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News Notice
February 29, 2024
2024 Issue of The Keystone Professional Now Available
The 2024 Keystone Professional - Vol. 1 is now available to view online. Practitioners who have opted to receive a physical copy will receive them in the mail shortly.

New Chapter for Military Engineers and Geoscientists
An Association member is working to establish a new membership chapter for veteran and current military Association members. He is currently asking for an interest email from members that are interested in joining a Military Chapter and for members willing to help develop the chapter constitution and hold executive positions. The goal of the chapter is to provide networking opportunities, support, advocacy, and a sense of community for EngGeoMB members with military experience (e.g., active, reserve, domestic, international). Please reach out to David Collette at David@SubstratumGroup.com for more information and to get involved.

Participate in the Public Review of Proposed Changes to the 2020 National Model Codes
The Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC) is inviting the public to take part in the fourth public review of proposed changes to the 2020 editions of the National Model Codes. The public review will run from February 27 to April 29, 2024. Those interested in participating in the review can access the proposed changes on the CBHCCs website and provide feedback. For more information, please contact the CBHCC at CBHCCSecretary-SecretaireCCHCC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.

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 take place Sunday March 17, 2024, to Thursday March 21, 2024, 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.

Upcoming Events
PEGW - 2024 Spaghetti Bridge Competition - Registration Closes Tomorrow!
As part of Provincial Engineering and Geoscience Week (PEGW) our annual Spaghetti Bridge Competition, in support of Winnipeg Harvest, returns from Monday, March 18, to Thursday, March 21, 2024. Students in K - Grade 12 compete to build the strongest truss using just pasta and white or wood glue, then watch as we test it to destruction! The builder(s) of the strongest truss in each class wins a prize and a donation will be made to Harvest Manitoba based on the cumulative load that all of the trusses hold. In 2023, the Association donated $18,661.50! Entry into the 2024 Spaghetti Bridge Competition is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information on the competition, the prizes, and how to register, please see the Spaghetti Bridge webpage.

EngGeoMB March Council Meeting - March 7, 2024
Council invites professional members, interns, students, and any resident of the province of Manitoba to come and observe the March Council meeting. To register, please email the Secretary of your intention to attend the meeting. The deadline to register is March 6, 2024, at 12:30 p.m. For more information, please see the event listing.

Problem Solving Anti-Harassment Practices and Policies for Remote Site Work - March 18, 2024
Following important discussions to stop workplace harassment on multi-party sites, participants have requested further discussions around best practices to prevent harassment and increase safety for remote site work. Join the Manitoba 2030 Coalition and lawyers Jennifer Sokal and Allie Moar for a solutions-oriented discussion of actual remote work scenarios, the challenges, possible solutions, and the legal liability for managers and employers. For more information and to register, please see the event listing.

The Chinese Members Chapter Presents: Annual General Meeting, Learning, and Dinner - March 9, 2024
The Chinese Members Chapter is thrilled to announce their upcoming Annual General Meeting to its members. This event will feature a keynote speech delivered by a distinguished guest speaker, and to enhance the overall experience, a dinner will be served throughout the evening. For more information and to register for this event, please see the event listing.