Attend National Engineering Month (NEM) Ontario Events

Explore premium content tailored for the engineering community throughout March. Don’t miss this chance to learn, grow, and thrive together. Most NEM Ontario events are free to attend. Join in-person, virtual, or hybrid events. Sign up for panel discussions, skill-building workshops, or networking events below. Show your support by attending as many events as possible!

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Fri

01

28th Annual Niagara Engineering Week Luncheon
BioConnect Symposium: Where Ideas Merge, Networks Emerge
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Friday, March 1, 2024

28th Annual Niagara Engineering Week Luncheon

This year will be the Twenty Eighth Annual Niagara Engineering Week Luncheon, held at Club Roma, 125 Vansickle Road, St. CatharinesParking is free.

Each table has seating for 8. Orders of 8 tickets will automatically grouped at the same table.

Proceeds from the ticket sales are added to the Niagara Engineering Week Bursary Fund which provides annual bursaries to students entering engineering, and engineering technology, post-secondary education programs.

Firms that purchase a table of eight tickets will be acknowledged as sponsors in the luncheon program.

Luncheon Topic – South Niagara Hospital We are pleased to welcome Ben Embir, Project Lead for Niagara Health Systems as our guest speaker this year. Ben will be discussing the new South Niagara Hospital project.

In Person
Time 11:00 am ET
Duration 180 minutes
Event Leader Cam Milne
Theme Lifelong Learning

BioConnect Symposium: Where Ideas Merge, Networks Emerge

Discover the BioConnect Symposium hosted by the BioSS Club at Centennial College! Engage with Toronto’s Biotech leaders and guest speakers for a transformative experience. Uncover opportunities for learning, career navigation, and reinvention in this dynamic field. Connect, gain insights, and chart your course in biotechnology’s rapid evolution. Embrace a journey where knowledge meets opportunity, and the future of biotech unfolds. Navigate and reinvent your path in this exciting industry.

Online
Time 6:00 pm ET
Duration 60-120 minutes
Event Leader Harleen Kaur Chadha
Theme Lifelong Learning

Week 1

Journey to the P. Eng.

Mon

04

Ontario Tech University Demo Fest
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Monday, March 4, 2024

Ontario Tech University Demo Fest

Demo Fest is an event where engineering students from all years showcase innovative solutions to real-world engineering challenges. The competition invites teams to present their software platforms, prototypes, tools, or more in a pitch to a panel of judges consisting of industry professionals and professors to win funding for their project development. Following the presentation, there is a Q&A session where teams defend their products. This event highlights technical and communication skills.

In Person
Time 1:00 pm ET
Duration 120 minutes
Event Leader Sydney Smith
Theme Lifelong Learning

Tue

05

NEM Kick Off: Understanding the True Value of Engineering Services and How to Boost Them
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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

NEM Kick Off: Understanding the True Value of Engineering Services and How to Boost Them

Being an engineer is a profession and a calling, and as such engineers have become highly sought after across all industries, including finance, tech, transportation, and more. However, while their skills have never been in higher demand, their contributions within traditional engineering domains continue to be undervalued.

This is concerning because of the pivotal role of engineers in “powering” Ontario and what a lack of investment in “engineering” means to the future of our economy and community. If the top engineers are seeking other professional pursuits, who will be left to attack the greatest challenges of our time like climate change, sustainable urban development, food scarcity, etc.?

The critical questions for the future of the profession are why this undervaluation exists, and what can be done to improve the careers that can be had in traditional engineering, so we do not lose our best to more lucrative opportunities.

Also, why does engineering in Canada seem to have a lower perception of value than in other jurisdictions, making it so our brightest are drawn elsewhere?

If the answers to these questions are important to you and the success of your business, then please join us for a discussion about the changes we need to make to future-proof the engineering profession. We are looking to have an honest look at the factors influencing our industry and its desirability in the future, and we welcome your participation.

 

Confirmed Speakers:

Nick Mocan, M.Sc., P.Eng.,
President – Crozier Consulting Engineers
David Carnegie, P.Eng.,
OSPE Vice-Chair, Partner- Malroz Engineering Inc.
Stephanie Smith P.Eng.,
Senior VP Engineering, Chief Nuclear Engineer, Candu Energy Inc., – AtkinsRéalis
Jim Sarvinis, P. Eng.,
Global Managing Director, Energy – Hatch

 

Agenda

Location: Maple Leaf Cinema

5:30pm – 6:30pm –  Pre-Event Networking

6:30pm – 6:45pm –  NEM 2024 Kick Off and Introduction

6:45pm – 8:00pm –  Panel Session on “Future Proofing the Value In Engineering”

Location: CN Tower Observation Level

8:00pm – 9:30pm –  Post-Event Networking

In Person
Time 5:30 pm ET
Duration 60 Mins minutes
Event Leader Ontario Society Of Professional Engineers
Theme The P.Eng. Designation

Wed

06

Unlocking Your Excellence – Navigating the Consulting Engineering Career Path
Networking 101 with Professional Engineers to Learn About Opportunities Post-Graduate School
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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Unlocking Your Excellence – Navigating the Consulting Engineering Career Path

ACEC-Ontario will bring together leaders from the consulting engineering industry, who will share their career journeys towards obtaining a P.Eng license and the opportunities it unlocked within the consulting engineering sector.

We will engage in a candid discussion, providing a firsthand glimpse into the highs & lows that have defined their careers. From the initial steps in their professional path to the meaningful projects that fueled their passion, sharing an understanding of a CE career path.

Online
Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader ACEC-Ontario
Theme The P.Eng. Designation

Networking 101 with Professional Engineers to Learn About Opportunities Post-Graduate School

Our Networking Session will invite Professional Engineers to have open-circle chats with graduate and undergraduate students to learn about how ace interviews, relief fear of being ‘overqualified’, and prioritize human safety as the cornerstone of their careers. Participants will learn about how to obtain PEO membership, navigate challenging interview scenarios, and how to ask for help. We will also cover the importance of building an equitable environment for female and minority engineers.

Event Location:

George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, ENG
245 Church St, Toronto, ON M5B 1Z4
Room: LG-11 (in lower level).

In Person
Time 6:00 pm ET
Duration 120 minutes
Event Leader TMU Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Sciences Graduate Ambassador Group
Theme The P.Eng. Designation

Thu

07

The Journey to Becoming a P.Eng in Ontario as an Internationally Trained Engineer
Visit The NRC’s Manufacturing and Automotive Innovation Hub Research Facility in London, Ontario
Association of Women in the Metals Industries – IWD Panel
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Thursday, March 7, 2024

The Journey to Becoming a P.Eng in Ontario as an Internationally Trained Engineer

In May 2023, the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) introduced a competency-based assessment model for internationally trained engineers, eliminating the requirement for Canadian work experience for P.Eng licensing. This significant change opens professional opportunities for Ontario employers and globally trained engineering professionals.

Before earning my P.Eng in Ontario, I spent five years as a licensed P.E. in New York, USA. Due to my work being US-based, I lacked Canadian experience, a barrier now removed by PEO’s updated licensing process.

I am eager to share my journey through this new licensing pathway to inspire engineers, whether trained in Canada or elsewhere, to leverage their skills and contribute to Canada’s advancement through professional licensing.

 

 

Online
Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Modeste Muhire, P.Eng, P.E, PMP, Bentley Qualified Trainer
Theme The P.Eng. Designation

Visit The NRC’s Manufacturing and Automotive Innovation Hub Research Facility in London, Ontario

The NRC’s Manufacturing and Automotive Innovation is a facility in London, Ontario, and part of the NRC’s Automotive and Surface Transportation Research Centre. Its proximity to the Canadian market, automaker and supplier manufacturing facilities, and R&D centers make it an asset to the Canadian automotive industry. This sector plays a crucial role in the regional economy and is the focus of various regional and provincial initiatives. The Hub can host collaboration projects with industrial partners.

The NRC Manufacturing and Automotive Innovation Hub is an open-space concept laboratory and collaborative workspace. The 75,000-square-foot Hub is a one-of-a-kind research station where all levels of the automotive and manufacturing supply chain can collaborate on-site with NRC specialists and Canada’s research ecosystem. This innovation hub and our dedicated research, design and development staff are available to manufacturers, integrators and equipment makers. In the manufacturing lab, collaborators can visualize and develop advanced manufacturing processes. In the automotive lab, they can integrate and develop technologies related to connected/autonomous vehicles, vehicle lightweighting and alternative propulsion/electrification. Through this facility, we will provide technical solutions and apply them directly to our collaborators’ products and processes.

The Hub, located in London, Ontario, is part of the NRC’s Automotive and Surface Transportation Research Centre. The facility supports the Canadian automotive industry, owing primarily to its proximity to the Canadian market, automaker and supplier manufacturing facilities and R&D centers. This sector is vitally important to the regional economy and is the focus of regional and provincial initiatives.

How to join:

  1. For the remote Microsoft Teams meeting, please join on your computer, mobile app, or room device.

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 235 981 460 814

Passcode: Q58Txk

2. Physical NRC Visit Location:

800 Collip Circle London, Ontario N6G 4X8

Please arrive at 1:50 PM for security clearance. Kindly sign the visitors’ book log with your name and company affiliation.

Contact NRC, London:

Stephen Sweeney, Director of R&D
Telephone: 519-430-7095
EmailStephen.Sweeney@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

 

Hybrid
Time 2:00 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader George Biljan
Theme Lifelong Learning

Association of Women in the Metals Industries – IWD Panel

The AWMI Toronto Chapter would like to invite you to our upcoming 2024 International Women’s Day Panel, held in-person at The Pearle Hotel & Spa on Thursday, March 7th, 2024 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. The panel discussion will focus on inspiring others to appreciate and recognize the importance of women’s inclusion in shaping a better world. When women experience a sense of inclusion, it cultivates feelings of belonging, relevance, and empowerment.

Time: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Address: The Pearle Hotel & Spa – 3 Elizabeth Street, Burlington, ON

Attire: Business Professional

Cost:

  • Members & Corporate Members – $150
  • Non-Members – $175
  • Table of 8 – $1,200

Registration Link:  https://awmitorontoiwd2024.paperform.co

Tickets are on sale until February 26th. Seats are limited so register today!

In Person
Time 5:30 pm ET
Duration 240 minutes
Event Leader Stephanie Holko
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Fri

08

Advance Digital Marketing in Today’s Generation
Humber College Champions Women in STEM
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Friday, March 8, 2024

Advance Digital Marketing in Today’s Generation

Embark on a transformative journey in our upcoming event! Explore global digital transformation, social media integration, business branding, and effective ads management on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, and YouTube. Gain insights into targeted audience engagement, content creation, and graphic design tools. Our event also touches on web development essentials. Don’t miss this chance to enhance your career – join us for a condensed yet enriching experience!

Online
Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 180 minutes
Event Leader Sammy Chalefac Njukang
Theme Lifelong Learning

Humber College Champions Women in STEM

March 8 is International Women’s Day. As the lead partner of NEM and in our effort to showcase how Humber College Champions Women in STEM, we are hosting an in-person luncheon and panel discussion where fearless women will share their authentic stories and how there is strength in our differences to bring innovation, productivity, and pride to a more elastic workforce. Panelists include:

  • Professor Maria Jacome, PhD, Civil Engineering Technology, Humber College
  • Firoozeh Khalily, Vice President, National Field Operations, Rogers Communications, and Humber College Program Advisory Committee member
  • Elizabeth Pietrantonio, retired, Associate Dean of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology and recipient of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers President’s Award
  • Maryam Rezaie, Technical Manager, Salit Steel and Humber College Program Advisory Committee member
  • Moderator: Janice A. Wojcik, Manager, Work Integrated Learning & Industry Engagement Co-op & Work Placement Services Office, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology (FAST), Humber College

Join the Humber College community, students, and industry leaders to participate in this engaging event that will include a luncheon, panel discussion and Q&A.

Location:
Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation
205 Humber College Blvd
Space is limited. Please RSVP

 

In Person
Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 120 minutes
Event Leader Jennifer Buchalter
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Week 2

Lifelong Learning

Mon

11

OSPE at the CN Tower!
Accelerate Your Career with a Master of Engineering
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Monday, March 11, 2024

OSPE at the CN Tower!

Join us for hands-on activities designed to ignite curiosity and cultivate an interest in engineering in our future generations. From crafting gliders to exploring circuits, children will enjoy a variety of engaging experiences aimed at sparking their interest in the field. Hosted by OSPE, this event promises to be an enjoyable and educational opportunity for young minds to explore the fascinating world of engineering. Come and join us for a day of excitement and learning!

In Person
Time 10:00 am ET
Duration 360 minutes
Event Leader OSPE
Theme Lifelong Learning

Accelerate Your Career with a Master of Engineering

Join U of T Engineering to learn how a Master of Engineering (MEng) can fit into your lifelong learning journey. Whether you’re a recent graduate or a seasoned engineering professional, an MEng from the University of Toronto gives you the technical knowledge needed to take your career to the next level. Flexibility is a hallmark of this degree with a range of industry-driven emphases to choose from — including Data Analytics & Machine Learning, Robotics and Sustainable Energy, to name a few. Best of all, you can complete an MEng in one year of full-time study, or on a part-time basis while you work.

Online
Time 10:00 am ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader U of T's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Theme Lifelong Learning

Tue

12

OSPE at the CN Tower!
I’m Future Ready, Are You? -The WSP Future Ready: Scenario Planning Challenge
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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

OSPE at the CN Tower!

Join us for hands-on activities designed to ignite curiosity and cultivate an interest in engineering in our future generations. From crafting gliders to exploring circuits, children will enjoy a variety of engaging experiences aimed at sparking their interest in the field. Hosted by OSPE, this event promises to be an enjoyable and educational opportunity for young minds to explore the fascinating world of engineering. Come and join us for a day of excitement and learning!

In Person
Time 10:00 am ET
Duration 360 minutes
Event Leader OSPE
Theme Lifelong Learning

I’m Future Ready, Are You? -The WSP Future Ready: Scenario Planning Challenge

Join WSP’s virtual collaborative digital game to discover how resilience, decarbonization, and societal benefit strategies can synergize for our client organizations’ success. Derived from WSP’s book, Future Ready, this engaging challenge aims to illuminate sector priorities and cultivate teams equipped to tackle global challenges.
Let’s collaborate, play, and see if you are future-ready!

Register Now—limited seats on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Online
Time 12:30 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader Rashmi Rani
Theme Lifelong Learning

Wed

13

OSPE at the CN Tower!
Breakfast Bytes: Internship Edition – Learn How to Standout and Excel
Unlocking AI – From Concept to Production @Telus
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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

OSPE at the CN Tower!

Join us for hands-on activities designed to ignite curiosity and cultivate an interest in engineering in our future generations. From crafting gliders to exploring circuits, children will enjoy a variety of engaging experiences aimed at sparking their interest in the field. Hosted by OSPE, this event promises to be an enjoyable and educational opportunity for young minds to explore the fascinating world of engineering. Come and join us for a day of excitement and learning!

In Person
Time 10:00 am ET
Duration 360 minutes
Event Leader OSPE
Theme Lifelong Learning

Breakfast Bytes: Internship Edition – Learn How to Standout and Excel

Congrats on landing that summer job! Our event will have panelists with various experiences who will share how students can stand out and excel this summer. Come start your day with a free breakfast while learning how to succeed.

McMaster students can also enter individual engineering-related projects they made outside of the classroom for a chance to win prizes. Competition rules and requirements will be posted on @macengsociety on Instagram, and winners will be announced at the event.

For any questions or inquiries, feel free to email the event organizer, Sheridan, at fongs7@mcmaster.ca.

Project Contest Submission Form: https://bit.ly/NEM_contest

Hybrid
Time 10:30 am ET
Duration 60 minutes minutes
Event Leader Sheridan Fong
Theme Spotlight on the Engineering Student Challenge

Unlocking AI – From Concept to Production @Telus

Join us for this talk as we outline the stages of AI project development in industry, from initial conceptualization and value estimation to development, testing, and validation. It contrasts academia’s theoretical focus with industry’s practical approach and discusses the challenges and strategies for moving AI projects from theory to real-world application.

 

 

Online
Time 12:30 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Nina Haghighati
Theme Lifelong Learning

Thu

14

OSPE at the CN Tower!
How Engineering Contributes to Lean Project Management
Job Search Programs and Services for Foreign Trained Engineers
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Thursday, March 14, 2024

OSPE at the CN Tower!

Join us for hands-on activities designed to ignite curiosity and cultivate an interest in engineering in our future generations. From crafting gliders to exploring circuits, children will enjoy a variety of engaging experiences aimed at sparking their interest in the field. Hosted by OSPE, this event promises to be an enjoyable and educational opportunity for young minds to explore the fascinating world of engineering. Come and join us for a day of excitement and learning!

In Person
Time 10:00 am ET
Duration 360 minutes
Event Leader OSPE
Theme Lifelong Learning

How Engineering Contributes to Lean Project Management

The session takes you through the six main features of Project Management (scope, time, cost, quality, resource, safety) and how they apply to, and are affected by engineering during a construction build. I highlight the desirable characteristics and skills a Project Manager should be armed with and the key features of a project and how to achieve success with good administrative procedure and documents.

Online
Time 11:00 am ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Robert Mattia
Theme Lifelong Learning

Job Search Programs and Services for Foreign Trained Engineers

Job searching for internationally trained engineering professionals is always a multifaceted challenge: foreign credential recognition, knowledge of the local codes & standards, career road maps, industry connections, and above all the professional licensing process. This session will provide information about available programs to address these challenges and create an opportunity to interact with an industry professional.

Online
Time 2:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Rezaul Helali
Theme Lifelong Learning

Fri

15

OSPE at the CN Tower!
Tools to Bridge Skill Gaps and Backlog Challenges in Civil Engineering
Design-a-Thon
Event Details +

Friday, March 15, 2024

OSPE at the CN Tower!

Join us for hands-on activities designed to ignite curiosity and cultivate an interest in engineering in our future generations. From crafting gliders to exploring circuits, children will enjoy a variety of engaging experiences aimed at sparking their interest in the field. Hosted by OSPE, this event promises to be an enjoyable and educational opportunity for young minds to explore the fascinating world of engineering. Come and join us for a day of excitement and learning!

In Person
Time 10:00 am ET
Duration 360 minutes
Event Leader OSPE
Theme Lifelong Learning

Tools to Bridge Skill Gaps and Backlog Challenges in Civil Engineering

In the era of intelligent infrastructure, the civil engineering sector faces challenges like skill shortages, growing backlogs, and aging infrastructure.

According to the 2024 Q1 Engineering Business Sentiment by ACEC Research Institute, in the USA

  • 9% of positions remain unfilled
  • There is a 1-year backlog
  • 51% of the firms are turning down work due to skill shortage
  • More than 73% of firms are concerned with wage pressures
  • Only 20% of firms have an AI strategy

The situation in the USA is representative of the challenges that are not unique to North America.

These obstacles represent an opportunity for innovative solutions to offer a way forward.

After virtually attending the 2023 Bentley Going Digital Awards, I was inspired by the successful projects, including:

  • The I-70 Floyd Hill To Veterans Memorial Tunnels Project in Colorado, USA: It saved USD 1.2 million and 5,500 hours in coordination time
  •  The  Hengyang – Yongzhou Expressway in Hunan Province, China: It saved CNY 40 million in costs and was expected to be completed one year ahead of schedule
  • The N4 Montrose Interchange in Mpumalanga, South Africa: It saved 2,500 hours in design and an estimated ZAR 2.5 million in design costs.

I will share what I learned from studying successful projects from around the world. Drawing on a metaphor, as bridge support allows for smooth crossings over dynamic waters, engineering teams can navigate industry challenges with proper and innovative strategies.

 

Online
Time 12:30 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Modeste Muhire, P.Eng, P.E, PMP, Bentley Qualified Trainer
Theme Lifelong Learning

Design-a-Thon

Lakehead University Undergraduate students of any program will have the opportunity to form teams of up to 4 and enter the “Design-a-Thon”. Groups will be given materials on March 8th, and can take the week to build anything they can think up, as simple or as complicated as they want. Some examples are a bridge, a tower, a dog treat dispenser, a propeller boat, a pair of shoes, a catapult, a car, or even an art piece! Groups will then pitch and showcase their designs on March 15th from 3-7pm, and can win cash prizes. Our goal for this event is to celebrate NEM and the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Engineering and ESS with the whole school, in an event that emphasizes the fun and creativity in engineering.

In Person
Time 3:00 pm ET
Duration 240 minutes
Event Leader Lakehead University Engineering Student Society (ESS)
Theme Spotlight on the Engineering Student Challenge

Sat

16

Professional Engineering Networking Mixer
Event Details +

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Professional Engineering Networking Mixer

Join us in London, Ontario for an engaging event that brings together engineers and engineering students to share their real-world experiences and explore strategies for advancing in the professional engineering landscape. Our program includes insightful discussions and features a keynote speaker from the industry, making it an ideal opportunity for engineering students, recent graduates, and immigrant engineers to gain valuable insights and connect with like-minded individuals.

https://www.blackengineers.ca/events/peo-nem-meetup-2024

 

Where; 295 Rectory St, London, ON N5Z 0A3

In Person
Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 180 minutes
Event Leader Iretomiwa Olukiyesi
Theme Lifelong Learning

Week 3

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Mon

18

Water for the World
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Monday, March 18, 2024

Water for the World

During National Engineering Month workshops led by Engineers Without Borders Canada engineers and social activist volunteers are delivered to students across the province of Ontario in Grades 7-12. The interactive workshops – which involve a water filter building activity – educate, generate insightful discussion, and raise awareness about how students, science and engineering can play a role in promoting access to clean water resources.

In Person
Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader John Atherton
Theme Engineers & Politics

Tue

19

Women in STEM: What’s Your Story?
Significant Impacts of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB)
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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Women in STEM: What’s Your Story?

This event features a panel of dynamic women who are excelling in their STEM careers. They will share personal stories, highlighting their triumphs, and sharing the lessons they’ve encountered along the way. From breaking barriers to achieving successes, these women will offer insights into navigating the ever-evolving landscape of STEM. Whether you’re a seasoned professional, a recent graduate or a STEM enthusiast, this event will inspire you to embrace change and seize new opportunities.

Online
Time 1:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Jessica Beaudry
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Significant Impacts of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB)

A thought stimulating panel discussion will be hosted by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) at Durham College. Dynamic speakers will boost awareness among students and professionals in the engineering community about offering programs and activities that address structural and systemic barriers to inclusion. The event attendees will gain insights about reinventing themselves in a rapidly changing world and how to energize their careers by becoming an ally with EDIB perspective.

Online
Time 6:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Maryam Irshad, Manager, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Information Technology at Durham College
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Wed

20

Women in Tech – Inspiring Inclusion, featuring TELUS and DELL
Up4 The Challenge – Inclusive Design Experience
Event Details +

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Women in Tech – Inspiring Inclusion, featuring TELUS and DELL

Join us for an engaging discussion with TELUS and DELL leaders about how we can encourage Girls/Women in STEM during their formative years!

Online
Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Emilie Morin
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Up4 The Challenge – Inclusive Design Experience

Up4 The Challenge will facilitate an interactive, Human-Centered Design workshop, uniting engineering principles with collaborative problem-solving for social issues. The interactive session will foster creative problem-solving and diverse perspectives by instilling empathy and providing actionable design tools. With a commitment to inclusivity, the workshop represents a holistic perspective on engineering that goes beyond technical aspects, focusing on creating positive change for communities.

Online
Time 7:30 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Andrea Hemmerich
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Thu

21

STEM @ STUDIO 138
A Collaborative Approach to Developing a National Indigenous Climate Compass
Water for the World
Graduate Student Poster Research Competition
Visit Greenway Wastewater Treatment Centre, London, Ontario
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Thursday, March 21, 2024

STEM @ STUDIO 138

This 1 DAY event will allow students to explore the world of robotics through programming and design challenges! Studio 138 will be involved by providing students the opportunity to explore the world of creativity and engineering. Students will also be drawing on Wacom Tablets, generating 3D models and creating 3D printed components using Stratasys technology. This event is open for all community partners and students of all ages to attend.

In Person
Time 9:00 am ET
Duration 360 minutes
Event Leader Scott Currie
Theme Spotlight on the Engineering Student Challenge

A Collaborative Approach to Developing a National Indigenous Climate Compass

uOttawa Innovates is a panel discussion series connecting the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Engineering with its alumni, partners, and friends from the industry. In this edition, we will be presenting the National Indigenous Climate Compass (NICC) project, a collaboration between the Centre for Indigenous Community Infrastructure (CICI) of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Engineering, Indigenous Tech.ai, and Indigenous communities.

Hybrid
Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Mariatou Ouattara
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Water for the World

Appleby College is hosting a day of design and innovation centred around the global issue of clean water supply.

In Person
Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader Fidel Labit
Theme Spotlight on the Engineering Student Challenge

Graduate Student Poster Research Competition

At the NEM Ontario event, graduate students from Toronto Metropolitan University will showcase their cutting-edge research to incoming graduate students and the FEAS graduate community. This unique platform not only provides a space for knowledge exchange but also offers invaluable networking opportunities. Attendees will have the chance to engage with peers, receive constructive feedback, and build connections that go beyond the confines of academia.

Online
Time 1:30 pm ET
Duration 120 minutes
Event Leader Paloma Lins Barros
Theme Lifelong Learning

Visit Greenway Wastewater Treatment Centre, London, Ontario

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the upcoming event! You’re invited to join us at the Greenway Wastewater Treatment Centre to learn more about the facility during the celebration of engineering excellence. This event is a part of the 2024 National Engineering Month and promises to be an excellent opportunity for you. Don’t miss this exciting chance to tour the facility and explore the fantastic work there. To learn more and register, please visit Events – National Engineering Month (nemontario.ca)

It’s worth noting that the City of London manages five wastewater treatment plants and 38 pumping stations. The city’s effort to keep London’s pipes free and clear helps reduce backups, basement flooding, and environmental impacts.

Note: Please come with your PPE (Personal Protective Equipment): A hard hat, safety glass and steel-toe shoes.

Event Location: 109 Greenside Ave, London ON N6J 2X5;

Contact: Kirby, Ph: 519.661.2489 Ext. 6232 | Cell: 226.448.4359; koudeker@london.ca

In Person
Time 2:00 pm ET
Duration 90 minutes
Event Leader George Biljan, P. Eng. and Amer Sabsabi, EIT
Theme Lifelong Learning

Sat

23

Ingenieria de Alto Rendimiento (Spanish)
Engineering the Future
Event Details +

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Ingenieria de Alto Rendimiento (Spanish)

Connect with us for a Spanish workshop in Windsor, ON! En este taller conversaremos sobre las competencias que debe dominar para transformarse en lider de alto rendimiento y ser mas eficiente en su ambiente laboral con ejemplos claros y actividades simples, faciles de poner en practica en el dia a dia.

Una informacion muy util en cualquier etapa de su carrera laboral ya sea estudiante, empleado, empresario, o nuevo residente en Canada.

Reunion Presencial: 13037 Tecumseh Rd

Hybrid
Time 10:30 am ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Juliana Otero
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Engineering the Future

hEr VOLUTION will be running a panel of speaker who are engineers with the scope of highlighting various engineering principles.

We will close the workshop with a Q&A panel where participants will be able to have their questions answered in regards to that they have just learned.

This will allow participants to gain a better understanding on what engineering is and how they can explore it as a career in the future.

Online
Time 1:00 pm ET
Duration 60 minutes
Event Leader Doina Oncel
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Week 4

Engineering & Politics

Mon

25

Nothing But NEM
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Monday, March 25, 2024

Nothing But NEM

It’s Back! Come join us as we host our ‘Nothing but NEM’ Event.

Celebrate National Engineering Month in full spirit with an evening of basketball, food and fun. Enjoy dinner and comradery with fellow engineering colleagues at the pre-game tip-off party at The Antler Room from 5PM – 7PM. Then watch the Raptors take on the Brooklyn Nets starting at 7:30PM.

Don’t miss out on good company, food and entertainment, and buy your tickets today.  Limited Quantities Available.

Tickets will be sent electronically to the provided email address closer to the event date. Please ensure you have a Ticketmaster account to accept them.

In Person
Time 5:00 pm ET
Duration 4 hours minutes
Event Leader Ontario Society Of Professional Engineers
Theme Engineers & Politics

Tue

26

The Intersections of Research in Autonomous Vehicles and Government Policies
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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The Intersections of Research in Autonomous Vehicles and Government Policies

A team of PhD Students, conducting research at the Smart Connected Vehicles Innovation Center of University of Ottawa in Kanata North Campus, is organizing this event. This event aims to foster discussions on the current state of autonomous vehicles (AV) research and the key policy challenges with a focus on Canada. The planned activities will help the audience explore how government policies can support or hinder the development and deployment of autonomous vehicles, and how research can inform policy decision-making.

The draft event flow for this 2-hour and hybrid session is as follows:

Opening Speech (5 min): Professor Burak Kantarci, the founding director of the Smart Connected Vehicles Innovation Center (SCVIC) – Kanata, will kick off the event with opening remarks.

Talk 1 (20 min): PhD Candidate and researcher in SCVIC, Didem Cicek Simsek, will make a presentation on the impact of government policies on the deployment of autonomous vehicles.  Real-world case studies where government policies have impacted the development and adoption of autonomous vehicles will also be presented.

Case Study (10 min): PhD Student and researcher in SCVIC, Arda Onsu, will present a real-world case study where his research in safe driving systems can support policy making at the city level.

Talk 2 (15 min): A representative from Area X.O. (research complex in smart mobility solutions in Ottawa) will deliver a talk on their collaborations with the Province and their ongoing projects.

Coffee Break- 10 minutes

Group Exercise on Stakeholder Mapping (40 min): The participants will be divided into small groups and they will be assigned different roles or tasks. Details will be provided during the workshop. The group work will last 20 minutes and each group will present their ideas in the following 20 minutes. There will be an award for the best group presentation.

Networking with Pizza Served – 20 minutes: The attendees will enjoy pizza while networking with each other.

Hybrid
Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 120 minutes
Event Leader Didem Cicek Simsek
Theme Engineers & Politics

Wed

27

Intersectional Perspectives on Engineering and Technology’s Ability to Contribute to Social Justice
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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Intersectional Perspectives on Engineering and Technology’s Ability to Contribute to Social Justice

Join Michelle Liu (they/them), P.Eng, JD, MASc as they moderate a discussion on engineering’s potential to advance social justice. The session will explore intersectional perspectives on the ways in which engineering and technology intersect with social justice issues, highlighting potential biases in designs and offering new insights into existing engineering processes. The event, for both industry and academia, is an opportunity to learn from the next generation of engineers and (re)consider engineering’s ability to contribute to social justice.

The panel will be composed of (see bios below):

  • Michelle Liu (they/them), P.Eng, JD, MASc, LEED-GA (moderator)
  • Shivani Nathoo (she/her), P.Eng, BASc
  • Vanessa Matta (she/her), EIT, BASc
  • Allie Kennington (they/them), EIT, BASc

Michelle Liu (they/them), P.Eng, JD, MASc, LEED-GA: Michelle is a Queer, racialized, and non-binary engineer, soon-to-be lawyer, speaker, consultant, and researcher. Michelle earned their Honours BASc and MASc in civil engineering from the University of Waterloo and has worked in engineering consulting and construction management. Michelle also holds a law degree (JD) and is pursuing their engineering PhD that they began simultaneously as their law degree at the University of Ottawa. Michelle’s research, for which they received both the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship, uses sociolegal frameworks to understand the relationship between technological designs and the dominant norms in engineering such as masculinity and meritocracy. Michelle’s current volunteer work includes serving as Co-Chair of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers’ Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Task Force and a Councillor of Professional Engineers Ontario. Engineers Canada named Michelle one of thirteen EDI Leaders in Engineering Workplaces in 2021-2022. Michelle and their spouse co-created and co-fund the Liu-Kennington Award for the 2SLGBTQ+ Engineering Community, the first of its kind in Canada. Michelle lives and works on the sacred land of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation.

Shivani Nathoo (she/her), P.Eng, BASc: Shivani is a Professional Engineer and a Planner at the Independent Electricity Systems Operator (IESO). Prior to the IESO, she worked for Hatch Ltd as a Smart Grid and Asset Management EIT. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 2019, where she did Engineering Science with a major in Energy Systems, and served as the President of the Engineering Society. Since her time in high school, Shivani has been very passionate about improving equity societally, but especially in the engineering profession. Shivani is very passionate about looking at engineering from a holistic point of view including, ESG (environmental, social, and governance) thinking, ethics, and diversity, inclusion and equity. She is currently co-chair of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers’ Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Task Force, and an Engineers Canada 30 by 30 champion. She has also previously sat on the University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering’s Faculty Council, and Decanal Task Force on Mental Health.

Vanessa Matta (she/her), EIT, BASc: Vanessa is a civil engineering EIT in her final year of law school at the University of Ottawa and holds a BASc in civil engineering from the same institution. Prior to embarking on her legal studies, Vanessa accumulated over three years of professional experience in structural engineering at consulting firms in Ottawa. As a law student, Vanessa has combined her engineering background and emerging legal expertise to excel at internships with Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada and Pomerleau Canada. Vanessa is currently the Executive Editor at the Ottawa Law Review and a Research Assistant at the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic. Vanessa’s experience in engineering and critical perspectives gained through her legal studies inform her passion for contributing to dialogues and initiatives that address social issues. She is actively involved in the National Academy of Engineering’s EngineerGirl Program to support girls interested in engineering and serves on the board of ELTOC, an organization providing ESL lessons to newcomers in Ottawa.

Allie Kennington (they/them), EIT, BASc: Allie is an environmental engineer-in-training at AtkinsRéalis (formerly SNC-Lavalin) in Ottawa. They specialize in hydrogeology, site assessment and remediation, and environmental regulation and compliance. Allie earned their BASc in Geological Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is currently pursuing a Master of Applied Science in Civil Engineering at the same institution. Their research focuses on enhancing the inclusivity of diverse and marginalized users through the empathetic engineering design process. Allie frequently speaks about the barriers facing trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming persons in engineering and co-funds the Liu-Kennington Award for the 2SLGBTQ+ Engineering Community with their spouse.

Online
Time 12:00 pm ET
Duration 60 mins minutes
Event Leader Michelle Liu (they/them), P.Eng, JD, MASc
Theme Engineers & Politics

Thu

28

Graduate Student Poster Research Competition – Finals
Visit/Tour of Formet Industries During the 2024 National Engineering
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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Graduate Student Poster Research Competition – Finals

At the NEM Ontario event, graduate students from Toronto Metropolitan University will showcase their cutting-edge research to incoming graduate students and the FEAS graduate community. This unique platform not only provides a space for knowledge exchange but also offers invaluable networking opportunities. Attendees will have the chance to engage with peers, receive constructive feedback, and build connections that go beyond the confines of academia.

In Person
Time 10:00 am ET
Duration 60 min minutes
Event Leader Paloma Lins Barros
Theme Lifelong Learning

Visit/Tour of Formet Industries During the 2024 National Engineering

You are invited to visit/tour Formet Industries during the 2024 National Engineering Month (NEM): https://nemontario.ca/about/

Company to Visit: Formet Industries

Website: Global Reach | North America (magna.com)

Formet Industries is an operating division of Cosma International, a wholly owned, unincorporated Magna International Inc. (“Magna”) operating group headquartered in Aurora, Ontario, Canada. Formet Industries and Cosma International are all ultimately owned by their corporate parent, Magna.
Formet is among the most technologically advanced facilities in the world. Opened in 1998, this St. Thomas facility is the world’s largest automotive frame manufacturing plant and employs advanced hydroform and robotic technology. Formet’s Environmental Management System (EMS) has been certified to the ISO 14001 standard since June 2010.

Visit date and time: March 28, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 

When registering for this event, please provide your name, email address, and company name. Thanks.

To register, go to eventbrite.ca/e/peo-london-chapter-formet-industries-tour-tickets-859743936257?aff=oddtdtcreator

Address and the map:
1 Cosma Court
 St. Thomas ON N5P 4J5

Phone: (519) 633-8400

Company Contact: Kim Jones 1 519-633-8400 ext. 4679 or Oscar Avila, P. Eng.

Number of Attendees: 20 Maximum

In Person
Time 2:00 pm ET
Duration 90 min minutes
Event Leader George Biljan, P. Eng. and Jason Landry, P. Eng.
Theme Lifelong Learning

Sat

30

Ravine Discovery Walk: Exploring Engineering Wonders at G Ross Lord Park
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Saturday, March 30, 2024

Ravine Discovery Walk: Exploring Engineering Wonders at G Ross Lord Park

Explore the synergy of nature and engineering at G. Ross Lord Park with the ‘Ravine Discovery Walk,’ a part of National Engineering Month (NEM). This event offers a unique blend of the park’s natural beauty and insights into sustainable engineering practices. Join us for a holistic experience, fostering connections and knowledge sharing in the dynamic world of engineering. We will meet at the entrance of G. Ross Lord Park, located at 175 Fisherville Rd, Toronto, ON M2R 3S1.

In Person
Time 2:00 pm ET
Duration 1 hour minutes
Event Leader Mahdi Zangeneh
Theme Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Terms & Conditions: All virtual NEM events will be recorded. All recordings will be owned by NEM Ontario and posted publicly on YouTube. If you RSVP you agree to be recorded.