Join Engineers Canada at the 2022 30 by 30 conference, a three-day virtual gathering for 30 by 30 Champions, engineering leaders, and engineers. The Conference will take place from 12:00 p.m. ET to 2:00 p.m. ET on April 13, 20, and 27.

The theme of the 2022 conference is Emerging Leadership. The 30 by 30 initiative is working to change the engineering profession to better reflect Canadian society, which will require a shift in leadership and engineering culture. The 30 by 30 Conference will provide guidance for allies to create space for women, gender diverse individuals, and other emerging leaders. The Conference will:

  • Support increased acknowledgement of systemic barriers and discrimination and foster a commitment to breaking the cycle of exclusion and increasing opportunities for women.
  • Build awareness and skills related to intersectionality, positionality, anti-racism and anti-oppression, single-story narratives, emotional intelligence, self/community-care, conscious inclusion, and allyship.

This event is open to all engineering stakeholders across the country. It will convene a wide audience of engineering regulators, engineering deans, students, and employers. Join Engineers Canada and hundreds of engineers to learn and share about the work of addressing gender equity, and the need to support underrepresented groups in the profession.

Note: You must register for each day you’d like to attend. Click on each day below to register and learn more about the speakers.

DAY 1: Wednesday, April 13, 2022

12:00-2:00 p.m. ET 

Pay Equity Commissioner Keynote and presentation by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta’s (APEGA) on retention and advancement of women in the industry project 

To open this year’s 30 by 30 virtual conference, a gathering for 30 by 30 Champions, engineering leaders, engineers, and those working to advance gender equity in engineering, Engineers Canada invites you to join a discussion of the current state of gender equity in the workplace and the research being undertaken in the engineering profession.  

This year’s conference will be opened by Karen Jensen, Pay Equity Commissioner of Canada. The Commissioner will discuss the role of pay equity in creating a culture of inclusion in the workplace.  

Mohamed El Daly of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) will present on their Women and Gender Equity Canada (WAGE) Grant Project. The project focuses on identifying elements of work culture and practices that can be improved to increase the retention and advancement of women in industry. 

To wrap up the day, join us for a panel discussion on workplace equity for women.  

Learn more about the day’s speakers and register here.

DAY 2: Wednesday, April 20, 2022

12:00-2:00 p.m. ET 

Intersectionality workshop 

Join our second session,  led by Meghana Valupadas and Laleh Behjat, who will be facilitating a workshop on intersectionality. This interactive workshop will guide participants through the history of intersectionality, exercises to understand your own positionality, and the importance of using intersectional frameworks in equity, diversity, and inclusion work. Audience participation is encouraged! 

Learn more about the day’s speakers and register here.

DAY 3: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

12:00-2:00 p.m ET 

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Leaders panel discussion and Campfire Kinship workshop 

In 2021, we asked our 30 by 30 Champions’ network to nominate EDI Champions in engineering workplaces. Four of these nominees will join us for a panel discussion on the challenges, triumphs, and best practices of EDI champions who are changing the culture of their workplaces.   

You can also check out this page for the biographies of all our incredible EDI Leader Nominees! 

We will also be joined by Gayathri Shukla of Campfire Kinship for a session on self-care for champions. This interactive session is an opportunity for self-reflection, learning about managing burnout, and self-care when your work is in the service of others. 

Learn more about the day’s speakers and register here.

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