Member Announcements – June 19

Announcement Date: 06.19.2024

Member Announcements – June 19


***NEW*** PEGNL welcomes its newly elected Board members, Derek Follett, P. Eng. (Chair-Elect), Sheldon Baikie, P. Eng. (Director) and Eileen O'Brien, P. Eng. (Director). PEGNL would also like to thank its outgoing Directors for their contributions over the past number of years, Dr. Jacques Guigné, P. Geo., FGC, Steve Emberley, P. Geo., Alex Gibson, CPHR, and Liz Palmera-Nuñez, P. Eng.

***NEW*** Government of Canada is pleased to share that Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Public Service Climate Literacy suite is now publicly accessible. You can access Climate Literacy Foundations, Contributing to a Net-zero Canada and Adapting to a Changing Climate in Canada at the links below to explore how our lives and our work affect the climate, and how the changing climate affects us.  These courses were authored by national climate leaders and share a vision for a pathway to a resilient, net-zero Canada. Initially developed to support climate literacy learning within the federal public service, these courses are now available to support climate learning of all Canadians.

Applying Climate Literacy Foundations: Spearheaded by Dr. Sarah Burch from the University of Waterloo, this course offers an overview of core climate change science, and solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the coming impacts. It covers critical areas such as key impacts on biodiversity, health, food, and water, and how climate governance challenges us to work together over time. (3 hours)

Contributing to a Net-zero Canada: Dr. James Meadowcroft from Carleton University authored this course, which delves into the heart of the climate crisis. Participants will explore the energy transition, solutions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions across Canadian sectors and regions, and the policy and governance that will facilitate Canada’s net-zero future. (2 hours)

Adapting to a Changing Climate in Canada: Under the guidance of Dr. Robin Cox from Royal Roads University, this course offers insights into climate impacts and crucial terminology for understanding adaptation and resilience. It provides a toolkit of adaptation actions and offers an in-depth exploration of Canada’s National Adaptation Strategy. (2 hours)

Call for Volunteers to join the PEGNL Small Fishing Vessel Safety Task Force. Are you passionate about maritime safety and environmental sustainability? Do you have expertise in naval architectural engineering, small fishing vessel design, environmental stewardship, or workplace safety? If so, you may be interested in volunteering for a PEGNL task force aiming to better understand and address potential safety and environmental issues concerning the regulation of small fishing vessel design. For further information, please click here

On May 23, engineering regulators from each jurisdiction came together to sign a National Statement of Collaboration, strengthening harmonization, innovation, and collaboration for engineers across Canada. 

The statement reflects regulators’ renewed commitment to work together to enhance international and national mobility, further protect the public, and increase regulatory efficiency.

This signed statement aims to: 

  • Promote long-term commitment of signatories to collaboration and the identification of harmonization initiatives within the regulatory framework.
  • Strengthen collaboration and harmonization among engineering regulators.  
  • Define roles and responsibilities between engineering regulators and Engineers Canada.

Read the full statement here

Geoscientists Canada provides a searchable Geoscience Professional Practice Guidance Catalogue for comprehensive guidance documents on professional geoscience practice in Canada. To learn more click here.

Geoscience Education and Outreach Network (GEON), is a brand new online network, which brings together individuals passionate about geoscience education and outreach. It's the first digital space dedicated to those interest in geoscience. GEON provides an informal and interactive platform for professionals, educators, and enthusiasts from across the sector to share opportunities, seek and offer funding or support, and stay informed about the latest developments. It is also the home of a huge range of educational resources, from lesson plans and teaching materials to interactive activities and virtual field trips. GEON members have the opportunity to showcase their work, share success stories, and contribute to the growing library of resources available to inspire the next generation of geoscientists.

GEON is completely free and open to everyone, enabling new and exciting collaborations. For further details, please click here.

        Courses & Events 

***NEW*** This June, Engineers Canada is celebrating Pride month with a virtual conversation about building inclusive workplaces that are safe and welcoming for 2SLGBTQ+ people. For more information and to register for the Zoom webinar on Tuesday, June 25 at 12:00pm ET, click here.

***NEW*** Gardiner Centre has scheduled some of its most popular training sessions this summer. From project management to HR and communications, their summer training will equip participants with practical skills that can be applied immediately in the workplace. For a full list of available training opportunities please click here. Gardiner Centre is an approved training provider with the Canada-NL Job Grant. For more details on the Canada-NL Job Grant, please click here.


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