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NOTICE: The Association staff will not be responding to e-mails or phone calls over the Easter weekend and will return to their duties on Tuesday, April 14.
The Association office is closed to visitors until further notice. See the News story for details.

News Notice
April 9, 2020

Looking Back Through Our Century: April 8, 2012
The Southwest Transitway, Winnipeg's bus rapid transit dedicated roadway, commenced operation on April 8, 2012. The first section was constructed parallel to the railway tracks running southwest from Queen Elizabeth Way at The Forks to Pembina Highway at Jubilee Avenue. Starting April 12, 2020, BLUE, the city's 11-kilometre Southwest Transitway will provide frequent, reliable, high-speed service from downtown to the neighbourhoods of southwest Winnipeg, including the University of Manitoba and St. Norbert. To learn more about the Transitway and take a virtual ride on BLUE, see the full news story.
Certificate of Authorizations Expire April 30
Certificate of Authorizations are set to expire April 30, 2020. Renewal notices and invoices were mailed out at the beginning of March. If your company is still providing engineering and/or geoscience services within the province of Manitoba, you are required to hold a Certificate of Authorization and you need to renew your Certificate either online or by submitting a cheque by mail. If your company is no longer providing services within the province and you would like to cancel your Certificate of Authorization, please complete the cancellation form.
Help us promote the Girl Power campaign!
With school being out, students in grade 9 and up may appreciate an extra reminder about where their math, physics, and chemistry studies can get them. The Girl Power campaign is part of the Association's efforts to increase the number of women in our professions, however, students of all genders can solve a question related to the grade 9 math and science curriculum to receive a free t-shirt. To learn more about the campaign and to help us share this initiative by directing the high school students in your life, see the full news story.
ACEC-Canada Asks Federal Government for Industry Support
The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Canada (ACEC-Canada) has written to the prime minister and several cabinet ministers with specific recommendations for how the consulting engineering community can retain its capacity to help the federal government mitigate the COVID-19 crisis and to support post-crisis recovery. Read this article from ACEC-Canada for more information including the letter sent to government.
Online Professional Development Opportunities
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba recognizes that many practitioners are adapting to new working environments and schedules during these unprecedented times. As part of our Centennial Speaker Series, the Association in partnership with Canada Life is pleased to offer this two-hour interactive online course for a subsidized fee to our practitioners. Participants will be shown how to manage projects remotely, how to communicate successfully in a remote environment, and how to adjust important leadership qualities to a remote audience. Space is limited. For more information on the course and to register online, see the event listing.
COVID-19 is causing uncertain times for all of us. These uncertain times are creating an overload of emotional responses and elevated stress levels. This webinar is designed to help you understand the importance of gaining a sense of control and to obtain strategies to use for yourself and others when dealing with high stress and anxiety. For more information on the course and to register online, see the event listing.
Firestop 201 C Webinar: Understanding the National Building Code of Canada Requirements for Firestopping - April 22 and 23
Confused about the requirements for firestopping? This webinar offered by HILTI (Canada) will help provide a clear overview of the code's requirements for firestopping of penetrations, joints and curtain wall gaps, including the somewhat complex and not always consistent exceptions and variations. For more information, see the event listing.