DECA U Provincials 2018!

For our fifth straight year, PMI Durham Highlands participated in the 2018 Deca U competition. Board Members Joe Campa (PMI-DHC Sr. VP Business Operations), Maddie Sanders (PMI-DHC President), and Pete Grieve (Ottawa Vally Chapter) joined as judges. Our VP of Administration, Cheri Essner, and Delroy Trowers, Director of Membership, engaged with students during the networking event to answer many questions related to Project Management as a career.
The competition challenge, encouraged ten teams from Ontario Colleges/Universities to come up findings and path forward, based on a case study provided them weeks in advance of the contest.

PMI-DHC Judges Future Cities 2018 Competition! 

On  January 25th, 2018 PMI DHC and Toronto Chapter help judge student models. Madeleine Sanders (President, PMI- DHC) and Mitchell Fong (Member, PMI-DHC) evaluated the models and presented the awards.
How does the Future City program work?
Future City is open to kids in grades 6, 7, and 8 who are from the same school. Across Canada and the US, teams of middle school students work with educators and mentors to build a model city of the future.
Over four months, student teams design a virtual city using SimCity software; research and write a city essay addressing this year’s theme—The Age-Friendly City—and address the challenges in designing innovative solutions that can serve an urban area’s older population. 
Students will at that point be competing for a spot to showcase their ideas at an international competition!
Two Canadian teams one from our Durham Region will be going to the international finals in Washington, DC, in February.

Meet the Board 2018 Event Highlights

 

We had an entertaining evening at the Meet The Board event which was held January 18, 2018, at The Vault-Gastropub in Whitby. Attendees learned more about the PMI Durham Highlands Chapter from members of our board and about what being a board member is all about. 

Are you interested in becoming a Board Member?
We have three board positions coming up for election in 2018!  So, if one of your New Year's resolutions is to give back to the community, learn and work with other Project Managers within the DHC chapter, please click here to learn more: Board of Director's Nomination.