Saturday, October 12, 2019

Technical Event - Polaris

SAE MB Presents:

Where: University of Manitoba EITC E2-160
When: Starting at 6:00 PM on Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:00 PM – Presentation and Light Supper
7:00 PM – Vehicle Display
8:00 PM – Meeting is adjourned

Cost: SAE Members: $7.00, Students - $5.00, Guests - $10.00
NOTE: We can only accept CASH at registration
APEGM CPD: APEGM members credit 2 Professional Development Hours for “Informal Activity”
The Presentation
Since its founding in 1954, Polaris has been making high-quality, breakthrough products and broadening the view of powersports— including snowmobiles, ATVs, and military vehicles. Three engineering representatives from the Polaris product development facility in Roseau, MN, will provide a high-level presentation of Polaris’ history, products, and engineering processes. The speakers will discuss the engineering structure of the company and provide a summary of their respective roles and departments, including technical case studies pertaining to their role in the product development process. The evening will conclude with an informal meet-and-greet with our speakers, showcasing some examples of Polaris’ vehicles.

Our Speakers
Rachel Kendall, Caroline Allard, and Alix Bartel are all graduates of the University of Manitoba Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program.  Alix also completed his Masters Degree at the U of M.  At Polaris, Rachel works in Powertrain Design, Caroline works in Powertrain Development, and Alix works in Structural Durability.

Please go to to register electronically. Registration is requested in advance, before October 20th.  Email with any issues or concerns.
Parking is available in lots J, S, E, and G, as well as around the administration building.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Technical Presentation - The Real World’s Fastest Indian Motorcycle

Invites you to a technical presentation:

The Real World’s Fastest Indian Motorcycle

Where: Jim’s Vintage Garages museum located at 5353 Portage Ave 
When: Starting at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, 15th of May, 2019

6:00 PM - Registration and Light Supper
6:30 PM - Introduction of Speaker and Presentation
8:00 PM - Tour Museum
8:45 PM - Thanks and Presentation to Speaker

Cost: SAE Members $9.00, Students $5.00, Guests $12.00
Cost includes museum admission and a light supper

…Our Speaker…
Ross Metcalfe is a self professed long time antique motorcycle and old car “nut”.  He comes by it honestly, having grown up in a family where old cars were a passion.  Now retired from being a teacher/principal/school superintendent, he travels all over, checking out museums, attending swap meets, collecting and restoring old motorcycles the rest of the time.  At present, he has about twenty bikes in his collection – including the 1938 Indian Junior Scout which is the focus of this presentation.  Ross was founder of the Antique Motorcycle Club of Manitoba in 1977, and is a past president of the Manitoba Classic and Antique Auto Club.  See more about his passion for motorbikes at his web site.

…His Presentation…
Would you believe that an “slightly modified” antique 500 cc flathead powered Indian motorbike could do 95 MPH?  What’s the likelihood of surviving frame failure at this speed, bringing it safely to a stop?  How about a short time later, having the same rider take the same machine out on the Bonneville Salt Flats to become the AMA Modified Vintage Gasoline (MVG) land speed record holder?  Well, Ross and his hand-picked team of antique motorbike enthusiasts did just that.  Come and hear the stories of the triumphs, the heartaches, the thrills and the spills.  The bike itself is on display in the museum, so you can of course check it out too!
Jim’s Vintage Garages is located at 5353 Portage Ave., in Headingley across from Nick’s Inn.  See map on reverse.  It’s approximately 8 minutes west of the perimeter on Portage Avenue.

Please follow this link to register electronically, or visit
Registration is requested in advance, before May 13th, 2019.  Space is limited to 25 attendees. Use the following contact information for any issues or concerns:
Irene Wasilewski -
Tel: (204) 290-4054
Location of Jim’s Vintage Garages, on west side of Headingley Community Centre
5353 Portage Avenue, across from Nick’s Inn

Some Images of the “World’s Fastest Indian” from the Salt Flats

Friday, January 18, 2019

SAE MB Student Night: Practical Kart Dynamics Presentation AND Speedworld Kart Le Mans Racing

invites you to a special technical presentation:

SAE MB Student Night:

“Practical Kart Dynamics” Presentation
AND Speedworld Kart Le Mans Racing
Where: Presentation: Standard Aero, C130J room, 1855 Sargent Ave, Winnipeg
             Racing: Speedworld, 575 C Berry St, Winnipeg
When:  Starting at 5:45 PM on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

       5:45 PM – Registration and Light Supper
       6:00 PM – Introduction of Speaker and Presentation
       6:45 PM – Thanks and Presentation to Speaker, Student Recognition and presentation 
       7:30 PM – Speedworld Le Mans Race
       8:30 PM – Meeting is adjourned

Cost:  Student SAE Members - $10.00 (free for presentation only)
        Professional SAE Members and other Guests - $35 ($5.00 for presentation only)
NOTE: We can only accept CASH at registration
APEGM CPD: APEGM members credit 2 Professional Development Hours for “Informal Activity”
The Presentation
Auto racing is an intense crucible that tests a vehicle's capabilities, but even more it tests the driver's abilities and trust in that vehicle. Adjusting the vehicle to the driver through testing can yield huge reductions in lap times, even if the engineering principles suggest the opposite. But, once the race has started, it's now imperative that the driver adjusts to the vehicle they have to extract the best result. When the vehicle and driver are in harmony, they tend to win. We will review these complex dynamics in the context of kart racing.
The Race

After the presentation, we will apply the lessons in a one-hour Le Mans-style kart race at Speedworld! Teams assigned to each kart will race against each other to complete as many laps as possible before time runs out!

Teams will be a mix of SAE students, professional SAE members, and other guests. This is a great networking opportunity for students and professionals alike!
Our Speaker
Corey Dyck is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the University of Manitoba. While working in the heavy-duty transit industry, he's pursued amateur motorsports as a passion for 18 years now. Corey has won a few Canadian National Championships and has placed in the top 10 in US National competitions in his chosen sport of autocross. He's created, refined, and instructed at a local autocross racing school that has helped hundreds of drivers reach their personal goals in amateur motorsports over the past 16 years. 
Student Recognition
SAE Manitoba would like to recognize the world-class UMSAE student organization here in Manitoba. Together, they form one of the largest student member groups in the world. This event celebrates their participation in SAE, their contribution to the industry, and their role in the development of the engineering function in society, and gives them a networking opportunity with professional SAE MB members. It also gives the professional members a chance to show their support for the students by contributing to this event.
Please go to to register electronically. This event is limited to 40 racing participants. If more than 40 racing participants are registered, a waiting list will be created in order of registration.

A valid driver’s license is required to participate in the Speedworld portion of the event.
Registration is requested in advance, before January 27th.  Email with any issues or concerns.
Parking at Standard Aero is available as show below. Scramble parking is available at Speedworld.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Special Event - IMAX Special Feature: Dream Big

IMAX Special Feature: Dream Big

Where: Scotiabank Theatre Winnipeg (Polo Park), 817 St James Street
When:  Doors open 6 p.m., Show starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday January 17, 2019.
Cost:                FREE!
SAE Manitoba is one of the sponsors for the event and has 50 tickets to give away.

Please note that there is a 5 ticket maximum per person.

Although this event is being put on by Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba for 2 nights, SAE Manitoba is only sponsoring one evening of the event therefore the 50 tickets are all for one night only.

You do not have to be an SAE member to get a ticket but this event is being done to promote engineering as a profession among youth, especially females, so please bring your family and/or someone you think may be interested in a career in engineering.

Please register via the link below. You will not receive confirmation that you successfully registered. If you have any concerns that you may not have registered successfully please contact Irene Wasilewski (email and phone number at the bottom). Tickets to be picked up at the door the night of the event.

The movie is 42 minutes long and is unrated (but is suitable for all audiences as it has been shown to elementary school kids in the science centres across Canada).

The Event:

Join Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba for an exclusive 3D showing of the IMAX film Dream Big.

Bring friends and family along to the film, taking place at the Scotiabank Theatre Winnipeg on Thursday, January 17.

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first film of its kind for IMAX® and giant screen theatres that will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.

Please follow this link to register electronically, or visit

Registration will remain open until the event date or until there are no more tickets to give away.  Limited to 50 tickets total. 

Use the following contact information for any issues or concerns:

Irene Wasilewski -
Tel:          (204) 290-4054