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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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- 10:50, 14 March 2023 Catherine Stewart (hist | edit) [5,593 bytes] Gcook (talk | contribs) (Created page with "===Catherine (Cathy) Stewart, P.Eng., FEC=== Cathy Stewart was born and raised in Winnipeg, graduating from Transcona Collegiate in 1972. She graduated from Red River College with a diploma in Chemical Technology in 1974 and after graduation accepted a position with INCO in the Thompson Refinery. Her future husband, Wayne, joined her in Thompson the following year and was hired to work in the Thompson Smelter. After several years as process technologists, Cathy and Way...")
- 00:17, 14 March 2023 Women Breaking into the Profession (hist | edit) [11,588 bytes] Gcook (talk | contribs) (Created page with "The engineering field has had a long history of being a male dominated profession. However, while many other professions such as medicine, law and dentistry have also historically been male dominated, these professions have made significant strides into greater gender equity over the years. The engineering profession on the other hand stands out in its profoundly slow inclusion of women within its ranks. Insert photo of Edna Russel from university. The first woman to...")
- 17:14, 7 March 2023 Provencher Bridge (hist | edit) [1,166 bytes] Gcook (talk | contribs) (Created page with "Placeholder for Provencher Bridge content. ==The second bridge== The second bridge was opened in 1918 to replace the old Broadway bridge. Instead of linking with Broadway, it was oriented slightly to the north; traffic crossing from the east was sent even further north, eventually connecting with Main Street about 500 metres from Broadway. Construction began in 1911 and was completed in 1912. Streetcars began operating on the bridge on December 3, 1925. The second bridge...")
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