Are you passionate about engineering and want to inspire others within the industry? We’re looking for engineering students and professionals (like you) to lead a NEM Ontario event. This is a great opportunity to showcase your school or company’s engineering initiatives,  generate brand awareness and connect with thousands of engineers across the province. 

By leading an event you can:

Hone your Presentation skills

Showcase your School or Company's Engineering Leadership

Network with the Brightest Minds in Engineering

Inspire the Next Generation of Engineers

Questions about leading an Event?

Curious to learn more about becoming a NEM Ontario event leader? Check out these frequently asked questions.

You can submit your application to lead a NEM Ontario event here

Applications to are open from September 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022. 

Event leaders can be post-secondary students (enter the Engineering Student Challenge to compete for cash prizes), an engineering or engineering technology professional, or anyone that wants to join the engineering & technology community and explore lifelong learning. 

All event leaders may apply for up to $500 in funding to cover expenses such as honoraria for experts, marketing, and development costs. Not-for-profit organizations may ask for up to 50% of their funding to cover the time associated with running the event. Follow us on social media and keep a lookout for application deadlines.

Event leaders can host any type of professional development event. The goal is to have all attendees come away with new or deepened knowledge, skills, or values that bring them together, benefit their communities or contribute to employability. 

Each week of NEM is curated thematically. While your event is not obliged to fall into one of the categories below, Engineers Canada is suggesting the following themes:

Week 1 (March 1 – 5): The P.Eng. Designation

Week 2 (March 6 – 12): Lifelong Learning

Week 3 (March 13 – 19): Spotlight on the Engineering Student Challenge

Week 4 (March 20 – 26): Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Week 5 (March 27 – 31): Engineers & Politics

All NEM Ontario events will continue to focus on lifelong learning. In these times of great adaptation, nothing is as powerful as practicing how to learn and expanding our perspectives as a community. 

The European Commission defines lifelong learning as: “All purposeful learning activity that is undertaken throughout life with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competencies within a personal, civic, social and/or employment-related perspective.”

NEM Ontario events are geared toward interdisciplinary students & professionals as well as seasoned professionals in the engineering and technology communities.  

After applications are submitted, the NEM Ontario event team will review the different types of events volunteers wish to host. Events will then be slotted into the week that makes the most sense thematically. The events team will then contact you to choose a time for your event (by mid-December).

Last year’s events were approximately sixty-to-ninety minutes long.

NEM Ontario events typically happen Monday – Friday throughout March. There are multiple event start times each day. These are typically 8:00 am, 12:00 pm & 6:00 pm. If your event falls outside of these times, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

The Student Engineering Challenge is an annual competition where post-secondary students enrolled in engineering degree programs compete for a chance to win cash prizes. Students in groups of up to 5 host a NEM event with the opportunity to win cash prizes! Groups work in collaboration with their local Engineering Society and volunteers.

  • First place= $3,000
  • Second place= $1,500
  • Third place= $500

When each event has a firm timeslot, event leaders will be notified and 50% of the requested funding will be shared. In April, you’ll receive the remaining 50% of your funding in exchange for answering the post-event survey.

We have a dedicated team of event and marketing specialists that are there to support you. You can also access free tools, templates and guides on the resources section of our website.

In February and March, our marketing team will share events on the NEM Ontario website and social media channels. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn or search our content using the #NEM2023 hashtag.

Our events team will be in touch with you regarding all important details. You can join our mailing list, follow us on social media or search our content using the #NEM2023 hashtag.