Archive: Mimi Kennedy-Chassie

  • CAN/BNQ 9701-500 Risk-Based Approach for Community Planning in Northern Regions – Requirements and Guidance is now published

    January 19, 2023

    The document CAN/BNQ 9701-500 Risk-Based Approach for Community Planning in Northern Regions – Requirements and Guidance is now published. This has been described as the Hazard Mapping Standard in the past but it’s new title is a much more accurate descriptor. You may now download the document free of charge directly from BNQ’s website []. You may also forward the link to your contacts, but please refrain from transferring the document you have downloaded. Downloading a document from the website allows the reader to be informed about future revisions or amendments, when applicable.

  • Engineers Canada joins others in calling for changes to Iron Ring Ceremony

    January 18, 2023

    Published by Engineers Canada December 15, 2022 Engineers Canada has offered its support to a group of engineers and engineering students, faculty, university administrators, alumni, and iron ring wardens who are calling for the Iron Ring Ceremony to be ‘retooled’ in ways that reflect contemporary engineering responsibilities and values.   Engineers Canada, as well as some of the provincial and territorial engineering regulators, are listed as supporting signatories on a letter that the group has sent to the Corporation of the Seven Wardens, the organization that administers the ceremony, formally titled The Ritual of the Calling of the Engineer.   At the…

  • Got innovative construction processes, techniques, systems and materials on the brain?

    December 21, 2022

    Your ideas belong here. Got innovative construction processes, techniques, systems and materials on the brain? We’re looking for ways to make it easier to build houses that are affordable, climate compatible and that meets the needs of people living in Canada. And, we need your help! Submit your idea for Round 4 of the Housing Supply Challenge – Building for the Future: Innovative Construction for Housing Affordability. We’re funding up to $40M and are going to help make the best ideas come to life! Learn More Don’t miss the information session on January 19th. We’ll answer any question you have!…

  • Passion for STEM: De Beers Group Hosts First GirlEng Workshop in Canada

    December 21, 2022

    De Beers Group was proud to host WomEng for the first time in Canada for a one-day pilot GirlEng workshop for high school girls in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (NWT). WomEng is a South Africa-based non-profit organization that is focused on supporting girls and women to seek careers in the engineering and technology workforce. It was founded in 2006 and is active in more than 24 countries around the world. The December 8 Yellowknife workshop hosted 17 high school girls to participate in a series of activities and discussions about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. The workshop was led…

  • Bill 67: An Act to Amend the Fire Prevention Act – Proposed Changes

    December 15, 2022

    In November 2022, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) put forward Bill 67: An Act to Amend the Fire Prevention Act (Bill 67). Bill 67 has been referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations (Committee) for review.   Bill 67 proposes several changes to the Fire Prevention Act with the aim to:   Add liability exclusion for fire officials, including the Fire Marshal, performing statutory functions under the Fire Prevention Act. Authorize the Fire Marshal to delegate their duties and powers to certain persons in the public service. Make requirements in the Fire Marshal’s plan review reports binding…

  • Public review under the Canadian Commission on Building and Fires Codes (CCBFC)

    December 15, 2022

    The public review of proposed changes to the 2020 editions of the National Model Codes is underway, and stakeholders and code users have until Dec. 23, 2022 to examine the proposed code changes and provide comments. The public review opened in October under the Canadian Commission on Building and Fires Codes (CCBFC). Since that time, the CCBFC has been replaced by the new Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes, which is carrying forward this review. Those interested in participating in the public review can access the proposed changes on the public review website. Comments received will be reviewed by expert…

  • Northwest Territories and Nunavut Engineer, Sudhir Jha, P. Eng., FEC, one of the only 21 Canada’s Volunteer Awards to be presented by the federal government in 2022

    December 2, 2022

    Congratulations Sudhir Jha, P. Eng., FEC! Read the full announcement on the Government of Canada website.

  • Building Adaptation Skills for a Changing Climate Webinar Series!

    November 23, 2022

    The Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) Program, led by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), is delivering a fall webinar series focused on sharing experiences on how to build climate change adaptation skills. The webinars will feature the results of over 20 co-funded projects. Building Adaptation Skills in Economic Sectors Thursday, December 1st, 2022 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET Building Climate Adaptation Capacities in Manitoba’s Northern Business Sector: Creating urgency and awareness under conditions of COVID, Wildfire, and Drought A presentation discussing the unique climate resilience training needs of Manitoba’s northern business sector and identifying the challenges in stakeholder engagement when communities…

  • Yuri Kinakin, P.Geo. takes office as President of Geoscientists Canada for 2022-2023

    June 20, 2022

    On June 4, 2022, at the 74th Meeting of the Board of Directors of Geoscientists Canada, held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Yuri Kinakin, P.Geo., took office as President for the 2022-2023 year after serving a year as President Elect. Mr. Kinakin resides in Yellowknife, NT, and is a Processing Manager at Rio Tinto Exploration Canada Inc. Mr. Kinakin holds a B.Sc. from Memorial University of Newfoundland (2005), with joint honours in Physics and Earth Sciences and is a professional geoscientist (P.Geo.) registered with the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG). As a volunteer in a variety of professional…

  • De Beers Group Announces New STEM Scholarship for Canadian Women

    April 26, 2022

    Click here for more information and to apply.