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Engineering Institute of Canada
CSCE is very proud to announce that the following CSCE members have been honoured by the Engineering Institute of Canada;
• As Fellows of the Engineering Institute of Canada:
o Gord Jin (past President of CSCE) - St. John’s, NF
o Baher Abdulhai – Toronto, ON
o Carlos Estuardo Ventura – Vancouver, BC
• As recipient of the K.Y. LO MEDAL - For significant engineering contributions at the international level
o Edward Arthur McBean - Guelph, ON
Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa
April 28-30, 2015
Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon
May 12-15, 2015
This course will be offered in Quebec and the Maritimes at a later date.
Cette formation sera offerte au Québec et dans les Maritimes à une date ultérieure.
CSA-S850 Design and Assessment of Buildings Subjected to Blast Loads
May 27, 2015
This course presents CSA S850, Canada’s first standard for the design and assessment of buildings subjected to blast loads. It is the most detailed and comprehensive standard of its kind in the world.
2015 CANCAM Award
This biannual award from Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM)
recognizes outstanding achievements in the area of Applied Mechanics by
a Canadian or non-Canadian researcher who has worked in Canada for a
minimum of five years. All areas of Applied Mechanics (e.g., Solid
Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Computational Mechanics,
Biomechanics) are considered. The award, which includes a medal, a
certificate, and some travel support, will be presented at the 25th
CANCAM to be held at Western University, London, Ontario in May 31-June
Nilex’s PaveDrain® system is a revolutionary, permeable articulating concrete block/mat developed to effectively manage stormwater runoff. It combines a patented arch design in a concrete block to create an internal storage chamber. The arch forms a reservoir for stormwater runoff while simultaneously providing strength for heavy vehicular loads.
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Growing with Youth / Croître avec les jeunes
Nominations Now Open for the 2015 CSCE National Capstone Design Competition
The 3rd annual CSCE National Capstone Design Competition is being held in Regina, SK on Friday, May 29, 2015 during the CSCE Annual Conference. Students from across the country will be presenting their final year projects with a poster and two minute presentation to be evaluated by industry judges. Nominations are submitted by your Department. Click 'Read More' for more details
It's National Engineering Month
Did you know that March is National Engineering Month? There are
hundreds of events happening across the country to promote our
profession and to spark a child's life-long interest in engineering.
It's not too late to get involved.
You can make a difference in as little as one hour. CSCE Ontario Region
is a proud sponsor of National Engineering Month in Ontario. Be sure to
visit their website for ways to get involved.
Cégep de Chicoutimi is top of the pops
Concordia University hosted the 31st Annual CSCE Troitsky Bridge Building Competition.
Thirty three teams and hundreds of students gathered in Montreal for
three days of fun and competition, including bridge building, design
presentations, and the infamous bridge crushing! Congratulations to
Cégep de Chicoutimi who held on to the title of overall winner, which
they also earned at last year's competition.
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Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure / Leadership en infrastructures
Edmonton's twisted girders a hot topic in engineering class
Prof. Mike Bartlett had lots to talk about with undergraduate class in steel design at the University of Western Ontario.
Bartlett, who holds a PhD in civil engineering from the University of Alberta, will be talking about Edmonton's 102nd Avenue Bridge as an example of what can go wrong in the construction of a steel-concrete composite bridge.
Toronto's economy gets boost, says Conference Board of Canada
Toronto's economy is expected to grow faster this year, while unemployment should fall, thanks to lower oil prices and a stronger U.S. dollar, the Conference Board of Canada says.
The Pan Am games will help boost tourism, condo and new home construction will resume and manufacturing will recover at an accelerating pace, the Ottawa-based think tank says in a cross-city comparison.
Legal dispute launched in Pan Am stadium project
Daily Commercial News
A legal dispute launched by subcontractors involved in the construction of Hamilton's Pan Am soccer stadium reveals serious problems with the business practices of foreign contractors undertaking major public projects in Ontario, according to firms involved in the action.
TTC fires managers of over-budget Spadina subway extension
A week after Mayor John Tory suggested someone would be held to account, the TTC has fired two senior managers in charge of the over-budget, delayed Spadina subway extension. TTC chief capital officer Sameh Ghaly and chief project manager Andy Bertolo — both long-term executives — were let go.
Ottawa to fully bury portion of LRT extension
Daily Commercial News
The National Capital Commission (NCC) and the City of Ottawa have reached an agreement to fully bury the city's western light rail transit (LRT) extension under the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.
Engineering at Dalhousie: Making things happen
March is National Engineering Month. The month-long celebration recognizes the tremendous work that engineers do to continuously improve the world we live in, which, in turn, makes it a more efficient and comfortable place to live.
Engineers have designed and influenced a multitude of resources that we rely on daily, many of which we might take for granted because we've become so accustomed to them. However, when we drive across a bridge, take a flight in a plane, use a computer or use our smart phones, we experience the brilliant work of engineers. Thanks in part to their work, we can work more efficiently, play more safely and enjoy life more fully.
Quebec's construction industry hopes to double its proportion of female workers by 2018
The Quebec construction industry has adopted an ambitious new program that intends to double the number of women in the sector by 2018.
Women make up 1.38 per cent of workers in the industry — or two per cent if the industry definition is widened — and the objective is to reach at least three per cent, or 4,500 women.
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