The ethical challenges of AI in engineering. APEGA registrar and CEO to retire spring 2025. A new president and governing Council introduced at PEO's 102nd Annual General Meeting. These were the most-read stories in the Daily Media Report at the end of April.  

AI in engineering. As artificial intelligence and machine learning tools become more integrated into daily life, ethical considerations are growing, from privacy issues and race and gender biases in coding to the spread of misinformation. Many engineering students expressed awareness of potential ethical issues but felt unequipped to provide solutions.  

APEGA registrar and CEO to retire. Jay Nagendran, registrar and chief executive officer of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), announced he will retire and resign his position on April 30, 2025. The search for his successor is anticipated to be completed before his departure to ensure a seamless transition. APEGA Council is committed to a transparent selection process and will keep registrants and permit holders informed.  

New PEO president and council. Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) installed Gregory P. Wowchuk, as its 105th president during its annual general meeting (AGM) on April 20, 2024. He has previously served PEO in various positions such as vice president (2022-2023), councillor-at-large (2018–2020), and lieutenant-governor-in-council appointed councillor (1997–2000). PEO also introduced its Council for the 2024-2025 term. The 24 individuals on the new Council govern PEO’s 91,000 licence and certificate holders and regulate professional engineering in Ontario to serve and protect the public interest.