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Friday, 16 March 2018 01:43

National Engineering Month 2018

National Engineering Month 2018 kicked off with a huge celebration at Queen’s Park. The Legislative Assembly of Ontario recognized March 1st as the Professional Engineers Day (#PEngDay) in Ontario, the first profession to be recognized for an official day and the first of its kind in Canada!

National Engineering Month (NEM) was created in 1992 as a celebration of engineering excellence in Canada. NEM takes place through out the month of March. Nationwide, NEM is celebrated with over 500 events for young Canadians to learn about the exciting and rewarding world of engineering. NEM events are hosted by the provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies.

This year, NEM is celebrated with a theme: ‘There is a place for you’, demonstrating that anyone can be an engineer with passion and dedication. In line with this theme, PEO Grand River Chapter is hosting a Bridge Building Competition this Saturday March 17th at The Museum. The competition involves building a bridge using K’Nex and testing the bridge’s stability among other competitors. For details of the event, read more here…  https://themuseum.ca/events/special-guest-knex-bridge-building-competition/

Across the province, celebrations for NEM are in full swing, with many events happening during march break. For highlights of events taking place this week, read more here …  http://nemontario.ca/2018/03/09/spring-break-nem/

Article by Jonathan Velasco

PEO Grand River Chapter, in cooperation with Lean Transformation coach Kenneth Leung, organized a successful info talk on the topic of lean and productivity. Topics covered were types of wastes, principles of lean thinking, and lean tools such as 5S workplace organization. The event was held in Conestoga College of Engineering on Feb 24, 2018 and was attended by fifty members of the chapter, and some engineering students.

Ken offered this informative session for free. Ken is a passionate Lean Master Black Belt and Professional Engineer with track record of successful enterprise Lean Transformation through management system and improvement initiatives delivery. He has experience in the public and private sector, manufacturing and service industries, most recently with the City of Mississauga, University Health Network (UHN) and the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Consortium. He has served as a process improvement coach, Lean/management systems facilitator, and performance measurement analyst. Ken also spoke at AME Lean conference 2014 (Mississauga) and assumed the position of Value Stream manage for CME National Lean Conference 2012.

Because lean and productivity is a very useful knowledge in many business processes, several participants had expressed interest to proceed with the next step to attend a full-day six sigma white belt session. It will be offered at a 70% discount as compared to other providers. The education committee is planning to hold it in May 2018.

 

Kenneth Leung with Lean participants

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