Archive: Mimi Kennedy-Chassie

  • Engineers Canada 2020 Scholarships nominations are now open

    November 27, 2019

    Scholarship Program Each year, in partnership with Manulife and TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, we award six cash prizes totalling $60,000 to professional engineers returning to university. There are two types of scholarships: Engineers Canada-Manulife Three scholarships valued at $12,500 each to support Canadian  engineers returning to university for further study or research in an engineering field. Engineers Canada-TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Three scholarships valued at $7,500 each to support Canadian engineers returning to university for further study or research. Your studies must be in a field other than engineering, but one that will complement your engineering practice.  Why apply for…

  • National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada Vigil

    November 27, 2019

    December 6th Vigil Friday, December 6, 2019 7:00 PM 8:00 PM December 6 is the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre On December 6, 1989, a 25-year old man walked through L’École Polytechnique de Montreal, armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a hunting knife. In less than 20 minutes, he shot and killed 14 women, wounded 10 other women as well as 4 men, before he turned the gun on himself. During what became known as the Montreal Massacre, the shooter made violent, gender-based statements and claimed that he was fighting feminism. In his suicide note, he blamed feminists for…

  • launches for international engineering grads

    November 7, 2019

    Introducing, a resource for international engineering graduates   This week, we are excited to announce the launch of, a web resource designed to help international engineering graduates understand and take the first steps towards becoming engineers in Canada. The site aims to provide key information about the journey to licensure in a clear and welcoming way, and was developed in consultation with engineering regulators, subject matter experts, and a group of international engineering graduates at various stages on the path to licensure in Canada. Notably, this resource is not the first of its kind developed by Engineers Canada.…

  • Northern Infrastructure Standardization Initiative (NISI) Standards

    November 7, 2019

    Plain language guides available for northern infrastructure adaptation The Northern Infrastructure Standardization Initiative (NISI) Standards provide critical guidance on adaptation measures for sound infrastructure in a quickly changing northern climate. Plain language illustrated versions of these technical standards are now available!  There are 4 guides: Preventing Permafrost Degradation, Managing Changing Snow Loads Improving Community Drainage Understanding Thermosyphon Foundation Systems These plain language guides are posted on the Ecology North website at  Latest Press Release: SCC and CSA Group deliver new standards and guidance for northern infrastructure

  • PD Opportunity: 3D Laser Scanning Presentation by Underhill Geomatics Ltd.

    November 6, 2019

    Underhill is offering 3D laser scanning presentations during the upcoming Geoscience week in the third week of November. Free events. Details below and attached. 3D Laser Scanning Presentation           Presentation 1 Presentation 2 Date Monday November 18, 2019 Friday November 22, 2019 Time 3:00 PM 12:00 Location PSAV Room – Multiplex Underhill Boardroom Office Venue size 30 seats 12 seats How to join Please RSVP – link below (or e-mail/phone if you prefer) Please RSVP e-mail/phone PDF Flyer

  • Charles Camsell Talk – Yukon’s fossil rush: Ice Age mammals from Canada’s north by Dr. Grant Zazula

    October 29, 2019

    Location: Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC)  Time: Wednesday, November 20th 7:30pm to 9:30pm Public Lecture Sponsored by Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG). Yukon’s fossil rush: Ice Age mammals from Canada’s north Dr. Grant Zazula Abstract Since the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1898, scientists have worked with miners and First Nations people in Yukon Territory to study the incredible fossils of ice age mammals that are recovered from the North’s frozen ground. Bones, teeth and skulls of woolly mammoths, extinct camels and beavers the size of black bears help paint a picture…

  • PD Opportunity: Building a Sustainable North/Future of Architecture

    October 23, 2019

    Join NWTAA/CALA and SOPREMA for a series of presentations on sustainability by SOPREMA followed by a stakeholder discussion on a proposed National Architecture Policy.  This full day event provides 7 hours of education opportunities. Please see the invitations below for details. Building a Sustainable North Future of Architecture To register, visit EventBrite. (

  • PD Opportunity: Engineers Canada – Polytechnique Montreal Massive Open On-Line Course – Sustainability in Practice – Third Delivery

    October 23, 2019

    Dear Members, Engineers Canada and partner Polytechnique Montreal have developed a Massive Open On-Line Course, “Sustainability in Practice”. It shows real case studies illustrating practical applications of the 10 guidelines contained in Engineers Canada’s National guideline on sustainable development and environmental stewardship for professional engineers (2016), which is the Canadian adoption of the WFEO Code of Practice for Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship (the Interpretive Guide is available here). This course suggests tools for engineers to apply these guidelines in their professional practice. We are forwarding this information in the event this course interests you. Please feel free to circulate…

  • PD Opportunity: Society of Women Engineers – Toronto Workshop

    October 15, 2019

    The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), in partnership with Professional Engineers Ontario and Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), invites you to join an interactive workshop and panel discussion on Saturday, 23 November in Toronto.  In support of Canada’s 30 by 30 initiative to ensure women represent 30% of newly licensed engineers by the year 2030, the program will focus on how women can overcome common workplace challenges and promote professional cultures that are inclusive and supportive of women engineers. The session will also include a panel discussion in which representatives of various organizations share how they are moving the needle when it comes…

  • PD Opportunity: A Practical Guide to Recognizing and Limiting Acid Rock Drainage in Non-Mining Environments, by SRK Consulting

    October 7, 2019

    Instructors: Kirsty Ketchum PGeol (NT, NU), Eduardo Marquez PGeo (BC), Stephen Day PGeo (BC, NT, NU, NL), PGeol (AB) Course Description – This course will: • Introduce the causes and potential impacts of acid rock drainage (ARD) in non-mining environments. • Provide practical information on recognizing rocks and minerals that are likely to cause ARD or metal leaching issues. • Provide information on recognizing existing ARD issues/impacts. • Include simple field tests/methods. • Focus on examples in the Northwest Territories. • Include regulatory requirements in jurisdictions elsewhere in Canada (including lab testing expectations). • Discuss remediation options for non-mining impacts.…