Spotlight on Local Innovation Event - Online

Mar 4, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Join Engineers Nova Scotia for our first virtual Spotlight on Local Innovation on Thursday, March 4th, 2021, to celebrate National Engineering Month by highlighting interesting projects and research led by engineers in Nova Scotia. 

This signature event will include three dynamic presentations and an optional delivered gourmet boxed lunch. Delivery available to a 10km radius from the Lord Nelson Hotel (1515 South Park St, Halifax) to Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford. Pickup available at the Arms Public House in the Lord Nelson Hotel. Arrangements must be made in advance.

Our presentations this year will be: 

Colleen Rollings, P.Eng., FEC, PMP, Principal Project Manager of H3R Inc. and Engineer-in-Residence at Dalhousie University, Faculty of Engineering will present on her experience supporting the ongoing innovation occurring at IWK Health, including management of a $6.9 million MRI redevelopment project with hospital grade infection control and safety protocols over a 2-year time frame. Colleen will describe the details of this complex construction project to build a new suite for the MRI equipment and the collaboration with the Dalhousie Engineering Capstone Program.

Tanya Davis, P.Eng., PTOE, Program Manager for Strategic Transportation Planning, Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) will present on the Integrated Mobility Plan, Halifax’s first land use and transportation master plan. The Integrated Mobility Plan ( was adopted by the Halifax Regional Council to change the approach to how residents move in the municipality. It creates a regional vision for mobility and helps to direct future investment in transportation demand management, active transportation, transit, and the roadway network. This presentation will cover how mobility has changed in Halifax since the adoption of the plan, why this change is important and the part it plays in our Climate Mitigation Strategy – HalifACT 2050.

Eva Parada, P.Eng., Senior Manager of Infrastructure Projects, Develop Nova Scotia will present on Develop Nova Scotia’s work with the community of Peggy’s Cove to co-create a comprehensive master plan to address the significant challenges caused by the popularity of one of Nova Scotia’s most iconic attractions. Problems with traffic congestion and circulation, servicing, accessibility and safety, and pedestrian infrastructure are all negatively impacting visitor experience and residents’ quality of life. The presentation will provide an overview of the project and how Develop Nova Scotia has been able to harness the knowledge, creativity, and lived experiences of Peggy’s Cove residents to solve problems and innovate in a truly collaborative way.

To order tickets, please use the online registration system (ignore the times). Registration options include:

1. Complimentary student registration (lunch add-on not available)

2. Individual registration without lunch - $10

3. Individual registration with lunch - $30 - Registration with lunch CLOSED

4. Sponsor a group of 12 with lunch - $500 - Sponsorship Registration is CLOSED

Contact Sponsors will be recognized on social media, in regular member emails promoting or highlighting Spotlight on Local Innovation, and during the event.

Registration is limited. 

Lunches will be delivered the morning of the event, between 8:30am and 11:30am. For delivery, please confirm your address and phone number in the comments section, including specific information if in an apartment or office building (buzzer code or ID). 

A link will be provided prior to the event.


Registration Deadline: March 2, 2021


12:00 PM - 12:01 PM
12:01 PM - 12:02 PM
12:02 PM - 12:03 PM