It’s summertime and baseball season is in full swing. The Morrison Hershfield sponsored Cardinals are one of 14 teams of 10 and 11 year old girls and boys belonging to the Mosquito Division of the Burlington Organized Minor Baseball Association (BOMBA).
Unseasonably cold temperatures, broken chains, flat tires and illness; these are just some of the challenges that the Morrison Hershfield cycling team faced this season. The cycling team came back for another season of competition, fun and athleticism; comprised of Morrison Hershfield staff and some of their friends and colleagues.
The Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE) appointed Bruce Beames and Anthony Kwok to its Board of Directors during the Annual CITE Conference held in Ottawa this past month.
The “Microsoft 5K Run/Walk” is an annual event for Microsoft employees, family members and friends who enjoy giving back to the community while having a little fun! This year, a few enthusiastic staff members from our Seattle office had a great time supporting two client organizations by volunteering at the event.
Morrison Hershfield won a Leader’s Circle Award at the inaugural Canadian Data Centre Excellence Awards (CDCXA) at McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton on June 19th.
In recognition of International Women in Engineering Day, we want to highlight the importance of the 30 by 30 initiative. Increasing the percentage of newly licensed female engineers to 30 percent by 2030 will require consistent and constant attention to the issues that have caused the gender imbalance in the engineering profession.
Ramadan is an annual Islamic tradition practiced by a number of Morrison Hershfield staff. This year, to honor the Ramadan tradition of increased charity and generosity, one of our colleagues decided to raise awareness about domestic violence by donating to the Muslim Welfare Home, managed by the Muslim Welfare Centre in Whitby, Ontario.
Metro Vancouver has a vision to build a sustainable, livable region. Its Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan aims to minimize waste generation, maximize reuse, recycling and recovery material, recover energy from the waste stream and only then dispose of remaining waste in landfill. Targets suggest reducing the quantity of waste generated per capita to 90% or less of the 2010 volumes and increasing the amount recycled by 80% - all by 2020.
The retrofitted Humber Building NX has become the first retrofit in Canada to be achieve Zero Carbon Building - Design Certification, awarded by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).
Engineers Canada has released a series of videos profiling this year’s award recipients. One of those featured is Morrison Hershfield’s COO, Catherine Karakatsanis, P.Eng., who received the prestigious Gold Medal Award in recognition of her remarkable achievements and contributions.
TORONTO, CANADA (May 24, 2019) – Catherine Karakatsanis, P.Eng., received the 2019 Engineers Canada Gold Medal, this country’s top honor among the 295,000 Professional Engineers in Canada, at a ceremony in Québec City. Each year, the Gold Medal may be awarded to a Professional Engineer for “exceptional individual achievement and distinction in a field of engineering”. This includes industry accomplishments, service to the engineering profession and contribution to the community, and sets the bar high for those who follow in their footsteps.
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), announced the election of a new chair and vice-chair to lead the TR-14 Structural Standards for Communication and Small Wind Turbine Support Structures Engineering Committee. Morrison Hershfield would like to congratulate the new leadership; Chairman Brian Lanier, Vice-Chairman Dave Hawkins as well as Secretary Christopher Ply. We would also like to acknowledge the leadership of outgoing Chairman: John Erichsen (EET Engineering) and Vice Chairman: Mark Malouf (Malouf Engineering) for their steady and tireless leadership over the last several years. Under John’s leadership, the committee published TIA-222-Rev H in record time; which was an amazing accomplishment!
Morrison Hershfield participated in Canstruction on May 13th at the TD Centre in downtown Toronto. Canstruction is a competition that challenges teams to design and build structures made entirely from canned foods within a 10’x10’x8’ space. Teams compete for the titles of Best Original Design, Structural Ingenuity, Best Use of Labels, Best Meal, Honourable Mention and People's Choice Award. After the exhibition, the structures are deconstructed and all of the cans are donated to Daily Bread Food Bank, the largest provider of food relief in the area.