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News Notice
April 21, 2022

Thank You To Our Volunteers!
April 17 - 23 marks National Volunteer Appreciation Week, and Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba would like to take this time to thank our volunteers for their hard work and dedication. This year's national volunteer appreciation campaign slogan is "Volunteering Is Empathy In Action, Volunteers Bring Heart To Canada's Communities". Thank you to our volunteers who either sit on Council, committees, task groups, chapters, and/or assist with our special events, we are grateful for your contribution to the Association. Your empathy, compassion, and generosity create connected communities and builds a stronger Manitoba! For information about National Volunteer Week, please visit their website for more details.

Learn New Skills with Lunch 'n' Learns
The Association will be hosting a series of in-person lunch 'n' learn sessions this May and June, offering attendees the opportunity to build on the knowledge they have gained from completing the online learning modules and providing a forum for group discussion. The first session on Wednesday, May 4, will explore the topic of professionalism, and will be followed by sessions in June on the Code of Ethics and good character. For more information on this series, including the optional lunch add on, please visit the event listing.

And the Survey Says... - Study Focuses on where the Engineering and Geoscientific Community is at in Dealing with Climate Change
BRACE-ing for the future of climate change in Manitoba: The Winnipeg Free Press discusses the importance of the Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise initiative (BRACE) program, the interest from local Engineers and Geoscientists, and how Manitoba's Climate Resilience Training (MCRT) is focusing on climate risk assessment and adaptation strategies. To read the whole article, please visit the Winnipeg Free Press.
Volunteer Opportunities
Join representatives from Engineers of Tomorrow and Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba to learn more about the Engineer-in-Residence (EIR) program now operating in Manitoba. This free program links school teachers with engineering volunteers who provide regular in-class or virtual activities to support the curriculum and engage students with a world of engineering. Check out the upcoming information session on April 26, 2022, and visit the event page for details.
Tetra is a non-profit organization that assists individuals with disabilities to help them gain greater independence, quality of life and inclusion, by matching up volunteers and clients to design and build customized assistive devices. Tetra is always looking for volunteers who are interested in working with the clients to help them overcome a particular mobility related obstacle. For more information about how to volunteer, please contact the Tetra Society.

Professional Development Opportunities

Join EngGeoMB's Director of Professional Standards, Mike Gregoire, P.Eng., FEC, for this in-person lunch 'n' learn session exploring the topic of professionalism. Intended to deepen learning and provide a forum for group discussion, all attendees are required to have completed the online learning module 'Introduction to Professionalism' prior to this event. To get started with e-learning, practitioners can click here to access the modules via the Quick Links tab. For more information on this event please visit the event listing.

In this half-day course, participants will review the factors that govern cladding requirements in the Manitoba Building Code. This includes how Spatial Separation, Building Height and Non-Combustible Construction, and related standards address fire spread from building to building and on the exterior of a building. For more information, please visit the event page.

Join Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba's Director, Equity and Representation, Lisa Stepnuk, EIT, for this one-hour virtual session which will explore some of the research on intersectional gender biases that exist in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) education e.g. early gender gaps in math and English, present some Manitoba statistics on gender ratio imbalance in engineering and its high school pre-requisites, and more. 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.