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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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    ESSCO AGM 2010 ESSCO AGM 2010 Presentation Transcript

    • Anyone can be the Next Prime Minister
      ESSCOAGM 2010
      University of Ottawa
      June 24-27, 2010
      Howard Brown
      President
      Brown & Cohen Communications
      & Public Affairs Inc.
    • Every single one of you could become the next Prime Minister
    • 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
    • Our Goal
      Our goal is to elect 11 engineers in the 2011 Ontario Legislature
      and
      27 engineers in the 2027 Ontario Legislature
      (that means you!)
    • The Ontario Engineering Student Public Policy Initiative
      The initiativewas launched at the ESSCOAGMat Ryerson
      University in 2008.
      Annual presentations including:
      ESSCOAGM’s:
      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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Question & Answer
    • 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