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2017-19 Qualifications Board Work Plan

What does the Qualifications Board do?

The Qualifications Board develops national guidelines that provide advice on regulatory practices, such as:

Professional requirements:

  • Entry to practice
  • Ethics
  • Conduct in practice

Programs for members of the provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies:

  • Continuing professional development
  • Mentoring
  • Engineers-in-training

Tools to assess international graduates:

  • Examination Syllabus
  • Information about international institutions and degrees

Why does the Qualifications Board exist?

  • To help the engineering regulatory bodies of Engineers Canada use consistent practices
  • To make it easier for engineers to work across Canada
  • To identify new types of engineering practice (for example, nanotechnology)

Who does the Qualifications Board report to?

The Qualifications Board is a committee of the Engineers Canada Board.

Several sub-committees assist the Qualifications Board in its work. Each sub-committee is chaired by a Qualifications Board member and consists of volunteers and staff from the provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies.

The following are the current sub-committees that assist the Qualifications Board:

  • Admission Issues Committee (Terms of Reference)
    The role of this committee is to support the admissions activities of the regulators and to enhance the relationships between the associations, the admissions officials and the Qualifications Board.
  • Continuing Competence Committee (Terms of Reference)
    The role of this committee is to enhance the relationships among the regulators and the Qualifications Board in support of continuing professional development and continuing competence activities carried out across the country.
  • Engineer-in-Training Committee (Terms of Reference)
    The role of this committee is to help with student and engineer-in-training-related activities and initiatives, by developing tools and documents to facilitate the licensure of engineers-in-training and to work towards more mobility for them.
  • Environment and Sustainability Committee (Terms of Reference)
    The role of this committee is to monitor, report and develop responses to environment, sustainability and climate change issues at the national.
  • Practice Committee (Terms of Reference)
    The role of this committee is to enhance the relationships among the regulators and the Qualifications Board in support of professional practice activities through the dissemination of best practices, interassociation knowledge exchange and the development of national model guides.
  • Syllabus Committee (Terms of Reference)
    The role of this committee is to develop and update the Examination Syllabi and their related documents, and provide a mechanism to identify and create examination syllabi for emerging technology disciplines.

Task groups are also formed as necessary to address issues identified by the Qualifications Board. 

Who are the members of the Qualifications Board?

Our members are volunteers. They are senior practitioners drawn from the provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies.

2016-2017 Qualifications Board

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    Dennis Peters, PhD, FEC, SMIEEE, P.Eng.
    (Chair)

     

     

     

     

    portrait imageRon LeBlanc, FEC, P.Eng.
    (Vice-Chair)

     

     

     

     

    portrait imagePaul Blanchard, FEC, P.Eng.
    (Past Chair)

     

     

     

     

    portrait imageFrank Collins, P.Eng.
    Atlantic Provinces Representative

     

     

     

     

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    Roydon Fraser, PhD, FEC, P.Eng.
    Ontario Representative

     

     

     

     

    portrait imageFrank George, FEC, FGC (Hon), P.Eng.
    Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut Representative

     

     

     

     

    portrait imageSandra Gwozdz, FIC, ing.
    Engineers Canada Board

     

     

     

     

    portrait imageJerry Helfrich, FEC, P.Eng
    Member-at-Large

     

     

     

     

    portrait imageWilliam Jackson, FEC, P.Eng.
    Member-at-large

     

     

     

     

    portrait imageUsha Kuruganti, PhD, FEC, P.Eng.
    Atlantic Provinces Representative

     

     

     

     

    portrait imageDavid T. Lynch, PhD, FCAE, FCIC, FEIC, FEC, FGC (Hon.), P.Eng.
    Engineers Canada Board

     

     

     

     

    portrait imageMahmoud Mahmoud, PhD, FEC, P.Eng.
    British Columbia, Yukon Territory Representative

     

     

     

     

    portrait imageDiane Riopel, PhD, FIC, ing.
    Québec Representative

     

     

     

     

    portrait imageIan Sloman, P.Eng.
    Saskatchewan, Manitoba Representative

     

     

     

     

    Staff Support
    Mélanie Ouellette, Practice Lead, Qualifications 

    Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board, CEQB, Qualifications Board and QB mean the Board Committee referred to in Board Policy GP-9.6 Qualifications Board (QB) Terms of Reference in Engineers Canada materials.

     

    For more information

    For more information contact Mélanie Ouellette, Practice Lead, Qualifications at Melanie.Ouellette@engineerscanada.ca