Upcoming Events & Announcements

Following list provides upcoming events organized and promoted by the Saskatoon Engineering Society (SES) for its members. For a wider view of different technical events happening in the City, visit SaskatoonTechnicalEvents.com for more information.

Events for the 2022/23 Year

SES Lecture—Speaking of Diversity in Engineering - 

Diversity in Engineering is an ongoing commitment which requires ongoing attention.

Historically, engineering and control systems have had a rather homogeneous set of participation, which is caused by a variety of factors ranging from bias to long held social norms and company and government policies which do not to support broader participation in the workforce. Additionally, when achievements are experienced by more diverse members, they are often overlooked or diminished which contribute to high dropout rates. 

By failing to improve inclusion, the damages and lost opportunities lie not just with those who are not included, but with the industry as a whole. A more diverse cast offers a wider array of experiences and knowledge known to lead to better solutions. To improve this, broad changes are necessary from how we view and support less traditional candidates to how employers and governments support workers and families.

Karen White has spent more than two decades in the management of control systems for large experimental physics facilities and is currently the Control Systems Section Head for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and is active in organizing international accelerator control system collaborations and conferences.

Karen holds an MS in Computer Science from Old Dominion University, and an ME in Engineering Management from George Washington University. In addition to her leadership roles, she is committed to improving diversity and inclusion in science and engineering.

Get your free ticket for this online event at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ses-lecturespeaking-of-diversity-in-engineering-tickets-460174774137

SES Presents—Christmas Mixer - Wed, 21 Dec 2022 at 6:00 PM CST

Your are invited to Saskatoon Engineering Society Christmas Mixer at Hudsons Pub

The Executive Committee of the SES invites you and your significant other to join us in a Christmas Celebration!

It will take place at Hudsons Pub, 401 21st Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C5. Get you tickets at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ses-presentschristmas-mixer-tickets-4754125….

(Please note that, due to the venue and the presence of alcohol, attendes must be of legal drinking age.)

Announcements

  • Mentoring Service: SES Mentoring Service is available this year to help those who need support and guidance from a Mentor. This may be related to your licensing application, job, carrier development or anything related to your professional life. You can contact the President (president@saskatoonengineers.com) at anytime regarding mentoring services.

  • Volunteers: SES is looking for volunteers to work with Executive Team or Sub-Committees for the execution of this year's work program to bring more values to our members and enhance their experience with SES. For further details, contact the President (president@saskatoonengineers.com) .

  • Professional Development Funds: SES is accepting applications for Professional Development Funds throughout its fiscal year. Please visit SES Funding Page for more details. The completed applications can be forwarded to the SES President (president@saskatoonengineers.com) . 

 

Past Events:

SES Lecture—Introduction to Troubleshooting - 

Assist new professionals in tracking down the causes of issues, and hopefully teach seasoned professionals a few new tricks.

Why will this not work? It was functioning perfectly well yesterday!

Troubleshooting is as much an art as a science. Darryl Lee will introduce you to some of the issues and pitfalls which you may encounter and have you considering the correct frame of mind to approach the problem.

Darryl Lee is a seasoned electrician and electronics technician with a Red Seal and several decades of experience ranging from the Canadian Armed Forces to a manufacturing plant.

Over the course of this experience he has diagnosed and corrected issues with systems ranging from the electrical to the pneumatic. In his "spare" time he likes to build and operate amateur radio equipment.

Get your free ticket for this online event at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ses-lectureintroduction-to-troubleshooting-tickets-460152938827

Fall 2022 Iron Ring Ceremony hosted by Kipling Camp 4 Saskatoon

The ceremony will take place at 11:00 am sharp on Saturday November 19th at TCU Place. More details for this live in-person event are available at https://camp4.ironring.ca/ceremony_info/.

All previously obligated engineers are welcome to attend.  Those wishing to receive a ring at the ceremony can find requirements and registration details at the same link.  Attendance at this ceremony qualifies as 1 hour of ethics training for the APEGS continuing professional development requirements.