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Nominate your colleagues for 2014 APEGM Awards
Nominations for deserving professional engineers and geoscientists are open now for seven APEGM awards for the year 2014. For more details visit the awards page.
Please take time to complete the nomination form and forward to the awards committee by January 31, 2014. Your initiative and recommendations are essential to recognize and honour deserving professionals from our membership at the next Awards Gala ceremony.
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.
Happy Holidays from the APEGM
The APEGM office will be closed from 1:00pm on December 24, 2013 - January 2, 2014. Have a safe and happy holiday season!
APEGM 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 Accounting and Membership Coordinator by December 31. A late fee will be applied to renewals starting January 11.
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]
2013 Council Election and By-law Change Results
The 2013 - 2014 Council has been announced.
The By-law to establish the Public Interest Review Committee (PIRC) has passed.
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!
Retail Sales Tax on Engineering Services Update
There has been an update to the Information Bulletin regarding Retail Sales Tax on Engineering Services. This updated bulletin is available on the Manitoba provincial government website.
Certificate of Authorization Renewals
Certificate of Authorization (CofA) renewal letters were sent out to all current holders at the beginning of March. The CofA year runs from (May 1 - April 30). Please submit your renewal payment and a copy of the current Professional Liability Insurance by March 31, to ensure it is processed by the renewal date.
Renew your certificate of authorization online! The list of Responsible Members and Insurance Expiry details can be viewed by the COO/Authorized Designate if they login to their online profile. Please contact the Registration Coordinator for all CofA renewal services.
Employer Salary Survey
In an effort to complement the annual APEGM Membership Salary Survey, the association has commissioned a survey of salaries and benefits offered by employers to Manitoba engineers and geoscientists. See the 2012 Employer Survey for results!
Provincial Engineering And Geoscience Week!
Provincial Engineering And Geoscience Week (PEGW) took place March 4 – 10, 2013. Events included the Spaghetti Bridge building competition (pictures) for students in grades 1 - 12. A pasta donation was made to Winnipeg Harvest equal to the cumulative weight supported by all entries in the Winnipeg Spaghetti Bridge Competition. This year we reached 12,305 lbs. (5,596 kg)!
There was a special supplement section in the Saturday, March 2, 2013 issue of the Winnipeg Free Press as part of Provincial engineering and geoscience week.
Engineering Labour Market Study
Engineers Canada released Engineering Labour Market in Canada: Projections to 2020 that shows Canada is facing a short supply of engineers with more than 10 years of specialized experience.
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!
UofM Faculty of Engineering's Centennial Book
Celebrating 100 Years of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba (1907-2007), the faculty has published a book titled Grinding "Geers" for 100 Years full of stories, pranks, and photos from their exciting history. You can not buy this book in stores! A gift of $100 to the faculty will get you a copy of the book, as well as a tax receipt for $60. All proceeds from the sale of this book will go toward the ambitious and visionary Faculty of Engineering Centenary Award Fund.
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
Note: Office closed from Dec. 24, 2013 - Jan. 2, 2014.
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