ACEC Recognized by Students as the Voice of Consulting Engineering
Student outreach has been one of ACEC’s top priorities for the past four years. The full-scale awareness campaign – entitled Engineering Legacies targets engineering students across Canada to educate them about the industry of consulting engineering. With the support of ACEC member firms and Member Organizations, over 5000 engineering students from across Canada have viewed the Engineering Legacies video. Thousands of others have visited engineeringlegacies.com to learn about consulting engineering and how to find a job in the industry. This has not only increased the presence of consulting engineers within the public sphere, it has also provided enormous visibility to ACEC and its members.
Proud Sponsor of National Student Events
ACEC is a proud sponsor of two major national engineering student events – the Canadian Federation of Engineering Student Congress (CFES) and the Canadian Engineering Competitions (CEC).
In January, ACEC attended the CFES Congress in Whitehorse, YT where representatives from all of the various engineering student bodies met to network and attend business sessions. Susie Grynol, ACEC Vice-President, Policy and Public Affairs was invited to make a presentation on government relations, which had over 100 students in attendance. ACEC also participated in the career fair and received visibility in all conference marketing material.
ACEC will also be attending the Canadian Engineering Competitions (CEC) in Vancouver from March 8-10, 2012, where Susie Grynol, ACEC VP, and John Gamble, President, will represent ACEC as a head judges for the Parliamentary Debates Competition. The engineering competitions bring together the best and the brightest students from across Canada for two days of high-level competition. ACEC’s visibility as a main sponsor provides the association with an opportunity to network and promote the industry to top students from across the country.
University of British Columbia Student Wins ACEC YouTube Contest
Kendra Bannister, fourth year engineering student at the University of British Columbia won the second annual YouTube Contest. Kendra’s prize included a trip to Ottawa to attend the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards, which took place on November 1st, 2011.
“The Canadian Consulting Awards was a fantastic event that made my first time in Ottawa was very memorable,” said Kendra. “It was great to see and have explained the innovative projects designed by Canada's top industry professionals. The friendly network of individuals present at the event made me realize the significance of collaborative efforts that are making Canada notable for engineering designs on a global scale.”
The contest was marketed to university engineering departments across Canada. To view Kendra’s winning video, click here.