Member Announcements – Feb 17
Announcement Date: 02.17.2023
***NEW*** Call for Nominations - 2023 PEGNL Board of Directors
The PEGNL Board is responsible for building and shaping policy in relation to the regulation of the professions of engineering and geoscience. This year, we will be filling vacancies for Chair-Elect (one) and Director (two). These three individuals will serve three-year terms. Nominations are open until March 15.
Camp 20 is accepting candidate applications for the 2023 Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer. PEG-NL members who are obligated may apply to attend the ceremony on Camp 20’s website. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2023.
Leadership Opportunity: Engineers and Geoscientist BC (EGBC) are looking for a new Director of Professional Practice, Standards & Development. EGBC regulates and governs the engineering and geoscience professions in the province of British Columbia under the Professional Governance Act. Learn more about this opportunity HERE.
Building for the Future Challenge:
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is looking for ways to make it easier to build houses that are affordable, climate compatible. If you have any ideas on innovative construction processes, techniques, systems and materials, submit your ideas for the Housing Supply Challenge - Building for the Future: Innovative Construction for Housing Affordability.
Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – British Columbia (ACEC-BC) recently developed an allyship guide. Allyship is the practice of fostering inclusion. This guide contains allyship practices that can be used to promote inclusion and belonging within the workplace. You can read more about it here.
Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) Resource Hub showcase strategies, action plans, policies, and programs from across Canada and the world to help your organization successfully support gender equity and inclusion in science, engineering, trades and technology (SETT)
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety free awareness courses educate on a variety of topics including mental health and workplace wellness, ergonomics, nanotechnology and much more. To learn more and register, click HERE.
Events & Sessions
Titan Environmental is organizing a Virtual Roundtable on Sustainability and Climate Change Trends in Infrastructure Construction. As climate change and severe weather events increasingly impact the performance of infrastructure across North America, engineers must work together to develop
strategies for better design standards. There will be a discussion on February 22 at 11am CST, to hear from four industry leaders in a lively fast-paced discussion!
***NEW*** Small Modular Reactors: Promising Climate Solution, or Niche Clean Energy Technology?
Join the Transition Accelerator for a discussion about the potential of SMRs as a net zero pathway. This event brings together leading thinkers on the subject, learn more and register before Feb 28th, 2023.
***NEW*** Reflecting Back and Looking Forward: Engineering Culture and the Future of the Profession, Mar. 1
Join the panel discussion sponsored by Engineers Canada about the culture of engineering. The panelists will discuss the culture shift that is taking place within the profession, from the calls for changes to the Iron Ring Ceremony, efforts to diversify and attract more women to the profession, to issues related to environmental justice and reconciliation.
***NEW*** Canada’s Atlantic Edge at PDAC 2023
This industry-led, Pan-Atlantic-Canada mining forum showcases exciting production, development and advanced mineral exploration projects across the Atlantic Provinces. A full-day technical program of brief corporate presentations is followed by a networking reception, allowing investors and others to meet face-to-face with key decision-makers and supply and service professionals operating in the Atlantic Canada region. Learn more HERE.
***NEW*** SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysicists) presents Effective Negotiation Skills, Mar. 15, 11:30am
This webinar explores internal barriers we may face to enter a negotiation. It covers the basics of negotiation, which involve knowing what you want or need, and conversation methods that encourage the other party to move towards your needs while maintaining a positive dialogue. Discussion of simple practices that help you become more comfortable with negotiation.
***NEW***CCDC 14 Document Webinar, Mar. 16, 2:30pm
CCDC 14 is a fixed-price prime contract an Owner enters into with a single entity, called the Design-Builder, that is responsible for the design and construction services. Over the ninety-minute presentation, this contract will be broken down and analyzed, with the roles, responsibilities and risks of each party explained. The webinar will review important sections and clauses and highlight the vital considerations which must be made.
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