Reflecting Back and Looking Forward: Engineering Culture and the Future of the Profession

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Reflecting Back and Looking Forward: Engineering Culture and the Future of the Profession

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


The culture of engineering is a complex interplay among the people in engineering, the institutions that train them, and the societies they serve. The engineering profession plays a critical role in society; hundreds of thousands of engineers across the country create things that will forever change the way we interact with the world around us. But at the same time, the engineering profession has long been, and continues to be, male-dominated and often faces accusations of elitism and callousness. Not everyone feels welcome in engineering. We need to shift the culture of the engineering profession.

Join us on March 1 as we kick off National Engineering Month 2023 with a panel discussion about the culture of engineering. The panellists will discuss the culture shift that is taking place within the profession, from the calls for changes to the Iron Ring Ceremony, efforts to diversify and attract more women to the profession, to issues related to environmental justice and reconciliation.

Engineers, EITs, engineering students, engineering employers—don’t miss this important conversation about the future of your profession.

Moderator: Adrian Harewood, MA, Associate Professor, Journalism & Communications, Carleton University, Former CBC TV & Radio host

• John Gamble, P.Eng., CEO and President, Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada
• Randy Herrmann, FCAE, FEC, P.Eng., Director of the Engineering Access Program (ENGAP), University of Manitoba
• Griffin Murdoch, President, Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES)
• Jeanette Southwood, FCAE, FEC, LL.D. (honoris causa), P.Eng., Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Strategic Partnerships,
Engineers Canada
• Kari Zacharias, PhD, EIT, Assistant Professor, Centre for Engineering Professional Practice and Engineering Education,
University of Manitoba; Co-facilitator, Retool the Ring


March 1
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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