Member Items of Interest - July, 2019

Jul 9, 2019 12:00 AM

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Professional Development Events

Organizational Events

Jul 17, 2019      Young Professionals Social - Good Robot Brewing Company - Halifax

Lunch and Learn Series

Jul 18, 2019      Stratovation: Turning Creativity into Real Stuff - Goffs
Jul 25, 2019 Developing a Positive Safety Culture - Goffs
Aug 22, 2019 Leadership and Management Development - Goffs
Aug 29, 2019 Workplace Culture: What has Trust Got to Do with It? Or to do with Me for that Matter? - Goffs

Volunteer Opportunities

Fall/Winter 2019 Lunch and Learn Presenters - Province-wide


Engineers Nova Scotia has partnered with EngiQueers to build three spectacular bicycle-powered floats for the 2019 Halifax Pride Parade, including the Möbius Rainbow float designed by artist Elizabeth Powell.

We invite you to join us on Saturday, July 20th as we walk with pride and celebration!  Engineers Nova Scotia Pride t-shirts will be available to all participants! 

The Parade starts at 1:00 PM. Participants will assemble in the Dockyard parking lot by 12:30 PM.  To register for this event, please REGISTER HERE

Mark your Calendar!  2019 Annual General Meeting & Engineering Conference

The Annual Engineering Conference on Thursday, September 19th will include industry updates, project presentations and skill building sessions at the Halifax Harbourfront Marriott with three concurrent streams.

The conference has been designed to offer useful information and provide ample time to meet other members. Breakfast and Lunch are included in the cost. Early Conference Registration of $50 will end August 25th.  After August 25th the cost will be $75.  Please register for specific sessions to receive PD hour credit. 

Annual Engineering Conference
Thursday, September 19th, 2019

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM   Conference Breakfast and Registration

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM   Welcome

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM (three sessions to choose from)           

· Transportation Transitioning from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Electricity

· Canada's Ocean Supercluster

· Employee Engagement: The Employer Value Proposition

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

· Carbon Tax in Nova Scotia Update

· Electric Boats

· Resiience: More than an Engineering Term

11:15 AM -  12:15 PM

· Sustainable Building Practices

· Maritime Link: Transmitting Renewable Energy

· Unconscious Bias Training

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM    Lunch & Lieutenant Governor’s Award Presentation

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM     

· Passive House and the True Cost of Building Ownership

· Emera ideaHUB

· Leveraging the Halifax Partnership’s Connector Program in Recruiting & Succession Planning

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

· Sable Offshore Project Legacy

· How to Reduce Stress, Increase Focus, Produce More Time and Make More Money

· Addressing the Data Revolution

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM      Young Professionals Networking Event: Details to be announced


Friday, September 20th, 2019

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM     Annual Business Meeting Breakfast and Showcase

9:45 AM - 11:30 AM   Annual Business Meeting The Annual General Meeting will include a presentation from Engineers Canada, the incoming President of Engineers Nova Scotia, financial statements, introduction of new Council members and an opportunity for members to ask questions regarding the business of the Association. Registration for this event is required so that we can ensure accuracy when ordering your complimentary breakfast.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Reception and Showcase Join us after the AGM for refreshments and appetizers. This is a great opportunity to meet some of the organizations we partner with on various initiatives.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM   Engineering Awards Luncheon ($40 per person) Join us to celebrate the winners of our awards below.

J.D. Fraser Service Award 
Citizenship Award 
Engineering Award
Young Engineer Award 
The S. L. Devereaux Award for the Advancement of Women in Engineering 

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM     Young Professionals Committee Panel Discussion

6:00 PM - Midnight    F.H. Sexton Gold Medal Dinner and Dance ($60 per person)

Celebrate the recipient of our most distinguished award, the F.H. Sexton Gold Medal.

Reception will be held from 6:00-7:00 PM and Dinner at 7pm.

Full details and on-line registration for events are available now!  

For information about table bookings for either the Awards Luncheon or the Gold Medal Dinner and Dance, please contact

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REMINDER NOTICE:  Scholarship for Children of Engineers
Nova Scotia Members

Open to sons and daughters of members in good standing of Engineers Nova Scotia, who are enrolling in the first year of Engineering studies in September 2019 at any recognized University or College. 

There are 10 scholarships valued at $500 each, presented at the Annual General Meeting.  To fill out an application form CLICK HERE and return via EMAILor Fax (902.423.9769) to Virginia MacQuarrie, Director or Finance and Administration

Mentors Required
Engineers Nova Scotia is seeking volunteers to assist with the Mentoring Program.  If you are a Professional Engineer and are interested in mentoring young engineers in your area of practice, please contact Engineers Nova Scotia at

Hiring an Engineer? Unemployed?

Current Career Postings and added services available for Eligible Members/Companies! Check out our Career Opportunities section HERE 

To Request an Electronic Copy of THE ENGINEER

Engineers Nova Scotia provides an on-line Publications Library which includes issues of  The ENGINEER.  To save costs and help the environment you can receive an email notification when the current issue is available.  The Email notice will include a link to the location of the current issue of the magazine
(SUMMER 2019—THE ENGINEER).  If you are interested in this Service, please include your name and email address in an email directed to requesting your electronic copy.