Engineers Canada, in partnership with Geoscientists Canada and Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, and Engineers Canada’s the EDI Training Task Force, made up of representatives from the 30 by 30 Champions network, the National Society of Black Engineers (Canadian Chapters), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Chairs for Women in Engineering, and EngiQueers Canada, have launched a webinar that will introduce engineers and geoscientists to the topics of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the workplace. 

“Everyone has a role to play in making the engineering profession more equitable, diverse, and inclusive,” said Gerard McDonald, Engineers Canada CEO. “‘Equity, diversity, and inclusion for engineers and geoscientists’ is a great resource for all engineers and geoscientists to develop a foundational understanding of core EDI concepts, reflect upon their own unconscious biases and how thesey may impact their work, and consider how they can contribute to making their workplace more inclusive.

The one-hour training webinar is intended for engineering and geoscience professionals of all levels and will improve their skills in addressing discrimination, harassment, and racism, and will help them incorporate inclusive practices in their work. The webinar discusses why and how EDI is relevant to engineering and geoscience, provides an overview of key concepts and terms, illustrates how unconscious bias is a barrier to inclusion, and outlines the behaviours and competencies needed to create an inclusive workplace. The webinar also shares tips that will help engineers and geoscientists take the learnings from the course and turn them into practice.

“Equity, diversity, and inclusion for engineers and geoscientists” is now available to all engineers and geoscientists across Canada through the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Knowledge Centre. It is free and is available in English and French. If you are not an Engineers and Geoscientists BC registrant, and you do not already have an existing account, please proceed to creating a new account to create a profile before completing the checkout process. The course is eligible for 1 Continuing Education Hour of Ethical Learning. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of completion.

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