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NEM Ontario Event Calendar

The world of engineering keeps changing – you can change with it. Attend National Engineering Month – Ontario’s engineering event of the year. With events happening throughout the month of March you can learn, grow and thrive in 2022 and beyond. All events are free to attend. To view event details or to attend an event, please click the + button on the dates below.

Week 1

The P.Eng. Designation

Tue

01

Becoming A Professional Engineer
The Future of The P.Eng. Licence
Event Details +

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Becoming A Professional Engineer

Our lifelong learning event will provide attendees with opportunities to communicate with Engineering professionals, such as Professors at Seneca, not including guest speakers which would be recruited by our Supervising Professor Basant Elkady. Proving to beneficial as it would create relationships with Professor to allow the students to feel more comfortable during lectures.

Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Franklin Martinez-Gomez
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme The P.Eng. Designation

The Future of The P.Eng. Licence

March 1st is officially P.Eng. Day in Ontario. #PEngDay recognizes the vital role that professional engineers play in designing, creating and safeguarding our province. But what is in store for the future of the P.Eng. across Canada? How are different jurisdictions working to ensure that the P.Eng. remains relevant and respected? Join representatives from engineering regulators across the country as they discuss how they are working to modernize regulation in their own provinces, and what shared goals the profession can work towards in the face of emerging technology.

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Speakers:

Moderator:  Steve Paikin, anchor of TV Ontario’s flagship current affairs program, The Agenda with Steve Paikin.

Panelists:

  • Ontario Society of Professional Engineers – Mark Frayne
  • Professional Engineers Ontario – Christian Bellini
  • Engineers and Geo-Scientist British Columbia – Heidi Yang
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) – Jay Negendran

 

Time 6:00 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader Baijul Shukla
Led by OSPE
Theme The P.Eng. Designation

Wed

02

Preparing for your National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE)
Event Details +

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Preparing for your National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE)

This presentation will focus what an individual can expect writing the National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE). Topics will cover what the exam entails, best practices on tackling tricky questions, delivery methods and what you can do to prepare.

Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Matthew Minnick
Led by OSPE
Theme The P.Eng. Designation

Thu

03

Clarifying the Path to Becoming A P.Eng. (Internationally Trained)
Event Details +

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Clarifying the Path to Becoming A P.Eng. (Internationally Trained)

If you are an Internationally Trained Engineering Graduate or an EIT, then this seminar might be for you.  In it you will learn: How do I become a Professional Engineer in Ontario? What engineering experience is PEO looking for? How is international engineering education evaluated by PEO? What are the conditions to fulfill the experience requirements? How do I prepare my Experience Record? What is the NPPE? What is the EIT Program?

Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Sami Lamrad/Tracey Caruana
Led by OSPE
Theme The P.Eng. Designation

Fri

04

Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate: Sheridan delivers experiential learning that prepares degree graduates to excel in engineering technology fields.
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Friday, March 4, 2022

Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate: Sheridan delivers experiential learning that prepares degree graduates to excel in engineering technology fields.

In this 1 ½ hour session, engineering curriculum, with a focus on hands-on, project-based learning, will be explored in relation to graduate skills and attributes assigned by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), including technical communications, teamwork and leadership, engineering tools, and lifelong learning. And through a panel discussion on ‘Preparing Bachelor of Engineering Graduates to be Career and Licensure Ready’ we will explore a variety of aspects of our programs such as bus projects, pathways, and the use of technology for hands-on learning.

Time 10:00 am ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader Sheridan College
Led by Sheridan College

Week 2

Lifelong Learning

Mon

07

CAE Canadian Engineering Grand Challenges Webinar
Lifelong Learning and Transitioning Your Education to Industry Panel Discussion
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Monday, March 7, 2022

CAE Canadian Engineering Grand Challenges Webinar

The Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) has a mission to demonstrate leadership in the responsible application of engineering knowledge for the benefit of Canadians. The CAE, in line with this mission, has acknowledged the six key areas that Engineering Deans Canada believes will best position Canada to make a substantial difference over the next decade namely:
-Resilient infrastructure
-Access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy
-Access to safe water in all communities
-Inclusive, safe, and sustainable cities
-Inclusive and sustainable industrialization
-Access to affordable and inclusive STEM education

This list, known as the Canadian Engineering Grand Challenges (CEGCs), is based on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which address a broad range of socio-economic and environmental issues across many different sectors. This webinar will be focused on explaining the importance of the CEGCs and how these broad but discrete concepts came to be chosen as the lens through which Canadian engineering should view the SDGs. It will also discuss the role that current and future engineers will play in achieving these goals while contributing to the overarching task of climate change adaptation and mitigation. This would be followed by a panel discussion and an interactive session with the audience to answer questions.

Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader Anne-Marie Hunynh
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme Life Long Learning

Lifelong Learning and Transitioning Your Education to Industry Panel Discussion

This interactive online panel discussion ‘Lifelong Learning and Transitioning your Education to Industry’ with dynamic panelists, will be led by The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) and the School of Science and Engineering Technology (SET) at Durham College. The event with expert panelists will boost awareness among event attendees in terms of being informed about the changing needs of the 21st century industry that require lifelong learning, and the need to deepen knowledge and skills.

Discussions are pivotal to learning about a topic from various perspectives. Expert panelists will share stories, insights, lifelong learning strategies, and professional perspectives on the theme of lifelong learning to a range of audiences. Attending the interactive session with experts in the field, will be of great help to the audience in navigating their careers and/or reinventing themselves in the rapidly changing milieu.

Time 6:00 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader Maryam Ishad
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme Life Long Learning

Tue

08

Humber College Champions Women in STEM
Engineering Technology and Beyond – Careers that make sense!
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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Humber College Champions Women in STEM

A panel of fearless women and supportive men will share their authentic stories and how there is strength in our differences to bring innovation, productivity, and pride to a more elastic workforce. Join us as we inspire, connect and empower participants to recognize and celebrate International Women’s Day.

Participants:

  • Dr. Martine Spinks, Associate Dean, Design & Built Environment, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology (FAST), Humber College (moderator)
  • Dr. Daniela Galatro, MSc. in Mechanical Engineer, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and AppliedChemistry, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Jonathan Kim, P.Eng., Associate Dean, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology (FAST), Humber College
  • Janice A. Wojcik, B.A.Sc., Manager, Work Integrated Learning & Industry Engagement Co-op & Work Placement Services Office, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology (FAST), Humber College
  • Cassandra Birtch – First Year Student, Built Environment, Bachelor of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology (FAST), Humber College
  • Dr. Mona Nouroozifar – Associate Dean, Math and Research Skills & Analytics, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Innovative Learning, Humber College

 

Time 6:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Humber College
Led by Humber College
Theme Life Long Learning

Engineering Technology and Beyond – Careers that make sense!

Engineering technology grads from Seneca College reflect on their career journeys in a session hosted by the School of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering Technology (SEMET).

Two industry professionals will discuss their experiences after graduation in their respective fields, how they got to where they are, and what they look forward to in the future. They will share exciting projects they have worked on and how their schooling impacted their experiences.

Participants in this event can look forward to having their questions answered by the panelists in a Q&A session that will take place during the event.

Time 6:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Agnieszka Stopka
Led by Seneca College
Theme Life Long Learning

Wed

09

Engineers as Emerging Leaders
Upskilling to address grand challenges
Creativity of Design (with Cricut)
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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Engineers as Emerging Leaders

Through this webinar, Pierre Lebel – CEO of Rzultz Academy, will introduce you to the building blocks of the Rzultz “It-Factor”. The It Factor is a set of proven, essential skills and behaviors required to lead, manage and influence others in the engineering, science, and technology environment, and it’s a core component of the Ontario Engineering Academy’s new and specialized Emerging Leaders Program.

Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Pierre Lebel
Led by OSPE
Theme Life Long Learning

Upskilling to address grand challenges

Organizations are directly affected by societal challenges, such as climate change and its impact on financial systems, supply chain, operations, or the adoption and seamless integration of technology in the workplace.

This panel will review the current best practices in professional upskilling, and the need to grasp and focus on the overlap between three challenges:

  1. Sustainability 
  2. Integration of technology
  3. Professional workforce development & collaboration

The panel will discuss and identify the primary threats, mitigation strategies and opportunities that businesses and professionals can focus on to address immediate competitiveness, resiliency and growth.

Moderator:  Thanuja Ruckman, a mentor on the Industry Operations Leadership & Management Program

Time 1:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader McMaster University
Led by McMaster University
Theme Life Long Learning

Creativity of Design (with Cricut)

Design Thinking is a popular approach to problem-solving—not only among designers! Design Thinking sparks innovation and helps you look at challenges in different ways.

Join STEM by Steph, Stephanie Thompson and Brock’s Maker Space Leader, Tabitha Lewis as we explore the intersection of art, creativity, and design. Using the Cricut design software, you’ll be able to virtually design a piece of art and print it in the real world at a future date.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll be ready to take any idea through the design thinking process, equipped with the tools to try innovative strategies and ideas.

A fun introduction to hands-on design, we’ll also hear from members from Brock’s newly formed Engineering School, an addition to the Niagara STEM Community.

Time 6:00 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader Stephanie Thompson
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme Life Long Learning

Thu

10

Emotional Intelligence: A Life Worth Learning
Fire Protection Engineering
The Living City Green Spaces As A Tool For Resilience In The Urban Community
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Thursday, March 10, 2022

Emotional Intelligence: A Life Worth Learning

Emotional Intelligence is a human capacity that is ignited in infancy and continues to evolve throughout our life. In contrast to general intelligence (IQ), which is relatively stable over time, EQ is shaped by our experiences, our awareness, and our ability to practice new ways of being with ourselves and others. This session explores how EQ evolves over the lifespan and how people can develop their emotional agility muscles.

Time 10:00 am ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Dr. Tatijana Busic / Dr. Amanda Matejicek, PhD, ACC
Led by OSPE
Theme Life Long Learning

Fire Protection Engineering

Fire Protection Engineering is an emerging and important field. Engineers are the cornerstone of many Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems standards. There are vast opportunities for mechanical, electrical, construction, structural and many other types of engineers to apply their knowledge and experience to the field of Fire Protection. This presents a huge learning and crossover opportunity.

Several new Fire Codes and Standards will require design and/or final sign off by professional engineers, creating a greater need for knowledgeable engineers in the Fire Safety Industry. These new codes and standards are a significant milestone in preventing fires in buildings right from the commissioning stage of new builds as well as during renovations and retrofits.

Looking to expand your knowledge base or to make a career change while capitalizing on your hard earned knowledge? Learn how your engineering skills and experience can translate to saving lives!

Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Michele Farley
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme Life Long Learning

The Living City Green Spaces As A Tool For Resilience In The Urban Community

For this event, we will explore the role that living systems play in our urban environment. Speakers will be invited to educate students about incorporating green spaces into urban planning and design to inspire resilience in the face of climate change. Speakers from conservation authorities, municipalities, engineering firms, and NGOs will be invited to present their work in this field and lead students through an open panel discussion.

Time 6:00 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader Larissa Wallisch
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme Life Long Learning

Fri

11

NEM with WiSE
Event Details +

Friday, March 11, 2022

NEM with WiSE

This event aims to connect young people and students’ experiences and diverse educational backgrounds, cross-nationally and internationally, to the growing need for developing technical and soft skills in a rapidly-changing environment. This event addresses the professional knowledge breadth needed for students to develop during and after university education and the ways in which this new-found knowledge can enhance your technical knowledge depth and shift your paradigms on what you can potentially achieve for yourself and offer for others!

Time 6:00 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader Kahini Dhoat
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme Life Long Learning

Sat

12

SDG Impact Challenge: Problem Definition Workshop
Global Spark 21/22 Initiatives
Event Details +

Saturday, March 12, 2022

SDG Impact Challenge: Problem Definition Workshop

Impact Alliance, the Sustainability Developmental Goals (SDG) Student Hub under SDSN Youth, will be organizing the SDG Impact Challenge. Our event will provide attendees with the opportunity to develop specific solutions to address complex issues in a rapidly changing world through an SDG lens. The event will help students develop critical and interdisciplinary thinking to hack for feasible and innovative solutions, which can be implemented in the community. Participants will be challenged in more than one area of the lifelong learning behaviour categories, such as transfer of knowledge, proactivity, and curiosity. They will leverage existing engineering knowledge and learnings from event workshops and networking sessions to become problem-solving sustainability champions. Mentorship from professionals and partner organizations will be available through Q&A sessions and 1:1 opportunities. Attendees will be using their curiosity to deepen their existing knowledge of the SDGs and will be given the opportunity to choose from different problem statements. Throughout the 24-hour challenge, students will be exploring new ideas and information to pitch to the judges. This event will provide attendees the opportunity to learn outside their comfort zones by collaborating with others from different faculties and backgrounds to solve actual problems that impact their surrounding environment in relation to the SDGs. The skills and knowledge from this event will help them navigate their careers as it shows potential employers their exponential value based on current skills.

Time 10:00 am ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Yukktha Sivaraju
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme Life Long Learning

Global Spark 21/22 Initiatives

Global Spark’s main mission is to host the annual Global Engineering Week (GE Week) at its flag school, the University of Toronto. GE Week is a week-long initiative (March 8-14, 2022) which aims to expose over 10,000 students at UofT to global issues and the multidisciplinary thinking needed to tackle the world’s largest development problems. This year, we are running a Global Warming Climate Technology Speaker Panel, a national Social Impact Hackathon (Hack the Globe), collaborating with clubs to host large scale events, and partnering with over 40 courses in U of T Engineering to enrich course content with global case studies and perspectives.

Time 11:00 am ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader Rahul Lohana
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme University Challenge

Week 3

Spotlight on the Engineering Student Challenge

Mon

14

Beyond the B.Eng.
Event Details +

Monday, March 14, 2022

Beyond the B.Eng.

McMaster Engineering Society’s NEM event will feature an insightful panel discussion from industry professionals to highlight the diversity of potential careers paths with an engineering degree. Entering the workforce after graduation can be very intimidating for many engineering students and it is important to ensure that students are aware of the breadth of possible opportunities with an engineering degree. For example, the panel could feature a professional with a P.Eng designation, an engineering consultant, the founder of a start-up company and an engineer who pursued graduate studies. These individuals would discuss their career path and their experience in their profession thus far. Following the panel, students will have the opportunity to compete in an engineering project spotlight showcase. Applications for the showcase will be open prior to the event and the top teams will be invited to present their project to a panel of judges consisting of engineering professors and industry professionals. The top three projects will be awarded prizes and will be featured on the McMaster Engineering Society social media pages. This event will encourage and inspire students to share their projects and learn from their peers. To promote this event, there will be a social media campaign featuring the history of the profession, famous engineers, and weekly challenges.

Time 6:00 pm ET
Duration 120 minutes
Event Leader Kira White
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme Engineering Student Challenge

Tue

15

Project Based Learning – Putting Theory to Practice
Event Details +

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Project Based Learning – Putting Theory to Practice

During this session, students and faculty will be highlighting the different ways that Conestoga College promotes project-based learning. This includes:
• Yearly projects students must complete, which allows students to apply the theory they have been taught.
• Allowing students to compete in events such as CES (Conestoga Engineering Society) hosted engineering competitions, OEC (Ontario Engineering Competition) and CEC (Canadian Engineering Competition)
• Design teams (Baja SAE, Formula SAE, and Concrete Taboggan)
Finally, students will talk about co-op placements they have had with local companies, where they’re able to apply the skills and knowledge acquired from the project-based learning and put them to practice in industry.

Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Conestoga College
Led by Conestoga College
Theme Engineering Student Challenge

Thu

17

Standard Development and Product Testing
Event Details +

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Standard Development and Product Testing

Join ULC Standards and UL Canada as they provide an overview of the Canadian Standards Development System and Product Certification Process.

ULC Standards will explain how Standards are developed, published, and may then be incorporated into our Canadian Codes.

UL Canada will explain how testing and certification can assure manufacturers, installers, inspectors, insurers, and users that a product or system meets the requirements of the applicable standards and the prescriptive path of Canada’s national model codes.  An explanation of the various UL and ULC Certification marks that are found on products will be provided, together with an overview of the UL Product iQ® Online Certification Directory.

 

Time 6:00 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader Nicole Ruehle
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme Engineering Student Challenge

Fri

18

Global Goals Jam Canada Winter 2022 (March 18-20 Weekend)
Event Details +

Friday, March 18, 2022

Global Goals Jam Canada Winter 2022 (March 18-20 Weekend)

SDG Innovation Lab, Centre of Entrepreneurship, Centennial College, with OSPE and Canadian Partners with support from UNDP and Digital Society School Amsterdam developed the program to engage participants to learn & contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals by creating solutions with long-term impact Join us for the Global Goals Jam Canada Winter 2022 and let’s jam for a better planet and win awards worth $4500.

Time 1:00 pm ET
Duration Ends 5:15pm EDT March 20 minutes
Event Leader Centennial College
Led by Centennial College
Theme Engineering Student Challenge

Sat

19

Diversity in Engineering Panel
University of Waterloo March Virtual Open House
Event Details +

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Diversity in Engineering Panel

Lakehead University’s Engineering Student Society invites you to attend their Diversity in Engineering panel taking place on Saturday, March 19th from 11:30AM to 1:30PM EDT on Zoom or at Lakehead University’s Thunder Bay campus. Take part in an engaging discussion and Q&A session with leaders in engineering from across Canada. Everyone is welcome, so sign up using the attached form below! #NEM2022 #engineering

Time 12:11 am ET
Duration 120 minutes
Led by Lakehead University's Engineering Student Society
Theme Spotlight on the Student Engineering Challenge

University of Waterloo March Virtual Open House

Join us to learn more about the undergraduate engineering programs at the University of Waterloo during our March Virtual Open House! Presentations and live Q&As will explore programs, co-op, student life, women in engineering, and more. Visit the engineering booth to chat with students, faculty, and staff.

Time 9:30 am ET
Duration 240 minutes
Event Leader University of Waterloo
Led by University of Waterloo
Theme Engineering Student Challenge

Week 4

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Mon

21

The Indigenous & Black Engineering and Technology PhD Project: Supporting the Next Generation of STEM Leaders
Up4 The Challenge – STEM Design Challenge
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Monday, March 21, 2022

The Indigenous & Black Engineering and Technology PhD Project: Supporting the Next Generation of STEM Leaders

The Indigenous & Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) PhD Project is a partnership of almost 15 Canadian universities committed to reducing  the systemic barriers that exist for Indigenous and Black scholars pursuing doctoral degrees in STEM programs. Join us to learn how the IBET PhD Project provides financial support and fosters a supportive and respectful academic community. Hear from the Director of IBET, current fellows and a mentor, and have your questions answered during a live virtual Q&A.

Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader University of Waterloo
Led by University of Waterloo
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Up4 The Challenge – STEM Design Challenge

We will provide attendees an opportunity to participate in an interactive Human Centred Design workshop that will encourage collaborative and creative problem-solving and connect human-centred solutions to the engineering principles that are needed to implement them. Participants will be challenged to address a specific social issue relevant in their everyday lives. The event will not only foster empathy, which is a skill needed to help individuals navigate a rapidly changing world, but will also highlight how engineering can solve problems that may not necessarily appear to have a technological solution or be ‘engineering problems’ in nature.

In the past, we have addressed social and environmental issues such as food security, climate change, accessible transportation, and the gender divide in engineering.

The primary objective of this program will be to create awareness about how engineering has the potential to support positive social change in order to engage a more diverse audience with respect to gender, race/ethnicity, people with disabilities, and other groups who are under-represented in engineering. We also aim to support leaders in engineering and related fields who work with young people (e.g. engineering mentors, science and math teachers) to promote interdisciplinary, creative, and human-centred approaches to engineering.

Our event will be designed as a 90-minute workshop for up to 40 participants. The session will be led by several experienced facilitators and our participants will be encouraged to contribute to discussions and activities using Google Slides and other interactive online tools.

Time 6:00 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader Andrea Hemmerich
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Tue

22

There is a Place for You in Engineering at Canada Post
Women in STEM Panel – Carleton
Event Details +

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

There is a Place for You in Engineering at Canada Post

Come join us for a panel discussion highlighting Canada Post’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The panelists will share their experiences in mentorship, leadership and 30 by 30 and will also showcase some of the exciting engineering projects underway at Canada Post. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the presenters at the end of our presentation during the Q&A session by sending questions in and asking questions over video call or live chat.

Time 2:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader TBD
Led by Canada Post Corporation
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclustion

Women in STEM Panel – Carleton

We will host a panel discussion on women in engineering and their experiences in the field throughout their career.

Questions will be about the career experiences, school experiences, challenges they have faced, their inspirations, and other topics. We will have have a group of women and/or non-binary people present from different backgrounds and companies. Some potential companies that have shown interest in similar events in the past include Lumentum and Ciena.

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with panelists by sending questions in, asking questions over video call or live chat, and joining breakout rooms. A Q&A will take place at the end to cover any areas attendees would like

Time 6:00 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader Baillie Noell
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Wed

23

Engineering the Future of Audience Engagement in Sports & Entertainment
Engineering with a Global Perspective
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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Engineering the Future of Audience Engagement in Sports & Entertainment

This session will explore emerging trends in how technology enhances audience experiences, specifically related to wearable audio in professional sports. Recent innovations with large global partners will be shared, along with a discussion of the engineering challenges associated with solving complex design problems.

Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes minutes
Event Leader Dr. Nancy Mathis and Paul Johnson
Led by Nancy and Paul of Q5X, NEM Ontario, and George Biljan, London OSPE-PEO Chapter

Engineering with a Global Perspective

This event will promote discussion between participants to view engineering through a variety of lenses to understand their individual role and how to address its social and environmental impacts.

Time 6:00 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader Robyn Jadischke
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Thu

24

Diversity in Engineering Alumni Panel – Where Do We Go From Here?
There is a Place for You in Engineering at Canada Post (EN FRANCAIS)
CAE Building Gender Inclusive Workplaces Webinar
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Thursday, March 24, 2022

Diversity in Engineering Alumni Panel – Where Do We Go From Here?

This panel will connect current undergraduate engineering students with alumni from a diverse backgrounds and experiences to share their journey through engineering at school and in their careers. They will offer advice and insight as to where they are today.

Time 12:30 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Kelsey Lavigne
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

There is a Place for You in Engineering at Canada Post (EN FRANCAIS)

Come join us for a panel discussion highlighting Canada Post’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The panelists will share their experiences in mentorship, leadership and 30 by 30 and will also showcase some of the exciting engineering projects underway at Canada Post. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the presenters at the end of our presentation during the Q&A session by sending questions in and asking questions over video call or live chat.

Time 2:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader TBD
Led by Canada Post Corporation
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclustion

CAE Building Gender Inclusive Workplaces Webinar

The Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) celebrates engineering excellence in Canada. Fellows of the Academy are many of the countries most accomplished engineering Leaders from the private, academic and not-for profit sectors, including many exceptional Women in leadership roles within the profession. The Academy wishes to hold a 90-minute webinar on how companies can build more gender inclusive workplaces. The session would feature gender equity initiatives and best practices, concentrating on the ones to retain women in engineering careers. This would be followed by a panel discussion and an interactive session with the audience to answer questions. This event will also be an opportunity to network and to support women engineers and university students.

Time 6:00 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader Anne-Marie Hunynh
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Fri

25

uOInnovates: Addressing Indigenous infrastructure challenges as engineers
WISTEM 5MT (5 Minute Thesis) – What inspired you?
Humber College Drives Inclusive & Continuous Professional Learning
Event Details +

Friday, March 25, 2022

uOInnovates: Addressing Indigenous infrastructure challenges as engineers

Join a panel of experts for a discussion on the infrastructure challenges faced by Indigenous communities and on the engineer’s role and responsibility in addressing these issues with sustainable solutions. Hosted by the uOttawa Faculty of Engineering.

Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader University of Ottawa
Led by University of Ottawa
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

WISTEM 5MT (5 Minute Thesis) – What inspired you?

In partnership with National Engineering Month, the CNSC WISTEM Initiative presents the speed networking event: “WISTEM 5MT (5 Minute Thesis) – What inspired you?

Five incredible women in science and engineering offer a glimpse into the rewarding, challenging, and often times unconventional career paths that brought them to where they are today.

It is an opportunity for students, professionals, and anyone reflecting on their career to see the potential that exists when you pursue STEM.

Time 1:30 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Led by Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Humber College Drives Inclusive & Continuous Professional Learning

Leaders from academia and industry will share the importance of leveraging our diversity and providing all Canadians with the opportunity to gain current, industry relevant skills. Join us as we discuss the importance of personal and professional growth needed for a world of constant change.

Participants:

  • Dr. David Smiderle, Associate Dean, Continuous Professional Learning (CPL), Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology (FAST), Humber College
  • Yuka Maruyama, M.Eng., P.Eng., Engineering & Maintenance Manager, Magna Powertrain, Unimotion-Gear

 

Time 6:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Humber College
Led by Humber College
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Sat

26

Turning Career Adversity into Career Success
Event Details +

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Turning Career Adversity into Career Success

As professionals, success comes with it’s fair share of adversity. When building a career it can feel overwhelming, as if we are the first to face
challenges along the way. Our event will focus on having an open conversation around adversity, acknowledging its everpresence, and recognizing
some of the unique challenges faced by women, minorities, and immigrants. Each panelist will share their experiences overcoming adversity and
reaching success in their careers, with a strong focus on lessons learned and actionable items. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions,
engage in discussion and participate in building success together. Following the panel will be a networking period for attendees to explore the topics discussed with the panelists and other attendees.

Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader Mariana Zavala Serret
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Sun

27

Virtual Engineering Competition
Event Details +

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Virtual Engineering Competition

The event is a virtual engineering competition for Grade 9-12 students. The participants are asked to enter as teams of 4 to solve an engineering problem. Given the theme of carbon reduction, the teams are asked to research and come up with their engineering solution to retrofit an old building to reduce its carbon footprint, given some objectives and goals

Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 120 minutes
Event Leader Sharon Chen
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme Engineering and Politics

Week 5

Engineers & Politics

Mon

28

The Power of Intersectional Engineering Voices in Politics
Event Details +

Monday, March 28, 2022

The Power of Intersectional Engineering Voices in Politics

During the 2018 Ontario Provincial Election, Lovina Srivastava wanted an answer to the following question: “Of the 124 sitting MPPs, how many have a technical background?” Much to her dismay, the answer was zero. According to a CTV analysis of the 2019 Federal Election candidates’ occupation, “Business” took the top spot at 27%, meanwhile, engineering didn’t even show up in the analysis. Little has changed since then – in the 2021 Federal Election, of 1266 candidates, only 14 were engineers.

Democracy is one of the foundational systems through which change is mediated. With the growth of emerging technologies such as blockchain, renewable energy, and autonomous devices, not having engineering representation in this system can lead to ghastly consequences.

In this session, we introduce attendees to the state of engineering representation in politics, and call out barriers that prevent them from engaging in this critical forum. Then, we explore the benefits that technical expertise offers and how it can contribute to socio-technological transformation. We conclude with calls-to-action for students, professionals, and policymakers alike.

This session will be led by three powerful women at different points on this common path at the cross-section of STEM and civic engagement: Lovina Srivastava, an engineer & consultant with 25+ years experience, and the Liberal candidate for Nepean in the 2018 election; Cecilia Odonkor, a biomedical engineer and a passionate advocate for diversity in STEM; and Jasmine Shaw, an engineer and entrepreneur whose mission is to create systems that enable women in STEM to achieve their full potential.

Time 6:00 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader Jasmine Shaw
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme Engineering and Politics

Tue

29

Proactive Advocacy: How Consulting engineers influence positive change
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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Proactive Advocacy: How Consulting engineers influence positive change

This fireside chat will explore how consulting engineers approach creating mutually beneficial solutions for their industry advocacy challenges. We will cover what steps ACEC-Ontario, as an industry organization, promotes to achieve evidence-based solutions that are relevant to realizing desired outcomes for both parties. The discussion will review relevant challenges that are overcome with efforts of consulting engineers and how to work with different elements of government and other stakeholders. Examples of real-life instances will be covered, both wins and losses, from advocacy efforts and what was learned from these occurrences.

Time 10:00 am ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader ACEC-Ontario
Led by ACEC-Ontario
Theme Engineers and Politics

Wed

30

Small Modular Reactors and the Future of New Nuclear Energy: An Opportunity for Ontario
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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Small Modular Reactors and the Future of New Nuclear Energy: An Opportunity for Ontario

The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) is the advocacy body and voice of the engineering profession. In Ontario, there are approximately more than 85,000 professional engineers, 250,000 engineering graduates, and more than 43,000 undergraduate and post-graduate engineering students.

In the energy domain, OSPE constantly advocates for effective energy policies at both the provincial and federal levels of government to ensure a safe, reliable, affordable, sustainable and abundant energy supply for businesses and residents.

OSPE supports Canada’s Small Modular Reaction (SMR) Action Plan and applauds Ontario’s progress and investments in nuclear energy. With the recent announcement of Canada’s first grid-scale SMR at the Darlington site, OSPE believes Ontario is leading the way in new nuclear technologies that represent tremendous economic and environmental opportunities for our province.

OSPE supports the development of SMRs because nuclear energy is known to be an effective way to reduce atmospheric emissions including greenhouse gases. A review of major industrial jurisdictions confirms that dependable low emission electricity can be produced affordably with any combination of nuclear energy and hydroelectricity for our base-load electricity requirements.

As a contributor to Canada’s SMR Action Plan, OSPE has committed to a set of actions to seize the SMR opportunity for Canada and Ontario. These include engaging both non-nuclear engineers and the general public, to help them understand the role that nuclear energy and SMRs can play in meeting our energy and environmental goals.

Join us for virtual event to learn more about nuclear energy and SMR development in Ontario.

Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader OSPE
Led by OSPE
Theme Engineering and Politics

Thu

31

New, Innovative aluminum-air energy source, rechargeable in less than a minute, non-toxic, carbon-free, more cost and energy efficient than Li-Ion and environment friendly
Engineering in the Future
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Thursday, March 31, 2022

New, Innovative aluminum-air energy source, rechargeable in less than a minute, non-toxic, carbon-free, more cost and energy efficient than Li-Ion and environment friendly

This session will explore emerging trends in a new aluminum-based energy source that is providing high powered, carbon-free energy technology with potential application in automotive (EV), marine, aerospace, off-grid, and the power grid; supplementation emergency; back up and humanitarian/disaster relief; aluminum has more energy density locked inside it than just about any other substance, barring nuclear fuel.

The battery is a highly efficient, high output direct current energy source with many potential applications. Designed for low weight and minimum volume, easy to transport; aluminum fuel is non-toxic, has an indefinite shelf life and is fully recyclable; fast mechanical recharging in less than one minute.

Time 3:00 pm ET
Duration 60 min minutes
Event Leader AlumaPower Corp.: Rob Alexander, CEO and Geoff Sheerin, CTO
Led by Rob Alexander, CEO, NEM Ontario, and George Biljan, P. Eng., London OSPE-PEO Chapter

Engineering in the Future

The panel will bring forward women in engineering to discuss opportunities in engineering for young women and how we can foster collaboration and other ideas to help reach 30 by 30.

Time 6:00 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader Doina Oncel
Led by NEM Volunteer
Theme Engineers and Politics

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