Professional Engineers Ontario

Professional Engineers Ontario

June 14, 2007 09:01 ET

Conference to Address Educating and Licensing Future Engineers

Attention: Assignment Editor, Education Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - June 14, 2007) - On Thursday, June 21, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the body that licenses and regulates the practice of the province's 70,000 engineers, will host a special conference entitled The Future of Engineering Education and Licensure.

Join us to hear regulators, engineering educators, government officials, members of engineering societies and major employers of engineers discuss the challenges and opportunities of preparing tomorrow's engineers. John Milloy, MPP Kitchener Centre and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, is the morning's keynote speaker. The Hon. Jean Augustine, Fairness Commissioner of Ontario, will be the conference's closing keynote speaker. In between, four panels will examine the issues of Engineering Globalization, the Future of Engineering Education, Accreditation and Academic Equivalency, and Licensure Requirements.

Event details are as follows:

What: The Future of Engineering Education and Licensure
When: Thursday, June 21, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel, 801 Dixon Road

Please visit http://www.peo.on.ca/Conference/FEEL2007.html for a complete list of participants.

Professional Engineers Ontario administers the Professional Engineers Act by licensing Ontario's 70,000 professional engineers, granting temporary, limited and provisional licences to practise professional engineering, and authorizing businesses to provide engineering services to the public. It sets standards for and regulates engineering in Ontario so that the public interest is served and protected. Rigorously educated, experienced, and committed to a Code of Ethics that puts the public first, licensed professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names.
/For further information: David Smith, Manager, Communications
Tel: 416-840-1068; 800-339-3716, ext.1068
Email: dsmith@peo.on.ca
/ IN: EDUCATION, POLITICS

Contact Information

  • David Smith, Manager, Communications, Professional Engineers Ontario
    Primary Phone: 416-840-1068
    Toll-Free: 800-339-3716
    E-mail: dsmith@peo.on.ca