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Join the celebration! March is National Engineering Month

2020.02.27

Engineers Canada is proud to once again present National Engineering Month, Canada’s annual celebration of engineering. This year, in addition to the hundreds of events that will take place throughout the month for young Canadians to discover engineering, Engineers Canada is also encouraging engineers, engineering students, engineering firms, and others to join the celebration on social media by sharing their engineering story.

“National Engineering Month is our opportunity as a profession to demonstrate to Canadians—and to young Canadians in particular—that there is a place for everyone in engineering,” said Gerard McDonald, CEO of Engineers Canada. “Engineers are involved in and affect every aspect of society; whether it be helping a diabetic, designing new transportation systems, tackling climate change, or fighting poverty.

“In order to tackle these and other complex challenges, the engineering profession needs people with diverse experiences, perspectives, and interests. If you want to play a significant role in what the future looks like, there there’s a place for you in engineering.”

Throughout March, volunteers from the provincial and territorial engineering regulators and others in the engineering community will be hosting events where youth and others can learn first-hand what engineering is all about. 

How you can celebrate National Engineering Month

Help inspire the next generation of engineers by helping Engineers Canada highlight the role that engineers play in society and the diversity of voices, experiences, and interests that compose the engineering profession. Participate in #NEM2020 on social media and share your engineering story:

  • Engineers: post a short video or photo explaining why you became an engineer, or what you love most about being an engineer.
  • Engineering organizations and companies: profile the engineers in your organization, celebrate the role they play, and/or showcase the engineering work that they’re doing and its impact on society.
  • Engineering students: post a short video or photo explaining why you want to be an engineer.
  • Everyone: add the National Engineering Month frame to your Facebook profile picture.

More information about how to participate in National Engineering Month at events or on social media can be found in the National Engineering Month toolkit at ExploreEngineering.ca.