Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Technical Event - Royal Canadian Mint

invites you to a technical presentation:

Royal Canadian Mint
Where: 520 Lagimodiere Blvd, Winnipeg
When: Starting at 6:00 PM on Thursday November 21, 2019
     6:00 PM – Registration and Light Supper
     6:30 PM – Introduction of Speaker and Presentation
     7:00 PM – Begin Tour
     8:30 PM – Meeting is adjourned
Cost: SAE Members - $7.00, Students - $5.00, Guests - $10.00 (includes light supper)
Our Speaker
Jonathan Hayes will be hosting our tour of the Royal Canadian Mint.  He is the Director of Manufacturing and his been with the Mint for approximately 14 years.  Jonathan began in the Engineering Department, and eventually moved into Operations Management. He attended the University of Manitoba where he earned a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and MBA.  He is a married father of two and coaches his kids in hockey and basketball.
The Presentation
The Royal Canadian Mint’s head office is located in Ottawa.  The Winnipeg plant opened in 1976, and is responsible for the manufacturing and distribution of all Canadian circulation coins.  They also produce coins for over 80 countries around the world.
In order to improve efficiency and competitiveness, the Mint is focused on Continuous Improvement, and embraces Lean Manufacturing as a methodology to reduce waste and drive efficiency.  Tools such as huddle boards, one piece flow, and visual management will be on display during the tour.    
There will be an evening shift working.  Safety glasses and hearing protection will be supplied.  Please wear steel-toed shoes if possible.  Otherwise, please wear close-toed, flat shoes, (no high heels).  When we enter the plant for the tour, you may not bring any metal items into the plant (Rings, jewelry, coins, cell phones, cameras, etc…). They recommend not bringing these items to the Plant.  If you do bring them, they will need to be left in the presentation room before going on the tour.
Please follow this link to register electronically, or visit www.saemanitoba.org/
Registration is required in advance, before November 12, 2019 for security pre-clearance.  Limited to the first 20 people.  Use the following contact information for any issues or concerns:
Irene Wasilewski - registration@saemanitoba.org
Tel: (204) 290-4054
·         Lots of parking available shown in the Map. You will enter at the Employee Entrance.  When you arrive at the entrance, press the intercom button. Let Security know you are with SAE and you are here to see Jonathan Hayes. When you enter the building, walk to the end of the hallway and report to the security desk for sign-in

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