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News Notice
March 2, 2023
Meet Michael Gregoire, P.Eng., FEC: Acting CEO, Registrar, and Secretary of EngGeoMB
As of January 7, 2023, Michael Gregoire, P.Eng., MBA, FEC, has assumed the duties of the CEO, Registrar, and Secretary on a temporary basis. We've put together a Q+A interview introducing you to Michael Gregoire, including information about his background in education, his career, and his thoughts on his new role as CEO, Registrar, and Secretary of the Association. To read the full interview, please see our news story.

Permit Dispute Resolution Regulation & Performance Standards Regulation
The Building Permitting Improvement Act received Royal Assent on May 20, 2021. In order to implement the changes in Schedules A and B of the Act, the Department of Labour and Immigration is proposing the creation of two new regulations: The Permit Dispute Resolution Regulation, under The Permit Dispute Resolution Act, and The Performance Standards Regulation, under The Buildings and Mobile Homes Act. This project will be available for public comment until 11:59 pm on April 3, 2023. For more information, and to read the proposed regulations, please read our news story.

Volunteer Opportunities
PEGW Volunteers - Multiple Volunteers Needed
Provincial Engineering and Geoscience Week (PEGW) is held to promote engineering and geoscience as career choices, celebrate engineering and geoscience within our province. This year in-person PEGW events return and will take place Sunday March 19, 2023, to Thursday March 23, 2023, with events such as Children's Activities and the Spaghetti Bridge Competition. To make these events successful we will require multiple volunteers. For full details on available volunteer opportunities and to sign up please see the full call for volunteers.

Professional Geoscientist Needed
The Nominating Committee is looking for a professional geoscientist to join the committee, to assist in identifying councillor candidates for the 2023-2024 Council election. The professional geoscientist should be well-connected with other professional members, have an understanding of governance, succession planning, board/Council functions, and have experience in the field of Human Resources. The Nominating Committee meets approximately four times between the months of April and June, with meetings typically lasting for an hour. For more information on this opportunity please see the full call for volunteers or contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

Introduction to Geothermal Engineering and Energy Modelling - March 6 or 9, 2023
Ground-Source Heat Pump (GSHP) technology provides Manitoba the opportunity to heat and cool our buildings and power our vehicles electrically without burning fossil fuels. Poor design and installations have created a perception that GSHP systems are expensive and unreliable. However, it has been shown to be reliable, efficient, and cost effective when properly designed and installed. This course is both an introduction to geothermal engineering and to the importance of energy modelling in its proper design and implementation. To register for the course, please see our event listing. If you are unable to attend this course at this time, you can register for the same course that takes place on March 9, 2023 via our event listing. This course is delivered as part of the Manitoba Climate Resilience Training (MCRT) Infrastructure Project. For further courses being offered, see the online events calendar.

Westman Chapter In-Person Seminar - March 10, 2023
The EngGeoMB Westman Chapter is hosting a seminar on March 10, 2023, at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. The cost to attend is $20 and lunch will be included. The seminar will include a presentation on Ethics, Guidelines, and Practice Notes by Mike Gregoire, P.Eng., Director of Professional Standards and Acting CEO and Registrar, and on Competency-Based Assessment by Anjanette Zielinski, Director of Admissions. For more information about the seminar, please see the event listing.

Building Code: Renovations and Upgrading to Existing Buildings - March 24, 2023
This session covers the City of Winnipeg Building Bylaw, the Manitoba Building Code, and the Manitoba Fire Code requirements that pertain to renovations and upgrading of existing buildings in the City of Winnipeg. The session will also review the Richardson Report, which can be applied to the rehabilitation and change of use of some existing buildings. For more information about this event and to register, please see the event listing.