[Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba - Ingenium Conference 2018]


[Jonathan Epp, P.Eng., FEC]

Ingenium is an opportunity for us to collaborate as fellow professionals to better both ourselves and the professions by coming together to share ideas, learn, and network.

This year's keynote sessions focus on the pursuit of new knowledge. The morning keynote, Disruptive Innovation by Jim Harris, will encourage us to think outside the box, and to look outwards. The lunch keynote, Unconscious Bias by Jaclyn Henkelman, P.Eng., will encourage self-reflection, and us to look inwards. Whether we are looking outwards or inwards, the search for new knowledge and understanding is what makes us better professionals.

On behalf of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba, I would like to thank you for taking the time to better both yourself and the professions by attending. I wish you all the best in your pursuits.

Jonathan Epp, P.Eng., FEC
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba President

Greetings From Government

Message from the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

[Honourable Janice C. Filmon, C.M., O.M.]

As the Queen's representative in Manitoba, I am pleased to welcome delegates to Winnipeg for Ingenium 2018, the annual conference hosted by Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba.

This international conference provides a valuable opportunity for delegates to network, build knowledge and foster working relationships that strengthen the entire industry and contribute to scientific excellence.

As you know, engineering and geosciences are critical components of scientific advancement and economic development. Your participation at this conference will help you contribute to these important areas of study and practice, while reaffirming your shared commitment to professional excellence.

I believe visiting delegates will soon discover why Manitoba is such a wonderful place to live, work, study and play, something to which resident delegates can attest. As you come together for Ingenium 2018, I wish you a pleasant visit and a productive conference.

The Honourable Janice C. Filmon, C.M., O.M.
Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

A Message from the Premier

[The Honourable Brian Pallister]

On behalf of all Manitobans, I extend my warmest greetings to those attending Ingenium - the 2018 Annual Conference of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba. For those visiting from outside our province welcome to Manitoba. Bienvenue au Manitoba. Bienvenue a Winnipeg.

I note the theme of this year's conference is "Where great minds meet to form great ideas". That is certainly apt, as this year's event brings more than 400 participants from all over Canada and the United States. It is a tremendous opportunity for those attending to form relationships, exchange views and improve scientific excellence.

Successfully hosting an annual event as large and informative as Ingenium requires the efforts of a skilled and dedicated team. I join all Manitobans in thanking Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba for making this year's conference a reality.

The Honourable Brian Pallister
Premier of Manitoba

Mayor's Message

[Mayor Brian Bowman]

I am pleased to welcome delegates to the 2018 Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba Annual Conference. Ingenium celebrates the engineering and geoscience professionals in Manitoba and across the country who Make Life Work Better. I want to recognize and thank the volunteers and organizers whose work made this Conference possible - each year their efforts lay the groundwork for enlightening sessions and collaboration.

Your conference theme - Where Great Minds Meet to Form Great Ideas - showcases the networking opportunities at Ingenium, as well as the innovation and scientific excellence that define your professions. You will hear from disrupters, accountability experts, and risk managers. You will have an opportunity to learn about ways to identify and control bias and expand communication and feedback to enhance your work. Along with the other great seminars and social opportunities where you will have a chance to exchange personal insights and best practices, Ingenium can refresh your perspective and your practice.

In addition to the Conference activities, I hope that you will have a chance to enjoy all that Winnipeg has to offer including the thought-provoking Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the thrilling Journey to Churchill polar bear exhibit, our vibrant Exchange District, and the Forks National Historic Site a meeting site for indigenous people for thousands of years. On behalf of the City of Winnipeg I want to extend my best wishes for a great conference. Welcome to Winnipeg!

Mayor Brian Bowman
City of Winnipeg

A Message from the Minister

[Honourable Blaine Pedersen]

I am pleased to welcome delegates to Winnipeg for the Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba annual conference.

Ingenium 2018 will give you the opportunity to network and share ideas with your fellow engineers and geoscientists from across North America, encouraging the growth and development of this important profession.

Every day, we make significant advances in the geoscience and engineering sectors. This is due, in no small part, to your insight, skill and professionalism.

By participating in this conference, you are making positive contributions to your own professional development and the development of others in the industry, while upholding the values of scientific excellence. I wish you a pleasant stay in our province and every success in the future.

Honourable Blaine Pedersen
Minister, Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade

Professional Development Seminars

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Ground Floor, North Building, RBC Convention Centre

[Schedule Timetable]

Keynote Sessions

Morning Keynote - Fast Future: Disruptive Innovators
Disruptive Innovation is affecting most industries. Uber is worth more than every taxi cab company in North America combined. Tesla, which produced 100,000 cars in 2017, is worth more than GM, which turned out 10 million. Skype facilitates more international long-distance calls than all the world major telephone companies added together. Netflix blindsided Blockbuster. In China, 15 trillion dollars of cashless payment transactions were made using smartphones in 2017 - and not a single bank is involved! Alipay (the financial arm of Alibaba) has 54% of the market and WeChat, an app, has 40%.

This provocative, fun, interactive, dynamic session will examine how technologies are reshaping entire industries and challenging conventional business models. What are the implications for engineers and geoscientists in Manitoba? And it's not just about technology - ultimately, it's about people. If the rate of change outside your organization is greater than the rate of change inside your organization disaster is imminent. Your organization needs to be changing as fast as customer preferences are changing, technology is changing and as fast as new competitors are entering your market. Learn practical, proven tips, techniques and strategies to cope with the challenges of change.
[Jim Harris]
Jim Harris
Jim Harris is a one of North America's foremost thought leaders, management consultants, and authors on disruptive innovation. Association magazine ranked him as one of the nation's top ten speakers. He works internationally conducting strategic planning sessions with executive teams focusing on future trends, smart technologies and cities, mitigating risk, employee engagement, and change.

Jim's last book, Blindsided! is published in 80 countries worldwide, is a #1 international bestseller, and was named one of the best business books of the year by a number of organizations. His second book, The Learning Paradox, was nominated for the National Business Book Award, and has appeared on numerous bestseller lists. Books for Business ranked it as one of the top 10 business books in North America. Mr. Harris co-authored the national bestseller The 100 Best Companies to Work for in Canada. As a management consultant, Mr. Harris works with leading businesses, Fortune 500 companies, and organizations aspiring to join these ranks. From 1992-1996 he represented the Covey Leadership Center in Canada teaching Dr. Stephen Covey's work, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

Lunch Keynote - Unconscious Bias
Even the most well-meaning person unwittingly allows unconscious thoughts and feelings to influence seemingly objective decisions. If our decision-making is being driven by things that we're not aware of, it might go in directions that we didn't necessarily intend. For example, if our bias is causing us to only hire people like us, or to only promote people like us, then that is where bias can begin to impact the larger organization.

The practical advantage of diversity boils down to this: a group of people with different perspectives usually makes better decisions and finds more creative solutions than those who have largely similar views, backgrounds, and skill sets.

This lunch keynote will facilitate an open dialogue about unconscious bias, create a shared understanding of how bias can impact the workplace, and discuss mitigation strategies in order to lead more inclusively.
[Jaclyn Henkelman, P.Eng.]
Jaclyn Henkelman, P.Eng.
Jaclyn Henkelman, P.Eng., has worked in the agricultural industry for the past 15 years and currently holds the role of the Canadian Health, Safety and Environmental Lead for the Crop Science division of Bayer.

Jaclyn holds a degree in Biosystems Engineering from the University of Manitoba. While attending university, she worked part time for WISE Kid-Netic Energy, which is an outreach group that educates and motivates youth into pursuing careers in engineering and science, regardless of their background, gender, or socio-economic status. Ms. Henkelman is currently the chairperson of Bayer Crop Science's Employee Inclusion and Diversity Council in Canada. This committee was responsible for training 100% of their people leaders across Canada this past year on the topic of Unconscious Bias.

Attendees choose one professional development seminar in each time-slot.

Session 1 - 9:20 - 10:05 AM

Diversifying the Engineering Profession - How does Engineering Compare to Law and Medicine?
(Room 9)
Like law and medicine, engineering is a traditionally male-dominated profession. Yet, compared to engineering, law and medicine have made more significant strides forward in increasing the representation of women and minorities interested in and practising in their fields. Women now account for approximately 50 per cent of student admissions and over 30 per cent of full and active status licensure for medicine and law respectively in Manitoba.

As 2030 approaches and Manitoba, along with Canada as a whole, focuses on increasing the percentage of newly licensed engineers who are women to 30 per cent, there is something to be learnt from the examples of other professions. Examining the history and current approaches that these other well recognized professions have utilized to boost the number of female university graduates and licensed professionals on both a provincial and national level, offers an insightful and worthwhile comparison for reflecting on what the engineering profession might further do and may encounter as it aims to follow suit.

Join this session for a panel discussion reflecting on comparisons between diversity in these professions and strategies to increase diversity with a focus on the 30 by 30 goal in engineering.
Panel Discussion

[Lindsay Melvin, M.Sc., MBA, P.Eng., FEC] Lindsay Melvin, M.Sc., MBA, P.Eng., FEC holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and a Master in Business Administration. Lindsay has enjoyed various positions at Manitoba Hydro as a System Modelling Engineer, a Senior Market and Risk Studies Engineer, and a Senior Business Performance Engineer. Lindsay is currently the Distribution Portfolio Management and Controls Section Head at Manitoba Hydro.

Lindsay is a Fellow of Engineers Canada, Past President of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba, past Chair of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba's Committee for Increasing the Participation of Women in Engineering and Engineers Canada's Women in Engineering Committee. Lindsay served as Councillor for the Manitoba Hydro Professional Engineers' Association and co-chaired the 13th National Conference of the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) held in Winnipeg in 2010. Lindsay is currently a member of Engineers Canada's Equitable Participation in Engineering and Public Affairs Advisory Committees.

[Patricia Lane, Taylor McCaffrey LLP] Patricia Lane has practised law for 35 years at Taylor McCaffrey LLP, a 65 lawyer full service firm, where she was one of the four managing partners for six years. Pat has been the Chair of the Women Lawyers' Forum for Canada, the Canadian liaison board member for the American Bar Association Commission of Women, and the US National Conference of Women's Bar Associations. She co-chaired the Canadian Bar Association's first conference for women lawyers, a sold-out two-day event in Toronto in 2011. She has been awarded many honours including the Lexpert Zenith Award for Women Lawyers, and has been named the "Best Family Law Lawyer in Manitoba" for 2015 and 2017. Pat is a strong proponent of Collaborative Practice to resolve family matters out of court, and the work of Sharon Ellison on Powerful Non-Defensive Communication.

[Dr. Shannon Prud'homme, President of Doctors Manitoba] Dr. Shannon Prud'homme is a Family Doctor in rural Manitoba. She grew up in Winnipeg and is currently serving as the President of Doctors Manitoba. Dr. Prud'homme received her B.Sc. followed by her M.D. from the University of Manitoba. She went on to complete her family medicine residency in Dauphin, Manitoba in 2000. Between her degrees, she worked as a summer student research assistant in the Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Lab at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Prud'homme joined the board of Doctors Manitoba in 2014 and became President in May of 2018. She has served on multiple regional and provincial committees, functions as a mentor through the Doctors Manitoba Mentorship Program for medical students, has been a member of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, and is an associate member of the World Medical Association. In 2018, with the support of Doctors Manitoba, she completed her ICD.D, Directors Education Program through the Institute of Corporate Directors and being a life-long learner, she is in the process of completing her MBA through the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba.

Holding Others Accountable the Positive, Principled Way (FULL)
(Room 10)
Learn how to hold others accountable in a way that produces results and builds morale at the same time. Most project teams and project leaders spend a great deal of time managing unmet expectations, 'putting out fires' and being reactive rather than proactive. People are given responsibility for key expectations but are not demonstrating the level of accountability necessary for successfully delivering those key expectations.

This session explores an approach which effectively establishes key expectations and accountability up front so you spend much less time managing unmet expectations. If expectations are at risk of being unmet, this methodology includes how to coach and 'lift' others up to create the accountability necessary to achieve the desired result.
[Stephan Brandt]
Stephan Brandt, DOOR Training
Stephan Brandt is the Managing Director of DOOR Training & Consulting, the Exclusive Authorized International Representative in Canada for Partners In Leadership, known as the Accountability Training and Culture Change Company™. Stephan works with the people who quite literally wrote the books on Accountability to help leaders hold people accountable in a positive and principled way, and to help individuals, teams, and organizations transform and achieve their Key Results, create alignment, and increase engagement of the entire organization with a Culture of Accountability®. Stephan has been a business leader and the leader of a faith-based community organization for 25 years in multiple capacities including Youth Leadership and Leadership Development.
Zero-Carbon Emission Air Transport for Northern Canada: The Electric Airship
(Room 11)
70 percent of Canada's landmass lacks access to all-season road infrastructure. Northern Canada must depend on seasonal marine service, ice roads, and light aircraft. These transportation systems are high-cost and unreliable. Cargo airships are a transformational technology. The availability of affordable transport for Northern Canada will stimulate mineral resource development, enhance the defense of the Canadian Arctic, and improve social conditions within remote aboriginal communities.

The cargo airship could do for the Canadian North in the 21st century, what the railways did for Western Canada in the 19th century. Cargo airships are a sustainable technology; they burn only one-quarter of the fuel used by equivalent airplanes. All the necessary lift for a cargo-carrying airship is acquired from the buoyancy of lifting gas. Technology now exists to use hydrogen gas safely for lift and propulsion. A hydrogen fuel cell airship is the only conceivable zero-carbon emission mode of air cargo transport. A modern, electrically-powered airship is an idea whose time has come.

A Canadian-made solution to a chronic Canadian transportation problem. Canada can lead this technology and create thousands of new, well-paid manufacturing and operating jobs. Airships built to meet the challenging Canadian climate could be exported around the world.
[Barry Prentice]
Dr. Barry Prentice, Asper School of Business
Dr. Prentice is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba, and member of the Transport Institute. His major research and teaching interests include logistics, transportation economics, and trade policy. Dr. Prentice holds degrees from Western University (1973), University of Guelph (1979), and University of Manitoba (1986). He has authored or co-authored more than 300 research reports, journal articles, and contributions to books. His scholarly work has been recognized for excellence in national paper competitions and awards. In 1999, National Transportation Week named him Manitoba Transportation Person of the Year. In 2018, his proposal for an 'Electric Cargo Airship System' won the People's Choice Award at the CanInfra Challenge.
Rogue Manageering
(Room 12)
Within every industry, how do some organizations manage and engineer revolutionary success? This presentation introduces engineering and geoscientist professionals to both competitive strategy and operational efficiency management models, which can contribute to good decisions leading to revolutionary new products and services in their industry. Competitive strategy involves positioning the organization within its industry as either a low cost leader or differentiator; while operational efficiencies involve following management best practices in all of the functional areas of the organization, such as, operations, marketing, human resources, finance, accounting, and management information systems.
[Imran Khan, P.Eng.]
Imran Khan, P.Eng.
Imran Khan, P.Eng., has both engineering and management backgrounds. He has BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering along with Master of Business Administration degree, which are all from the University of Manitoba. He has over 15 years of management-engineering cross-disciplinary experience as a Business Analyst, Project Manager, Investments Manager, Business Consultant, and Business Incubation Manager. He has over 15 years of Sessional Instructor teaching experience in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and MBA programs at the Asper School of Business, teaching courses in Business Strategy, Production & Operations Management, Corporate Finance, and Management Information Systems with exceptional student evaluations.
Designing Systems for Local Sustainability
(Room 13)
Sustainability is fundamentally a problem in system design. Our global culture is dependent upon the linear, material systems that we have so effectively created. Considering the whole range of their ecological and social effects, however, it is clear things are not working as we might have hoped. Increasing production and consumption, combined with the rapid growth and urban concentration of our population, means we are reaching or exceeding overall planetary boundaries. Regional inequalities add further local stresses to social and ecological systems. Efforts to address these problems, like the Sustainable Development Goals identified in the United Nations' Agenda 2030 and the Paris Climate Accord, are falling short of what is needed for a sustainable future. We need to rethink the whole situation.

This session will explore sustainability as a social and cultural problem and identify what this might mean for a dynamic system design process that is intentionally driven more by ethics than by economics. It will then offer some practical design parameters for creating sustainable local systems in the communities where we work and live here in Manitoba, and engage participants in a sustainable design process toward that objective.
[Peter Denton]
Peter Denton
Peter Denton is a consultant, writer, and speaker on issues in ethics, technology, and sustainability. He has taught at the post-secondary level for over 30 years, including at Red River College and at the Royal Military College of Canada, where he is Adjunct Associate Professor of History. Involved with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) since 2012, he was a Major Groups and Stakeholders Regional Representative for North America (2013-2016) and contributed to UNEP's Global Environmental Outlook-6 (2014-2019). An ordained minister of the United Church of Canada, he holds five degrees, and chairs the policy committee of Manitoba's Green Action Centre. Peter is the author/editor of six books, including Live Close to Home (2016), Technology and Sustainability (2014) and Gift Ecology: Reimagining a Sustainable World (2012), and has been a regular op ed contributor on environmental issues to the Winnipeg Free Press since 2015.

Session 2 - 10:25 - 11:15 AM

Manitoba Building Code Requirements for the Design of Deep Foundations (FULL)
(Room 9)
Pile foundations in residential construction have become increasingly common in certain areas of southern Manitoba and Winnipeg. The structural engineering community started to recognize the failures of conventional footed foundations on certain soil conditions by specifying pile foundations on residential constructions. This carries with it the requirement that the correct design method be used and that soil conditions are determined by a subsurface investigation, if conditions are unknown.

Limit states design, introduced into the National Building Code in 1975, was initially developed for steel structures, and then for concrete structures, which had been designed based on ultimate strength prior to 1975. It was later developed for wood, cold-formed steel, and masonry structures then, in 1983, for aluminum structures, and finally, in 1995, for foundations. In 2005, allowable (or working) stress design was phased out as an alternative to limit states design for steel, concrete, wood, masonry, and foundations.

The purpose of this presentation is to provide information about the Manitoba Building Code requirements pertaining to housing and small buildings that require the construction of deep foundations.
[Norman Garcia, P.Eng.]
Norman Garcia, P.Eng.
Norman Garcia, P.Eng., graduated B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of the Philippines in 2000, moved to Winnipeg in 2011, and became a registered professional engineer in Manitoba in 2015. Norman is the Building & Fire Safety Engineer at the Office of the Fire Commissioner. He provides code and standards interpretations to municipalities, planning districts, and the general public in relation to the enforcement of Manitoba Building, Energy, Plumbing, and Fire Codes. He partakes in various committees dealing with the development of the construction codes, assists engineers and architects in code compliance and interpretation, and evaluates proposed alternative solutions. Norman has been volunteering with the Filipino Members Chapter since 2014 and now volunteers in the Association's Registration Committee. Outside of work and family, he trains and competes in long-distance triathlons and full marathons barefooted.
Concrete Actions Manitoban Employers Are Taking to Reach 30 by 30
(Room 10)
Research has increasingly shown that gender diversity and diversity in general have been shown to be correlated with increased success across fields, from business to surgical teams. Improved decision making, ability to respond to changes, serving client needs, and identifying new opportunities and markets are among the recorded benefits of a diverse workforce.

Due to the urgent need for diversity within the engineering profession, Engineers Canada has created the goal that 30% of newly licensed engineers are women by the year 2030. Through this bold initiative, Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba has secured a partnership with the Manitoba Government and top Manitoba engineering employers to help increase attraction and retention of women in engineering. How are some of Manitoba's engineering employers staying competitive in attracting and retaining women?

Join this session for a panel discussion with representatives from private and public sectors to discuss strategies, the vital role that women are playing, and the positive impact of women and men working together to serve the public.
Panel Discussion

[Marcia Friesen, P.Eng., FEC] Marcia Friesen, P.Eng., FEC is an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Engineering and also wears the hat of Director of the Centre for Engineering Professional Practice & Engineering Education and the NSERC Chair in Design Engineering for Sustainable Development, all at the University of Manitoba. Her work involves collaborating with other engineering departments to develop and deliver professional practice and design curricula, advancing research in engineering education and design education, and developing partnerships with the practice community.

Her research interests include engineering culture and identity, the integration of foreign-trained practitioners into the Canadian engineering profession, and the inclusion of Indigenous Knowledge, perspectives, and design principles into the engineering curriculum. Before her academic career, she worked in environmental engineering and agricultural engineering in the consulting engineering services sector in Manitoba. Marcia is active in the professional community and sits on the ACEC Manitoba TWICE committee, the board of the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation, and is a past-president of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba.

[Indra Kalinovich, EIT (ON)] Dr. Indra Kalinovich is a hydrogeochemist (C.Chem) and environmental engineer (EIT, Ont.). She is an Associate at Dillon Consulting Limited and an external adjunct professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba. She holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Queen's University. Her speciality is in the assessment and management of contaminated sites, with a particular interest in emerging contaminants. She is deeply involved in efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in engineering and engineering consultancy, with the aim of better representing the diversity of the clients and communities the profession serves and advancing Engineers and Geoscientists Manitoba's 30 by 30 Initiative. She is an active member of the Association's Committee for Increased Participation of Women in Engineering, and has presented to a range of audiences on how to better manage bias in the workplace.

[Maria Neufeld, P.Eng, MBA] Maria Neufeld, P.Eng is an innovative, energetic and solutions oriented professional engineer. She leads a highly skilled cross functional team of engineers, technologists, an accountant, and an economist. Maria graduated with a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Manitoba. Maria has held various Engineering and Leadership roles at Manitoba Hydro, currently as the Manager of Transmission Services and Compliance. Maria is skilled at negotiating solutions with her Canadian and American counterparts for reliable operation of the bulk electric system. Maria leads the 30 by 30 team at Manitoba Hydro, a team of leaders across the corporation tasked with developing strategies to support the 30 by 30 goal. Maria is passionate about mentorship, both for herself and for those she mentors to help us become the best we can be. Maria loves to coach softball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, and basketball. Maria loves discovering new adventures, people and places around the world.

Electrical Safety in Patient Care Areas
(Room 11)
This session will give an overview of how and why the CSA Z32 standard and Section 24 of the Canadian Electrical Code Part 1 were changed to Electrical Safety from the previous purpose of Explosion Protection. Microshock will be briefly explored: how the term happened, and what the reality of the hazard is. The development and status of protective measures will be described, with emphasis on their history and how some incorrect ideas are still followed.

There will be discussion of several topics in Section 24 and Z32 that are commonly misunderstood by some engineers and electricians. The focus is the meaning of the topics and proper implementation of the requirements.
[Monte Raber, P.Eng.]
Monte Raber, P.Eng.
Monte Raber, P.Eng., started working at the Winnipeg General Hospital in 1959, where he was involved in developing research equipment, research studies, teaching technology applied to medicine, and developing technical care of medical apparatus. Monte became an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Manitoba, and had 41 publications and three patents. Monte's main interests were heart and lung research, so he was instrumental in developing patient monitoring systems. He investigated characteristics of cardiac pacing electrodes. Monte has been involved in writing electrical safety standards since the 1970s. In 1978, he moved to industry, and then private practice. He now primarily performs checking electrical installations in patient care areas of health care facilities, for compliance with the CSA Z32 standard.
Oh No, Not Another Meeting!
(Room 12)
Most people hate attending meetings. They are too long, unorganized, and a waste of time. Too often, the chairperson is blamed when, in fact, if participants learned skills on how to be more effective, the meeting would be more productive. Just like dogs and children, meetings thrive when they received the discipline required. This session will explain the roles and responsibilities of the chairperson, the note-taker, and each individual participant.
[Ann Christoffersen]
Ann Christoffersen, RGI Learning
Ann has been an RGI Consultant for 19 years and has been in the technical communication field since 1990. She has developed and delivered written and oral communication skills courses in both the United States and Canada. She holds a BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics from Clarkson University and an MSc in Instructional and Performance Technology from Boise State University. Ann is retired from the US Army Reserve, with over 20 years combined service from Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve components. She was a helicopter pilot. Ann is a past Ingenium presenter and co-presents the two-day technical writing course the Association offers every year. She is from a small town of 499 residents in New Hampshire and always enjoys her visits to Winnipeg.
A Resilient City: Making Cities More Resistant to Impacts and Risk (FULL)
(Room 13)
Increasing urbanization, violent weather events, and pressure on resources require smart planning of urban infrastructure and services. Increasing the resiliency of cities by anticipating and reducing risks also enhances the attractiveness of the area. Veolia's mission is to resource the world, to help address environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water, and waste. This means improving energy efficiency, better managing water and wastewater, and recovering resources from waste.

Through innovative solutions and case studies, discover how local authorities and industry all over the world not only mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions but also adapt to climate change and become more resilient. In terms of adaptation and resilience solutions, this session will examine water recycling to limit pressure on resources and conflicts of use, wastewater management during rain to avoid flooding, and continuity plans for the provision of essential services during extreme events. In terms of emission mitigation, it will examine three families of circular economy solutions that reduce the carbon footprint: energy efficiency and heat networks, the production of renewable energy, recycling and recovery of materials.
[Doug Froese]
Doug Froese, Veolia
Douglas Froese, M.Sc., is a Project Manager with Veolia North America. He joined the Veolia Winnipeg office as a member of the Winnipeg Sewage Treatment Program formed by the 30 year agreement between Veolia North America and the City of Winnipeg and is now part of a business group engaging in resiliency, sustainability, and the circular economy. Doug trained as a scientist and has worked as a Project/Program Manager for 17 years managing teams and leading change in the fields of engineering, manufacturing, and construction, as well as in the highly regulated (bio) pharmaceutical industry.

Session 3 - 11:20 - 12:10 PM

Aircraft Certification
(Room 9)
Aircraft certification and operation is federally regulated under the auspices of Transport Canada. It can also be considered as an international activity with continuous dialogue and cooperation between Transport Canada and other countries agencies, especially the Federal Aviation Administration in the USA and the European Aviation Safety Administration in the European Union.

Attendees at this session will hear a discussion, with personal anecdotes, of the process of aircraft certification, as well as the content and intent of the applicable regulations including the rule making process. Anecdotes will include participation on new aircraft programmes, installation of VIP interiors, and validation of one authority's approvals by another.
[Roger Mussard, P.Eng.]
Roger Mussard, P.Eng.
Roger Mussard, P.Eng., graduated from the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, and from the Cranfield Institute of Technology (now Cranfield University) with a MSc in Thermal Power. He served in the Royal Air Force as an Engineering Officer for 24 years before emigrating to Canada. He has worked for several aerospace companies in Canada and the USA and is now a self-employed consultant specializing in aircraft certification matters. His experience includes aircraft operations and maintenance including acting as an airworthiness authority, aircraft and systems design and manufacture, certification to Canadian Aviation Regulations Chapters 523 and 525 (FAA 14 CFR 23 and 25), and validation of one authority's approvals by another.
Don't Leave Money on the Table!
(Room 10)
Both the federal and provincial governments have money on the table for programs that allow you to offset costs for problem-solving and support technical capacity within your organization. They have set you a place at the table. The University of Manitoba, Faculty of Engineering, wants to help you clear your plate and get even more.

Through strategic partnerships with the Faculty of Engineering you can demonstrate to the government that your organization is advancing technology and that Manitoba is an innovative province. Attendees will hear from Faculty of Engineering partnerships facilitators, as well as industry representatives, and gain an understanding of government funding available to support a variety of industry-focused university programs providing the opportunity to leverage the skill and ability of university students and staff to benefit Manitoba industry.
Panel Discussion - Faculty of Engineering, UofM

[Kathryn Atamanchuk, P.Eng.] Kathryn Atamanchuk, P.Eng., is an Engineer-in-Residence with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba. In this capacity, Kathryn teaches courses in Applied Instrumentation and Project/Operations Management, and acts as a liaison between the faculty and industry to strengthen engineering-related partnerships. Prior to joining the University of Manitoba, Kathryn worked at StandardAero for 13 years in various engineering and leadership roles.

[Carolyn Geddert, P.Eng.] Carolyn Geddert, P.Eng., is the Director of the Faculty of Engineering Cooperative Education and Industrial Internship Program (Co-op/IIP) at the University of Manitoba. Carolyn began her work at the university as an Engineer in Residence in 2004 and has directed the Co-op/IIP since 2011. Prior to joining the university, Carolyn worked in the manufacturing industry for Phillips and Temro Industries and Price Industries in Winnipeg.

[Bruce Hardy] Bruce Hardy is the president of Function Four Ltd., a Winnipeg-based company whose core capabilities are applied research, process development and rapid internet application development. With a team and work history starting in 1996, Function Four has built skills and has accumulated extensive experience in innovative process management, program design, internet application development, and has successfully developed and commercialized an e-health prenatal solution. Function Four has a strong history of collaborating with private sector, community serving organizations, academic institutions and government partners to successfully achieve strategic goals and mission critical timelines.

[Chris Parker, P.Eng.] Chris Parker, P.Eng., has worked in various manufacturing operations for over 30 years. From drywall to water jugs, food packaging to bread, he has seen a variety of interesting challenges and successes. A strong commitment to workplace safety has been a cornerstone of his career. Chris has had the opportunity to participate in installing and commissioning multi-million dollar capital projects, improve workplace safety, and support and develop continuous improvement cultures. Chris graduated from McGill University, with a B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering, and a Minor in Computer Science. Chris was awarded the 2017 Champion of Engineering Education Award by Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba.

[John Pacak, P.Eng.] John Pacak, P.Eng., has more than 20 years of business and product development experience, holds several patents and has founded and participated in the development of several life science companies. He is President and CEO of InnovoXL Inc., where he is instrumental in assessing new business opportunities and developing commercialization strategies to bring new technologies to market. Mr. Pacak is a professional engineer with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Manitoba and he specializes in biomedical engineering. He has served on several boards and committees for organizations such as the Friends of Engineering, Bioscience Association of Manitoba, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and ASM International. Mr. Pacak has been a guest speaker at conferences and universities on the topics of biomedical technology, innovation, and commercialization.

Manitoba Hydro High Voltage Test Facility
(Room 11)
The Manitoba Hydro High Voltage Test Facility was built in 2011. It is one of newest high voltage test facilities in North America and features some of the most modern high voltage test technologies available. The facility provides insulation testing services for a wide variety of electrical equipment rated up to 550 kVAC and 500 kVDC, for Manitoba Hydro and commercial customers.

High voltage testing is necessary to prevent in-service failures and improve reliability of the electric grid. A large number of new equipment samples, in service aged apparatus, and system spares come through the facility each year. This session will describe some of the unique construction features of the facility, such as a grounding grid and electromagnetic shielding.

Four of the major high voltage test systems - AC, DC, Impulse, and Transformer Test System - and materials testing capabilities will be introduced. Several examples of high voltage tests will show how testing is performed on equipment such as transmission line hardware, instrument and power transformers, stator windings, and more.
[Valeria Pevtsov, P.Eng.]
Valeria Pevtsov, P.Eng.
Valeria Pevtsov, P.Eng., graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2014 and joined Manitoba Hydro as an EIT. Currently, Valeria is working as an Insulation Systems Test Engineer at the Manitoba Hydro High Voltage Test Facility. The facility provides insulation testing services for a wide variety of high voltage electrical equipment and materials for commercial and internal customers. As part of her regular duties, Valeria plans, coordinates, and executes high voltage tests and supports the development of ISO17025 Quality Management System. In addition to full time work, Valeria is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Electrical Engineering.
Improving Performance and Execution with Feedback (FULL)
(Room 12)
Feedback - Nothing delivers more rapid performance improvement than feedback, period! When we ask people when they currently receive feedback, 95% of the responses are either "When I have done something wrong", or at the prescribed annual performance review. Because of our past experience and beliefs, feedback rarely happens and creates more fear and anxiety than it needs to.

Frequent and consistent feedback is a key component of a Culture of Accountability® and incorporating effective and focused feedback in the DNA of your team or organization's culture is proven to deliver dramatic performance improvement. We will teach you a simple but powerful model for Feedback that we have deployed in many of the world's most admired organizations. You will confidently be able to give feedback in way that builds trust, strengthens relationships and delivers immediate performance improvement and improved results and relationships.
[Stephan Brandt]
Stephan Brandt, DOOR Training
Stephan Brandt is the Managing Director of DOOR Training & Consulting, the Exclusive Authorized International Representative in Canada for Partners In Leadership, known as the Accountability Training and Culture Change Company™. Stephan works with the people who quite literally wrote the books on Accountability to help leaders hold people accountable in a positive and principled way, and to help individuals, teams, and organizations transform and achieve their Key Results, create alignment, and increase engagement of the entire organization with a Culture of Accountability®. Stephan has been a business leader and the leader of a faith-based community organization for 25 years in multiple capacities including Youth Leadership and Leadership Development.
Pandora's Box: Tempted by Geo-Engineering
(Room 13)
The science about global warming is clear: The Earth is getting warmer. This planetary warming is caused by human activity, primarily activity that increases the amount of greenhouse gases, either directly (through combustion) or indirectly (through reducing natural means of carbon sequestration). Both the warming trends and an increasing global population, with an appetite for more stuff, mean trouble is coming.

Scientists have calculated the carrying capacity of crucial parameters of the biosphere, and we are approaching or have exceeded several already. Yet somehow, for what we are told are very good reasons, governments around the world refuse to act in ways to substantively lower the greenhouse gas burden, or alter the curves of consumption that take us closer to the planetary boundaries we can't escape. Although sustainability is a social and cultural problem, our tools for changing either society or culture seem inadequate for the tasks at hand.

Large-scale projects to reshape the climate of the planet itself are being contemplated, resorting to the "silver bullet," quick technological fix. Yet geo-engineering planetary systems we don't understand is like the mythical Pandora's box: we may open it up with good intentions, but the results could catastrophic. What should we do?
[Peter Denton]
Peter Denton
Peter Denton is a consultant, writer, and speaker on issues in ethics, technology, and sustainability. He has taught at the post-secondary level for over 30 years, including at Red River College and at the Royal Military College of Canada, where he is Adjunct Associate Professor of History. Involved with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) since 2012, he was a Major Groups and Stakeholders Regional Representative for North America (2013-2016) and contributed to UNEP's Global Environmental Outlook-6 (2014-2019). An ordained minister of the United Church of Canada, he holds five degrees, and chairs the policy committee of Manitoba's Green Action Centre. Peter is the author/editor of six books, including Live Close to Home (2016), Technology and Sustainability (2014) and Gift Ecology: Reimagining a Sustainable World (2012), and has been a regular op ed contributor on environmental issues to the Winnipeg Free Press since 2015.

Session 4 - 1:35 - 2:20 PM

Practice Notes and Guidelines (FULL)
(Room 9)
There are over 30 practice notes and guidelines currently available on the Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba website. But what are Practice Notes? What are Practice Guidelines? Is there a difference between the two?

This introductory session will discuss the purpose of practice notes and guidelines, where they come from, and their applicability to disciplinary review. Individual practice guidelines will be identified with the purpose of explaining the history of these documents as well as the intended process going forward for development and review.
[Michael Gregoire, P.Eng., FEC]
Michael Gregoire, P.Eng., FEC
Michael Gregoire, P.Eng., is the Director of Professional Standards at Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba, where he has been working for 10 years. Prior to joining the Association, Mike worked in consulting engineering for five years with a focus on structures and building envelope design and remediation, marrying his academic background in engineering with his undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Architecture. In the spring of 2017, Mike completed his MBA with a focus on Leadership and Corporate Sustainability. As Director of Professional Standards, Mike's role includes the development of practice standards and guidelines, legislation, investigations of complaints against practitioners, the continuing competency program, and compliance with The Engineering and Geoscientific Professions Act. Outside the office, Mike enjoys spending his time coaching youth soccer and exploring national parks.
How Manitoba's Accessibility Laws Affect Engineers and Geoscientists
(Room 10)
This session will offer an overview of The Accessibility for Manitobans Act and how it will reduce barriers to inclusion, through the collaboration of Manitoba's public and private sectors. The focus of the presentation will be on the requirements of the Customer Service Standard.

Attendees will learn what businesses must do to comply with the law by November 2018. Participants will also receive tools and tips on how to offer great customer service that benefits everyone. Examples will relate to the fields of engineering and geoscience and will include consideration to market opportunities.
[Yutta Fricke]
Yutta Fricke, Disabilities Issues Office
Yutta Fricke is the Executive Director of the provincial Disabilities Issues Office (DIO). The DIO's current priority is the development and implementation of standards under The Accessibility for Manitobans Act. Yutta started working in the area of disability in 1989, when she became the Development Program Director of Disabled People's International (DPI). She has dedicated her career to improving access and inclusion for people with disabilities. Yutta graduated with undergraduate degrees from University of Winnipeg and University of Laval and postgraduate degrees from The Institute for International Development and Cooperation (diploma) and the University of Ottawa (Masters).
UMSAE Aero: Finding Success
(Room 11)
This session will explore the University of Manitoba's successful Aero Design team. The team's background will be discussed, as well as its purpose within the university. Highlights will include the 2018 competition season, from competition rules to the teams processes and design, and the recent first place finish in Florida.
[Julian Audette]
Julian Audette
Julian Audette is the current Team lead for UMSAE Aero. He is studying mechanical engineering at the University of Manitoba and will be graduating this year. He has been a member of the Aero team for four years, and for the past two years has been a section head, responsible for a major component of the aircraft. He has been a part of the competition crew that placed third in 2017, and won first overall in 2018.
So, You Have to Give a Talk...
(Room 12)
Nervousness about giving a talk can be reduced with proper planning, preparation, and practice. Structuring your content and formulating an interesting introduction are the keys to being an engaging speaker. Don't be the presenter that overwhelms the audience with all the facts and data but rather answer the questions they have about your topic. Join this session to learn more tips to make the most out of your presentation opportunities.
[Lisa Moretto]
Lisa Moretto, RGI Learning
Lisa is the President of RGI International and the Centre for Technical and Engineering Leadership, with offices in Winnipeg and Rochester, NY. She has 25 years' experience teaching business and technical communication courses for government agencies, private corporations, and consulting firms. She has presented on various topics at past Ingenium conferences and for other professional societies. She has worked for IBM and Hewlett-Packard and holds a BSc in Technical Communication from Clarkson University and an MSc in User Interface Design from the London (England) Guildhall University. She co-authored four books with Ron Blicq: Get to the Point!, Guidelines for Report Writing, and Technically Write! and Writing Reports to Get Results. She is a Past President of the Rochester Engineering Society and an active member of the Society for Technical Communication and the IEEE Professional Communication Society.
Northlands Dënesųłiné Leads Renewable Energy Transformation (FULL)
(Room 13)
The Northlands Dënesųłiné First Nation is one of Manitoba's most northern communities. 10 hours north of Lynn Lake by winter road, it has been dependent on trucked-in diesel for both heat and power. Community members, and their leadership, are determined to get off diesel.

Beginning in 2015, working with Aki Energy, Northlands Dënesųłiné developed a plan to take the first steps in achieving that goal. By 2016, they had developed designs and secured funds. They posted the project on MERX and chose a construction team led by NDL Construction early in 2017. June 2017 they broke ground.

For the rest of 2017 and through 2018, the community and their project partners began remediation on two significant diesel contaminated sites in the community, installed a 282 kW solar array, a 150 kW in-lake geothermal system, and a 1.5 mW biomass district heating loop. The project is slated to be completed in 2020, replacing 1/3 of the heating requirements in the community.

This session will review the project implementation so far, and the lessons it may hold for further sustainable energy projects in this community and in other remote communities.
[Bruce Duggan]
Bruce Duggan, Boke Consulting
Bruce Duggan leads Boke Consulting and is the Associate Professor of Management in the Buller School of Business at Providence University College & Seminary in Otterburne, MB. He led the retrofit of the Providence campus' heating system to a district-loop biomass system. As part of his consulting work, as part of the Aki Energy design team, he is the Project Lead on the Northlands Dënesųłiné Environmental And Alternative Energy Remediation Systems (ERAAES) project in Lac Brochet, one of the four communities in northern Manitoba who are currently dependent on diesel for both heat and electricity. Boke Consulting is working with three of the diesel-dependent communities in northern Manitoba to implement their Community Energy Plans, which chart a course to end their dependence on diesel. Boke is also working with a number of First Nations communities on waste & recycling projects, on food initiatives, and on sustainable building practices.

Annual General Meeting

Thursday, October 18
Meeting starts at 2:30 p.m.
Complimentary, Pre-Registration is Required
Online registration is now closed, however if you would like to register for the Business Meeting only, please e-mail Reception@EngGeoMB.ca

The annual general meeting of the professional members of the association shall be held in the Province of Manitoba on any date after September 10th, but prior to October 31st, in each year as council may decide. Temporary licensees, specified scope of practice licensees, interns and students are entitled to attend and participate subject to restrictions in the association by-laws. Members of the public, subject to application to the registrar and the availability of space, are entitled to observe.

Ground Floor, RBC Convention Centre
375 York Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3

Friends of Engineering Networking Reception

Join students from the University of Manitoba and Association members for a relaxed networking event, immediately following the Annual General Business Meeting.

2018 Agenda and Reports
Past Business Meeting Info

Awards Gala Dinner

Fort Garry Ballroom, Hotel Fort Garry
5:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Black Tie Dress Recommended

The grand finale of Ingenium 2018 is the Awards Gala Dinner and, this year, the world is coming to Winnipeg! Taking place in the prestigious Fort Garry Ballroom, this annual black tie event honours member achievements and corporate contributions to the professions. Guests are joined by representatives from government and industry on this special evening, featuring inspiring multicultural performances from Folklorama groups including Viva Brasil, Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, La Troupe Jeunesse de la Ensemble Folklorique de la Riviere-Rouge, and more!

6:25pmWelcome & Introductions, Awards Presentations
9:00pmEntertainment - Folklorarma

Individual tickets:$80
Full Table (10 seats):$720

Awards Being Presented

Past Award Recipients

Media Wall

See the Photo Gallery from the media wall in the lobby.

Entertainment - Folkorama

[Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble] [Viva Brasil]

Social Events

New Members Luncheon & Certificate Presentation

Tuesday, October 16
11:30am - 1:30pm
Business casual dress
Pre-registration required

This luncheon is held three times yearly to recognize new members and present them with their license certificates. Attendance is by invitation and additional purchased tickets, offering new members and guests the opportunity for more intimate conversation and socializing adding to the appeal of this enjoyable and informal gathering.

Norwood Hotel
112 Marion St.
Winnipeg, MB R2H 0T1
Tel: (204) 233-4475

New Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba Members:Free (By invitation only)
Guest Tickets:$25 each

Recognition Wine and Cheese Reception

Wednesday, October 17
7:00 - 9:00pm
Business casual dress
Pre-registration required

This reception is to honour Past Presidents of the Association, new Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba Life Members, and those receiving their new Engineers Canada FEC designation or Geoscientists Canada FGC designation. This is a wonderful opportunity for this intimate group to gather and socialize while receiving their certificates and pins.

Carlton Concourse, RBC Convention Centre
375 York Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3
Tel: 1-800-565-7776

Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba Past Presidents: Free (By invitation only)
New Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba Life Members: Free (By invitation only)
New Fellows (FEC or FGC): Free (By invitation only)
Guest Tickets: $15 each

Friends of Engineering Networking Reception

Thursday, October 18

A networking reception, sponsored by Friends of Engineering, will be held on the Ground Floor at the RBC Convention Centre, to start immediately after the Annual General Business Meeting.

Conference Registration (Closed)

Early Bird
(before September 24)
(between September 25 - October 9)
Student Rate
(Students registered with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba)

Conference registration includes:

Online registration is now closed, however if you would like to register for the Business Meeting only, please e-mail Reception@EngGeoMB.ca

Social Events may be added for an additional cost.

Payment can be made by all major credit cards or cheques made out to Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba.

For questions or more information, please contact:

Gemma Keatch
Communications & Events Coordinator
Phone:(204) 474-2736 ext. 238

Cancellation Policy

GST Exemption

Individuals registering themselves may not claim GST exemption. GST exemption will only be applied when registration and payment is made by the GST exempt department. To register individuals from your GST exempt department, please complete the paper registration form for each registrant and email to GKeatch@EngGeoMB.ca from a work email address with full email signature, stating your GST number. As exemption must be verified through the Association office, GST exempt registrations may not use the online registration form. Please note that the Association will not refund GST after payment for registration has been made.


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