About the Foundation

The APEGM Foundation Inc. is a Registered Charitable Organization. We support the education of Engineering and Geoscience students through:

  • Financial assistance for capital acquisitions and improvements
  • Development and support of library facilities
  • Scholarships and bursaries

In addition, the Foundation may provide financial assistance to other charitable undertakings, as determined by the board of directors of the Corporation.


In 2002, University of Manitoba Dean of Engineering, Dr. Doug Ruth, and founder of Wardrop Engineering, Mr. Les Wardrop, approached the Association Council seeking financial and moral support for the University of Manitoba’s fundraising campaign for the new Engineering and Information Technology Complex.

Although Council welcomed the idea of supporting the new Engineering and Technology Complex, their ability to expend Association funds was constrained under The Engineering and Geoscientific Professions Act. In consultation with the Registrar of the Association, Council looked into forming an independent institution that would solicit funds from businesses and individuals working in the Engineering and Geoscience fields. The result is the APEGM Foundation Inc.