Manitoba’s 30 by 30 campaign. ACEC’s annual conference. And investment in buildings and classrooms for post-secondary engineering programs. These were the stories that were front and centre in the Daily Media Report over the past couple of weeks.
30 by 30 in the Manitoba legislature: Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba has brought together some of the province’s largest engineering employers, including Manitoba Hydro, Hatch, and Boeing, in a coalition that launched November 13 at the Manitoba legislature. The coalition is agreeing to work together to achieve 30 per cent of newly licensed engineers who are women by 2030.
ACEC holds annual conference: The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada held its annual conference in Ottawa, ON, on October 22. The conference featured a nation-building panel discussion with deputy leader of the official Opposition, Lisa Raitt, a panel on disruptive practices and technologies, and a keynote address from Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, François-Philippe Champagne.
Investment in post-secondary engineering infrastructure: A number of articles highlighted recent or upcoming investments in new buildings for engineering faculties on post-secondary campuses. For example, the University of Waterloo received $7 million from an alumnus for its new engineering building, while the University of Toronto and Laurentian University both recently opened new buildings for their engineering programs.