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Why Engineers Matter – One Engineer’s Story
March 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Join us for an interactive presentation on Why Engineers Matter – your participation is key to the quality of the discussion:
- Lessons learned leading and managing multidiscipline teams to deliver large complex engineering projects
- Why engineers should always have a broad mindset of the definition of “Public Interest”
- What are the roles of PEO and OSPE and why having these distinct & separate organizations is beneficial for our engineering profession
- What, we as engaged engineers with PEO Chapters, need to do to evolve our profession, focusing on our regulatory mandate, so we can remain a strong & relevant, self-regulated profession and “Own Our Future”
Whether you are an engineer or an engineering intern, the goal of this interactive presentation is to shift our thinking about the value our profession provides society especially in the successfully delivery of large complex engineering projects and how we might think differently about our own profession and our role in it as Engineers.
Marilyn Spink began her 30-year engineering career in Northern Ontario’s mining, pulp and paper industries and then moved to steelmaking operations in both the US and Canada. After executing capital projects with Dofasco, she moved to consulting engineering working on large, global complex minerals projects. At Hatch, SNC-Lavalin, Wardrop (now Tetra Tech) and Golder Associates, as a multi-discipline engineering manager and a process engineer at heart, she led and supported teams of professional engineers and designers. She is now mentoring engineers and project managers with Isherwood Geostructural Engineers. She has been a licensed professional engineer (PEO) since 1995, a member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) since its inception. In 2014, she was appointed the lieutenant governor appointee to PEO Council. Spink is married to Jamie Gerson, also a professional engineer, who is extremely supportive of all her interests and a wonderful father to their three children. Spink can be reached at email@example.com.
Friends are welcome and networking encouraged!
Through the Professional Engineers Act, Professional Engineers Ontario governs licence and certificate holders and regulates professional engineering in Ontario to serve and protect the public.
It fulfills the same role for engineers as the College of Physicians and Surgeons for doctors or the Law Society of Upper Canada for lawyers.