Professional Engineers Ontario

Professional Engineers Ontario

December 01, 2006 09:00 ET

Engineering Community Seeks Nominations for the 2007 OPEA

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, CALL FOR NOMINATIONS--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 1, 2006) - Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) are seeking nominations of outstanding professional engineers for the 2007 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards.

Nominees who excel in engineering are eligible for Engineering Medals, while those who have made significant contributions to society generally or their communities specifically can be nominated for Citizenship Awards.

Awards are presented in the following categories:

Engineering Medals

* Engineering Excellence
* Research and Development
* Management
* Entrepreneurship
* Young Engineer

Citizenship Awards

* For exceptional contributions to society in general
* For social betterment within an engineering context

Nominations should be submitted in confidence and without the nominee's knowledge by the March 31, 2007 deadline. Self nominations are not allowed.

For complete nomination information, including detailed descriptions of categories, nomination criteria, terms of reference, nomination forms and level of accomplishment of previous years' recipients, please visit the PEO website at

Nominations should contain no more than 20 pages of text (clippings, etc. to support the nomination are excluded) and be in an 8.5" x 11" format (odd-sized supporting documents should be enlarged or reduced to these dimensions), and should be submitted to: Ontario Professional Engineers Awards, c/o Awards Committee, Professional Engineers Ontario, 25 Sheppard Avenue West, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6S9, Attention: Rose Pirone, CHRP, Director Human Resources and Volunteer Management.

The awards will be presented at a gala celebration to be held in November 2007.

Background Information

Presented since 1947, the Ontario Professional Engineers Awards recognize outstanding individuals for engineering excellence and community service. The annual awards program will be presented by Professional Engineers Ontario and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers.

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) administers the Professional Engineers Act by licensing professional engineers, and setting standards for and regulating 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 interest first, licensed professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names. Find out more at

The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) is the voice of engineers and the engineering profession in Ontario. OSPE works to advance the professional and economic interests of the province's 68,000 engineers by advocating with governments and by offering professional development and valued member services. Find out more at
/For further information: David Smith
Manager, Communcations
Tel: (416) 840-1068 or 1-800-339-3716, ext. 1068


Contact Information

  • David Smith, Manager, Communications, Professional Engineers Ontario
    Primary Phone: 416-840-1068
    Toll-Free: 800-339-3716