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OSPE’S FALL ADVOCACY AGENDA
After many months of targeted advocacy, Bill 15, An Act Respecting the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, passed Second Reading on May 17, 2012. This fall, seeing Bill 15 through Third Reading is on OSPE’s advocacy agenda, when the Standing Committee for Finance and Economic Affairs holds consultations on the Bill with pertinent stakeholders. Introduced as a Private Members Bill by Monte Kwinter, MPP York Centre, Bill 15 formalizes, in legislation, the role of OSPE as the advocacy and member services body for Ontario’s engineers. PEO has expressed a number of concerns about Bill 15, including the use of terminology that may conflict with the Professional Engineers Act. OSPE remains committed to working collaboratively with the regulator to arrive at mutually acceptable language and to demonstrate to government stakeholders that engineers support OSPE as their advocacy voice.
For more information and ongoing updates on Bill 15, visit www.ospe.on.ca/advocacy.
NEW OSPE MEMBERShIP CARD, GREAT MEMBER BENEFITS
This spring, the OSPE team was excited to release a new and improved membership card for all members. The new lighter weight cards are brighter, easier to read and offer more information, including OSPE contact information, your renewal date and your membership number, allowing you to: • Connect with peers, policy makers and thought leaders at OSPE policy events, networking sessions, social events and online • Share your valued input on issues that impact the engineering profession in Ontario • Access learning opportunities designed for engineers at all stages of their career • Enjoy substantial savings on travel, home and auto insurance, gasoline, entertainment, professional services, health and dental benefits and much more • Gain valuable market intelligence, including salary surveys, professional fee guidelines and timely articles by and about Ontario engineers Learn about all of the benefits available to OSPE members at www.ospe.on.ca.
LETTER FROM PEO, OSPE LEADERS CONFIRMS RECOMMITMENT TO COLLABORATION
In September, Professional Engineers Ontario President Denis Dixon, P.Eng., FEC, and OSPE President and Chair Nadine Miller, M.Eng., P.Eng., recommitted their organizations to working together, when appropriate, by issuing a joint letter to PEO members. In the letter, the leaders explain: “Our relationship is based on mutual respect and cooperation, based on a conviction that it is in the interests of both the public and the members of the profession that there be both a strong regulatory body to ensure the highest standards of practice among engineering practitioners and a body that can respond to
OSPE President and Chair Nadine Miller, P.Eng., with PEO President Denis Dixon, P.Eng.
the concerns of its members and represent their interests.” To view the full content of the letter, visit www.ospe.on.ca.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of OSPE - The Voice - Fall 2012
OSPE - The Voice - Fall 2012
A Great Day on the Green
Don’t Miss the 65th OPEA Gala
Engaging Tomorrow’s Engineers
The Business End of Engineering
Profile: Pierre Lassonde, P.Eng.
Continuing Professional Development: Mandatory or Not?
PAN Expands Outreach to Ottawa
You’ve just had an auto accident. Now what?
Ask the Expert: Facing a Complaint
Keep Yourself Covered
What’s 2 + 2? Depends Who’s Answering!
Custom-built Learning for Engineers
OSPE - The Voice - Fall 2012