May 10, 2011
P3 Partnerships: An
Engineering Perspective on the Challenges and Opportunities For Ontario’s
Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure, Bob Chiarelli will deliver the keynote address, and a two-panel discussion will follow, in which participants will learn about the structure of P3 partnerships, and review case studies highlighting engineering, operations and maintenance in project delivery. To register for this event, click here and take advantage of early bird pricing, which ends on May 13, 2011.
OSPE Announces its
2011-2012 Board of Directors
OSPE’s Board of Directors and Officers for 2011-2012 are:
To view the full election results and learn more about incoming Board members, click here. We look forward to a successful year ahead.
OSPE Members Connect With
Their MPPs On Bill 148
Since our request, many have taken action to contact their MPPs to urge them to support Bill 148. OSPE would like to thank all members who have written in support of OSPE and to advocate for the engineering profession.
All engineers who have not yet done so are invited to write to his or her local MPP to support the Bill. MPP contact information is available on the Ontario Legislative Assembly website here. For any information or to obtain a sample e-mail template, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Developments at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Plant
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, released these images, captured by a Robotic Arial Vehicle, T-Hawk, that vividly describe the magnitude of the hydrogen explosions. The photos and videos show clearly why TEPCO staff were unable to use the installed cooling systems or the fire protection piping and hoses to get cooling water to the reactor and spent fuel bays, as much of the equipment in the building was damaged by the explosion. To view the images and videos of the destruction at Fukushima Dai-ichi, go to IEEE Spectrum Magazine.
OSPE continues to monitor the effects of this crisis on Ontario’s nuclear future, to support the professional and economic interests of engineers in Ontario.
For more details and updates on the nuclear situation at Fukushima Dai-ichi, you may visit the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s website here.
PEO Ontario Centre for
Engineering and Public Policy Conference, Order of Honour Awards Gala and
How Will Climate
Change Impact Ontario’s Infrastructure? Workshop
OSPE Policy Series Event:
Public-Private-Partnerships: Engineering Economic Prosperity in
Upcoming Political Action Network (PAN) Meetings:
Meeting with MPP Laura Albanese (York South—Weston) and OSPE’s Energy Task Force Chair Paul Acchione, P.Eng., May 13, 2011 in Toronto.
Meeting with MPP Liz Sandals (Guelph) and OSPE representative Graham Nasby, P.Eng., May 20, 2011 in Guelph, Ontario.
Meeting with MPP John O’Toole (Durham) and OSPE representative Denis Galarneau, P.Eng., May 24, 2011 in Bowmanville, Ontario.
Meeting with MPP Peter Shurman (Thornhill) and OSPE representatives Ray Micallef, P.Eng., and Boris Fridman, P.Eng., June 10, 2011 in Thornhill, Ontario.
Meeting with MPP Steve Clark (Leeds—Grenville) and OSPE representatives Ferdie Tozer, P.Eng., and Sean Watt, P.Eng., June 10, 2011 in Brockville, Ontario.