I was going to include event poster but I cannot figure out how to embed it here. For some reason the folks of the Vancouver Branch of Engineers and Geoscientists BC have made it difficult to do for someone as nontechnical as I am.
So, here’s the plain version (from the Vancouver Public Library Event page for the Engineering & Geoscience Festival on March 7, 2020),
EG-Fest: Engineering & Geoscience Festival
Saturday, March 7, 2020
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Central Library [350 West Georgia St.]
Please join the Engineers & Geoscientists of BC Vancouver Branch and the Vancouver Public Library as we host this fantastic event to showcase engineering and geosciences.
See how the many facets of engineering and geoscience affect our everyday lives! Explore interactive exhibits and displays in celebration of National Engineering and Geoscience Month.
In Partnership with APEGBC Vancouver Branch.
APGEBC stands for Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia and they are sometimes referred to as Engineers and Geoscientists BC (see Wikipedia entry). They (APGEBC) too have an event page listing the event and giving a little more information about why they’re hosting it and what you might find should you attend,
EG-Fest is a 1-day trade show style event organized by engineering and geoscience professionals and companies, and takes place during National Engineering and Geoscience Month. This is a great opportunity for people in our community to see first-hand how the many facets of engineering and geoscience affect our everyday lives.
The main goal of EG-Fest is to extend public knowledge and appreciation of engineering and geoscience. Each year, several thousand people pass through the Vancouver Public Library promenade to visit the many booths, demonstrations, and exhibits, as well as to speak with the representatives to learn about our profession.
This event is part of National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM); an annual celebration of engineering and geoscience across Canada. The goal of this event is to promote the awareness of the engineering and geoscience professions, showcase career choices, and the many ways in which engineering and geoscience relate to our everyday life.
Everyone is welcome to attend and we encourage you to bring your friends and family. We hope to see you there.
I hope the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) situation doesn’t affect attendance too much. For the curious, there’s a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio article, 5 lessons about COVID-19 from doctor who led WHO [World Health Organization] mission to China, which includes helpful tips and information. The Scientist has gathered its latest coverage of the Coronavirus Outbreak here.