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The Mississauga Chapter is launching a Licensure Assistance Program in your area. This program is designed to link licensed Professional Engineers (Guides) with Engineering Interns to provide guidance and support to the intern as he/she progresses towards professional licensure status.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of PEO and participating through the association can be a very rewarding experience that provides on-going professional skills development.

This Licensure Assistance Program is expected to run from June 2016 to December 2016. You would be expected to meet with your guide/intern for at least 2 hours a month over that time period and to provide feedback to the Chapter.

Your valuable experience is needed to help guide an intern to licensure. Volunteer to be a part of this great initiative!

For more information and to apply, please click on 
PEO Licensure Assistance Program


If you have any questions, please contact Pawel Waszczur at

Engineering Excellence Award: Dr. Xavier Fernando

Xavier Fernando is a Professor and Director of Ryerson Communications Lab. He was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and delivered over 40 invited lectures worldwide. He has (co-)authored over 150 research articles; holds three patents and monographed a book. He has won 15 prizes and awards so far. He was the General Chair of IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering 2014. He was a member of Ryerson Board of Governors and a program evaluator for ABET. He was a finalist for the Top 25 Immigrant Award of Canada in 2012. He was the Chair of IEEE Toronto Section and Member of IEEE Canada Board.

Management Award: Syed Shere

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Entrepreneurship Award: Frank Baldesarra

Frank is a Civil Engineer who worked in the computer industry before Co-Founding RAND Engineering in 1981. In 1985, he Co-Founded RAND Technologies which became a global leader in providing design and engineering software and services to the manufacturing industry. As President and COO, Rand Technologies operated as a publicly traded company and by 1999 had revenues of approximately $500 M, employing over 1500 globally. His other accomplishments include creation of IMAGINiT, co-founding, and shaping many other entities including Cadsoft and Vecture.

Young Member Award: Christopher Davidson

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