march, 2022

2022fri04mar1:00 pmfri2:30 pmVirtual EventShaping our Future: Engineers’ Role in Addressing Climate Change1:00 pm - 2:30 pm View in my time55 Metcalfe Street, OttawaYear:World Engineering Day 2022Official WED::Talk,Webinar

Event Details

All engineers have an ethical responsibility to protect the public but what does this mean when addressing climate change? Let’s discuss

Extreme weather and rapid alterations to Canada’s climate are risks to both public safety and the reliability of Canada’s infrastructure. The disruption and cost to Canada’s economy when infrastructure is damaged or destroyed by extreme weather events is growing and becoming more frequent across Canada with engineers having a significant role to play in addressing climate change issues.

Join us on March 4th as we explore the many ways the engineering community is coming together to protect present and future generations and why adaptation and mitigation of climate change is relevant to all engineers regardless of their professional discipline.

Welcoming remarks by Senator Rosa Galvez

Moderator: Jeanette Southwood, VP Corporate Affairs and Strategic Partnerships, Engineers Canada

Panellists: ​​​​​

John Gamble, CEO of Association of Consulting Engineering Companies

Boris Martin, CEO of Engineers Without Borders

Harshan Radhakrishnan, Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Initiatives Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia

Shanleigh McKeown President Canadian Federation of Engineering Students

Louise Millette, Professor – Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering (CGM), Head – Office of Sustainable Development

This is a free event, everyone is welcome! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of the conversation in Canada.

Virtual Event Details


(Friday) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm View in my time


55 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa