Elsie MacGill is #bankNOTEable

On International Women’s Day (March 8th), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, announced that a new polymer bank note featuring an iconic Canadian woman will be issued in late 2018.  They have asked for a call for nominations across Canada in their Bank NOTE-able campaign. To round out National Engineering Month, we

Outreach Programs Do Make A Difference

Guest post, written by Mary A. Wells, PhD, P.Eng. Associate Dean Outreach, Faculty of Engineering University of Waterloo Chair of the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE) As we come to the end of our 2016 National Engineering Month’s (NEM) Campaign, I am reflecting on the importance of activities that expose youth and the

Spotlight: Rana Tehrani Yekta, EIT

To introduce the engineering and technology professions, we are profiling people who found have meaningful connections to their work, last week we profiled Khurram Shahzad Baig, P.Eng. This week, we take a look at the work of Rana Tehrani Yekta, EIT, a Structural Engineering Intern for the WSP Group representing the PEO Willowdale-Thornhill Chapter. Tell us about

Spotlight: Paul Yang, Packaging Development and Sustainability

Engineering and engineering technology professions can provide a gateway through which people can come up with creative and sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing issues of our century. Paul Yang, Group Leader: Packaging Development and Sustainability at Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee, utilized his technical and creative aptitude to challenge himself and his team to answer the question: "How

Journey To the Iron Ring: A Reflection

During the month of March, many engineering students across Canada participate in the Ritual of The Calling of an Engineer where they receive their iron ring.  Matthew Primeau of Carleton University participated in this ritual recently and shared with NEM a thoughtful memoir of what led him to pursue an engineering degree and what he hopes to accomplish with

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