OSPE regularly prepares reports to provide
OSPE strives to attract and deliver value to members at all stages of their careers, including students, through collaborative partnerships with other organizations, experts and stakeholders to strengthen our influence and ensure our data and messaging is sound.
With Mitacs funding, OSPE recently partnered with Ryerson University’s Laboratory of Innovations in Transportation (LiTrans) to co-supervise a research project of a Masters student in Civil Engineering. Along with another partner, the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), the project investigated technologies in which engineers play a significant role – Smart Mobility.
Propel Your Career in the Smart Mobility Industry: A Guide for Engineering Students and Recent Graduates
This report was prepared for the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and its partners – the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and Communitech. The purpose of the report was to provide content support for a digital resource that OSPE and its partners have developed a digital tool, propelusospe.ca. This digital resource provides engineering and technology students and recent graduates with up-to-date, industry-based information on Smart Mobility, skill needs and job search techniques in Canada’s auto and transit industries.
This report summarizes findings based on interviews, focus groups and a survey of men and women in STEM professions. As well, university and college female students in STEM were consulted and surveyed to gather their perspectives about careers in STEM. Based on the feedback, we can confidently say that women in all STEM disciplines and roles face similar challenges in the workplace.
This report provides information about OSPE’s 18-month pilot mentorship program for women in engineering, which was launched thanks to funding from Status of Women Canada. The report identifies the experiences of mentors and protégées who participated, both international engineering graduates and Canadian engineering graduates, as well as the impact the program had on their engineering careers.
In order to assess Ontario’s ability to cope with the impending impacts of climate change and severe weather patterns, The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO), and Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) have partnered to conduct a study of the condition of stormwater infrastructure and the type of asset management planning that is done in municipalities across Ontario.
The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), the Greater Toronto Sewer and Watermain Construction Association (GTSWCA) and the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) have partnered to prepare a study on excess soil management to ensure sustainable practices are considered through the design and construction of Ontario’s infrastructure projects.
The world is facing serious decisions about how to address climate change. Choices have to be made about our energy future. Ontario has just transitioned out of coal generation and has reduced its electricity sector emissions by 80% below 1990 levels in a span of only 12 years. Ontario’s power system engineers want to share the experience they gained with other jurisdictions that are planning their own carbon reduction strategies. This report documents some of those experiences and offers insights on how to reduce GHG emissions.