Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy



Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy

May 29, 2014 08:00 ET

Repeat: Can policy get better traction in an election year?

Engineers, policy-makers discuss crucial issues at conference

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 29, 2014) - Is it easier to advance policy issues in an election year? What is evidence-based policy and how can engineers take advantage of this new direction? These are a few of the intriguing questions that will be addressed by keynote speakers Carol Wilding, president and CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, and Stephan Schott, associate professor, school of public policy & administration, Carleton University, at the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy's 2014 conference on Friday.

The conference will also provide unique insight into Ontario's Long-Term Energy plan, the lessons learned from the inquiry into the partial roof collapse of the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake, and infrastructure and other issues regarding the Ring of Fire in northern Ontario. Ninety top engineers, policy-makers, thought leaders, university researchers, students and other professionals will be in attendance.

The conference will be held on Friday, May 30 (8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.) at St. Andrew's Club & Conference Centre (Garden Hall, 16th floor), 150 King St. W., Toronto.

About the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy

The Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy (OCEPP), the first institute of its kind in Canada, is committed to encouraging Ontario's more than 80,000 professional engineers and engineering interns to become more involved in public policy formation and review. The centre focuses on issues including engineering licensure and regulation, infrastructure, energy, transportation and healthy communities. OCEPP was founded by Professional Engineers Ontario in June 2008.

Contact Information