CSCE E-Bulletin
Sep. 2, 2015

We've Moved!

CSCE has moved to! Please note our new address:

521-300 Rue St-Sacrement
Montreal, QC
H2Y 1X4

Please note our telephone number will remain the same.More

Nous avons déménagé!

Noter notre nouvelle addresse:

La SCGC a déménagé au :
300, rue St-Sacrement, bur. 521
Montréal, QC
H2Y 1X4

Veuillez noter que notre numéro de téléphone reste inchangé.More

New CSCE Mentor & Protégé Program Seeks Mentors
The CSCE is launching a brand new Mentor & Protégé Program and is currently seeking mentors. Visit for more information and be sure to fill out the form to be considered for the first round of the program as spaces are limited. If you are interested in becoming involved as a Protégé, watch for sign up information in the fall.More

Nouveau Programme mentor et protégé de la SCGC : recherche de mentors
La SCGC lance un nouveau programme intitulé Programme mentor et protégé pour lequel elle recherche des mentors. Visitez pour plus d’informations et remplissez le formulaire afin d’être considéré pour le programme car les places sont limitées. Si vous souhaitez vous impliquer comme protégé, les détails sur les inscriptions seront disponibles en automne.More

2015 Conference Recap
Relive your conference experience or see what you missed out on by not attending this year. See if you can spot yourself in the photos and share your own on the CSCE Facebook page! Thank you to the Regina conference organizing committee for the incredible work they did. See you next year on June 1 to 4, 2016 in London, Ontario.More

Récapitulation du congrès 2015
Revivez votre expérience du congrès ou bien voyez ce que vous avez manqué en n'y participant pas. Voyez si vous vous reconnaissez dans les photos et partagez les vôtres sur la page Facebook de la SCGC. Un grand merci au comité organisateur du congrès de Régina pour le travail extraordinaire qu'il a accompli. À l'année prochaine du 1er au 4 juin 2016 à London, Ontario.More

Another Successful CSCE Capstone Competition
Twelve teams from across the country travelled to Regina to participate in the 3rd annual CSCE Capstone Competition. Teams presented their final year design project with a poster and two minute presentation. The winner was Polytechnique Montreal.More

Un autre Concours Capstone réussi
Le troisième concours annuel Capstone de la SCGC eut lieu le 31 mai 2015 au Congrès annuel de la SCGC à Régina. Des équipes de 12 écoles différentes de partout au pays y ont participé et ont présenté leurs projets de conception de dernière année avec une affiche et une presentation de deux minutes. Les juges venant de l'industrie furent très impressionnés par le niveau de professionnalisme et les connaissances de toutes les équipes et ont du mal à sélectionner les lauréats.More

President's Award Winners Announced
The CSCE President's Award recognizes excellence among Student Chapters. This year, the Student Affairs Committee reviewed 22 applications and decided that the University of British Columbia was the best student chapter for the past school year. Click "Read More" to see the other winners. More

Les lauréats du Prix du président sont annoncés
Le Prix du président est attribué au chapitre étudiant le plus actif au Canada. Le prix n'est plus décerné à un lauréat mais aux trois meilleurs chapitres et comprend des prix pour la meilleure amélioration ainsi que des mentions honorables.More

CSCE Student Paper Competition Winners Honoured in Regina
Winners of the CSCE Student Paper Competition were announced at the Student Awards Luncheon at the CSCE Annual Conference in Regina, SK. Local student, Nathan Bruce of the University of Regina took home top honours with his paper titled "User-Updateable Municipal Benchmark Database for the City of Regina."More

Les lauréats du Concours de la communication étudiante honorés à Régina
Le Concours de la communication étudiante de la SCGC de cette année s’est déroulée à Regina, Saskatchewan durant le congrès annuel de la SCGC. Parmi les centaines de communications présentées au congrès, 27 faisaient partie du concours étudiant. Les participants, du premier et du deuxième cycles, venaient de partout au Canada. Après compilation des résultats, les lauréats suivants furent annoncés:More

Is there an economic case for more infrastructure spending?
Looking at the 2015 election platforms, political aspirants seem to be falling over each other to spend more on infrastructure. The Conservatives started things off in May’s budget, with a pledge to increase infrastructure spending by $750 million a year, starting in 2017-18.More

Alberta's new infrastructure minister ready to play catch-up on capital projects
Alberta construction Magazine
Brian Mason is brimming with fun facts about Alberta’s government. Did you know that the ceremonial mace carried into the assembly at the start of each legislative session cannot be touched by human hands? Anyone who carries it must wear white gloves. And the reason it serves as symbol of power? He can’t be certain, but perhaps it’s because knights used maces to bash in the heads of recalcitrant peasants back in ye olden times. More

To fix Canada's infrastructure, billions are just drops in the bucket
CBC News
There's an old saying in government: a billion here, a billion there and pretty soon you're talking real money. When it comes to Canada infrastructure needs, some say a billion is a mere drop in the bucket. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities, which represents Canadian mayors, estimates the country has fallen behind in infrastructure spending by $123 billion since the 1950s. In some years, it would argue, there hasn't been enough invested to maintain what already exists, let alone build for the future.More

A civil engineer talks rebuilding NOLA 10 years after Hurricane Katrina
After Hurricane Katrina left the city of New Orleans underwater in August 2005, Iam Tucker knew that she had to do something to help. The New Orleans native applied to the Baton Rouge Police Department to aid in the recovery of the city, but she moved back home in 2008 to take over her father’s position as president and CEO of Integrated Logistical Support, Inc., a New Orleans engineering firm whose mission is to strengthen and the city’s infrastructure, after he announced that he was retiring.More