Welcome to the Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba Heritage Wiki Site
This site is a collection of significant engineering and geoscience related projects planned, designed and/or completed within Manitoba, and around the world, by our members over the past 100 years. The site also provides background information on a selection of notable Manitoba engineers and geoscientists who have made significant contributions to the profession over its history. In addition, there is an archive of material containing association historical records such as past publications and lists of members.
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba, main purpose is to regulate the Engineering and Geoscience professions in the Province of Manitoba but also promotes the advancement of engineering/geoscience knowledge and professional development. There are also many international, national, and provincial technical societies and associations with complementary professional development objectives. It is not unexpected that these many technical societies also have documented their heritage within their scope of interest. The additional background reference material and documentation available from these organizations are particularly useful sources of information that complement the information compiled by the Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba Heritage Committee. In many cases some projects with connections to our membership have received national recognition and have been described to some degree. This wiki site endeavours to provide links to these other undertakings, to increase the breadth and depth of the information available.
The objectives of this wiki site are:
- Publish comprehensive project descriptions,
- Encourage further contribution of the knowledge base through a Wikipedia concept,
- Consolidate and leverage related information,
- Promote awareness of international and national recognition. For example, the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (the oldest technical society in Canada) has recognized four Manitoba Projects as National Historic Sites. The project descriptions of those projects have been expanded on this wiki site to recognize this.
As the wiki site is a work in progress, we encourage your comments, corrections and additions. Please feel free to add to this body of knowledge by contributing to this site with your own past projects. If you have any comments or questions please contact us at APEGM.email@example.com.
The Heritage Committee has been collaborating with members of the Manitoba Historical Society (MHS) over the last number of years in areas of mutual interest. Much Engineering and Geoscience history has been compiled and published by the MHS and this wiki site tries to leverage as much information as possible and expand the knowledge base where practical. The same could be said for several of societies described below. Researchers are encouraged to review other possible sources to obtain as broad a history as of interest.
Engineering and Geosciences Wiki Articles
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- 17:01, 20 April 2022 Engineers Before Regulation 1850-1920 (hist | edit) [9,889 bytes] Gcook (Created page with "==The Early Years== The history of engineering in Manitoba is long and storied but the advent of engineering did not coincide with the formation of an engineering association in 1920. Human ingenuity, and the application of engineering principles to the solving of practical problems, has origins lost in antiquity. We see examples in the technologies developed by Indigenous peoples of the North American plains to provide themselves with shelter (teepee) and transportation...")
- 16:57, 20 April 2022 Engineers Before Regulation (hist | edit) [9,661 bytes] Gcook (Created page with "==The Early Years== The history of engineering in Manitoba is long and storied but the advent of engineering did not coincide with the formation of an engineering association in 1920. Human ingenuity, and the application of engineering principles to the solving of practical problems, has origins lost in antiquity. We see examples in the technologies developed by Indigenous peoples of the North American plains to provide themselves with shelter (teepee) and transportation...")
- 11:06, 14 April 2022 Iron Ring Ceremony (hist | edit) [10,065 bytes] Gcook (Created page with "The iron ring is a symbol of professional duty and obligation worn by Canadian engineers. The ceremony in which one receives the ring is commonly referred to as the “Iron Ring”; however, the official name is ''The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer''. During the Ritual, graduating engineers and others deemed to hold academic qualifications equivalent to graduates of a program accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board undertake an obligation. It i...")
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