On November 2nd seventy-two engineering students from across Ontario descended on Ottawa for the Professional Engineers Ontario Student Conference hosted by the University of Ottawa. On the Friday of the conference the ESSCO executives, PEO-SC organizing Committee, Mauricio Curbelo and Jeannette Chau from PEO, and Howard Brown from Brown and Cohen Communications and Public Affairs Inc. attended question period at the House of Commons. After question period the team met with Kim Allen the CEO of Engineers Canada for lunch.
The conference sessions started on Saturday with talks about the PEO and engineers in policy. Conversations on biotechnology in medicine and grad studies engaged students and great discussions formed. On the Sunday morning of the conference two last sessions on engineering prevention and response of tsunamis and the PEO Student Membership program were followed by a panel of the conference speakers. A recap of the panel session and questions asked can be found here on the ESSCO wiki.