[Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba - Ingenium Conference 2020] [2020]


From your home, your office, or wherever in the world you may be, join your fellow practitioners as Ingenium 2020 goes virtual! Gain valuable professional development hours and get involved with the Association without having to leave your desk.

The live recordings and On-Demand videos will remain available until January 17, 2021. It is not too late to register!

Message from the President


Every year, Ingenium provides us with an opportunity to take a short break from our routine work lives and get exposed to a variety of professional and technological developments that are key to professional success. With an abundance of top-notch PD seminars to choose from, I have always left the event feeling that I missed out on so many things. However, with our new virtual format this year, those fears are laid to rest. The attendees can log in from wherever they are and set their own schedule to attend as many sessions as they please.

As usual, we have a strong line up of world class experts for Ingenium 2020. The keynote session on Monday is presented by a science journalist of international fame - Bob McDonald of CBC's Quirks and Quarks. Bob is going to talk about the challenges humankind faces today and how our professions hold the key to solving some of these problems. The talk is aptly titled - Surviving the Third Millennium. In addition, a long list of accomplished speakers will enlighten us on topics ranging from professional regulation, cutting-edge technological advancements, Indigenous technology, soft skills development, and a lot more.

On behalf of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba, I would like to thank you for taking the time to better both yourself and the professions by attending. I wish you all the best in your pursuits.

Jitendra Paliwal, PhD, P.Eng., FEC
President(2019-2020), Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba

Conference Greetings

Greetings from the President

Jitendra Paliwal, PhD, P.Eng., FEC
President(2019-2020), Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba

Greetings from the Incoming President

Jason Mann, P.Geo.
President(2020-2021), Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba

Greetings from the Registrar

Grant Koropatnick, P.Eng. FEC
CEO & Registrar, Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba

Message from the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

The Honourable Janice C. Filmon, C.M., O.M.
Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

A Message from the Premier

[The Honourable Brian Pallister]

On behalf of all Manitobans, I am pleased to extend a warm welcome to those participating virtually in this week's Professional Development Seminars as part of Ingenium 2020. The year 2020 not only celebrates 100 years of engineering regulation and professional development in the province but also marks Manitoba's 150th anniversary.

As the regulatory body for professional engineers and geoscientists, Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba has seen the number ofpractitioners grow to over 8,500 and, as a result, the need for continuous learning and professional development becomes ever so important in order to gain new knowledge and skills in an ever-changing field. With the global pandemic still currently before us, the virtual reach of the seminar is enhanced, and I know that this conference will provide relevant and thought-provoking exchange of ideas, discussions and professional development. I congratulate not only the participants but also the keynote speakers, presenters and industry experts for sharing their knowledge, expertise and best practices with you.

I join all Manitobans in thanking Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba for planning the annual Professional Development Seminars, and wish all attendees an enjoyable and memorable week of activities.

The Honourable Brian Pallister
Premier of Manitoba

Mayor's Message

Mayor Brian Bowman
City of Winnipeg

Annual General Meeting

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Meeting starts at 1:30 p.m.
Complimentary, Pre-Registration is Required

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association shall be held in the Province of Manitoba on any date after September 10, but prior to October 31, in each year as Council may decide. Interns, professional members, and councillors are entitled to be present; any other person may be admitted by invitation of the President or with the consent of those present who are entitled to vote, as per By-law 13.5.

2020 Agenda and Reports
Past Business Meeting Info

Professional Development Seminars

In light of the current global pandemic, this year's Ingenium Professional Development Seminars will be hosted completely virtually, allowing attendees to join the event without even leaving home. While we will miss seeing you in-person this year, the online platform offers a variety of benefits to participants including:
Live Session Schedule

[Live Schedule]

(PDF Schedule)

Daily Live Sessions

Monday, October 19, 2020

10:00 a.m.
Keynote - Surviving the Third Millennium
Climate change, water supply, droughts on the prairies, floods on the coasts, energy shortage, growing population, clones, computer kids... the future can look scary sometimes. Can we engineer our way through another thousand years of civilization? This optimist says yes, and Canada is in a position to lead the way.
Sponsored by Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd.
[Bob McDonald]
Bob McDonald, CBC's Quirks & Quarks
Bob McDonald is one of Canada's best-known science journalists, bringing science to the public for more than 40 years. In addition to hosting Quirks & Quarks, the award-winning science program with a national audience of nearly 500,000 people, Bob is also a science correspondent for CBC Television's The National and Gemini-winning host and writer of the children's series Head's Up. He also hosted The Great Canadian Invention, Wonderstruck, and the seven-part series, Water Under Fire.

An Officer of the Order of Canada and a recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal, Bob has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of science with the Michael Smith Award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Sir Sanford Fleming Medal from the Royal Canadian Institute, and the McNeil Medal from The Royal Society of Canada.

12:00 p.m.
Delivering Audience-Focused Presentations
You know what you want to say but is it what your audience needs to hear? Will you present it so they will understand? Oral presentations drive today's business. We make major decisions on proposals, solutions, knowledge, policies, and who we partner with based on listening to someone speak. The speaker must be clear, concise, complete, confident, and persuasive to avoid creating an awkward impression of the speaker, the content, and the organization.

This session explores a few simple public speaking techniques which can help reduce stress and anxiety and make you an engaging speaker.
Sponsored by CTTAM
[Lisa Moretto]
Lisa Moretto
Lisa is the President of RGI International, Inc. and has 26 years' experience teaching business and technical communication courses. Her courses consistently receive positive reviews saying she is an engaging and interactive presenter.

She has worked for IBM and Hewlett-Packard as a professional technical communicator and she teaches technical professionals that they too, are technical communicators. Lisa holds a BS in Technical Communication and an MS in User Interface Design. She has co-authored four books with Ron Blicq: Get to the Point!, Guidelines for Report Writing, and Technically Write! with Prentice Hall, and Writing Reports to Get Results with the IEEE Press. Lisa has taught in the School of Engineering at the Rochester Institute for Technology and is a Past President of the Rochester Engineering Society. She is a member of IEEE Professional Communication Society.

1:30 p.m.
Building Manitoba: 100 Years of Engineering & Geosciences
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Association and 160 years of documented engineering in the province. To celebrate this milestone, the Association's Heritage Committee has put together a book called Building Manitoba: 100 Years of Engineering & Geosciences, documenting the Association's history and the province's engineering accomplishments.

Using this as a basis, the presentation will explore the founding of the Association and its major highlights over the past century. It will rediscover the roots of the engineering profession in the early nascent years of the province and in the years leading up to the founding of the Association in 1920.

Following its formation, the history of the Association will be explored by providing a snapshot of each decade and their major events such as the great depression, the explosive growth of the fifties and sixties, the failed merger with the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the merger with geoscientists.

The goal will be to provide a better understanding of the history that all engineers and geoscientists share, but likely know little about.
Sponsored by Canada Life
[Ryan Bernier, P.Eng.]
Ryan Bernier, P.Eng.
Ryan Bernier is a member of the Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba Heritage Committee and is one of the lead authors of the "Building Manitoba: 100 Years of Engineering & Geosciences" historical book.

He is a professional engineer and has spent his 13-year career working for Manitoba Hydro. There he does long term planning of the generation system ensuring the province has a reliable supply of electricity. This includes the planning and economics of new generating stations, and life cycle evaluations of existing stations.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

12:00 p.m.
Keynote - Leadership - Insights for Thinking Differently
Are you stuck in a cycle of routine in your approach to leadership? Randy will share his own journey of leadership and inspire you to think differently and grow as a leader.

This presentation explores insights from his book, The Ordinary Leader: 10 Key Insights for Building and Leading a Thriving Organization, and provides unique perspectives on various areas of leadership.

Leaders will learn new and different ways of working through challenges and capitalizing on opportunities and be encouraged to think critically about their own approach to leadership.
Sponsored by Bockstael Construction
[Randy Grieser]
Randy Grieser
Randy is the founder and Chief Vision Officer of ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership. He is an intuitive and visionary leader who, together with a team of employees and trainers, has positioned ACHIEVE to be a leading provider of professional development training. Randy is passionate about sharing the importance of creating healthy workplace cultures, and believes that leadership requires us to always be intentional about what we do and how we do it. He is the author of The Ordinary Leader, and co-author of The Culture Question.

1:30 p.m.
Developing A Competence Framework for Asset Dependent Companies
One critical aspect of asset management that is often overlooked in asset-intensive companies is that of competence management. From an asset management perspective, managing competence is an enabler of asset management knowledge, it mitigates risks and provides assurances that assets are being adequately managed. Ensuring that employees have sufficient training to effectively do their jobs has always been a responsibility of management. This remains true in the asset management context and is even more relevant when we consider asset risks.

Yet, in many asset dependent companies, it is unclear what training is required, who is responsible for this training, who should get it, and when should they get it. This is often compounded by a lack of alignment between operating departments and HR.

The making of a competent employee that can mitigate risks and reduce liabilities needs to be holistically planned. It requires partnership from all levels of management, HR, as well as the various functional groups. Developing an appropriate competence framework will allow organizations to develop competence-based training plans and align other HR systems to acquire and maintain the required competences.

This session will take participants through the important elements of a competence framework and key considerations in developing one for their organization.
Sponsored by Greeman Asset Management Solutions
[Suzane Greeman, ASQ-CMQ/OE, CAMA, CAMP, CMRP]
Suzane Greeman, ASQ-CMQ/OE, CAMA, CAMP, CMRP
Suzane Greeman is the Principal Asset Management Advisor of Greeman Asset Management Solutions Inc., a firm headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is the author of Risk-based Asset Criticality Assessment (R-b ACA©) Handbook. An accomplished asset management leader with over 22 years of experience, Suzane has worked across several asset management disciplines to implement asset management strategies for cement manufacturing, power generation, wastewater treatment, and airport assets. Over her career, she has developed and implemented organization capacity building programs at several facilities including the implementation of competence-based learning programs valued at over $250,000 U.S. annually.

A lifelong learner, Suzane holds an engineering degree as well as an MBA. She also holds the following certifications: Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (ASQ-CMQ/OE); Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA); Certified Asset Management Professional (CAMP) and Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP).

Suzane is a member of Canada's mirror committee for asset management. She volunteers with PEMAC as the President of the Winnipeg Chapter and is a member of the Empowering Women in Industry 2020 Steering Committee.

3:00 p.m.
Basic Principles Approach: Beaucage Project Case Study
As we find ourselves in the digital era with the continuous advancements in technology, we can become too reliant on computers to tell us about the geology beneath our feet. Prospectors and geologists of the day did a great job collecting field data, and yet this information sits in boxes buried deep in storage.

To demonstrate a systematic approach to incorporating crucial historical data by using a combination of fundamental interpretation skills and modern technology, the Beaucage Project near Lynn Lake, Manitoba will be the focus on how exploration programs can benefit from existing data early on and develop their project's geological story.
Sponsored by MLT Aikins
[Julia Singh, P.Geo.]
Julia Singh, P.Geo.
Julia is a Senior Project Geologist with Orix Geoscience Inc., leading the Winnipeg technical team. She has led several exploration programs in Manitoba and Ontario as well as large-scale QAQC, database management and data organization projects. With over 10 year's of exploration experience in lithium, gold, and base metals, Julia began her career in 2008 with Wildcat Exploration as a Junior Geologist.

Julia plays a key role in business development at Orix. She earned her B.Sc. in Geological Sciences from the University of Manitoba and holds her professional designation in Manitoba. She is active in Manitoba's exploration industry and is the current Treasurer of the Manitoba Prospector and Developer's Association (MPDA) and sits on the Manitoba Liaison Committee on Mining and Exploration (MLCME).

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

10:00 a.m.
Keynote - Overcoming Imposter Phenomenon
"How did I ever get this job?"
"It's only a matter of time until they find out I'm not supposed to be here!"
"I am only here on a technicality."
"I am holding my team back..."

Learn more about that inner critic casting a shadow on your professional life: Imposter phenomenon, also often known as imposter syndrome. Learn about who experiences it (hint: most of us!), when and where it occurs, why it can be helpful, and how to harness and overcome it.
Sponsored by Manitoba Masonry Contractors Association
[Dr. Brenda Lee]
Dr. Brenda Lee
Dr. Brenda Lee completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) at the University of New Brunswick and completed her pre-doctoral residency at the University of Manitoba. Her doctoral research focused on relationship dynamics and sexuality. She has received national recognition for her research and presentations, including placing as a finalist for the national Canadian 3 Minute Thesis® competition in 2017.

Dr. Lee's current clinical work focuses on assessment and treatment of veterans and emergency personnel, with special focus on trauma-focused treatments and life transition post-retirement. She also provides workshop and outreach programming. In her therapy work, Dr. Lee draws upon Cognitive-Behavioural, Acceptance and Commitment, Mindfulness-Based, and Solution-Focused approaches. Dr. Lee (she/her/hers) is a first-generation Taiwanese-Canadian immigrant, who lives, works, plays, and fosters her relationships in the unceded homelands of the Coast Salish nations, often known as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

11:00 a.m.
Wellness Break
Hosted directly after the morning keynote session, this half-hour movement break will feature a fitness professional taking attendees through breathing techniques to promote calmness throughout the body. Participants will do small, comfortable movements from their chair to help increase blood flow and ease tension where needed. The session will conclude with a short meditation/relaxation to guide your mind towards peace and happiness.
Sponsored by Dillon Consulting Limited
[Julia Jansen]
Julia Jansen
After studying contemporary/modern dance at the School of Contemporary Dancers and receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Winnipeg, Julia started her journey to the 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) training with Yogafit International and is now working towards being a Mind Body Recovery Coach. This new certification helps coaches to work with people who have experienced or are dealing with trauma, mental illness, and addictions.

Julia is very passionate about movement, health, and fitness and has been immersed in the fitness industry for over eight years. As a personal trainer, she not only pushes her clients but also herself to try their best in every aspect of life.

12:00 p.m.
Engineering and Implementing a Secure Retirement Plan
A retirement income plan combined with an investment plan work together to be immune to market changes. There are many risks associated with retirement planning and investment management and all need consideration, not just the obvious ones.

Using the presenter's own experience and knowledge helping numerous clients create and implement a successful retirement income plan, this presentation will provide an overview and discussion about key considerations facing those preparing to enter retirement. There will be a focus on the retirement planning process and discussion of the implementation options of the retirement income plan to reduce risks and create certainty in all market conditions. Whether you prefer a do-it-yourself approach to managing your own assets or using a professional institution, this session hopes to illuminate some common considerations that need to be addressed when retirement planning, both practical and psychological, to ensure successful implementation.

The key goal is to learn how to plan for and sustain an efficient long-term retirement income that is not going to be changed due to market conditions. The reality is all investors will go through difficult market periods every seven years on average, this means at least four market "crashes" during retirement for most people.
Sponsored by Canada Life
[Eliott Einarson, CFP]
Eliott Einarson, CFP
A Certified Financial Planner, Eliott's commitment is to develop and implement personalized retirement plans using strategies to maximize income and minimize risks, giving clients confidence and peace of mind about achieving their retirement goals. His background includes being an educator and he has enjoyed the opportunity to volunteer for many organizations that work with young people.

He is a regular contributor to the National Post's Family Finance column, providing financial advice to Canadians. Eliott understands that each retirement situation is unique and uses his expertise and detailed process to create a personalized approach to retirement planning. Many factors are unique to each retirement, and his financial planning process leads to long-term success, helping clients achieve their retirement goals. Eliott is a partner at a private Investment Management Firm and does not sell third-party financial products.

1:30 p.m.
Circular Economy: Lithium-ion Battery Recycling
This session will focus on The Circular Economy movement, considering what it means to the electrification of the economy. Following a brief overview of lithium battery recycling, an overview of the market will be discussed, along with economic levers and how the world is responding.
Sponsored by MLT Aikins
[Douglas Froese]
Douglas Froese
Douglas Froese is a Project Manager with Veolia North America. He joined the Veolia Winnipeg office as a member of the Winnipeg Sewage Treatment Program formed by the 30 year agreement between Veolia North America and the City of Winnipeg and is now part of a business group engaging in resiliency, sustainability, and the circular economy. Douglas was trained as a scientist and has worked as a Project/Program Manager for 17 years managing teams and leading change in the fields of engineering, manufacturing, construction, and in the highly regulated (bio)pharmaceutical industry.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

12:00 p.m.
Keynote - The Issues of Political Correctness and Where Do We Go From Here?
As companies actively work towards a more diverse workforce and representation becomes increasingly valued, join diversity expert Dr. Reece Malone for a frank discussion about political correctness in our current climate, establishing diversity without tokenism, and why diversity and inclusion truly matters. Questions from the audience are welcomed and encouraged throughout this moderated keynote.

Enjoy lunch delivered to your door!
Registrants in Winnipeg, Brandon, and Thompson can opt to have lunch delivered to them for this session for just $7! Limited quantities available, delivery area restrictions apply, more details on the registration page.

[Canada Life]
Sponsored by Canada Life
[Dr. Reece Malone]
Dr. Reece Malone
Born in Altona, Manitoba, and based out of Winnipeg, Dr. Reece Malone is the CEO and founder of Diversity Essentials. As a diversity, equity, and inclusion trainer and program and policy consultant, he has worked with numerous organizations including the Public Health Agency of Canada, The Canadian Human Rights Commission, and the World Health Organization. He is the author of the Canadian Human Rights National Roundtable on Gender Identity and Gender Expression that helped lead to the inclusion of Gender Identity to the Canadian Human Rights Act and changes to the Canadian Criminal Code. He also holds a private practice as a clinical sexologist and cultural commentator on human sexuality and cultural diversity. He's a first generation Filipino-Canadian, a husband, and father to two chihuahuas and one labrador.

1:30 p.m.
Organizational Behaviour from an Engineer's Perspective
Organizational behaviour is no longer just for the social scientists. This session will help you leverage your soft skills and improve your ability to lead and adapt to the changing demands of the workplace.

As engineers we are promoted into management and executive positions; we often excel in the technical portion of our roles but struggle to capture the softer skills required to lead and organize our teams. People are more idiosyncratic than heat and mass transfer, so how can we leverage our technical skills and approach leadership in a manner that inspires, motivates, and gets the results we are looking for from our teams?
Sponsored by Canada Life
[Kimberly Dodds, P.Eng.]
Kimberly Dodds, P.Eng.
Kimberly Dodds is the Director of Tissue Bank Manitoba, a Human Tissue Gift Agency which recovers tissues from authorized donors for transplantation, medical education and scientific research. She is a professional Bioengineer with a Master of Business Administration. Kim has worked across Canada and internationally in both the private and public healthcare sectors in industries ranging from nuclear pharmaceuticals to point-of-care medical diagnostics. In addition to her role at Tissue Bank Manitoba, Kim teaches in the Health Services Leadership and Management Program at Red River College.

When not working to save and heal lives through the gift of tissue donation, she can be found playing water polo, trekking in remote corners of the globe, and enjoying time in the woods with her dog Carter.

3:00 p.m.
The Business of Non-Destructive Testing from a Management Perspective
Non-destructive testing is a complex topic. It is important for people to understand the basics to assist with appropriate cost estimation, project time movement, and fabrication scheduling.

To understand non-destructive testing (NDT), one must first learn the key terms and requirements, a task that can seem daunting to many. This presentation will help those who work with fabrication by outlining the Canadian Code Requirements and key information regarding inspection and NDT. In addition, the types of NDT methods will be explained and an understanding of the purpose and application of each will be explored.

This presentation is for a general audience and will be delivered from a business management perspective. After attending this presentation, engineers, project managers, estimators, and shop personnel will gain a better understanding of the purpose of inspection and NDT in both the quality control and quality assurance applications.
Sponsored by The Personal Insurance Company
[Bonnie Pankratz]
Bonnie Pankratz
Bonnie Pankratz is the President and founder of AXIS Inspection Group Ltd, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bonnie has over 20 years of experience in the industrial welding industry and has spent the past 15 focusing on welding inspection and testing.

Bonnie's experience includes business development and management with ASME, CSA, and various welding procedure and quality requirements, industry facility maintenance inspection planning and execution, various welding inspection and NDT methods and the implementation and maintenance of ISNET, COR Safety, ISO 9001, and other quality and safety requirements for industrial applications. She is currently in the process of challenging the CSA Level 3 Welding Inspector Certification.

On-Demand Sessions

Cultivating Your Career in the Oil & Gas and Mining Industries
Resource exploration, development, production, and ultimate closure goes through the process of raising public funds and environmental clearances during various stages of operations. The engineering and geoscience professionals associated with the mining industry and oil & gas industry ultimately have to act in the role of Qualified Person (QP) or Competent Person (CP) to satisfy the Canadian security regulators at the national level and environment protection regulators at the provincial level.

Resource finding, developing, and assessment has developed into a specialty with its own methodology and standards. The emphasis is on quantifying technical as well as economic risks and uncertainties in terms of probabilistic values that can help in making investment decisions. With the involvement of environmental regulators, stock markets, banks, and legislature, the terminology, definitions, procedures, and documentation requirements (justifications) are in the process of ongoing improvements. It is recognized that a critical element in resource assessment, development, and exploitation will always be soundness of professional judgement of the evaluator (P.Geo. or P.Eng.), as most of the geoscientific investigations are highly interpretive. Continual upgrade of the working practices of the professionals is essential. Study of the relevant regulations, exposure to appropriate courses, affiliation with technical societies and working with the support of experienced QPs and CPs constitutes an important part of continuing professional development for most of the early and mid-level registered professionals.

This series of four sessions, delivered by professionals in the fields, are intended to provide concise information on a variety of topics relevant to those professional geoscientists and professional engineers wishing to advance their career in the mining and oil & gas industries.
Session 1: Securities background and role of Qualified Person (QP)
Resource industries involving oil & gas and mineral resources are constantly involved in raising funds (equity) from the public at various stages of their operations through investment instruments that have monetary value and are bought and sold in the financial markets by way of public offerings on the stock exchanges in the form of securities (stocks, bonds, etc.) Securities regulators from each of the 10 provinces and three territories in Canada work through Canadian securities regulators (CSR).

The role of competent professional geoscientists and professional engineers in exploration, assessment, development, and exploitation of resources is critical and essential for reliable disclosure statements. Practising professionals have to learn and abide by the guidelines developed by CSR under NI 43-101 and NI 51-101. The process of professional engineers and professional geoscientists working interactively with the securities regulators ultimately elevates them to the level of Qualified Persons (QP). This session will discuss how CSR regulates disclosures from resource companies derived from the reports of work done or verified by QPs.
[Ganpat Lodha, P.Geo., FGC]
Ganpat Lodha, P.Geo., FGC
With postgraduate degrees in geoscience and exploration geophysics from universities in India and Canada, Ganpat Lodha has practiced for more than 30 years exploring for minerals and hydrocarbons. As part of Ph.D. research at University of Toronto, he has implemented 'sphere' and 'finite thin plate' model programs to visualize the response of deep mineralized ore bodies to a variety of airborne, ground, and borehole EM systems. These are now routinely utilized in mineral exploration industry. He has also worked for 14 years on developing technology for investigating potential repository sites for safe storage/disposal of high-level nuclear waste to protect the environment. He has been a professional geoscientist since 1978 and transferred to Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba from APEGA in the year 2000. In retirement he has volunteered on a number of association committees and has served as Manitoba appointed Director on Geoscientists Canada Board from 2014 to 2019. He continues to be a geoscience advisor/consultant on demand.

Session 2: The Mining Cycle-Environmental Assessment and Licensing of Mining Projects in Manitoba
Much of the front end of the mining cycle is the collection and interpretation of geological data. This complex work is done by physical sampling in the field. While not as intrusive as the mining operation itself it may need regulatory approvals from multiple government departments including crown lands, forestry, parks and others. These activates may also trigger crown consultation. This part of the session introduces the activities both at the beginning of the mining cycle and at the end during rehabilitation.

The environmental assessment and licensing process in Manitoba is a robust multidisciplinary process that ensures environmental and human health protection, encourages early consultation, allows for full public participation, and ensures economic development occurs in an environmentally responsible manner. This part of the session introduces the environmental assessment and licensing process as it applies to mining developments.
Peter Mraz, P.Eng. and Siobhan Burland Ross, P.Eng.

[Peter Mraz, P.Eng.] Peter Mraz, P.Eng. has been the Director of Regulatory Services of the Department of Agriculture and Resource Development since January 2019. Previous to his current role, he was the Chief Petroleum Engineer of the Petroleum Branch, which is responsible for the regulation of oil and gas exploration, development and production operations, workplace safety and health matters related to oilfield operations, and evaluation of the province’s oil and gas resource potential. The newly created Regulatory Services is also responsible for compliance and enforcement of the mines industry including aggregate and non-aggregate quarries in addition to the oil and gas industry.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Petroleum Engineer, Peter was the Group Lead of Development for four years at Cenovus, a major oil and gas producer headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, involved in reservoir engineering and oil and gas operations. He served as a Responsible Member for APEGA for six years while working at Daylight Energy prior to Cenovus. The Responsible Member provides overall direction and is responsible for the quality control program under which members practise the professions of engineering and geoscience.

[Siobhan Burland Ross, P.Eng.] Siobhan Burland Ross, P.Eng. has been the manager of the Municipal and Industrial section of the Environmental Approvals Branch, Manitoba Conservation and Climate for more than 10 years. Siobhan's mandate includes the environmental assessment and licensing process for wastewater treatment facilities, waste processing and disposal facilities, mines and industrial developments; the assessment and issuance of Certificates of Approval under The Public Health Act for wastewater collection systems; managing the mandatory certification program for operators of water and wastewater facilities; and the issuance of construction permits for livestock manure storage facilities.

Prior to re-joining the Environmental Approvals Branch in 2009, Siobhan worked as a consultant in Ontario on various projects including risk assessments for contaminated site remediation and air dispersion modelling of industrial air emissions. Siobhan has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Regional Environmental Systems Engineering (1996) from the University of Regina, and a Master of Engineering (1998) from McMaster University.

Session 3: Oil & Gas Reserve Disclosure: NI 51-101 Compliant Reporting
The oil & Gas reserves reporting regulations have been in force in Canada through Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) since 2003. National Instrument (NI) 51-101 defines the standards that must be applied to compliant oil and gas reserve disclosure. This presentation will focus on the role of the Qualified Person (QP) in preparing oil and gas reserve reports. The presentation will review the theoretical framework, terminology, and methods used in preparing NI 51-101 compliant reports. Some selected examples will be presented to help illustrate the concepts discussed. The selected material from Geoscientists Canada/Eng.Geo.MB short course, titled "Introduction to Public Reporting and Role of QP in the Resource Sector delivered during 2017 in Winnipeg" has been drawn to compile this short webinar for the benefit of Continuing Professional Development needs of our members.
[Daniel Barchyn, P.Eng.]
Daniel Barchyn, P.Eng.
Dan graduated with a B.Sc. in Geology (1975) and a Masters of Natural Resources Management (1978) from the University of Manitoba. After a couple of years doing wellsite work in Alberta, he returned to Manitoba in 1980 to work as a Petroleum Geologist with the provincial Department of Energy and Mines. He joined Tundra Oil and Gas in 1983 as Exploration Manager and focused on exploration and development of Manitoba and Saskatchewan oil plays. In 2005, he founded Lodgepole Energy Management Corp. and in 2010 was appointed President, Red Beds Resources Limited (a subsidiary of Tundra Oil and Gas). He is currently a semi-retired geological and business development consultant and an Adjunct Professor at the Natural Resource Institute, University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.

Session 4: Mineral Properties and Mining: National Instrument 43-101 Standards for Disclosure of Mineral Project
The mineral resources reporting regulations (NI 43-101) were developed after the BRE-EX scandal of 1993-97. The standards of disclosure developed in Canada by 1999 became effective in February 2001 (revised in year 2011) require that a company provides scientific information and complete set of technical reports in its disclosures for their mineral projects. It covers all stages of the project from exploration to economic assessment of mineral resources, confirming them to be reserves before and during production and ultimate closure of the mine and follow-up rehabilitation monitoring. These reports must be signed off by a qualified person (QP) who takes responsibility for the information.

This session will go into detail of some of the steps and use example of Hudbay Minerals NI 43-101 compliant report (2019). The need for corporate social responsibility associated with the mining projects is also emphasised.
[Ganpat Lodha, P.Geo., FGC]
Ganpat Lodha, P.Geo., FGC
With postgraduate degrees in geoscience and exploration geophysics from universities in India and Canada, Ganpat Lodha has practiced for more than 30 years exploring for minerals and hydrocarbons. As part of Ph.D. research at University of Toronto, he has implemented 'sphere' and 'finite thin plate' model programs to visualize the response of deep mineralized ore bodies to a variety of airborne, ground, and borehole EM systems. These are now routinely utilized in mineral exploration industry. He has also worked for 14 years on developing technology for investigating potential repository sites for safe storage/disposal of high-level nuclear waste to protect the environment. He has been a professional geoscientist since 1978 and transferred to Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba from APEGA in the year 2000. In retirement he has volunteered on a number of association committees and has served as Manitoba appointed Director on Geoscientists Canada Board from 2014 to 2019. He continues to be a geoscience advisor/consultant on demand.

Impact of Glazing on Building Energy Use and Thermal Comfort
Glass-fronted buildings have become popular with designers and owners, as they provide abundant natural light and arresting views for tenants. Glazing technology has improved significantly since glass towers first appeared in the 1950s. The use of coatings and double/triple glazing have helped to reduce the heat losses and solar heat gains, however these improvements are not enough to stop the financial and environmental impact. These impacts will only increase with hotter summers and rising utility costs.

Manitoba has one of the most extreme temperature differences between winter and summer in North America. From a potential -40°C in winter to 35°C in the summer, a glass-façade building will take a lot of energy to adequately condition the interior. Thermal comfort can also be severely impacted, triggering uncomfortable conditions for occupants, whilst causing headaches for mechanical engineers during the design stages.

The presentation will describe how designing highly glazed buildings impacts energy use and thermal comfort for occupants and owners. It will explore how various window to wall ratios directly affect the building performance and resulting utility costs, and how climate change will further impact these variables. In addition, we will explore the long-term return on investment of glazing versus opaque walls.
Sponsored by Manitoba Masonry Contractors Association
Melanie Chatfield, P.Eng. and Michael Reimer, EIT

[Melanie Chatfield, P.Eng.] Originally from the United Kingdom, Melanie Chatfield works with both commercial and institutional clients to identify opportunities for energy conservation through operational and capital investment methods. As a senior energy modeler in Stantec's Winnipeg office, she understands the importance of including energy modelling early in the design timeline to meet the performance goals of her clients. She is a mechanical engineer who shares her expertise with Stantec's Sustainable and High Performance Building services in addition to multi-discipline project teams across the company. Melanie has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2008 and is a member of the CaGBC's Experienced Modelers List.

[Michael Reimer, EIT] Michael Reimer is a Buildings Energy Specialist at Stantec. His work includes whole building energy modelling and individual system analysis to identify potential energy conservation measures. With a background in mechanical design, Michael provides technical support for a wide variety of residential, commercial, and industrial projects across Canada. Michael is a firm believer in incorporating energy modelling into the design process to improve client satisfaction and project success.

Looking at Legislation: Past, Present and Future
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba is governed by The Act and The By-laws. This legislation is occasionally updated and modified in order to remain relevant and reflect how the engineering and geoscientific professions have changed over time. This session will look at the recent changes made to The Act and The By-laws and will explore future changes that the Association is considering.
Sponsored by Manulife
[Mike Gregoire, P.Eng., FEC]
Mike Gregoire, P.Eng., FEC
Mike Gregoire, P.Eng., FEC is the Director of Professional Standards at Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba, where he has been working for over 10 years. Prior to joining the Association, Mike worked in consulting engineering for five years with a focus on structures and building envelope design and remediation, marrying his academic background in engineering with his undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Architecture. In the spring of 2017, Mike completed his MBA with a focus on Leadership and Corporate Sustainability.

As Director of Professional Standards, Mike's role includes the development of practice standards and guidelines, legislation, investigations of complaints against practitioners, the continuing competency program, and compliance with The Engineering and Geoscientific Professions Act. Outside the office, Mike enjoys spending his time coaching youth soccer and exploring national parks.

Mind the Gap: Gender and Sexuality in Engineering
With initiatives like Engineers Canada's 30 by 30 gaining momentum and visibility in the field of engineering, the topic of gender diversity is one that we encounter frequently. But what is gender diversity? What are the obstacles faced by gender minorities in the STEM field? Who is being left out of these movements?

This session will explore the language used in discussions on gender diversity, the obstacles faced by gender minorities in the engineering field, and the actions we can all take to impact our professional spaces.

No background experience required - this session will equip you with the language and skills to explore inclusive practices and movements in the STEM field.
Sponsored by Manitoba Hydro
[Rhys Herzberg]
Rhys Herzberg
Rhys Herzberg is a UBC Okanagan electrical engineering student with positions throughout various student organizations. They currently represent Western Canada on the EngiQueers Canada Board of Directors, where they work to promote inclusivity and accessibility in the engineering profession and in academia. They call on their experiences as a queer youth raised in various prairie communities in order to promote inclusive practices in education, professional development, and engineering as a whole.

Performance of Highway Embankments in the Arctic under Climate Change Conditions
With climate change being an important consideration for northern infrastructure design, construction, and maintenance operations, climate modelling scenarios provided by the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma) based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were used to determine the long-term thermal and mechanical performance of a highway in the Arctic.

Embankment test sections were constructed and instrumented with temperature and displacement sensors along the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) in the Northwest Territories to study the thermal and mechanical performance of frozen fill embankments constructed under winter conditions in a continuous permafrost region. Constructed in 2014 and completed in 2017, ITH is the only highway going to the Arctic coast.

Five years of continuous monitored data and results from specialized laboratory testing program were used to calibrate numerical models and then evaluate the long-term performance of the highway taken into account the effects of climate change. Temperatures in the embankment and permafrost foundation have been increasing due to warming air temperatures, leading to additional displacements as the previously compacted frozen fill thaws.

The findings from this case study will help improve the design and construction guidelines for highway embankments in Arctic regions.
Sponsored by W4S Projects Services Inc.
[Dr. Marolo Alfaro, P.Eng.]
Dr. Marolo Alfaro, P.Eng.
Dr. Marolo Alfaro is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba. His research interests include geosynthetics for civil engineering applications, ground improvement techniques, hydroelectric earth dams, mechanically-stabilized earth walls, pile foundations, road embankments on soft foundations, stabilization of natural and engineered slopes, northern infrastructure impacted by climate change, and frozen ground engineering.

He has worked as an engineering consultant on a broad variety of geotechnical engineering projects. He has published widely in technical journals and in conference proceedings, receiving awards for his research work. He has co-authored a book and published two book chapters. Dr. Alfaro served as Vice-President of the North American Geosynthetics Society (currently International Geosynthetics Society - North American Chapter), Member of Executive Board of the Canadian Geotechnical Society, and Canadian representative to the Committee on Ground Improvement of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.

Professionalism in Engineering
Professionalism and what it means to be a professional are often misunderstood by the public and practitioners. In this session, Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba's CEO & Registrar will explore the concept of professionalism and the history of the term, before considering the requirements of professional practice in Manitoba, Canada, and the USA, as well as the laws governing the fields of engineering and geoscience.
Sponsored by CTTAM
[Grant Koropatnick, P.Eng., FEC]
Grant Koropatnick, P.Eng., FEC
Grant Koropatnick, P.Eng., FEC, has been CEO and Registrar of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba since 2006. Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba administers The Engineering and Geoscientific Professions Act by licensing professional engineers and geoscientists and setting standards for and regulating these professions in Manitoba so that the public interest is served and protected.

Grant is a graduate Civil Engineer with a certificate in Human Resource Management both from the University of Manitoba. He has been a member of the Association since 1992. He has held technical and managerial positions in human service environments including the University of Manitoba and latterly with the Pembina Trails School Division as Senior Operations Manager overseeing the operation of 35 school and administration buildings in southwest Winnipeg. Born and raised in Winnipeg, he currently serves on the board of Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation and is a Warden for Iron Ring Camp #8.

The Bigger Picture: Equity and Representation Initiatives at the Association
The Department of Equity and Representation is working to better understand, track, and effectively address the reasons behind the low numbers of Indigenous practitioners and practitioners who are women in engineering and geoscience. This presentation by the Indigenous Professionals Initiative Coordinator and the Director of Equity and Representation will discuss the strategies that are underway.
Sponsored by Canada Life
Nicole Everett and Lisa Stepnuk

[Nicole Everett] Nicole Everett is Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba's Indigenous Professionals Initiative Coordinator since September 2019. She is a graduate from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor's Degree and Certificate in Public Sector Management. Nicole is a member of the Berens River First Nation, with roots also in the Long Plain First Nation and Swan Lake First Nation.

Prior to coming to the Association, the majority of her career has included work as a Policy Analyst and Senior Policy Analyst at the Manitoba Status of Women's Secretariat. For eight years, she worked in the area of research, writing, and policy and program development in gender equality and gender based violence. Her files included management of the Manitoba Women's Advisory Council's, women in trades and STEM, and issues related to violence against women including Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).

[Lisa Stepnuk] Lisa Stepnuk is the Director of Equity and Representation at Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba, where she has worked on the initiative to have 30% of newly licensed engineers be women by 2030, since 2018. Lisa is a graduate of Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba. She worked as an engineer-in-training at Building Alternatives Inc designing straw bale, timber frame and cordwood residences, and commercial buildings. She also worked in Goose Bay, Labrador and Montreal, Quebec in the environmental engineering field, conducting Phase I site assessments of commercial and industrial sites. Lisa is a mother of three, a community organizer, and a DJ at queer dance parties and drag shows.

Traditional Indigenous Technology
For many thousands of years Indigenous people in North and South America have not only survived but thrived in the many harsh climates found in the Americas. They have done this by utilizing engineering and technology principles that far pre-date colonization.

Many engineering technologies that we identify as European today actually have their roots in pre-colonial America. In many engineering areas, the Indigenous people of the Americas were as advanced if not more advanced than their European or Asian contemporaries.

Technology and innovation are embedded in Indigenous ways of knowing and being, continue to inspire innovation today, and may be key to sustainable responses to global challenges.
Sponsored by Stantec
[Randy Herrmann, P.Eng., FEC]
Randy Herrmann, P.Eng., FEC
Randy Herrmann is the Director of the Engineering Access Program (ENGAP) at the University of Manitoba. ENGAP is a support program for Indigenous people who are seeking an engineering degree.

Randy obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1988. He worked for 10 years as a geotechnical consulting engineer and project manager in Ontario before returning to Manitoba to take on the role as the Director of ENGAP.

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