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What is Engineering?
Engineers serve people and communities. Engineers problem solve and design for: safe water supply, reliable power, renewable energy, energy efficient buildings and vehicles, sustainable food sources, cures and treatments for cancer and Alzheimer's disease, protection of the environment, safe transportation, and to help us communicate, create and connect... and much more.

To apply these technologies to real world problems, an engineer uses people skills, relationship building, critical thinking as well as math, science, and technology in their work. Engineers are focused on finding solutions, or creating new, innovative answers to problems communities face.

If you have an interest in team work, problem solving, and making the world a better place, engineering might be the perfect career for you.
What is Geoscience?
Geoscientists promote effective land-use policies needed for the sustainable management of earth resources, protect water sources essential for our survival, locate needed minerals, identify and reduce risks associated with natural hazards like volcano eruptions, earthquakes, floods and landslides.

Geoscientists make the Earth a living laboratory. Depending on their field of practise, a geoscientist may collect samples from the ocean floor, examine rock specimens from space, restore a contaminated site, conduct programs to sense earthquakes, and predict and prevent floods.

If you're interested in understanding and protecting the Earth and its resources, Geoscience might be the right career for you.
Engineering
& Geoscience
open up a
world of

opportunities.
If you love thinking of ways to help people and communities, fix problems, are curious about how things work, or like imagining how things might work better, then being an engineer or geoscientist might be the perfect career choice for you.

With a combination of problem-solving, people skills, and using technology to address problems facing communities today, engineers and geoscientists create solutions that impact the day-to-day lives of us all.

With competitive salaries and work that's rewarding, Engineering and Geoscience are two careers to consider if you want to make a positive change in the world, and have fun doing it.
Engineers and Geoscientists
in action.
Want to know what an Engineer or Geoscientist does in their day-to-day life?

From designing new community buildings, to working in a laboratory analyzing rocks that came from the moon, these incredible engineers and geoscientists are changing the world with the work they do every day.

Learn more about these incredible people through the following links.
[Mpho Begin, P.Eng.] [Katrine Levesque, EIT] [Cory Vitt, P.Eng.] [Nhi Le, P.Eng.] [Kathryn Dompierre, P.Eng.]
Be it
Dream it.
So, you're interested
in engineering or
geoscience,

but how do you
actually get there?
The first step is to make sure you complete the high school classes needed to meet the admissions requirements of the program you would like to study after graduation. Review the admissions requirements for the University of Manitoba's Faculties of Engineering and Science, Brandon University's Faculty of Science, and other schools that offer similar programs. Talk to your teachers, guidance counsellors, or your parents for advice.

If you are Indigenous and did not have access to the prerequisites required to apply to, prepare for, and succeed in engineering, check out the admission requirements for the UofM Engineering Access Program that can help bridge that gap.

University College of the North offers first year engineering courses. Contact them to see what is being offered in Thompson and The Pas for the upcoming term
Click on the links below for all you need to know:
Girl Power
is the Answer.
Our Girl Power campaign calls on girls to consider careers in engineering and geoscience by highlighting the meaningful and inspiring work of four Manitoba women.

Students of all genders can solve a question related to the grade 9 math and science curriculum to receive a T-shirt shipped to them for free.

The shirts come with hang tags indicating the high school pre-requisites needed to apply to Manitoba engineering and geoscience programs.

Help us share this initiative by directing the high school students in your life to the Girl Power campaign website.
Get building.
The best way to get into
engineering and geoscience?
Actually work on some engineering and geoscience projects! Start by learning a bit about what engineering and geoscience is all about and then dig in with these hands-on projects and programs listed below.
01
Spaghetti Bridge Competition:
If you live to build, this competition challenges you to build the strongest bridge of them all using everyone's favourite pasta. Best of all: the winning bridge builders earn a prize of $100.
02
Camps and Classes:
Roll up your sleeves and get making! If you're looking to build, test, experiment and make new friends, a class, camp or club is an awesome way to do all three.
03
Fun Activities to Do at Home:
Turn your home into your very own lab! Make a solar oven, generate power with your own wind turbine, build circuits, test hypotheses and let your imagination and curiosity run wild with these fun activities you can do at home.
Lets talk about
Diversity.
Currently, there's a big conversation happening in Canada about the lack of diversity and representation in Engineering and Geoscience. In Manitoba, only 17% of newly licensed engineers identified as women, and 1% identified as Indigenous in 2019. At that same time, 33% of newly licensed geoscientists identified as women, but none identified as Indigenous. That's a problem, because Engineers and Geoscientists work to protect the public. Our practitioners must reflect the public we serve. If we don't have a diverse group of people from different backgrounds and cultures at the table to make decisions, we all lose out on solutions that reflect the needs of everyone.

The lack of diversity in these fields is not due to an absence of ability, but rather, due to persisting biases and stereotypes. For example, numerous other countries - like Malaysia, Oman, Iran and Saudi Arabia - have higher percentages of women working in engineering.
Because engineers and geoscientists work to protect the public with what they do, when we don't have many perspectives and types of people at all levels, we don't get solutions that work for us all. This can have some really negative consequences, and even put certain populations and communities at risk.

Read on about some ways a lack of diversity has negatively impacted the public at large.
This is why Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba has made a formal commitment to challenging bias and ensuring more people from diverse backgrounds and cultures enter engineering and geoscience as a field of study and career choice in our province. Because the problems we face today require everyone to be thinking of solutions.