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Sunday, 08 March 2015 20:48

2015 Chapter AGM Report

By Kaoru Yajima, P.Eng

 

On Monday, February 9, 2015, the Grand River Chapter held its Annual General Meeting in the main hall of the Hilton Garden Inn in Cambridge.

David Kroetsch, President & CEO of Aeryon Labs in Waterloo started the AGM with an interesting presentation of their small unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or drones) which are used for military, public safety and commercial applications. Located in Waterloo, AeryonLabs teams with business partners from around the globe to provide unique solutions to complex, time-consuming or dangerous problems out in the field.  

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David Kroetsch, President of Aeryon Labs demonstrating their commercial drone.  

 

Kent Percival, P.Eng., Chapter Treasurer presented the Chapter finances for FY 2014 and they wereunanimously approved by all present. 

The nomination committee led by Dr. R. Zytner, Ph.D., P.Eng., FEC, announced the names of the 2015 Chapter Board members which was also unanimously approved by all present.

The next order of business was recognition of PEO volunteers and new P.Eng. licenserecipients. PEO Western Region Councillor Ewald Kuczera, MSc., P.Eng. drove through the snowy roads from Niagara Region to present this year’s PEO volunteers to be recognized. Two volunteers were recognized this year, Ryan Spencer, P.Eng. and Syed Gilani, P.Eng, both surpassing the 5-year milestone.  

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PEO Western Region Councillor Kuczera recognizing Ryan Spencer, P.Eng. for 5 years of volunteer service

 

Next, Richard Pinder, P.Eng. presentedthe P.Eng. licences to each new engineer – congratulations to all recipients!   

To close the AGM, PEO Councillor-at–Large Bob Dony, Ph.D., P.Eng., FIET, FEC, provided some closing thoughts about the meaning of the P.Eng. licence and the role professional engineers play in the Province of Ontario. We look forward to see all again at the 2016 AGM next February.    

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AGM audience

 

Sunday, 08 March 2015 20:36

Pre-Health Safety Review (PHSR) seminar

On Janaury 23rd, OACETT GVC put on an information seminar at Conestoga Rovers in Waterloo. The seminar was to talk about the Pre-Health Safety Review required by industrial establishments. The seminar was led by Frank Tomei, a Professional Engineer with over 25 years experience along with Kellie Harrison, who is a retired Ministry of Labour inspector. Over 70 people attended the event. Thanks to CRA for hosting the event in their new meeting room.

PHSR seminar

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