New Coalition Set to Tackle a Major Engineering Challenge: The Profession’s Lack of Women

A group of Manitoba’s major engineering employers have joined together in an effort to solve a massive engineering challenge: The lack of female representation in their profession. The Manitoba 2030 Coalition launched this month with representatives present from several of the province’s most prominent engineering employers, including the Province of Manitoba, Boeing, Manitoba Hydro, Hatch, AECOM, StandardAero and the University of Manitoba. The group will develop policies and share tactics aimed at furthering Engineers Canada’s new “30 by 30” initiative, which is working to ensure that women comprise at least…

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New apparel line seeks a PARDON for convicted Canadians

With recreational cannabis use becoming legal this month, a new clothing and accessories line is supporting approximately half a million Canadians who received minor convictions for possession under the old laws. Developed by B.C.-based licensed cannabis producer DOJA in association with Toronto agency Juliet the new PARDON line is comprised of six products:  T-shirts, sweaters, a stash bag, a candle, a one-hitter and papers. Prices for the products range from $10 to $60, with 100% of the proceeds going towards Cannabis Amnesty – a non-profit organization working to have the…

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Peoples Jewellers makes a one-off necklace for endangered African penguin couple

The Toronto Zoo recently posted a video about a bonded pair of endangered African penguins, Chupa and Ellie, showing how penguins court each other with gifts. Meet Chupa and Ellie, one of our bonded pairs of endangered African penguins. Watch as Chupa offers Ellie grass he has collected as a present. The adorable behavior you see next is called “bowing” which is part of their courtship display, strengthening their bond as a couple!🐧💕 pic.twitter.com/nJWhTEuYDR — The Toronto Zoo (@TheTorontoZoo) November 27, 2017 Peoples Jewellers took notice and decided to make…

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