Member Announcements – September 29

Announcement Date: 09.29.2023

Member Announcements – September 29


National Resources Canada’s Climate Resilient Coastal Communities (CRCC) Program has announced a call for proposals. The CRCC will support pilot projects to enable communities and sectors to work together to develop coordinated solutions to climate change risks in coastal regions. There is a total of $30 million to support up to 25 regional-scale pilot projects on Canada’s three marine coasts and in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence region. Selected pilot projects will represent diverse economic, social, and environmental conditions and different types of adaptation actions across Canada. Further, the CRCC results will have national benefit by providing evidence and learning to inform adaptation approaches and actions in other regions across the country. To learn more click here.

        Events & Sessions  


WISE NL is hosting its Fall Speaker Series “Women in Quality” on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, from 7-9pm at Memorial University’s Engineering Building, room EN4000. Come to enjoy the engaging discussion, Q&A session, networking, and refreshments with panelists: Yvette Hughes, Materials Engineering Discipline Lead, Atlantic WSP, Erin Hickey, Quality Manager, Pennecon, and Margaret Lawson, IMS Quality Coordinator, SNC Lavalin. If you have any questions contact Esraa AbouAmin at:


Leapfrog into Fall with Mindfulness Training! Beginning September 27th, join Andrew Safer for a 6-week “Anxiety, Stress & Mindfulness” workshop series, meeting on Wednesday evenings, both in-person and on Zoom. Attend the first session for free, and then decide if you would like to continue. Discounts are available. To learn more click here.

Phil Helwig, P. Eng. (Retired) is hosting a webinar series on problems related to ice within Civil
Engineering. This webinar series will provide an introduction to the subject with necessary theory plus
practical applications. Detailed notes will also be provided. Part 1 of the series will be held on September
28 and Part 2 will be held on October 5, from 11:30am to 1:00pm EST. For more information click here.

The City of St. John’s is developing a new Accessibility Plan and is seeking feedback from the public about
what the City is doing well related to accessibility, what barriers exist and how we can remove barriers.
They are interested in hearing from a variety of stakeholders including those with knowledge about built
infrastructure and built heritage. Their project page provides more information about the initiative and
how feedback can be provided, including an online survey.

***NEW*** The Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) is the oldest and largest engineering student design competition in Canada. MUN has won the bid to host the 2024 competition on its 50th anniversary of the competition and the first time it will be hosted in Atlantic Canada. The concrete toboggan technical exhibit will take place in St. John's on Feb 9th, 2024 and the race will be located at White Hills, Clarenville on Feb 10th, 2024. MUN Engineering Alumni volunteer group, the GNCTR organizing committee is asking for support from the local business community to help execute this competition. For more information on sponsorship and its benefit to your organization such as the job fair, or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact:


***NEW*** Energy NL is presently hosting a number of events through September and October. On October 11, 2023 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM) there will be a Renewable Energy Supplier Session with company presentations from ABO Wind, EverWind Fuels, Exploits Valley Renewable Energy Corp, Pattern Energy and World Energy GH2. To learn more or to register click here.


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