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News Notice
March 31, 2022

2022 Spaghetti Bridge Competition: A Smashing Success!
With impressive loads and enthusiastic students, the 2022 Spaghetti Bridge Competition marked another successful year for this annual Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba event. While streaming live on March 23, Association volunteers broke 143 trusses that were designed by 286 Manitoba students ranging from grade 3 to grade 12. The strongest bridge this year was built was made by a group of grade 7 students from Bruce Middle School holding an impressive weight of 172.6 kg. To read more about this year's event, please click the news story.

Role of the Validators in the CBA System
The Association has improved its registration process to provide a more equitable, transparent, consistent, and efficient process for applicants. Validators play a key role in competency-based assessments and would benefit from learning the updated process in the steps towards professional registration. A virtual information session took place on March 24, 2022, which allowed supervisors and managers who anticipated validating applicants' work to learn more about the validator role and ask any questions they had of the Association's Admissions Team. A recording of this session is now available. For more information, please visit the news story.
Three 90-minute courses which explore climate change resilience in infrastructure are now available to view online, having been hosted by the Association as part of the Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) program. The BRACE program's main goal is to address one of the critical barriers, currently limiting action to reduce climate change impacts in Canada, which is knowledge and tools and the appropriate capacity to apply them effectively. For more information regarding the courses, please visit the news story

Volunteer Opportunities

Manitoba Schools Science Symposium (MSSS)
MSSS is Manitoba's largest science fair and is taking place virtually from Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24, 2022. Students from grades 4 to 12 will showcase their projects for a chance to win medals, awards, and scholarships. The Association is looking for volunteers to assist in judging engineering and geoscience projects for the Association's Special Awards. Volunteers can be a P.Eng., P.Geo., or an Intern with strong communication skills, ability to work well with others, and must be flexible. The ability to judge projects in French is an asset. Please see the call for volunteers for details.

Professional Development Opportunities

Co-Working Sessions for Interns Who Are Women and Gender-Diverse - April 14, 2022
As part of the Association's strategic commitment to achieve Council policy End 5: Practitioners Reflect the Diversity of the Public, Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba is launching support co-working sessions for women and gender-diverse interns. Learn more about this session and register online via the event listing.  

In this virtual 60-minute session, attendees will be introduced to the key ingredients to ensure electronic document reliability from a legal perspective, the different signature technologies available on the market and the varying levels of reliability of each, what is specific about EngGeoMB's digital signature certificates, its benefits, and how it is used to authenticate professional work products in accordance with EngGeoMB Guidelines for Use of Professional Seal. For more information, please visit the event page.  

The Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO) 2022 Virtual Symposium is an opportunity to engage with fellow practitioners regarding issues affecting geoscience practice. We present four themes pertinent to everyone: intersectionality of Reconciliation with diversity and inclusion, professionalism, communication, and sustainability and climate change. Learn more about this symposium and register online via the event listing.

Looking for more online training opportunities? Click here to access a full listing of training delivered online.