November 2014

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MPs reach out in response to ACEC Parliament Hill Day cancellation

Due to the tragic events that occurred in Ottawa on October 22, ACEC’s Parliament Hill Day, which was scheduled to take place the following day, was cancelled. However, several key meetings have been rescheduled at the request of Members of Parliament who recognize the important contribution of the consulting engineering sector.
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Member engagement – a constant process of consultation

We want to hear from you!

In an effort to keep our finger on the pulse of the association’s membership, we will be reaching out to you each month with a quick poll on questions or issues that impact you, your colleagues and your firm. Taking a few minutes to respond will help us provide the support that best meets your needs.
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National awards recognize ACEC member achievements

Congratulations to winners of 2014 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards

Outstanding feats of engineering were honoured at the 2014 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala on October 23 in Ottawa. Learn more about this year’s winning projects and view photos from the gala.
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Michael Walker elected YPN Chair for 2014-2015

ACEC is pleased to announce that Michael Walker, P.Eng. is the new Chair of ACEC’s Young Professional Network (YPN).
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Webinar: Demystifying succession planning

Managing succession in a consulting engineering firm
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. EST

ACEC members are invited to join a webinar on succession planning for consulting engineering firms. ACEC and corporate partner Grant Thornton have collaborated to provide valuable insights into the key considerations for managing succession. This webinar will be of interest to all, including C-suite, VPs, HR professionals, and Young Professionals. Learn more about your role in your firm’s succession planning.

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Panel on employment challenges of new Canadians – provide your input

The Panel on Employment Challenges of New Canadians is holding consultations to identify ways to better integrate newcomers into the workforce, and identify the barriers faced by employers when hiring and retaining newcomers. If you wish to contribute to the consultation, please complete the online questionnaire by December 1, 2014.

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New Country Risk Quarterly by EDC gives small companies best-in-class market risk information

A new quarterly report by Export Development Canada (EDC) will help small Canadian companies make better decisions when selling or entering into new markets.

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Mark your calendar! ACEC Leadership Summit 2015

Niagara Falls, Ontario, June 11-13, 2015

ACEC’s annual Leadership Summit is the premier industry event for business leaders in the Canadian consulting engineering sector. The Leadership Summit’s top-notch business program features keynote speakers, roundtable discussions and panel presentations tailored to the task of navigating the current business environment and planning for future success.
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Upcoming PSMJ Seminars

Project Management Bootcamp
January 27-28, 2015
Toronto, Ontario
Register Now!

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

Save the date!

• Get Work Now Bootcamp: February 24-25, 2015
• Principals Bootcamp: March 24-25, 2015
• Project Management Bootcamp: April 28-29, 2015

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ACEC member news and notices

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