March 8th is International Women's Day. It celebrates women's achievements and recognizes progress towards a more gender-equal world. The theme this year is "Each for Equal" which is all about collective individualism and understanding that while everyone is different, collectively we can come together to take action for equality. This is something that Morrison Hershfield believes deeply as we continue to make efforts towards a more gender-balanced environment both in our offices and in the industries which we participate.
Canstruction Houston’s 23rd annual design/build competition captured the attention of our Houston Office this year. Staff participated in this unique opportunity to showcase their creativity by building a unique “canstructure” using only canned food and other non-perishable food items.
Morrison Hershfield scored a hat trick at the 2019 Canadian Consulting Engineering (CCE) Awards Gala in Ottawa Tuesday night. In addition to two Awards of Excellence, we were honored with the Tree for Life Special Achievement Award for a project demonstrating outstanding environmental stewardship.
What better way to build supportive relationships, practice communication and collaborate for success than a little Dragon Boat competition? Over 65 staff representing every department in our Vancouver office took part in this spirited team building activity held at Dragon Zone Paddling Club. And, thanks to the expertise of trained dragon boat instructors, everyone remained dry … for the most part!
For the second year in a row, Morrison Hershfield teamed up with Page Southerland Page, Inc. and Linbeck Group, LLC to participate in the 33rd annual AIA Sandcastle Competition. The contest is a fundraising event for AIA Houston and ArCH Foundation, as well as one of the top five revenue generating events for the City of Galveston. Overall, AIA Houston has raised $155,000 for the organization this year.
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 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.
Data center professionals gathered at The National Club in Toronto on May 7th to learn more about improving gender diversity in the data center industry. The breakfast seminar event was co-hosted by Morrison Hershfield and AFCOM, and sponsored by CommScope, EllisDon and Plan Group.