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MCA Canada (MCAC) and the Construction Education Council (CEC) are pleased to announce a series of courses that we have planned for the remainder of the year.

  • On December 1, join us for Planning with Purpose, where you’ll learn about how to plan jobs using the agile construction work breakdown principle.
  • On December 10, we will host Creating Highly Effective Foremen/Project Manager Partnerships. This seminar will identify and explain the Top 10 components that define a great partnership and demonstrate how these components specifically apply to critical project management topics.
  • In Change Order Management: Best Practices for Success on December 17, participants will learn how to navigate the challenges presented by change orders.

For a full listing of these online courses—and more—available through MCA Canada and CEC, visit mcac.ca/education/online-training/

CIPHEX Virtual, Canada’s online trade show and conference for plumbing, hydronics and HVACR professionals, is scheduled from November 2 to 27. The show will be open 24/7 so you can visit whenever as you like, and will feature three live days of programming, as well as 21 webinars.

MCA Canada members can use the special promo code CVtwo for free registration and two free webinars.

Member Update

The deadline to register for the fall/winter sessions of CEC's virtual Project Management Program has been extended. Registration officially closes Thursday, October 29.

Although we've changed the format and approach for this edition of the program to allow for virtual delivery, the content is as engaging and informative as ever! And, as always, it's Gold Seal and Blue Seal accredited.

We will offer this year's program online for two days a week over 10 weeks in November, December, January and February, and we have room for just 24 participants.

This course is always popular, and has attracted nearly 900 participants over its 40 sessions to date.

Register today!

Each week in Just the Fax, we will profile one of the recipients of our 2020 Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series. This week’s recipient is Manuel Lemos, who received his scholarship from sponsor Masco Delta.

Manuel is a student at McMaster University in the third year of the Mechatronics Engineering program. Manuel explains that, “Mechatronics engineering, at its core, is the engineering of robotics. This is a valuable asset to the mechanical industry as the future will likely be dominated by automation.”

One of the many reasons he was chosen as recipient, according to Gary Barrington of Masco Canada, was because Manuel, “takes pride in volunteering his time and passing down his learnings to younger groups of potential university graduates, while continuing to remain a high standard of academics.”

Manuel’s father is employed at MCAC member company Hoffer Mechanical.

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0097: To placate the Praetorians of Germany, Nerva of Rome adopts Trajan, the Spanish-born governor of lower Germany.
1553: Michael Servetus, who discovered the pulmonary circulation of the blood, is burned for heresy in Switzerland.
1612: A Polish army that invaded Russia capitulates to Prince Dimitri Pojarski and his Cossacks.
1791: President George Washington transmits to Congress the results of the first U.S. census, exclusive of South Carolina which had not yet submitted its findings.
1806: Emperor Napoleon enters Berlin.
1809: President James Madison orders the annexation of the western part of West Florida. Settlers there had rebelled against Spanish authority.
1873: Farmer Joseph F. Glidden applies for a patent on barbed wire. Glidden eventually received five patents and is generally considered the inventor of barbed wire.
1891: D. B. Downing, inventor, is awarded a patent for the street letter (mail) box.
1904: The New York subway officially opens running from the Brooklyn Bridge uptown to Broadway at 145th Street.
1962: Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev offers to remove Soviet missile bases in Cuba if the U.S. removes its missile bases in Turkey.
1962: American U-2 reconnaissance plane shot down by a surface-to-air missile over Cuba, killing the pilot, Maj. Rudolf Anderson, the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
1964: The political career of future U.S. president Ronald Reagan is launched when he delivers a speech on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.
1971: The Democratic Republic of the Congo renamed Zaire.
1986: London Stock Exchange rules change as Britain suddenly deregulates financial markets, an event called the Big Bang.
1988: U.S. President Ronald Reagan decides to tear down a new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because Soviet listening devices were built into the structure.
1997: Stock markets crash around the world over fears of a global economic meltdown.

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