Grand River Chapter

UW Engineering Hosts 2013 AGM

by Kaoru Yajima, P.Eng

On February 11, the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Engineering played host to the PEO Grand River Chapter’s 2013 Annual General Meeting. Our keynote speaker was Professor Teertstra, P.Eng., of the University of Waterloo who gave a presentation on the new E5 engineering building on campus. The building’s purpose was to provide space to facilitate as many 4th year engineering projects as they could, for example the Midnight Sun, Mini-Baja and the Concrete Toboggan to name a few. It was also nice to hear that the design of the building had input from 4th year students. Some of the student teams were on hand to showcase their impressive projects and the Chapter wishes them good luck as they compete in Provincial and National Competitions.

While seeing the new building and the projects was great, the AGM also had its order of business to deal with.

We helped welcome the most recent newly licensed engineers to the profession by presenting them their certificates – turned out it was good incentive for those 4th year students watching. We also awarded two first year PEO engineering student scholarship prizes, both to students at the University of Guelph (see related article). On behalf of the PEO head office, we also presented a 10-year volunteer recognition award to Amanda Froese, P.Eng., for her volunteer contributions to the profession. Congratulations to all.

Last but not least, we swore in the new Chapter Board Executive. These volunteers will serve on the Board for the next year and they will be spending their personal time to help promote the profession of engineering within the chapter boundaries.

If you would more information on the proceedings please feel free to contact us through our website.

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