Engineers Nova Scotia reaffirms the Association's commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility.

May 4, 2022 12:00 AM

Engineers Nova Scotia's CEO and Registrar Pal Mann, P.Eng. reaffirms the association's commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility by introducing a newly launched Equity,Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) training webinar produced by Engineers Canada, Geoscientists Canada, and other partners. Watch his video message HERE. 

Engineers Canada, in partnership with Geoscientists Canada, Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, and Engineers Canada’s EDI Training Task Force, made up of representatives from the 30 by 30 Champions network, the National Society of Black Engineers (Canadian Chapters), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Chairs for Women in Engineering, and EngiQueers Canada, have launched a webinar that will introduce engineers and geoscientists to the topics of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI.) The one-hour training webinar is intended for engineering and geoscience professionals of all levels and will improve their skills in addressing discrimination, harassment, and racism, and also help them incorporate inclusive practices in their work. The webinar discusses why and how EDI is relevant to engineering and geoscience, provides an overview of key concepts and terms, illustrates how unconscious bias is a barrier to inclusion, and outlines the behaviours and competencies needed to create an inclusive workplace. The webinar also shares tips that will help engineers and geoscientists take the learnings from the course and turn them into practice.

The webinar, hosted on the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia Knowledge Centre, is free and is available in English and French. You do not have to be a registrant of Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia to create an account on their site and access the webinar. You will, however, need to create a profile on their site before completing the checkout process for this webinar or any of their other professional development offerings. You can click here to 
create a new account on their Knowledge Centre.

The course is eligible for 1 Continuing Education Hour of Ethical Learning. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion for engineers and geoscientists” is now available to all engineers and geoscientists across Canada through the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Knowledge Centre at the following WEBINAR LINK