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

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