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March 22, 2022

Practice Guideline for Authenticating Professional Documents - Request for Member Feedback

Dear Engineers Yukon Members,

Engineers Yukon is pleased to provide you with the draft version of the Practice Guideline for Authenticating Professional Documents.

If you wish to provide feedback on this guideline, please send your comments to staff@engineersyukon.ca by April 15th, 2022. We will review and consider all submissions prior to providing the proposed final guideline to Council.

A virtual information session will be held on Friday April 8th, 2022 at noon (YT) via Microsoft Teams. If you would like to attend this session please contact staff@engineersyukon.ca and you will be sent a link to join the meeting.

Engineers Yukon continues to assess new guidelines and practice advisories that would contribute to engineering excellence in the Yukon, and to provide clarification in areas where there are frequent questions. If you have practice related questions, please email registrar@engineersyukon.ca.

As a reminder, the Professional Practice Task Force is always seeking interested volunteers who would like to contribute to self-regulation through consideration of issues that may affect the practice of engineering in the Yukon. If you are interested in volunteering please email kking@engineersyukon.ca.

March 10, 2022

National Engineering Month is March!

National Engineering Month is Canada's largest celebration of engineering excellence. An annual national campaign featuring fun and inspiring events that will spark an interest in the next generation of engineers, National Engineering Month also celebrates the role that engineers play in society. Every year in March, thousands of youth, parents, teachers, engineering students, and engineers-in-training interact with engineers and others who volunteer their time to host events that demonstrate how rewarding a career in engineering can be. In some provinces, you'll find geoscientists joining in the celebration as part of National Engineering and Geoscience Month.

Presented by Engineers Canada, National Engineering Month revolves around the theme, "There's A Place For You in Engineering," which celebrates the diversity of thought, opportunities, and people that make up the engineering profession, and demonstrates that there's a place for everyone in engineering. National Engineering Month demonstrates how engineering shapes our daily lives, and the month fosters a strong, diverse, and inclusive engineering culture in Canada.

Take a look at Explore Engineering here for more details, and check out their calendar of events here for virtual presentations throughout March.

February 9, 2022

2022 Annual General Meeting

Dear Engineers Yukon Members,

The Engineers Yukon AGM will be held virtually March 3rd, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. (YT/MST). We invite you to attend and take this opportunity to review the past year's business and learn about new initiatives that Engineers Yukon is leading. It is also a chance to get to know your Engineers Yukon Council, Committee Chairs and active volunteers a little bit better.

We would like to remind all members that the Engineering Profession Act enables Engineers Yukon, however the organization can only operate with the great volunteer efforts of its members. Thank you to all of you who continue to volunteer your time to Engineers Yukon and the engineering profession.

Pre-registration for the AGM is required by 12:00 p.m. (YT/MST) on March 2nd.

Register here: https://EngYukon2022.entegyapp.com

Media Release

For Release:
March 11, 2021

ENGINEERS YUKON ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE CHANGES TO ITS CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Engineers Yukon is pleased to announce landmark changes to our Continuing Professional Development Program. Effective January 1, 2021, members can claim up to 20 CPD hours per year for performing caregiving tasks that are within the scope of our definition at a rate of one CPD hour for every 15 hours of caregiving.

Engineers Yukon is leading the way with this change. It marks a significant step towards meeting the Canada-wide goal of increasing the number of newly-licensed engineers who are women to 30% by 2030.

Engineers who are caregivers develop skills that both enhance the profession and serve the public interest. Caregiving is a way of putting yourself at the service of others and society in general, which are core beliefs of our Code of Ethics. Caregiving also enhances the protection of the public through the development of empathy and broader understanding of the needs of others. Caregivers practice time management, conflict resolution, negotiating and compromising, communication with authorities, all skills that are relevant to the engineering profession.

The CPD program acknowledges the value of caregiving within our profession and society. While any person can claim the CPD hours, this change will have the biggest impact on women who often have a more significant caregiving role. Acknowledging the diverse caregiving experience, Engineers Yukon has defined caregiving tasks to include the following:

  • Acting on behalf of a person within the medical, education, financial or other system;
  • Providing physical care for a person including transportation to go shopping, meal preparation, housework and/or assistance with outdoor work;
  • Providing personal or medical care for a person including help with taking a bath, getting dressed, using the toilet, changing dressings or taking medications;
  • Managing a person’s care or finances; or
  • Being directly responsible for the care and upbringing of a child under 18 years of age.

This modification is the first of its kind in our profession in Canada and affirms that our profession values the skills and contributions gained while caring for others. Engineers Yukon is proud to make this change for the benefit of our members and the wider community, and is grateful for the efforts of the Continuing Professional Development Committee and the 30 by 30 Committee in the development of these changes.

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For more information contact:
Alison Anderson, P.Eng.
Member, Continuing Professional Development and 30 by 30 Committees
Email: staff@engineersyukon.ca

See the full media release Here.


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