba's member engagement regarding upcoming by-law changes, we are conducting a focus group through a third party, Probe Research. Please be advised that members may be contacted by Probe Research to be a part of the focus group.
UofM Design for Engineering Applications (IDEA) Program Now Accepting Project Submissions
The UofM IDEA Program is an integral part of the Faculty of Engineering's approach to developing design-ready engineering graduates. The IDEA Program works with industry partners to provide groups of students an opportunity to apply their engineering education in a final-year engineering design course, commonly referred to as a Capstone Design course. For more information, see the full news story.
Volunteer Opportunities
Rotary Career Symposium - Multiple Positions
The Association is still looking for volunteers to assist in staffing a booth to promote engineering and geoscience as careers to students, parents, and teachers at this year's Rotary Career Symposium. Volunteers are needed for Tuesday, March 17 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Please review the call for volunteers for full details and times when volunteers are needed.
Destination Imagination Engineering Challenge
Destination Imagination is a program that encourages children to use their problem-solving skills and ability to work as a team to develop a solution to a challenge. Teams were challenged to build a bridge made only out of duct tape and playing cards, and must move weights across the bridge to demonstrate its strength. Judges are needed the evening of March 11 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to judge the team challenge. Please contact Dawn Sutherland at 204-470-3551 by text or email at dawn.sutherland@umanitoba.ca for more information.
The Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF)
CEMF is looking for volunteer judges who can sit on a judging panel to review applications for the 2020 Scholarships. Scholarship winners will act as ambassadors for the profession and are selected based on leadership, volunteerism and their ability to serve as a role model for others. The time commitment as a judge is approximately three hours, with most of the work done by email and teleconference. If you are interested in serving as a judge for the 2020 scholarships, email your interest to Volunteer@EngGeoMB.ca.
Upcoming Events
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 this Saturday! Join us for some hiking, snowshoeing, tobogganing, scavenger hunts, and fresh bannock over the fire. For more information, visit the event page.
W.O.M.E.N Networking Paint Night - February 27, 2020
Women of Manitoba Engineering Network (W.O.M.E.N.) is hosting a networking paint night! Join them for a guided paint night while networking with fellow engineering students and professionals. For more information and to purchase your ticket, visit the event page.
PEGW - Children's Activities - March 1 and 8, 2020
Drop by Kildonan Place with your budding engineers or geoscientists during Provincial Engineering and Geoscience Week (PEGW) for a chance to have some science fun; from building structures out of gumdrops, to bridging a raging river using straws, and even digging for cool minerals and building a working circuit, there's something for everyone. For more information event page.
PEGW - 2020 Spaghetti Bridge Competition - March 3-7, 2020
As part of Provincial Engineering and Geoscience Week (PEGW) our annual Spaghetti Bridge Competition, in support of Winnipeg Harvest, returns from Tuesday, March 3, to Saturday, March 7. Students in K - Grade 12 compete to build the strongest bridge using just pasta and white or wood glue, then watch as we test it to destruction! The builder(s) of the strongest bridge in each grade category win a cash prize, as well as being in for the chance to win the grand prize! Entry into the Spaghetti Bridge Competition is free, but pre-registration is encouraged. For more information on the competition, the prizes, and how to register, see the Spaghetti Bridge webpage.
Centennial Give Back - Siloam Mission - March 19, 2020
Want to give to Winnipeg's less fortunate? As part of the Association's Centennial Celebrations we have arranged an evening at Siloam Mission to assist with sorting in the Donation Centre. With hundreds of donations a year, volunteers will assist with sorting and organizing of clothing and personal items, that will help the users of Siloam's services. For more information and to register, see the event page.
Centennial Recognition Gala - April 4, 2020
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!
18th Biennial CCWESTT Conference - May 21-23, 2020
Registration is now open for the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) Conference. For more information and to register, see the event page.