OSPE - PEO York Chapter Joint Event

Role of Engineers in Policy Advocacy

Tuesday, November 18, 7:30pm


Location: London Pub, 9724 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 1V8

Fee: $15 plus a small Eventbrite processing fee

Registration: http://peoyork2014policyadvocacy.eventbrite.com


The OSPE Policy Seminars are designed to inform engineers and engineering students on the findings from OSPE’s advocacy work on public policy. This presentation discusses why engineers need to participate in public policy development and implementation.

The presentation is one hour followed by a question and answer period and provides a case study illustrating the benefits of policy advocacy by engineers, including:

  • OSPE’s role in policy advocacy
  • Engineering – the silent profession
  • Why we need engineering input
  • The engineer's role in policy development
  • The engineer's role in policy implementation
  • Current policy challenges that impact engineering jobs
  • Case Study – Ontario’s Electrical Grid

Speaker: Paul AcchionePresenter is Paul M. Acchione, M. Eng., P. Eng..

Paul has a B.A.Sc. and M.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto. Paul is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario and is a member of ASME, ANS, IEEE and ISA. Paul has over 43 years of engineering and management experience in the power generation industry. He worked for 31 years with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and its predecessor companies. He is now a Management Consultant at Market Intelligence and Data Analysis Corporation. Paul was the 2013-14 President and Chair of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and is currently its 2014-15 Past Chair and Past CEO.

Its Wings Night at the Pub and with the purchase of a beverage, the Chapter will buy you a pound of Chicken Wings. Networking and socializing encouraged.

Guests of engineers are also welcomed.
*Note: Please drink responsibly and arrange for a safe ride home