Future Events

PEO Ottawa Chapter – Annual General Meeting (AGM) & New Members Night

Date: February 26, 2020
Time: 5:30pm – 10pm
Location: Centurion Conference and Event Centre, 170 Colonnade Road South
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/peo-ottawa-chapter-annual-general-meeting-tickets-88912933979
Note: Registration is required.  Tickets are not available at the door. 

You are invited to attend the 60th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the PEO Ottawa Chapter. The winter installment of the New Members Certificate Ceremony will also take place as part of the AGM.  Click on the registration link above for more details. 

5:30 pm Chair’s Reception and Networking
6:00 pm Chair’s Welcome and Business Meeting (AGM)
7:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Keynote Speech (Speaker: Neal Kushwaha)
8:30 pm Break
8:45 pm Presentation of Awards
9:15 pm Presentation of New Members Certificates

Keynote Speaker: Neal Kushwaha 
“The Arrogance of being at the Top of your Game”

On May 23, 2018, Neal Kushwaha spent over 35 minutes at the summit of Mount Everest, but only days before that, he risked his life to rescue a Sherpa.​

Neal will discuss the analogy of his 27 years of climbing experience to life. He discusses the need for patience, resilience, risk tolerance, and the ability to know when to move forward and when to pull back, or back track for the sake of humanity. He will conclude with his perspective on “arrogance of being at the top of your game” that can lead to becoming a target with the highest potential energy, thereby the need for humility.​


*****************Information for New Members*****************

The winter installment of the New Members Certificate Ceremony will take place as part of the AGM.

New Members eligible to receive their licenses during this ceremony will be provided with a formal invite from the Chapter with a password that will allow them to register through Eventbrite. New members must use this link to register for both the AGM and New Member Certificate Ceremony.  If you have any questions, please contact David Grant at david.grant7@gmail.com.


2020 Innovation Challenge

Innovation Challenge to Ottawa Engineers and Engineering Students

Road safety of pedestrians is of great importance to city transportation officials. The City of Ottawa recently approved the 2020-2024 Road Safety Action Plan, which is an integrated, comprehensive and proactive strategy for making roads safer for all users.

The Ottawa PEO Innovation team is announcing the fourth challenge to engineers and engineering students in Ottawa to develop new innovative technologies or concepts to address pedestrian safety at road intersections from transportation (trucks, buses, cars and

The challenge will be held on May 11, 2020 at Ben Franklin Place, in conjunction with National Road Safety Week. The selected innovators will present to an expert panel of judges and scored on both the details of their technical and business proposal. Monetary awards will be made to the first, second and third place winners.

Please send your proposals with brief technical details (150-200 words) to tdas24785@gmail.com and Omar.Choudhry@Ottawa.ca by February 16th, 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by February 20th to proceed with their proposals to present at the challenge meeting in May 2020.



External Events

IEEE Young Professionals/Women in Engineering Ottawa: Clarifying the Path to becoming a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)

Date: February 27, 2020
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Location: Carleton University, Minto Centre (MC) 5050
Register here
Free for all – You MUST pre-register!

View the flyer for more information. 

Women in SETT Leadership Workshop Series

If you are a woman in Science, Engineering, Trades or Technology and you want to improve your leadership skills to reach your potential, this is the program for you. Built upon the experiences of Canadian women in SETT and proven across the country, we are delighted to introduce our newest workshop “Emotional Intelligence” to Ottawa participants.

Ottawa kicks off for the first time on February 25th with “Becoming Leaders” where you learn the strengths and challenges of women in SETT leadership, Vision, values, courage, and Leadership Planning. 
Full info and registration here: https://winsett- ottawa2020.eventbrite.ca

OPWA Women in Public Works Symposium & Luncheon

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Location: Sala San Marco, 215 Preston Street, Ottawa, ON
View the Event Flyer for more information – PDF