Engineers Canada Launches Indigenous Inclusion Survey

Posted on October 6, 2021

Engineers Canada has commissioned and launched an online survey for engineers to help assess Indigenous inclusion in engineering fields.

The survey seeks to gather information about the experiences of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous engineers, so that Engineers Canada can work alongside provincial and territorial regulators to support a more inclusive engineering profession for Indigenous peoples.

Completing the survey enters participants into a random draw for $100, $150, $250, and $500 cash prizes. Data from the survey (in the form of anonymous information and summarized statistics) will be shared with participating regulators for use in this project to help them assess the level of diversity in their jurisdictions, and to find ways to enhance diverse access to the professions for Indigenous engineers.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC also recently launched 4 Seasons of Reconciliation – Indigenous Awareness Learning, a self-paced online course that discusses the history and culture of Indigenous communities in Canada. The course provides insight into the history of residential schools, treaties around the country, and reconciliation and restitution initiatives. It requires about 2.5 hours to complete, with partial course proceeds going to support students at the First Nations University of Canada.

To learn more about the course or to purchase, visit the course page. For more information on Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action, visit egbc.ca/truth-and-reconciliation.

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