Here is your monthly dose of my Canadian engineering news created for licensed and aspiring engineers, geoscientists and technicians in Canada. Stay informed and impress your colleagues with your newfound knowledge.
- NASA Engineer Bruce Callow is running workshops and encouraging students from Stoney Nakoda First Nation to pursue careers in the field of space.
- Jennifer Drake, an engineering professor at the University of Toronto was awarded the Engineers Canada Young Engineer Achievement award. Despite being on maternity leave, Drake continues her research on “low impact development” systems like permeable pavement and green roofs, alongside her team made up of mostly female engineers and students.
In honour of Earth day being last month, we have found some new and innovative replacements for items we commonly use that are harmful to the environment.
- LastSwab is a reusable cotton swab, the perfect alternative to the one-use Q-tips many people use daily. Every day 1.5 billion cotton swabs are produced and they’re a large source of marine pollution.
- Lubri Disc is an eco-friendly way to oil your bike chain. It’s leak-proof, reusable and the oil is organic. This biodegradable oil is more environmentally friendly than conventional oils which drip microplastics and other harmful substances onto the ground.
- Phox V2 is the first environmentally friendly water filter. Over 100 million water filter cartridges go to landfills each year. This filter eliminates the need for single use, disposable filters. It’s also made from recycled plastics.
What technology or gadget are you currently enjoying and would recommend to other aspiring and licensed engineers? Let us know in the comments below.
Here are the news links to every Canadian Association. If there is anything beyond the normal stuff (elections, new appointments), I'll try to list them below. During certain parts of the year (e.g. Summer, X-Mas), the news tends to slow down.
- APEGA News - APEGA has released the 2018 annual report.
- APEGNB News
- APEGS News
- APEY News
- ASET News - Lethbridge College’s Geomatics Engineering Technology Program is now accredited by TAC.
- EGBC News - EGBC has two upcoming webinars on improving professional engineering applications.
- Engineers Nova Scotia News
- Engineers PEI News
- NAPEG News
- OACETT News
- PEGNL News
- PEO News
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- Inside the black hole image that made history: Astrophysicist Sheperd Doeleman who led the team behind the telescope that captured the first-ever photo of a black hole, talks about the massive world-wide effort to capture the historic image.
- The artificial muscles that will power robots of the future: Mechanical engineer Christoph Keplinger explains his robotic designs that could create prosthetics stronger than human limbs, inspired by the biological muscle.
- Our team would like to thank our technical exam clients and wish them luck on their May 2019 exams which are taking place from May 6-10.
- Practice PPE Exams has partnered with the University of Windsor's engineering department to bring a Licensing Q & A section to their quarterly newsletter. You can read our contribution here (near the bottom).
Thanks for reading and have a great month!
Gavin Simone, P.Eng., PMP, LEED AP
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