Chris Roney Appointed Engineers Canada President

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE, May 31, 2016 /CNW/ - Engineers Canada is pleased to welcome Chris Roney, FEC, P.Eng., BDS, UE, as its president for the 2016–2017 term. In the coming year, Roney and the Engineers Canada Board will work with the engineering regulators to advance the profession in the public interest.

Roney is a practicing structural engineer, and president of Roney Engineering Limited, a Kingston, ON, consulting firm offering a full range of structural engineering services related to building design and construction, investigations, assessments and restorations throughout Canada. Roney has practiced structural engineering since graduating with honours from Queen's University in 1990. He is accredited as a Building Design Specialist and Consulting Engineer, and is a Fellow of Engineers Canada.

Roney is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and has served on a number of key PEO committees and task forces over the past 18 years. He was a leading member of, and spokesperson for, PEO's task force that responded to the tragic collapse of the Algo Mall in Elliot Lake. He appeared at the Elliot Lake Inquiry as an expert and helped draft many of the PEO recommendations that the Inquiry ultimately adopted.

Roney has served on the Engineers Canada Board since 2009 and has been active on a number of its committees and task forces. He recently led a national task force at Engineers Canada studying the lessons to be learned from the Elliot Lake Collapse in Ontario, the Charbonneau Commission in Quebec and the Mount Polley Tailings Storage Facility Breach in British Columbia.

In addition, Roney serves as a member of the Ontario government's Building Advisory Council, and recently served on the Building Safety Technical Advisory Panel and as Chair of the Part 4 (Structural) Technical Advisory Committee for the Ontario Building Code. He provides strategic advice on matters related to on-going policy, administrative and technical issues related to the Building Code in Ontario.

Roney will be joined by the following Board members and advisors:


Connie Parenteau, FEC, P.Eng.
Larry Staples, FEC, FCAE, P.Eng.

  British Columbia

Jeff Holm, FEC, P.Eng.
Russ Kinghorn, FEC, P.Eng.


Digvir Jayas, FEC, P.Eng.

  New Brunswick

Darryl Ford, FEC, P.Eng.

  Newfoundland and Labrador

William C. Hunt, FEC, P.Eng.

  Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Terry Brookes, FEC, P.Eng.

  Nova Scotia

Sarah Devereaux, FEC, P.Eng.


Annette Bergeron, FEC, P.Eng.
Dave Brown, P.Eng.
George Comrie, FEC, P.Eng.
Rakesh Shreewastav, FEC, P.Eng.

  Prince Edward Island

Nazmi Lawen, FEC, P.Eng.


Kathy Baig, ing.
Zaki Ghavitian,, FIC, ing.
Sandra Gwozdz, FIC, ing.
Eric Potvin, M.Sc., ing.


Dwayne Gelowitz, FEC, P.Eng.


Richard Trimble, FEC, P.Eng.


Wayne MacQuarrie, FEC, P.Eng.
Dr. Greg Naterer, P.Eng.
Kim Allen, MBA, FEC, FCAE, P.Eng.
Ann English, P.Eng.
Dennis Peters, PhD, FEC, P.Eng.


Engineers Canada is the national organization of the 12 engineering regulators that license the country's 280,000 members of the profession. Together, we work to advance the profession in the public interest.


SOURCE Engineers Canada

For further information: Brent Gibson, Practice Lead, Communications, Engineers Canada, 613.232.2474 x234,

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