Member Announcements – Jan 13

Announcement Date: 01.13.2023

Member Announcements – Jan 13


***NEW*** 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.

***NEW*** Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) Engineering Ambassador Award for Graduate Students, Application Deadline Jan. 20th

Two women in the graduate engineering program  will be selected to act as Ambassadors for the engineering profession and serve as role models for other young women.

PEGNL is looking for experienced professionals to help us review the experience of those applying for licensure by serving as Volunteer Assessors in the Competency Based Assessment (CBA) framework. While all areas of expertise are welcome, we are looking for additional assessors with experience in the following areas: mining engineering, process engineering, electrical/computer engineering, geology, and geophysics.
If you have been licensed for at least 5 years and are interested in learning more about becoming an assessor, please apply on our website.

Engineers Canada accepting award nominations:
Each year, Engineers Canada recognizes engineers and engineering students for their exceptional work in the engineering community through their awards program. The various categories highlight important contributions in engineering, engineering education, community involvement, the advancement of women in engineering and significant accomplishments in engineering. Nominations for the 2023 Engineers Canada Awards program are now open until January 13, 2023.

Women of STAC Bursary Fund, 2023 Application Period now open.

Awarded each year to select women, the Bursary Fund, provides financial support to enable the pursuit of training, professional development, and/or academic programs for women in the telecommunications field

Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) Young Professional (YP) Committee has launched a pilot mentorship program for 2023. The program aims to pair current young professional members with experienced individuals in the geotechnical community. This partnership can promote learning, networking, and foster invaluable relationships.

Mentor Requirements: Canadian geotechnical professionals with 10 or more years of experience

Mentee Requirements: Canadian geotechnical professionals with less than 10 years of experience and are not currently enrolled in full time study


The pilot program for 2023 is limited to only 15 mentors and 15 mentees. The mentee application and mentor application closes on January 15, 2023.

For more information contact Intisar (, Brennan ( or Leanne (

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. Join the information session on Jan. 19th, if you have further questions.



PEGNL members are being offered free access to an online course. The 10-hr Practical Geo-Communication course provides valuable communication tips and strategies for members of both professions. Log onto the member portal, then click Events in the blue bar to find more details and to register for the course.

Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia is offering a 1-hour course on EDI (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion). This course is free to all engineers and geoscientists across Canada on the EGBC Knowledge Centre. Create a new account before completing the checkout process. Then take part in the course.


Climate Risk Institute is offering multiple courses as part of the Infrastructure Resilience Professional credential, which will be of interest to professionals who are involved in the planning, design, and management of infrastructure.

Upcoming courses:

  • Climate Smart Policy and Procurement. Register before Jan 23
  • Climate Law for Infrastructure Practitioners. Register before Jan 27
  • Climate Change and Infrastructure Risk—the PIEVC Protocol. Register before Feb 13


Project Management for Beginners: is a free introductory course which provides the foundational knowledge necessary to join a project team and can serve as the first step on your path to a project management career.

***NEW*** 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.

The Basics of Scrum a free introductory course which provides the foundations of Scrum and Discipline Agile Project Management, equipping you with tools to begin implementing Disciplined Agile and Scrum in your own practices and launching you on your path to earning a Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) Certification.

        Events & Sessions  

Policy Implementation and Evaluation Masterclass is designed for all those working in policy environments, notably focusing on the later stages of delivery and evaluation. Participants will improve their understanding of the policy cycle, project management techniques and evaluation methodologies, ability to communicate and influence the policy process, crucial for those working in governance and other key stakeholders. Learn more and register by Jan 20, 2023.

***NEW*** Resilience through Mindfulness Training program beginning January 24, focuses on developing mindfulness-based skills that can help build Resilience. Learn more about the program and registration.

***NEW*** 2023 Hydropower Conference, Registration Deadline, Feb 3rd

CEATI International’s Hydropower Conference will focus on the opportunities and challenges that utilities are facing, with specific focus on retrofitting dams for extended life, extreme events and increased need for flexibility, and opportunities for power plant modernization.

***NEW*** Leading with Trust: Developing a high-performance team based on trust, Feb. 7th

Building a high-trust environment in the workplace provides employees with a culture of honesty and psychological safety to perform at their best. This webinar will help leaders build trust among their teams that will enhance collaboration, teamwork and overall productivity.

Hydrocarbon, Brine Production, CO2 Storage: Calculating In-Place Reservoir Volumes Webinar will cover traditional method and geomodelling method of reservoirs, showing the strengths and weaknesses of each, and fundamentally showing how they relate to each other. Register before Feb 14. 


We welcome you to email with any feedback you may have on this Member Announcement.