March is National Engineering Month in Canada!
National Engineering Month is Canada’s largest celebration of engineering. An annual national campaign, National Engineering Month celebrates the heart and soul of engineers—their passion, commitment, and action towards making the world a better place. Presented by Engineers Canada, National Engineering Month is guided by the theme, “There’s a place for you in engineering,” which celebrates the diversity of thought, opportunities, and people that make up the engineering profession and whose passion and commitment drive tangible efforts that improve our world. In some provinces, you’ll find geoscientists joining in as part of National Engineering and Geoscience Month.
National Engineering Month is a forum for engineering students, engineers-in-training (EITs), and early-career engineers to have conversations about their profession, their drive to create solutions, and their stories of how they are working towards the change they want to see in the world. Events during National Engineering Month empower and inspire them to consider important questions as they embark on their engineering careers: what is our role, as engineers, in society? What will my impact be as an engineer? How can we use engineering to contribute solutions to today’s biggest challenges? What do we want our profession to look like?
Engineers, engineering students, engineering faculties, and engineering companies can also join the National Engineering Month celebrations and conversations on social media using the hashtags #NEM2024 or #NEGM2024.
Host an event
Join the national celebration of engineering by hosting an event in March! If you are hosting an engineering event during National Engineering Month that fits with the theme and description above, we want to hear all about it. Send us details of your event, and we’ll add it to the list on our website of public events happening from coast to coast to coast in March 2024 to demonstrate that you are part of a larger, national celebration of engineering with like-minded organizations across the country. Event registration opens on February 1, 2024.
Tell us about your event by filling out this form.
- February 1, 2024: Event registration opens
- March 1-31, 2024: National Engineering Month!
- April-May 2024: Post-event evaluation
Sparking an interest in the next generation of engineers
Throughout the month, thousands of youth, parents, and teachers also participate in fun and inspiring events that introduce youth to engineering, and aim to spark an interest in the next generation of engineers. Check out National Engineering Month events for youth at ExploreEngineering.ca.
If you have more questions about National Engineering Month, contact Kim Bouffard, Belonging and Engagement, at Kim.Bouffard@engineerscanada.ca. For media inquiries, contact Shelley Ford, Communications Specialist, at Shelley.Ford@engineerscanada.ca.