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Engineering Student Societies' Council of Ontario AGM presentation by Howard Brown, June 2010.

Engineering Student Societies' Council of Ontario AGM presentation by Howard Brown, June 2010.

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  • 1. Anyone can be the Next Prime Minister
    ESSCOAGM 2010
    University of Ottawa
    June 24-27, 2010
    Howard Brown
    Brown & Cohen Communications
    & Public Affairs Inc.
  • 2. Every single one of you could become the next Prime Minister
  • 3. PEO’s Government Liaison Program (GLP)
    The GLP was launched in 2005 by PEO to respond to
    government intrusions into the Professional Engineers Act.
    Successes to date:
    Held meetings and developed relationships with over 80 MPPs
    Three Annual Queen’s Park Days
    Three Candidate Colleges this year
    Set up the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy (OCEPP)
    Recruited over 40 engineers interested in running in the 2011 Provincial Elections
  • 4. Our Goal
    Our goal is to elect 11 engineers in the 2011 Ontario Legislature
    27 engineers in the 2027 Ontario Legislature
    (that means you!)
  • 5. The Ontario Engineering Student Public Policy Initiative
    The initiativewas launched at the ESSCOAGMat Ryerson
    University in 2008.
    Annual presentations including:
    Ryerson University/2008
    University of Waterloo/2009
    University of Ottawa/2010 – with Phil McNeely MPP (Ottawa-Orléans), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure
    PEO Annual Student Conference:
    University of Windsor/2008 – with representatives from the youth wings of each provincial party
    Queens University/2009 – with Minister of the Environment John Gerretsen, MPP (Kingston and the Islands)
    The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students Annual Conference:
    McMaster University/2010
    30th Annual Conference of the Institute for Industrial Engineering National Student Conference:
    University of Windsor– with Marc Garneau MP (Westmount-Ville Marie)
    National Conference on Women in Engineering:
    University of Western Ontario – with current PEO President Diane Freeman, P.Eng and then PEO President Catherine Karakatsanis, P.Eng.
  • 6. What we’re doing
    Pitched the Ministry of the Environment on a student internship program specifically for engineering students (along with OCEPP and McMaster University)
    Studentshaveattended Ontario Energy Network luncheons as PEO’s guests
    Presentations to groups of students about the greater value engineers can contribute to public policy including:
    Running for public office
    Getting involved in campaigns at the municipal, provincial and federal levels
    Engaging politicians on policy issues affecting engineers and students
    Hosting events, seminars and town hall meetings with politicians
    Lectures at:
    University of Windsor
    University of Waterloo
    Ryerson University
    University of Toronto
    York University
    University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • 7. The Next Steps…
    We want to go on your campuses in the fall
    We want to bring MPPs on your campuses
    We want to get you to PEO events, centre events and have you involved
    We want you to become leaders in your community
  • 8. Question & Answer
  • 9. Thank you
    For more information or to become involved, contact:Howard Brown
    Brown & Cohen Communications & Public Affairs321 Brooke Avenue, Toronto, ON M5M2L4howard@brown-cohen.comwww.brown-cohen.com416-844-1180