Engineers Canada hosted its second annual 30 by 30 Conference on April 13, 20, and 27. The virtual gathering brought together 30 by 30 Champions, engineering regulators, engineering educators, engineers, students, employers, and other stakeholders under the theme of Emerging Leadership. 

The 30 by 30 initiative is working to change the engineering profession to better reflect Canadian society, which requires a shift in leadership and engineering culture. The 30 by 30 Conference provided guidance for allies to create space for women, gender diverse individuals, and other emerging leaders. The conference sessions increased acknowledgement of systemic barriers and discrimination and fostered a commitment to breaking the cycle of exclusion and increasing opportunities for women. They built awareness and skills related to intersectionality, positionality, anti-racism and anti-oppression, single-story narratives, emotional intelligence, self/community-care, conscious inclusion, and allyship. 

Recordings of the conference are now available below. 

Day 1: Wednesday, April 13, 2022 

The first day of the conference featured a keynote from Karen Jensen, Pay Equity Commissioner of Canada, a presentation from APEGA’s Mohamed El Daly about their Women and Gender Equity Canada (WAGE) Grant Project, and a panel discussion on workplace gender equity featuring Hilary Bergsieker of the Engendering Success in STEM Research Consortium, Camille Hernández-Ramdwar of the equity lime collective, and Sandeep Nair of Pride At Work Canada.  

Day 2: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 

The second day of the conference featured an Intersectionality Workshop led by Meghana Valupadas and Laleh Behjat.  

Day 3: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 

The third day of the conference featured an EDI leaders panel discussion moderated by Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve and speakers Mairim Neves, Shohreh Roshani, Nicole Wilson, and Josh Workman. The conference concluded with a workshop on self-care for champions, led by Gayathri Shukla of Campfire Kinship.