December 2012

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ACEC engaging with private sector organizations

ACEC's participation in the Canadian Chamber of Commerce strengthens policy development and advocacy.
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Public shouldn't pay wage subsidies to thriving industry

Skit Ferguson, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Consulting Engineers of Nova Scotia and Ray Landry, President of CENS recently voiced their opposition to a new provincial subsidy program. Their op-ed in the Halifax Chronicle Herald notes that investing in infrastructure and other forms of economic development would be a better approach to job creation.
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Working with New Brunswick municipalities

A recent panel discussion and presentation to the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick Board provide opportunities for open dialogue for the industry.

Photo credit: Stephen MacGillivray/The Daily Gleaner

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ACEC supports government's new approach to foreign aid

ACEC applauds recent remarks by the Hon. Julian Fantino, Minister for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) concerning the need to refocus our country's foreign aid priorities.
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Winners showcased in Maclean's magazine feature

In its inaugural Careers in Engineering, Maclean’s featured a selection of 2012 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award winners.
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Stantec Consulting and Read Jones Christoffersen nominees for FIDIC centenary awards

Marquee projects by Stantec Consulting and Read Jones Christoffersen are nominees for the FIDIC Centenary Awards to be presented in Barcelona in 2013.
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ACEC and DCC promote importance of quality over price

In a joint presentation to procurement officials, ACEC President John Gamble and Defence Construction Canada (DCC) Manager of Contract Services Richard Allie emphasized value to taxpayers.
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DCC announces revised Procurement Code of Conduct

Defence Construction Canada (DCC) announced the launch of its revised Procurement Code of Conduct for the procurement of all goods and services related to infrastructure and environmental projects required for the defence of Canada.
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Compensation data for Canadian consulting engineering firms

Survey results now available

Don't miss the opportunity to purchase this year's survey and map out the compensation strategy that is right for you.
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Access PSMJ Resources, Inc.'s Q4 quarterly market forecast

Get the latest market research for the A/E industry, broken down by market sector and subsector for free.

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HR best practices for your business

Paul Juniper, Director of the Industrial Relations Centre at Queen's University shares insights on how to be an employer of choice and make flexible work arrangements a reality. Mr. Juniper was a speaker at ACEC's 2012 Summit in June.

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Upcoming PSMJ seminars

Winning Proposals and Presentations
February 5-6, 2013
Toronto, Ontario


Learn how to improve your written proposals and presentations. Get tips that will help you win over your clients.
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Project Management Bootcamp
March 5-6, 2013
Toronto, Ontario


Attend this information-packed seminar and gain an understanding of the techniques and strategies of today's most successful project managers.

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FIDIC 2013 Young Professionals management online training programme

Young Professionals represent the future of the consulting engineering industry. FIDIC invites Young Professionals to join a special seven-month online management training programme.


Deadline for registration: December 30, 2012

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Save the date

ACEC Summit 2013
Lake Louise, Alberta
June 20-22, 2013


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Industry news and notices

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