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Tuesday, 17 January 2017 17:11

Symposium 2017 Registration is OPEN!

Registration is now OPEN for Symposium 2017!  The Symposium will be held on Saturday, May 6th, 2017.  This year's theme is Innovate, Integrate, Motivate and promises a day packed full of engaging content covering a wide range of innovative topics. 




The day starts with the award-winning Roger Caeser's opening keynote address, where he will teach us how to unlock our inner greatness and "Grab it by the Horns".  Mr. Caesar is a two time finalist in the Toastmasters International World Championships of Public Speaking.  His interesting and fun style make him an exceptional motivational speaker. Mr. Caesar believes in giving back to the community, contributing to youth leadership programs. He is also an entrepreneur with his own transport business.

Following, in the morning session, is your choice of three technical discussions:

  1. The Current State of Process Safety Management in Canada  - presented by Edgar Fernandez.
  2. The Changing Energy Landscape and Sustainability in a Low-Carbon Future - presented by Danny Persaud
  3. Ion Rapid Transit Project and its Engineering Challenges - presented by Josh Graham

After a buffet lunch break, the afternoon session continues, with another choice of three technical discussions:

  1. Implementation of Rentail Boilers for Auxiliary Faciltiy Heating - presented by Gabriel Wooton
  2. The Dark Side of Engineering: Dealing with Contractors - presented by Craig Dubecki
  3. Sports Engineering, Applying Modern Methods to Up your Game - presented by Prof. John McPhee

The day concludes after a Networking Break with a Closing Keynote Address by Gregory C.N. Smith, where we will learn "Igniting Your Personal Power".  Mr. Smith is an award winning speaker, trainer and personal power coach, who has won several prestigious speaking awards.  He has helped people to ignite their passions, chase their dreams and set higher standards in life accross four continents.  Mr. Smith is also a published author, with a book entitled Life's Loudest Secrets.

Limited seats. To avoid disappointments, register today.

Buffet lunch, coffee, tea, soft drinks and light snacks will be provided.  Business casual attire.




By Jonathan Velasco

PEO Grand River Chapter participated in the 2016 Your Future Your Choice career fair held last Nov 16, 2016 at the Centennial CVI in Guelph. There were hundreds of high school students who came to the career fair and some serious students stopped by the PEO booth. Chapter volunteers Tabot and Jonathan, together with two mechanical engineering students from UoG Matt and Bella, had entertained about 50 students combined. Their questions ranged from what is engineering to how to become a licensed engineer in Ontario. There were several students who don’t know what they want to pursue after high school, so the volunteers spent time discussing to them the work life of an engineer. Also, by interacting with their parents, volunteers have provided some additional influence to those who were already thinking of pursuing the profession.

This type of event is a very productive way of reaching out to the youth and inspires them to consider becoming an engineer. It was very rewarding indeed for the PEO volunteers to be able to impart a spark to young minds who may become future engineers of our country.


career fair

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