TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 23, 2015) - During its 93rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) weekend, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) will introduce its new president, Thomas Chong, M.Sc., P.Eng., PMP, FEC, and governing council, as well as celebrate outstanding leadership and dedication to the profession at its Order of Honour awards gala.

Media are cordially invited to attend these events.

Date: Friday, April 24 to Saturday, April 25, 2015
Location: The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
Schedule of events:
Friday, April 24
PEO Order of Honour Awards Gala
6:15 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner
Presentation of G. Gordon M. Sterling Engineering Intern Award
Emma Barlow, EIT
9:00 p.m. Order of Honour Investiture Ceremony
In the Class of Officer:
Christopher Yuen Fun Kan, P.Eng., FEC (Simcoe/Muskoka Chapter)
In the Class of Member:
Oscar R. Avila, P.Eng., MBA, FEC (London Chapter)
Michael Kwok-Wai Chan, P.Eng.(Willowdale/Thornhill Chapter)
Tapan Das, P.Eng., Ph.D. (Mississauga Chapter)
Sucha Singh Mann, P.Eng., FEC, PMP (Ottawa Chapter)
John Simmonds, P.Eng., FEC (North Bay Chapter)
Vera Straka, P.Eng. (East Toronto Chapter)
N. (Madu) Suthanan, P.Eng., FEC (Scarborough Chapter)
Additional Information on the award recipients is available here.
Saturday, April 25
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 93rd Annual General Business Meeting
12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. AGM Keynote Luncheon
Guest speaker:
Peter Doody. FACTL, FCIARB
Senior Commission Counsel, Elliot Lake Commission of Inquiry
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 500th Meeting of PEO Council

Order of Honour

The Order of Honour pays tribute to individuals who have rendered conspicuous service to the engineering profession, usually through Professional Engineers Ontario. Recipients have made substantial contributions to the operation of the profession, its professional status, or one of the many specialized functions of the engineering regulator.

G. Gordon M. Sterling Engineering Intern Award

The G. Gordon M. Sterling Engineering Intern Award promotes, encourages and celebrates professional leadership achievements of engineering graduates registered in PEO's engineering intern (EIT) program. The award provides funding to help with the out-of-pocket costs associated with the recipient pursuing leadership development activities.

About Professional Engineers Ontario

Through the Professional Engineers Act, PEO governs over 83,000 licence and certificate holders and regulates professional engineering in Ontario to serve and protect the public. Professional engineering safeguards life, health, property, economic interests, the public welfare and the environment. Professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names.

Contact Information:

For additional information or interviews, please contact:
Professional Engineers Ontario
David Smith, Manager, Communications
416-840-1068; 800-339-3716, ext.1068
Cell: 416-458-4140