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Seminar: Engineering in the 21st Century: The Need for a New Type of Leadership

There is a set of “wicked” problems in the world: growing inequalities, access to appropriate technology, sustainability, local and global impacts,… Engineering has a crucial role to play in being part of solving those wicked problems where solutions are not obvious, and where interconnectedness and adaptability must be central to problem solving. Engineers Without Borders’ work in the engineering industry is focused on these types of wicked problems with the ultimate goal of an engineering profession solving complex issues in the world. For this kind of work, a new type of leadership is required. With this seminar, come explore what it means, as engineers, to work toward solving complex social and environmental problems in the 21st century. Through different tools like social intrapreneurship and global engineering, learn about how you can make a difference for the world, from your workplace.

Presenters: Mark Abbott, P.Eng.

Date: November 24, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: S. Walter Stewart Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave., Toronto M4J 2K5

If you have any questions regarding the presentation please contact Sneha Mathrani, EIT at mathrani.sneha@gmail.com.
If you have any questions regarding the online registration, please contact Dan Mireanu, P.Eng. at dan.mireanu@gmail.com.

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Seminar: An Engineering Perspective on Climate Change

What does the science really say about climate change? How can we account for future weather in our designs? Does this trigger any responsibilities for our profession? What are the economic opportunities and challenges? Come hear about climate science told from an engineering perspective. Hear the latest scientific findings. Have your questions answered. Skeptics and environmentalists alike can get a sharper understanding of where the line is currently drawn between science and speculation. You will also learn what we, as engineers, can do about it, at the technical, regulatory, and political levels.

This topic is so broad as to be relevant to all fields of engineering. The Ontario power grid is being modified by political mandate; civil engineers are being asked to design for more extreme floods; automotive engineers are wondering about future competition from electrical vehicles; agricultural engineers are being asked about heat tolerant crops. Whether you believe in the science or not, your customers will be asking you questions. You want to be prepared with answers. If you work on machines that produce, consume, or monitor energy, if your products are used in the water, agriculture, forestry or health care industries, or if you are concerned about engineering jobs and the future of our economy, this presentation is for you. This will be a two-hour presentation with an intermission.

 

Presenters: Yannick Trottier, P.Eng.

Date: October 01, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: S. Walter Stewart Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave., Toronto M4J 2K5

If you have any questions regarding the presentation please contact John Glover, P.Eng. at gloveryyz@gmail.com.
If you have any questions regarding the online registration, please contact Dan Mireanu, P.Eng. at dan.mireanu@gmail.com.

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