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Newsletter October 5, 2017
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Register today: Engineers Canada courses to equip engineers with climate resilience skills

Two upcoming courses offered by Engineers Canada will educate engineers on infrastructure risk assessment and on the legal implications associated with their practice in the context of a changing climate.

Both are required courses for engineers wishing to pursue Engineers Canada’s Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) designation, or can be taken as continuing professional development.
For more information, refer to the Engineers Canada website.

Engineer Julie Payette installed as Canada’s 29th Governor General

During her installation ceremony on Parliament Hill on October 2, 2017, engineer Julie Payette urged Canadians to join together to tackle pressing global problems like climate change, migration, and poverty.
During the ceremony, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised Payette as a team player, trailblazer, and pioneer who has inspired Canadian children and adults alike. A computer engineer, Payette was selected by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in 1992 to be one of four new astronauts, and became Canada’s second woman in space—and the first Canadian to board the International Space Station—when she flew on the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1999.
Payette was made a Fellow of Engineers Canada in 2014 for her contributions to the engineering profession. She is also the 1994 recipient of the Engineers Canada Young Engineer Achievement Award and the 2010 Gold Medal Award.

Nominations now open for 2018 Engineers Canada Awards: apply online!

Engineers Canada is seeking nominations for its 2018 Awards.
Presented in nine categories, these annual awards honour outstanding Canadian engineers, teams of engineers, engineering projects, achievements and engineering students. Full details and online nomination forms can be found on the Engineers Canada website.
The deadline to submit nominations for the Awards is January 19, 2018. The winners will be presented with their awards at the Engineers Canada AGM in May 2018.

Qualifications Board publishes revised Petroleum Engineering Syllabus

At their meeting on September 7, 2017, in Edmonton, AB, the Qualifications Board reviewed and approved its revised Petroleum Engineering Syllabus.
Last updated in 1998, the revised syllabus was developed in consultation with the provincial and territorial engineering regulators and incorporates input from several experts on petroleum engineering.
The revised syllabus can be found on the Engineers Canada website.

Gender Summit 2017 – Have you got your ticket yet?

From November 6 to 8, 2017, close to 600 advocates of gender equality from the worlds of science, engineering, and innovation  will head to Montréal, QC, to participate in Gender Summit North America 2017. Delegates will engage in fruitful discussions under the overarching theme of “Embracing pluralism and thriving through diversity – shaping science and innovation.”
Don’t miss your opportunity to engage with Canadian and international leaders. Find more information and register on the Gender Summit website.

Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation presents awards and scholarships to 15 women studying engineering

At the Engineers Canada Board meeting in Ottawa, ON, on September 26, 2017, the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation presented its annual awards and scholarships to 15 young women pursuing degrees in engineering.
CEMF offers scholarships in engineering to young women who demonstrate exceptional leadership and who are volunteers in their communities. These scholarship winners become Ambassadors for the profession and mentors to those who follow.
Find the list of this year’s recipients on the Engineers Canada website.

Driving WinTech: Cross-country tour seeks to elevate women in tech

This September, Women in Tech World kicked-off a cross-country fact-finding mission as part of their quest to elevate women in tech.
Driving across the country in a branded RV—lovingly called Chitty Chitty Van Van—the tour started on September 6, 2017, on the west coast and is now heading east.
At each stop on their tour, Driving WinTech hosts a community conversation with women in tech. These conversations aim to define who are women in tech in Canada? What are their experiences in the tech industry? And what are best practices for inclusion and promotion of women in the tech industry?
Learn more about the cross-country tour and how you can get involved on the Engineers Canada website.

Engineers Canada recruiting its next Chief Executive Officer

Engineers Canada is currently accepting applications for its next Chief Executive Officer. See the job posting on the Engineers Canada website.

Les Wardrop, 1915-2017

Engineers Canada extends its condolences to the family of William Leslie (Les) Wardrop, who passed away peacefully on September 19, 2017, three months shy of his 102 birthday. Wardrop was president of Engineers Canada from 1961 to 1962.
Wardrop earned his bachelor degrees from the University of Manitoba in electrical engineering in 1939 and in civil engineering in 1947. He worked as a waterworks engineer with the City of Winnipeg before founding W.L. Wardrop & Associates in 1955, one of the first Winnipeg-based engineering consulting firms.  
Throughout the years, Wardrop played a significant role in Canadian engineering activities and was active in his community, including as past president of the Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba. He was the recipients of many awards and honours from the engineering community, and from the University of Manitoba, for his achievements and community involvement.
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