Member Announcements – February 29

Announcement Date: 02.29.2024

Member Announcements – February 29


***NEW*** Reminder: Call for Nominations - 2024 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 are seeking nominations for three positions on the Board, Chair-Elect (one) and Director (two). These three positions will serve three-year terms.
Nominations are open until March 14.

National Resources Canada has launched two requests for proposals (RFP) related to climate change adaptation in Canada:

Review and Analysis of Home Resiliency and Hazard Rating Tools.

By means of the RFP, Natural Resources Canada, through the Office of Energy Efficiency’s Homes and Communities Division, is seeking external services to conduct research and provide an analysis of some of these tools and accompanying guidance.

The Canada Buys link to the RFP can be found here. Closing date: March 6, 2024.

Flood Frequency Analysis (FFA) Manual for Hydrotechnical Practitioners in Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada is seeking a contractor for the Flood Frequency Analysis Manual, part of the Flood Hazard Identification and Mapping Program. Their objective is to create and develop a reference manual for hydrotechnical practitioners in Canada to assist with preparing for future floods in Canada.

The Canada Buys link to the RFP can be found here. Closing date: March 12, 2024.

Applications for Engineers Canada’s 2024 scholarships are now open! Each year, Engineers Canada offers scholarships in three categories: undergraduate engineering students, engineers studying at the graduate level in engineering, and engineers studying at the graduate level in an area other than engineering. In total, Engineers Canada awards 14 scholarships totaling $92,000 to engineering students and professional engineers returning to university. The deadline for applications is March 8, 2024 and scholarship recipients will be announced in June. Click here for more information.

Call for volunteers. PEGNL’s Connections East group are looking for additional volunteers. The group formed by volunteer engineers and geoscientists, promote professional development, networking, and social opportunities for the license holders in their district. Volunteers are required to aid the existing opportunities being offered throughout 2024. Please email to express interest in volunteering.

Leadership Opportunity: Engineers Canada announces search for a new Chief Executive Officer. For over 80 years, Engineers Canada, in concert with the nation’s 12 engineering regulators, has worked on behalf of the provincial and territorial associations that regulate engineering practice and license the country’s 300,000 members of the engineering profession. Learn more about this opportunity here.

        Courses & Events 

***NEW*** Women in Communications & Technology (WCT) invite you to attend their free Zoom event Inspiring Inclusion: A Dialogue with Trailblazing Women. Commemorating this year's International Women's Day theme "Inspire Inclusion", WCT is hosting a FREE panel event featuring their Leadership Excellence Awards 2023 recipients. This engaging session is open to members and non-members alike, and promises to delve into the nuances of fostering diversity, equity, and empowerment. Be prepared to contribute to the dialogue on creating a more inclusive world!

***NEW*** Join econext for an exciting online event series where they dive deep into the world of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Expand your knowledge and gain valuable insights through The DEI Learning Series. Part 3: Allyship is taking place on March 6, 2024. Expert facilitators from Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC) will provide this training. By attending this training, you'll develop valuable skills to foster a more inclusive and equitable environment in your workplace. To register click here.

***NEW*** Gardiner Centre is hosting a number of courses through the month of March, including Fundamentals of Canada’s Immigration Legal Landscape, Managing Difficult Conversations, Coaching Essentials for Managers, Essentials of Board Governance and more. For further information click here.

***NEW*** IDEAS 2024, in partnership with the Association for New Canadians, is a one day free event designed to provide opportunities for participants to learn of the long term benefits of immigration and workplace diversity. Targeting employers, it will feature keynote speakers and guest panelists who will share seminal research, best practices and challenges around making both the province and the workplace more diverse and inclusive. Building on the momentum of previous summits, it will offer perspectives for businesses and other stakeholders from which they can grow their efforts to recruit and retain talented workers through more inclusive practices and how to better support inclusivity in a diverse workplace. The event will be held at the Emera Exchange Centre on March 21, 2024 with registration opening at 8:30am. The event can also be found live-streamed at: For further information and to order your free tickets to this event click here.

***NEW*** Join Engineers Canada and the Climate Risk Institute on March 14 to learn about the Low-Carbon Training for Engineering Professionals course, a collaboration between Engineers Canada, the Climate Risk Institute, CAGBC | Canada Green Building Council, and Polytechnique Montréal. Kim Bouffard, Dan Dicaire, and Eileen Sowunmi will discuss how the course draws connections between social inequality including gender inequality, the climate crisis, and affordable housing, and the role of engineers in retrofitting existing buildings and designing new low-carbon buildings across Canada. For further information and to register click here.

***NEW*** 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.

***NEW*** The Association for New Canadians is hosting an event Showcasing International Talent Skills Expo, March 11, 2024 at the Capital Hotel. A networking event providing an opportunity to connect with a pool of highly trained and experienced newcomer professionals from diverse backgrounds, offering expertise in engineering, IT, business/finance, and beyond. To register click here.

Mining Industry NL and its Atlantic Growth Strategy mining sector partners invite you to join them at PDAC on March 5, 2024. This industry-led technical event showcases exciting mining and advanced exploration projects from across the Canadian Atlantic Provinces. A full-day program of 10-minute corporate presentations and a B-2-B networking reception allow investors and professional service providers to the global mining sector to meet face-to-face with explorers, developers, operators, and other supply and service teams operating in our Atlantic Canada region. To to register click here. For additional details please contact Sean J. O'Brien, P. Geo, at

Energy NL is hosting multiple events through the month of March, including an information session on wind and hydrogen, worker's compensation, and a member capabilities tour. To learn more or to register please click here.

Women of Influence invite you to attend their upcoming webinar:

Age and Ambition: Challenging Limiting Beliefs for Women's Career Growth - Live LinkedIn event March 4th, 2024. In a world where age can be seen as a barrier, understanding how to overcome these stereotypes is crucial for career advancement and success.

WinSETT's Career AccelerateHER: Unlocking Effective Communication 5 part series designed for SETT leaders who are looking to upskill their communication and collaboration strategies, begins April 3, 2024. For further information and to register click here.

Women in Resource Development Corporation are hosting virtual career events on cybersecurity, mining and oceans/marine. Industry leaders will provide insights into career opportunities and post-secondary training. For further information and to register click here.

WinSETT's Equity in Action: Cultivating Inclusive Workspaces 6 part 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.

Join Engineers Canada at the 2024 30 by 30 Conference: Turning Knowledge into Action for Gender Equity in Engineering. This year’s conference consists of a three- hour virtual session on April 24, as well as an in-person event on May 22 in Winnipeg, MB. The virtual session is open to everyone, including equity, diversity, and inclusion champions, engineers, engineering employers, engineering educators, engineering students, and engineering regulators. The session will involve a reflection on the progress made, and opportunities for growth within engineering workplaces. Learn more and register here.

Women in Resource Development Corporation is offering a virtual workshop, Diversity, Inclusion & You, which provides participants with practical and foundational knowledge about diversity and inclusion. Workshop is scheduled for March 19. For further information please visit


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