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Sunday, 16 September 2018 21:51

EIT Frisbee Tournament

Please join us for the first ever EIT Frisbee Tournament for a chance to meet new EITs in the area!

Who: EITs, Engineering Students & Recent Graduates

What: EIT Night - Frisbee Tournament

Where: Exhibition Park (70 Division St, Guelph, ON N1H 1R3)

When: Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Teamwork, Networking and Highlighting the Importance of Active Lifestyle Team sports have been proven to increase problem solving and group management skills as well as increase fitness and mitigate long term adverse health effects.

It is important for EITs to remain active as they transition from a school lifestyle to a working lifestyle.

EITs, all students in their final years of university, and those considering becoming an EIT are also invited to attend!



 PEO Grand River Chapter is pleased to offer Lean White Belt Certification Training on Saturday, June 23, 2018. 

  WHO: All interested PEO Grand River Chapter P.Engs and EITs interested in an introduction to the philosophy, terminology, and core tools of LEAN Thinking

WHAT: Lean White Belt Certification Training for Only $160 (includes 60% discounted session fee, refreshments and lunch.  Breakfast NOT included)

WHERE: Rim Park - Manulife Financial Sportsplex and Healthy Living Centre, 2001 University Ave. E., Waterloo, ON, N2K 4K4

 WHEN:  Saturday June 23rd, 2018, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  Registration 8:00 am - 8:30 am

 This session is offered at a huge discount to PEO members only. This is a one-day interactive, hands-on, simplicity driven workshop that makes lean thinking and lean manufacturing principles easy to understand through a “learning by doing” simulation.

At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • List and identify the seven wastes
  • Determine what is value added and non-value added
  • Describe the impact of facility layout and set-up time on production
  • Calculate takt time and describe a “pull” type control system


  • Introductions & Icebreaker
  • Lean Principles
  • Basic Lean Concepts and Tools
  • Simulation
  • Summary

Who Should Attend

Those seeking an introduction to the philosophy, terminology and core tools of LEAN thinking. Suitable for everyone in an organization from senior leadership to front-line support staff.

Certificates will be given at the end of the session; which may be used for course fee reiumbursment if your company offers training refunds.


Kenneth Leung, Lean Master Black Belt, P.Eng

Lean Transformation Coach and a passionate Lean Master Black Belt with track record of successful enterprise Lean Transformation through management system and improvement initiatives delivery; combined with solid Lean knowledge and experience in a wide range of industries serving in both private & public, manufacturing & service, government & healthcare sectors.

Kenneth will donate $500 of his professional fee to the Grand River Chapter’s scholarship fund.



Tuesday, 01 May 2018 22:56

EIT Adventure Room

The EIT committee will be hosting a social event on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Adventure Rooms, a Room Escape Game venue in downtown Kitchener. The event will be a great opportunity to meet and network with EITs in the Grand River Region. Members from Grand River PEO will be on hand to talk about what PEO has to offer to EITs.

Adventure rooms are puzzles that need to be solved in real time using only the objects found in the room. Participants are locked into a room and given a time limit to get out, the way out requires solving multiple clues and using deduction to find an escape key. Participants will be divided into teams, each with 60 minutes of total game play. Your team will have to find its way out of a themed room by solving a series of puzzles that will challenge your logic, communication, and teamwork. Only 20% succeed… Are you ready for the challenge?


Dinner (pizza) and drinks (water) will also be provided. 


Who: All interested EITs and Engineering Students

What: Night of escape games at Adventure Rooms

Where: Adventure Rooms 

     283 Duke St. W Unit 102

     Kitchener, ON N2H 3X7

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018 7:45 PM - 10:15 PM

Cost: 15$ per person

Students in their final years of university and anyone considering becoming an EIT are invited to attend.

Space is limited (23 participants). For more information about the event, please email To register, please go to the event's Eventbrite page.

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