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By Chris Zinck on 1/15/2010 12:00 AM
As I mentioned in my last post, I volunteer on Engineer Nova Scotia’s Board of Examineers. I’ve also done the odd visit on an accreditation team for the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.

Last weekend I was part of the team that visited UBC’s Okanagan campus and had a look at their new engineering programs. It’s an incredible amount of work, but I’m continuously amazed at the quality of the team on one of these visits. The staff and faculty at UBC Okanagan were extremely helpful and enthusiastic.

It sort of makes me wonder if engineers that get involved with their community and education are normally this good. It sure makes me hopeful that the profession will continue to improve and set high standards.

That can’t be anything but good for the future of public safety and breakthroughs in applied technology.

Viva la Engineer! :-)
By Chris Zinck on 12/17/2009 12:00 AM
I’m a practicing Professional Engineer and have been a member of Engineers Nova Scotia’s Board of Examiners for almost 10 years now. Today was our December Board meeting which also doubles as a Christmas party. Lunch and the meeting is normally held at a local restaurant and a good time is had by all.

When I was driving back to the office after the meeting, I was thinking about the engineers on the board and how well we worked together. I’ve been involved with some volunteer organizations and the politics and back biting can get very bad. But the people on the Board of Examiners are excellent.

Just thought I’d put that on the record.
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