Member Announcements – April 4

Announcement Date: 04.04.2024

Member Announcements – April 4


***NEW*** Join us as DiversityNL facilitates a session on, “Business Case for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging in Organizations” Thursday, May 23, 2024, 12:00-1:30 PM NST. This will be session 1 in a 3-part education series and will be held virtually through Zoom (Zoom meeting details will be sent to members next week).

This session looks at the business case for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in organizations in four areas including economics-the financial factor, increasing engagement-human factor, retention and recruitment-HR factor and right thing to do-the legal factor. As well, this session briefly outlines the everyday struggles faced by women, indigenous, racialized, persons with disabilities and 2SLGBTQ+ persons allowing for empathy and shifting perspectives. Understanding our privileges and where we fit as people inside our organization is paramount.

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Camp 20's inaugural Iron Ring Ceremony.  The ceremony this year is planned for April 24th at the Anthony Paddon Building, Canadian Forces Station St. John's.  A special invite is sent to the Class of 1974 to be guests for this year's ceremony. If you are or know someone who was an inaugural member of the Camp 20 Ceremony in 1974, Camp 20 would like to hear from you. Please contact Jim Keating at for further details.

        Courses & Events 

***NEW*** The Central MinEx Mineral Industry Showcase is an initiative by the Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Gander. This conference and trade show event will promote exciting dialogue featuring industry thought leaders, technical experts, suppliers and the local business community to exchange ideas and ignite new opportunities in the mineral exploration and development sector. The conference program will feature a Trade Show, Prospectors’ Tent, Core Shack, and Networking Events.

The conference and trade show is scheduled Tuesday, April 23, 2024 2:00 PM - Thursday, April 25, 2024 4:00 PM NDT at Steele Community Centre 155 Airport Boulevard Gander, NL.

For further information and to register please click here.

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Mari-Tech 2024 Conference & Exhibition is scheduled for May 14-16, 2024 at the St. John’s Convention Centre. This year’s theme is Navigating Sustainable Marine Transportation. Held annually, Mari-Tech is hosted in turn by each of CIMarE’s seven branches; Mari-Tech 2024 is a collaboration between the CIMarE Newfoundland & Labrador Branch and the SNAME Canadian Atlantic section and will take place in St. John’s, NL. For more information please visit

Registration is now open for the 2024 International Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (EDI-AR) Conference! This conference will bring together students, staff, researchers, faculty, community leaders and industry professionals from around the world to share success stories and achievements, and to learn about innovative and creative ways to design and implement EDI-AR programs and policies in post-secondary institutions, community groups, associations and not-for-profit agencies. This hybrid event will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, online and at Memorial’s Signal Hill campus in St. John’s. For more information or to register please visit

With so many new construction documents soon-to-be or already released, the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) is thrilled to be hosting their first in-person seminars since the pandemic. 27 seminars will be delivered across Canada between April 29 and May 17 by the authors themselves. For more information or to register please visit

Climate Risk Institute offers training and professional development courses that will be of interest for engineers involved in the planning, procurement, design, operation, maintenance, management or regulation of infrastructure and who need to consider climate risk, resilience and the changing climate in carrying out these activities.

This spring, extend your learning on topics including infrastructure climate risks, the globally-recognized PIEVC risk assessment protocol, risk management and communication, climate law, and climate smart policy and procurement. For course details and to register, please see CRI's courses at Royal Roads University.

This April PGO is presenting its 2024 Virtual Symposium, providing an opportunity to engage with and discuss some of the most interesting issues and pressing challenges currently facing our professional practice. Four interactive sessions will be delivered by expert speaker panels, covering topics including:

• Equity & Diversity in Geoscience and New International Work Experience Guidelines
• Labour Market Challenges Across Generations of Geoscientists
• Artificial Intelligence in Geoscience Practice
• Legal Considerations as a P. Geo. and when Acting as a Qualified Person

This symposium is relevant to professional geoscientists, geoscientists-in-training, and geoscience students across Ontario and beyond. This learning event will also be of interest to associated communities, including professional regulators, technical societies, government staff, legal practitioners, and the public.

For more information and to register visit 2024 Annual Symposium (

WinSETT’s Equity in Action: Cultivating Inclusive Workplaces 6-session series designed for leaders who want tools to address institutional inequities and power dynamics, begins April 10, 2024. For further information and to register click here.


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