In 2008, the Foundation contributed $5,000 towards the production costs of a book to document and celebrate the centennial of the Faculty of Engineering, as it was then known. The publication featured the history of the Faculty and its service to Winnipeg, the province and the broader community since its founding in 1907.
Grinding “Geers” for 100 Years was researched and authored by David (Dave) Ennis, P. Eng. (SM), FEC, under the direction of Amber Anderson Skrabek, FEC (Hon.).
Dave—a Foundation director since 2006—was formerly the Executive Director and Registrar of the professional Association, now known as Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba.
At the time, Amber was External Communications Specialist with the Faculty of Engineering and Executive Director of the Friends of Engineering. Amber is currently a Foundation director.
Proceeds from the sale of this book went to support the Faculty of Engineering Centenary Award, used to financially support qualified students.