Branch News


The Montreal chapter meets 2 to 3 times a year, for a Luncheon at The Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club, with a guest speaker. In addition, casual get-together for lunch every first Monday of the month, at the pub ‘Le Manoir’ “ 600 Blvd. St. Jean, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 3J9.


The branch meets monthly (on the third Monday) at KS on the Keys Restaurant on Daze St., in the event room at the back.  (Daze Street runs north off Hunt Club Road to the South Keys shopping plaza, one block west of Bank Street.) Contact Tony Thatcher

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Digvir Jayas, FCSSE was honoured with Lieutenant Governor’s Award in Manitoba

Digvir Jayas is the 2023 recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration in Manitoba. The award is granted by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, Manitoba region to recognize distinctive leadership in public administration or significant contributions to the field of public administration in the province.

Jayas served as UM vice-president (research and international) (VPRI) for 13-years, and as associate vice-president (research) for eight years before that. During that time UM research funding saw more than 50% growth, to more than $230M in 2021. Jayas established countless partnerships locally and internationally and provided leadership nationally, chairing the board of TRIUMF (Canada’s particle accelerator), chairing the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and serving as vice-chair of the U15 Research Committee.

In Manitoba events are randomly scheduled. To be added to the mailing list, or for inquiries or suggestions, contact Dave Ennis.


Until further notice meetings will be virtual with times to be announced for each meeting. (the Edmonton Branch usually meets at the Chateau Louis Conference Centre, 11727 Kingsway, at 11:30 am for lunch at noon followed by a presentation on an engineering topic of interest).

Contact Tom Madsen


Contact Leo Flaman

or  Chan Wirasingh


Contact Aiden Gordon

Vancouver Island –

Contact Robin Black

Presently, a guest speaker talks on the first Friday of every month, via zoom, about a subject of interest.  The zoom link is available by registering, at a cost of $10., on the website listed above.  A recorded version will be made available to all registrants.

The VIES January ’23 newsletter can be found on VIES NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2023 (