Paul Amyotte Appointed as Engineers Canada President

Saint John, NB, May 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Engineers Canada is pleased to welcome Paul Amyotte, FEC, P.Eng., as its president for the 2014–2015 term. Dr. Amyotte will lead the Engineers Canada Board in support of the provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies to advance the engineering profession and its self-regulation in the public interest.

Dr. Amyotte is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and the C.D. Howe Chair in Engineering at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He studied Chemical Engineering, obtaining his B.Eng. from the Royal Military College of Canada, his M.Sc. (Eng.) from Queen's University, and his Ph.D. from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

Dr. Amyotte's research and practice interests are in industrial safety and loss management, particularly in the areas of process safety and inherently safer design. He is an expert in the prevention and mitigation of dust explosions, and is the editor of the Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. Dr. Amyotte is the author of three books and has published or presented over 300 research and educational papers.

He is a member of Engineers Nova Scotia, was the association's president in 2008–2009 and has represented the association on the Engineers Canada Board since 2010.

Dr. Amyotte is also a member and past-president of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, and is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is
Co-Chair of the Materials and Chemical Engineering Evaluation Group of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and is a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, the Engineering Institute of Canada, Engineers Canada, and the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Amyotte will be joined by the following members of the Executive Committee: President-Elect Digvir Jayas, FEC, P.Eng. (APEGM); Past-President W. James Beckett, FEC, P.Eng. (APEGA); Diane Freeman, FEC, P.Eng. (PEO); Stéphane Bilodeau, ing. (OIQ); Catherine Harwood, FEC, P.Eng. (APEY); and Engineers Canada's Chief Executive Officer Kim Allen, FEC, P.Eng. They will be supported by the Engineers Canada staff in Ottawa.

 Engineers Canada is the national organization of the 12 provincial and territorial associations that regulate the practice of engineering in Canada and license the country's 270,000 members of the engineering profession.


SOURCE: Engineers Canada

For further information: William Meyer, Practice Lead, Communications, (613) 232-2474, ext. 249,



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