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Engineering firms soon need a Permit to Practice in BC

Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC) is now under new legislation (the Professional Governance Act) which introduces a new requirement for firms in BC to register with them to obtain a Permit to Practice, beginning July 2, 2021. All firms that engage in the practice of professional engineering or professional geoscience as part of their operations in BC (including firms that only provide these services internally) are required to register with Engineers and Geoscientists BC and to renew their registration annually.

Notice: CSME 2021 Annual General Meeting

The 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering will take place virtually as follows:

Date:             25 May 2021
Time:             1:30 PM – 2 PM EDT
Location:     Zoom (link will be emailed to CSME members)

The AGM agenda package can now be downloaded (click here) and includes the following reports for approval by general members:

ANSYS Mechanical High-Performance Computing Seminar - 1 March, 2021

ANSYS Mechanical is a premium FEA analysis tool, part of the ANSYS multiphysics analysis suite. This workshop will cover the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently solve complex FEA problems, both locally and using cluster resources. 

The webinar will be held on March 1, 2021. Agenda and registration are online.

Other upcoming CMC training and events

VIES Speaker Series

The Vancouver Island Engineering Society (VIES), a chapter of the Canadian Society of Senior Engineers (CSSE), has converted its monthly Luncheon meetings to a Technical Speaker Series, now accessible universally via Zoom™. Many of the scheduled talks may be of broad interest to CSME members and so the Series is hereby announced and may be viewed here:

2021 CSME Tech Awards Winners

NEWS Communiqué (click to download pdf)

The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME), founded in 1970, is pleased to announce the winning recipients of its 2021 technical awards. These awards may be bestowed biannually to members of the society for their outstanding contributions to specific areas of mechanical engineering in Canada.

2021 CSME Intl Congress - Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce that the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering Congress will be held online on June 27-30, 2021,

For more details, please visit the Congress website:

The Congress provides a unique opportunity to researchers, engineers and students who are interested in mechanical engineering to share research and technological advancements, and to explore collaboration and networking opportunities.

International VDI Conference on Gears 2021

The Association of German Engineers (VDI) is again organizing its “International Conference on Gears” to be held on 15-17 September 2021 at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), near Munich, Germany.

A benefit to CSME members is that they can participate in the conference at the same reduced price as VDI members. For more details, please visit the conference website.

2020 CSME Congress postponed till 2021

On behalf of the CSME 2020 Organizing Committee, we would like to inform you that the 2020 CSME Congress that was to be held in Charlottetown, PE on June 21-24 2020 will be postponed to the summer of 2021. This postponement is due to the COVID-19 outbreak; the health and safety of our attendees, volunteers, organizers and committee members are our greatest priority and at this time we believe that it was necessary to reschedule the Charlottetown CSME Congress for next year.

Passive House Canada Training

Passive House Canada is a national non-profit professional association advocating for the Passive House high-performance building standard. Passive House Canada's training goal is to increase the country's capacity to build healthier, more resilient and sustainable buildings that reduce carbon emissions and help Canada meet its climate action goals and agreements.

To view their full course calendar, please visit their website at