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UMES Wine and Cheese
The University of Manitoba Engineering Society (UMES) is holding a Wine and Cheese reception in the Engineering Information and Technology Complex (EITC) Atrium on November 20, 2014. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the event starts at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $20 for professionals. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
This event is a great opportunity for business professionals to meet with students on a one to one basis. Students are able to make contacts within their industry, network with many influential professionals, and have a great time. The evening consists of speeches, presentations, awards, and an opportunity for students to walk around and converse with industry leaders.
Membership Renewal Time
The APEGM membership year runs from (January 1 - December 31) for P.Eng., P.Geo., EIT, and GIT members. Renewal letters are mailed out in November. The renewal deadline is December 31. Individual members renew online through your private profile. You can also visit the following page to renew multiple members at once without login details. If you are resigning your membership, please notify the office by December 31. A late fee will be applied to renewals starting January 11.
2015 Scholarship programs
Engineers Canada is announcing a call for entries for the 2015 National Scholarships program. Six scholarships totalling $60,000 will be awarded! These scholarships are for P.Eng. members who are registered as full-time students for the following academic year, in both engineering and non-engineering fields. They are intended to recognize the excellence of Canadian professional engineers and support advanced studies and research. The deadline for receipt of all applications is March 1, 2015. [more]
The Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) has also announced its 2015 Scholarship Program. They will be awarding $105,000 to Canadian women studying engineering at the undergraduate, Master's, and Ph.D. levels, who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and community involvement. [more]
2014 Council Election and By-Law Change Proposals
Voting for the 2014 Council Election Candidates and By-Law Proposals took place between October 3, 2014 at 12:00 am and October 16, 2014 at midnight.
Concrete Design Survey
Do you use the Cement Association of Canada's Concrete Design Handbook (CDH), 3rd edition?
The Cement Association of Canada is currently running a survey to measure satisfaction with this handbook, and to assist in developing their next edition (4th edition) of the CDH. This survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete and responses are anonymous. The survey is offered in French and English, and will run until November 28, 2014. [more]
The Cement Association of Canada's CDH, Canada's premiere guide for concrete designers, offers a comprehensive analysis of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) A23.3 Design of Concrete Structures Standard, and includes explanatory notes and design examples to assist practitioners in carrying out their design. It is also widely used in universities as a teaching aid for reinforced concrete design courses.
Elliot Lake Inquiry Final Report
The Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) have issued a news release regarding recommendations they put forward to strengthen regulation of the engineering profession in Ontario, that have been endorsed in the final report of the Commissioner of the Elliot Lake Inquiry. [more]
2014 Salary Survey Now Available
The 2014 Salary Survey is now available for your review. This survey provides the latest information on salaries and benefits provided to engineers and geoscientists working in Manitoba.
ProDev Reporting Guide
By now, all practicing members of the association should have received hard copies of the new APEGM ProDev Guide in the mail. This guide should make it easier to understand the parameters of the APEGM Professional Development Reporting Program.
Note that the first member evaluation under this program will begin in the new year. Login today and make sure your ProDev Log is up-to-date!
Adoption of National Energy Code in Manitoba
New regulations for energy efficiency in the construction of large buildings will come into effect on December 1, 2014 with the adoption of the National Energy Code for Buildings 2011 (NECB) as the Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings (MECB).
These new Energy Code requirements will be on all building permits applications - starting December 1, 2014. The City of Winnipeg has prepared an Information Bulletin for Industry that outlines the impact that these new requirements will have on permit applications.
News from Engineers Canada
The 2013 Engineers Canada Annual Report is now available. Read a recent supplement titled Engineering in Canada published in the Globe and Mail. The 2014 Engineers Canada Award recipients have been announced.
Canadian Geodetic Vertical Datum of 2013 is now available
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is pleased to announce the release of the Canadian Geodetic Vertical Datum of 2013 (CGVD2013), which is now the reference standard for heights across Canada. This new height reference system replaces the Canadian Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1928 (CGVD28).
The chosen reference height of CGVD2013 derives from collaborative work and is formalized in an agreement between Geodetic organizations in United States of America and Canada. The vertical datum is now compatible with Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) such as GPS.
New APEGM Heritage Wiki Website
The Heritage Committee is pleased to announce that their Wiki site went live on October 1, 2013. It is ready for your comments and input. Please visit heritage.apegm.mb.ca.
This new site is designed to let our members and the general public learn about the impacts our engineering and geoscience professionals and their projects have had in our own province and around the world.
The site is small and in its infancy, but it is designed to grow. We encourage your comments, additions and corrections. We know that our membership is a vast repository of knowledge and we think that this site will provide a simple way to capture our collective knowledge and to make it accessible to our membership and the general public. [more]
Report on Female Participation in Engineering in Manitoba
The Committee for Increasing the Participation of Women in Engineering (CIPWIE), a committee within APEGM, has prepared a report to capture all facets of female engineering involvement in Manitoba, by including data on both APEGM membership as well as enrolment in engineering programs at the University of Manitoba. See the 2013 Report on Female Participation in Engineering in Manitoba for details.
This new geoscience website launched by the Province of Manitoba is a great resource for educational material on Manitoba's amazing mineral history and resources. Manitoba Rocks! is a public information source about Manitoba's second largest primary resource industry – minerals and petroleum.
EnGenious - Engineering Mini-Games
The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) has developed a fun set of mini-games intended to engage and educate school-age children with respect to the different engineering disciplines. An APEGA staff member recently appeared on Global Television to present the EnGenious.ca online game. Take a look!
APEGM Geoscience Gallery
A new geoscience gallery display has been unveiled at Brandon University. The new fixture is a part of the Department of Geology, and contains many fantastic mineral specimens and a real dinosaur! The dinosaur is a Dromaeosaurus Albertensis, a raptorial predator, and has been named “Jerome the Dromaeosaurus” after a competition of more than 100 entries from kindergarten to Grade 6 students. This display was funded by the APEGM Foundation.
Recent by-law changes have empowered APEGM Members to obtain an authorized electronic seal, or digital signature, that may be used to authenticate their digital files. APEGM has partnered with Notarius to provide digital signature kits and authentication for its members. This technology has the potential to increase productivity and profitability, while meeting the high security and integrity concerns associated with the transmission of electronic documents.
There will be a promotion over the next few months enabling firms to implement pilot projects and see the benefits for themselves. To find out more about this promotion, contact email@example.com, or call 1-888-588-0011.
Continuing Professional Development - Online Now!
There is growing public expectation that professionals prove their competency. Look at the recent media stories citing members disciplined by the College of Physicians & Surgeons and The Law Society. In both examples, the strong public statement was “What is the regulator doing about this?” Consequently, in order to have a ready response for the public, APEGM is asking its members to report their CPD activities. All professionals must be able to show the public of Manitoba that they are actively participating in continuing professional development.
All members are encouraged to login to their APEGM Online profiles and try the new CPD reporting utility. It is easy and FUN. It takes about 20 minutes to input existing details to your personal profile; after which, it takes only a few minutes per month to keep up-to-date. Try it today!
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba
870 Pembina Hwy Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2M7
Tel: (204) 474-2736 Toll-free: (866) 227-9600 Fax: (204) 474-5960
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday to Friday
|Engineers Canada||Geoscientists Canada|
|P.Eng. = Professional Engineer||P.Geo. = Professional Geoscientist|
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