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Male construction professional shares what he’s learned about gender diversity

  On April 2, 2019, EllisDon Project Manager Ashley Maxwell, MEng was a featured speaker at Build a Dream Kitchener-Waterloo. We strongly believe that closing the gender gap in all industries requires men and women at the table and we asked Ashley if we could share his insight on our blog. His speech from the evening…

Future materials engineer shares real stories

  As society begins to change their perceptions of gender, and the roles individuals take in the workplace changes, sexism has been decreasing. However, there are still biases that individuals carry in male-dominated careers. I have done co-op placements at automotive shops and am now a student in materials engineering and have occasionally been met…

FEDERAL MINISTER VISITS REGION FOR MANUFACTURING DAY 2018

As part of Manufacturing Day, we were honored to host a forum at Laval where our very special guest, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, the federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, spoke to us about how to get underrepresented groups (such as women) to pursue careers in skilled trades, STEM, and manufacturing. What an amazing opportunity!…