York Chapter

Fellow engineers and friends of PEO York Chapter,

Our Transportation Symposium is approaching fast.  Premier Wynne has sent us a congratulatory note for the success of our event.   We are very proud of the Premier’s acknowledgment of our effort to raise the profile of engineers in York Region.  I am sharing the Premier’s message to you below.  If you have not registered and want more information about the event, please visit: http://www.peoyork.com/2015TransportationSymposium


premier kathleen wynne letter


Dennis Woo PhD, PEng
Committee Chair, 2015 Transportation Symposium
“Engineering the Future of GTA Transportation”
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Jan 26

VolunteerUofT 2017


Our past presenter, Professor Aimy Bazylak, P.Eng. would like to warmly invite engineers in York Chapter to submit a design problem and become a client for a 1st year University of Toronto Engineering “Sustainability Scholars” design team. They are launching a special series of 1st year engineering design projects focused on sustainability through our 1st year Engineering Strategies & Practice (ESP) course – a core 1st year engineering course of 1000 students focused on the role of engineering in society, our relationship with the environment, and the potential and importance of engineering work for people.

To get involved, you simply need to describe a design problem, which might involve a facility, a process, or a device, and we will connect you with our 1st year design teams (4-5 people teams)! The time commitment is also minimal – we ask you to meet with the students 3 times over a 3 month period and attend their final project presentation – for a total time commitment of 3.5 hours. First meeting should be in person (perhaps at your place of work) but subsequent ones could be done through an internet service such as Skype.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to connect with our university, sustainability community, and engineering student body, as well as to build linkages with our students as they move into upper years where they may work with you again in senior undergraduate design projects and as future employees!

If you are interested, please contact Prof. Aimy Bazylak (Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Aug 16, 2017. They are now recruiting projects to be finalized by September 1, 2017 for student teams to begin working with you in January, 2018. To learn more about our ESP course: http://www.esp.engineering.utoronto.ca/home.htm

Rick Vender, P.Eng.
Program Director
PEO York Chapter