The APEGM Foundation Inc. is a Registered Charitable Organization. We support the education of Engineering and Geoscience students through:
In addition, the Foundation may provide financial assistance to other charitable undertakings, as determined by the board of directors of the Corporation.
Department of Geology, Brandon University
Engineering and Information Technology Complex, University of Manitoba
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Manitoba
In 2002, University of Manitoba Dean of Engineering, Dr. Doug Ruth, and founder of Wardrop Engineering, Mr. Les Wardrop, approached the Association Council seeking financial and moral support for the University of Manitoba's fundraising campaign for the new Engineering and Information Technology Complex.
Although Council welcomed the idea of supporting the new Engineering and Technology Complex, their ability to expend Association funds was constrained under The Engineering and Geoscientific Professions Act. The Act established the Association to register, regulate and, if necessary, discipline individuals practising Engineering and Geoscience in Manitoba. However, the Act did not make any provision for the Association to expend funds in support of anything that did not pertain to the registration, regulation, or discipline of those practising one of the professions in Manitoba.
Although individual Association members and businesses operating in the Engineering and Geoscience fields may donate to the University of Manitoba and other educational institutions, Council felt that there was a need for an institution that could fundraise for other endeavours supporting the education of those entering and in the professions.
In consultation with Dave Ennis, Executive Director and Registrar of the Association, Council looked into forming an independent institution that would solicit funds from businesses and individuals working in the Engineering and Geoscience fields. The result is the APEGM Foundation Inc.
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