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Tuesday, 22 October 2013 09:14

GRC PEO Scholarship Offer

The Grand River Chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) is pleased to offer one (1) $1000.00 scholarship to a deserving student:
1. in the first year of an engineering program at the University of Guelph or the University of Waterloo or Conestoga College and
2. who has attended high school in the Grand River Chapter area, defined for this purpose as the counties of Waterloo and Wellington plus parts of Oxford and Halton including the cities of Guelph, Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo. (Boundary Map on Chapter website)
Preference will be given based upon extracurricular activities, community service and interest in pursuing a career in engineering as a licensed Professional Engineer. Letters from references are also welcome.
Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2013. Download the application (pdf)
Thursday, 04 July 2013 14:38

PEO's Mentorship Program

Grand River Chapter is pleased to announce that it is continuing to participate in PEO’s Mentorship program. This program is designed to link Professional Engineers licensed with PEO with Engineering Interns to provide guidance and support to the interns as they progress towards professional licensure status. PEO believes that mentoring will help equip and prepare new engineers to have a greater understanding of their roles and responsibilities and for success in their profession.


The PEO Mentorship Program is not a job finding program. The primary objective of the mentoring program is to help guide engineering interns through the licensing process, develop as professionals and assimilate into the engineering community.


This program session is expected to run from July 2013 to December 2013. Mentors and mentees would be expected to meet at least 2 hours a month over that time period and provide feedback to PEO.


Grand River Chapter is looking for licensed Professional Engineers to act as Mentors and for Engineering Interns interested in registering to be Mentees.


To find out more about the program or to apply to be a mentor or mentee please click here: PEO Mentorship program or contact by E-mail:

Monday, 24 June 2013 14:18

Chapter 2013 Golf Tournament

Organized by R.G. Zytner, Ph.D., P.Eng., FEC 

The 2013 Tournament was held on Thursday June 20 at the Guelph Lakes Country Club.  The weather was excellent and 74 golfers had a great time.  There was a tie for the best team competition, with the team of Drew Stoltz, Rob Hoag, Marty Pearson and Bill Malyk, tying with the team of Glenn Turchan, Alana MacKinnon, Terry Gayman and Dan Murray.  Both teams posted a -8 score of 63.  The most honest team was Jeff Dietz, Vanessa Marshall, Karen Thrams and Jason Taylor.  Photos of the winning teams are below. 

Contest holes were sponsored by CRAWorld and Pentair Ltd., giving us the longest drive and straightest drive competitions.  The straightest drive was won by Amanda Froese, with Carrie McMillan and Evan Spinney winning the longest drive competition.  Hole sponsors were IBI Group, LVM Inc., Peto MacCallum Ltd., Ontario Concrete Pipe Association, providing closet to the pin opportunies.  Winners were Sean Jerry, Martin Piercey and Sarah Primmer.  

Lowest Gross Golf Team 2013           

                                 Lowest Gross PEO GRC Golf Team 2013

                  Honest Golf Team 2013

                                      Honest PEO GRC Golf Team 2013

Additional prizes for the prize table were provided by Burnside, Capital Paving Inc., CRAWorld, Gamsby & Mannerow Ltd., Guelph Lakes Golf & Country Club, IBI Group, MBN Environmental Engineering Inc., Meritech, OACETT, Ontario Concrete Pipe Association, Pentair Canada Inc., Peto MacCallum Ltd., and Tacoma Engineers Inc.

The Chapter looks forward to seeing everyone next year on Thursday June 19 at Guelph Lakes Country Club for the 2014 tournament.

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