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A few words from the Dean
December 4, 2014 – 9:00 pm | No Comment

In the last issue of What’s New in Engineering I highlighted the current enrolment challenge of balancing demand from students to study engineering with the demand for engineering graduates. Addressing this challenge and getting this …

APEGM Leadership Award
December 4, 2014 – 8:30 pm | No Comment

In recognition of the outstanding leadership and scientific knowledge applied to her profession of Transportation Engineering and her vision for the benefit of all women The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba was …

Powering the grid, new Canada Research Chair awarded
December 4, 2014 – 8:27 pm | No Comment

With the increasing global demand for renewable power generation sources, integrating those sources into existing electrical grid infrastructure is essential to capture that energy.
The appointment of Dr. Carl Ho as the new Canada Research Chair in Efficient Utilization of …

ENGAP Graduate wins APEGM Member-in-Training Award
December 4, 2014 – 8:25 pm | No Comment

Congratulations to Brianne Bates on receiving the Member in Training award from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba (APEGM).
Bates graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2011 with a B.Sc. in Mechanical …

Finding sustainable solutions in Honduras
December 4, 2014 – 8:14 pm | No Comment

In 1998, Hurricane Mitch damaged or destroyed more than 83,000 homes in Honduras;70 per cent of crops and transportation infrastructure were also destroyed. In 2009, flooding considerably deteriorated the road network. Today, more than 60 per …

CEMF Ambassador Award
December 4, 2014 – 8:12 pm | No Comment

Congratulations to Civil Engineering student, Amanda Pushka, on being awarded with the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation Undergraduate Ambassador Award.
Each year CEMF offers up to five $5,000 Engineering Ambassador Scholarships to young women across Canada who …

Professor named one of Canada’s most powerful women
December 4, 2014 – 8:09 pm | No Comment

The Faculty of Engineering is pleased to announce Dr. Zahra Moussavi, P.Eng., (Electrical Engineering) received the 2014 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award from the Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN)
The Top 100 Awards recognize Canada’s strong, …

New Centre for Engineering Professional Practice and Engineering Education
December 4, 2014 – 8:05 pm | No Comment

The University of Manitoba has launched an exciting new approach to educating engineers so they meet the ever-changing demands of the technologically driven world.
Dr. Douglas Ruth, P.Eng., former Dean and current  Natural Sciences and Engineering …

Active School Travel Engineering: Civil Engineering students working with 17 Winnipeg schools
December 4, 2014 – 8:04 pm | No Comment

University of Manitoba Civil Engineering students, the City of Winnipeg and the Green Action Centre are embarking on a ground-breaking project to create Active School Travel Engineering Plans (ASTEP) at 17 Winnipeg schools.
As part of …

Engineering Access Program (ENGAP) celebrates 30 years of success
December 1, 2014 – 9:16 pm | No Comment

In 2015 the Engineering Access Program for Aboriginal Students (ENGAP) in the Faculty of Engineering is celebrating 30 years of successfully providing guidance to Aboriginal peoples pursuing a degree in Engineering.
This year we will also …

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