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2015.12.16
Dr. Marlene Kanga elected as WFEO President-Elect

At the World Engineering Conference and Convention in Kyoto, Japan, in early December, Dr. Marlene Kanga, of Australia, was chosen as President-Elect of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO).

2015.12.09
Press Release Partnership will strengthen labour market insights for Canada’s engineering profession

OTTAWA, December 10, 2015 - Engineers Canada and the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) are proud to announce a partnership on the development of an interactive online portal to address the labour market needs of the engineering profession

2015.12.01
Five engineers among the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada

Engineers Canada extends its congratulations to the five professional engineers included amongst this year’s winners of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada Awards. 

2015.12.01
Second annual Week of the White Rose encourages a blossoming interest in science and engineering

Polytechnique Montréal’s second annual Week of the White Rose runs from November 30 to December 6, 2015.

2015.12.01
National 30 by 30 progress report and Resource Guide now available

Engineers Canada has released a snapshot of national progress toward 30 by 30 as well as a guide that can assist regulators and other engineering stakeholders in their work towards the goal.

2015.12.01
Embracing sustainable infrastructure development and environmental stewardship

However, there is a perception that including sustainability considerations, particularly in infrastructure projects, costs more and increases risk.

2015.12.01
Engineering student is Canada’s Smartest Person

Katy Warren, a fourth-year electrical engineering student at Memorial University of Newfoundland, earned the title of “Canada’s Smartest Person” after winning the CBC reality television competition of the same name.

2015.11.18
Vancouver Island Health Authority embarks on climate vulnerability assessment using PIEVC Protocol

The Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) has embarked on a climate vulnerability assessment of the Nanaimo Health Care Facility using the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol.

2015.11.18
Engineers PEI to accept Washington Accord degrees as equivalent

The Engineers PEI Council decided at their meeting on November 9, 2015 that they will accept Washington Accord degrees in the same way as Engineers Canada Accreditation Board degrees. This brings the province into compliance with the intention of the Washington Accord.

2015.11.18
When it rains it pours – adapting to extreme precipitation projections

Representatives from the engineering and scientific communities gathered at a workshop at the Environment Canada Toronto campus to define the key challenges facing both communities in understanding and communicating information on how infrastructure design can adapt to extreme precipitation under

2015.11.18
Engineers Canada participates in Natural Resources Canada Adaptation Platform Plenary Meeting

David Lapp, FEC, P.Eng. Practice Lead, Engineering and Public Policy, traveled to Whitehorse, YT, to represent Engineers Canada at the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Adaptation Platform Plenary Meeting in October.

2015.11.18
‘An enticing and exciting challenge:’ Mark Grady takes the reins at the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students

Mark Grady started off in engineering the same way a lot of people did: he liked math and science courses in high school and the next logical step seemed to be a degree in engineering. But once he was done the first year of university, he realized he was driven by something much larger.

2015.11.18
Engineers Canada and APEGS train future and current engineers on integrating climate risk into infrastructure development

Engineers Canada, in partnership with APEGS, delivered a one-day workshop on November 5, 2015, that provided participants with information about, and practice with, the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol.

2015.11.17
National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science holds fall meeting in Halifax

The National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science (NCDEAS) held their fall meeting in Halifax last week, from November 12 to 14, 2015.

2015.11.04
Announcement Inaugural Create the Future Report Surveys Public Perceptions of Engineering Worldwide

On October 26, 2015, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering released their first-ever Create the Future report, detailing the results of a global survey of public attitudes towar

2015.10.27
Issue Alert Issue alert - Volkswagen Diesel Emissions

In September 2015, it was announced that Volkswagen had installed software in several of their diesel vehicles that was designed to show compliant levels of nitrous oxide emissions under testing conditions.

2015.10.22
Announcement Engineers Canada Welcomes Two Vice-Presidents

Engineers Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Vice-Presidents. Effective November 2, Jeanette Southwood, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., FEC, FCAE, QPESA, QPRA, will join our team as Vice-President, Strategy and Partnerships.

2015.09.29
Event Six Engineers Recognized with Scholarship Awards

Ottawa, ON, September 30, 2015 – At a dinner last night, Engineers Canada honoured the six recipients of its 2015 scholarship program. The recipients were chosen from a large number of submissions from across Canada.

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