March 01, 2021

Engineering and Geoscience Week Proclaimed in Saskatchewan

The Government of Saskatchewan is proclaiming February 28 to March 9, 2021, Engineering and Geoscience Week.

“Every resident of Saskatchewan benefits from the dedicated work of Association of Professional Engineers and Geosciences members,” Highways Minister Fred Bradshaw said.  “These are the professionals that ensure our roads and bridges are well-designed and safe.”

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) members contribute to virtually every sector of the province's economy, including agriculture, mining, resources, utilities, construction, forestry, manufacturing, health care, education, environment and transportation.

“No time in my career have I been more proud of engineers and geoscientists for their dedication to public service than during this COVID-19 pandemic,” APEGS President Andrew Lockwood said.  “They have demonstrated innovation and flexibility in their work and have risen to a challenge no person could have foreseen a short time ago.”

APEGS is the governing body responsible for regulating the practice of engineering and geoscience professionals in the province. Engineering and Geoscience Week coincides with National Engineering and Geoscience Month, Canada's biggest celebration of engineering and geoscience.

To mark the week, APEGS continues to make online resources available to schools to help kids learn about engineering and geosciences, including the GoExplore Saskatchewan website and the movie Dream Big: Engineering Our World with accompanying resources.

The Government of Saskatchewan is meeting its target of improving more than 1,000 km of provincial highways this year, the first of its 10-year Growth Plan goal to build and upgrade 10,000 km of highways.  Another $300 million in highways stimulus funds is being invested over the two years in thin-membrane surface upgrades, passing lanes and improvements to municipal roads and airports.

The Government of Saskatchewan has invested more than $9.8 billion in highways infrastructure since 2008, improving more than 15,800 km of Saskatchewan highways.