Discussion Topics

Why elect me …

Following the Western Region Councillor debate and material sent to you by PEO, I am providing a few additional pointers below.

By the way, if you missed the debate, you can watch me and the other 2 candidates at: http://webcast.fmav.ca/peoacm2017wr/

ABOUT GOVERNANCE

  • I have experience chairing technical committees and participation of similar committees as the PEO Council.
  • I believe in transparent, open and accountable governing bodies.
  • In my life and work, I share PEO’s cover values: Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Professionalism, Teamwork.
  • I have experience in various cities across Canada and abroad, in the private/public and nonprofit sectors.
  • I have experience in working with external stakeholders in policy development.
  • If you elect me, I will bring to council my energy, experience, ideas, and values.

ABOUT ATTRACTING MORE VOLUNTEERS

Winston Churchill: “You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”

  • Engineers have been given back to society for years.
  • Engineers are problem solvers and doers.
  • PEO has talented members but who lead a busy life.
  • A strong profession with engaged members is in the best interest of the public.
  • I have experience in Corporate Social Responsibility and managed over 50,000 engaged volunteers. I have ideas to engage more volunteers and work with others to strengthen our profession in the best interest of the public.
  • Volunteers need clear roles and clear assignments.
  • Applications need to be more user friendly.
  • If there are problems in the profession, let’s be open with our members and tackle them together. Like-minded engineers love problem solving and love giving back to society.

ABOUT COMMUNICATIONS

‘The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place”

  • A mix of strategies need to be pursued.
  • Use simple language in communications.
  • Knowing our audience is key –  I propose it is time to conduct survey to members and hear from members.
  • I support OSPE to advocate for engineers and communicate PEO’s messages.
  • I support working more effectively with PEO Chapters to assist PEO’s regulatory role.
  • We should partner with other associations who are a step ahead in some industry areas.
  • I will work with chapters to facilitate policy communications – We LIVE in OUR COMMUNITIES and PEO Chapters and volunteers should be supported.

 

ABOUT HAVING MORE GRADUATING STUDENTS BECOMING P.ENG.

  • I met many EITs while volunteering and at my work and I continue to be impressed and remember that engineering graduates could have typically chosen to study anything else other than engineering but CHOSE ENGINEERING.
  • Is P.Eng. valued in our economy? I have seen job postings not requiring a P.Eng. for an engineer position – WE NEED TO EDUCATE EMPLOYERS. I have seen job posting requiring a P.Eng. or PMP – I have both and would be glad to share my ideas with PEO council.
  • I will support the work and vision of OSPE  to encourage the engagement of engineers and advocate for the profession.
  • I support working with Universities as key stakeholders in the process.
  • We need to continue to work with partners to encourage more P.Eng.
  • I am P.Eng. who went through the process just over 5 years ago.
  • I mentor and encourage EITs through the process so I have stayed in touch with the process. I have also mentored engineering students through Women in Engineering mentorship initiatives
  • I support ideas to streamline processes, based on what other Canadian jurisdictions currently do.
  • I have the experience, HONEST ENERGY, and ideas if you elect me to be your Western Region Councillor.