Archive: Mimi Kennedy-Chassie

  • De Beers offering four scholarships to women in STEM fields

    April 9, 2021

      De Beers Group Scholarships for Canadian Women The De Beers Group Scholarships for Canadian Women are proudly offered by De Beers Group in partnership with UN Women through the HeForShe Thematic Champion Initiative. The awards were created to promote the inclusion of women, especially from Indigenous communities, in post-secondary education. There are a minimum of four (4) awards available through the De Beers Group Scholarships for Canadian Women. Each award is valued at $2,400 USD. To be eligible for an award, applicants must meet the following requirements: All applicants must be Canadian citizens or have permanent residence status in Canada. All applicants must be female.…

  • The NWMO To Host Canadian Radioactive Waste Summit March 30 to April 1, 2021

    March 25, 2021

    Developing Canada’s integrated strategy for managing low-level and intermediate-level radioactive waste. March 17, 2021, Toronto - The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) announced it will host the Canadian Radioactive Waste Summit from March 30 to April 1, 2021 and invites interested Canadians and Indigenous peoples to attend. This free on-line event will bring together people from across the country to share their views on the guiding principles and priorities that should inform the development of an integrated strategy for the long-term management of radioactive waste in Canada. The Summit provides a shared space for diverse voices and perspectives on the important issues…

  • PD Goes Virtual with the Launch of APEGA’s Nexus Conference

    March 23, 2021

    More accessible and industry-relevant than ever before, APEGA’s annual professional development conference launches virtually this year under a new banner: the APEGA Nexus Conference. The conference runs from June 9-10 and features two keynote presentations, 30 sessions, a virtual poster showcase, and themed networking rooms—everything you need to brush up on industry innovation, technical competence, and regulation in Alberta. Customize your APEGA Nexus experience Sessions fall into five different streams and focus on building and improving diversity, your career, your business knowledge, and you as an APEGA member. Tailor your experience by choosing the sessions and networking rooms that support…

  • New Regulatory Requirements for Firms in BC

    March 18, 2021

    On February 5, 2021, the Professional Governance Act (PGA) came into force – new governing legislation for Engineers and Geoscientists BC and its registrants. The PGA introduces new regulatory tools, processes, and requirements for Engineers and Geoscientists BC, including the responsibility to regulate firms. All firms that engage in the practice of professional engineering or geoscience as part of their operations (including firms that only provide advice or services internally) will be required to register with Engineers and Geoscientists BC for a Permit to Practice beginning July 2, 2021. A Permit to Practice grants firms the legal authority to engage…

  • Engineers Canada publishes risk management guideline

    March 12, 2021

    Engineering activities inherently involve risk and can have a critical impact on the health and safety of the public, and the environment. As such, effective risk management is imperative for limiting and eliminating risks. In December 2020, the Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board (CEQB) published a Risk Management Guideline that outlines principles and processes that allow engineers to identify and analyze risk, and support decision making. It also provides information to engineers on how to adhere to best practices and meet their ethical obligations to uphold the safety, health, and welfare of the public. “Risk management is a complex subject and…

  • Registration open for new free online course, Sustainability in Practice

    March 12, 2021

    After five previous successful offerings and more that 7,800 participants worldwide, Engineers Canada and Polytechnique Montréal have opened registration for a sixth offering of their free online course, Sustainability in Practice. Register here. The massive open online course is offered in both English and French and uses real-life case studies from across Canada to demonstrate the practical application of Engineers Canada’s 10 principles of sustainable development and environmental stewardship for engineers. It’s a great opportunity for professional development that can be completed virtually, and the four course modules can be completed at each participant’s own pace. “Hearing from professionals from…

  • NAPEG 2021 Annual General Meeting (Virtual)

    March 1, 2021

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 12:00 pm (MST) NAPEG registrants were sent an invitation to NAPEG’s 2021 Annual General Meeting by email. Registration will be required. Registrants who have not received a WebEx invitation by March 8, 2021 should contact NAPEG at 2021 NAPEG Annual Report 2021 NAPEGG Education Foundation Annual Report

  • News from the Executive Director Desk

    February 19, 2021

    News from the Executive Director Desk – February 2021

  • Call for Participants – Sustainable Engineering Practice Research

    February 17, 2021

    As part of a project investigating sustainable engineering practices and mindsets, researchers at the University of Prince Edward Island would like to interview professional engineers regarding their perceptions and professional activities with respect to sustainability.  The goal of this research is twofold. First, to inform public policy and engineering practice regarding current practices in sustainability. Second, to develop new methods and processes for supporting sustainable engineering practices via an interdisciplinary approach. Participation is not limited to engineers whose practice relates directly to sustainability, all professional engineers are welcome. If you are interested in participating, please see the Call for Participants…

  • National Engineering and Geoscience Month

    February 13, 2021

    As we do every year, the engineering profession will celebrate National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM) in March 2021, and for the first time, this year’s NEGM activities will be entirely online. In these times of great adaptation, nothing is as powerful as practicing how to learn and expanding our perspectives as a community. Throughout the month of March, National Engineering Month Ontario is organizing online events—whether panel discussions, workshops, or network events—from across Canada. These events are curated around specific themes throughout March. Check out the full calendar of events here. Don’t forget that you can claim Continuing Professional…