Engineering Institute of Canada

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The Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) (French: l'Institut canadien des ingénieurs; ICI) is a federation of twelve engineering societies based in Canada,[1] covering a broad range of engineering branches, and with a history going back to 1887.[2][3][4][5] First known as the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, it became the first national professional engineering society in Canada.[6]

History[edit]

The organisation was founded in 1887 under the name Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (not to be confused with the more recent Canadian Society for Civil Engineering). Co-founder Thomas C. Keefer was elected as the first president. Walter Shanly, who helped with the incorporation, became one of the first vice-presidents, together with Casimir Gzowski and John Kennedy. And Henry T. Bovey was the first secretary and treasurer. In 1918 the society was renamed Engineering Institute of Canada with the goal to represent all engineering branches. Later the organisation converted into a federation of more independent member societies, starting with the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering in 1970.[3][4][5]

Member societies[edit]

The twelve member societies of the Engineering Institute of Canada are:[1]

  • IEEE Canada.[7] The Canadian section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member society of the EIC "for the technical fields of electrical, electronics, and computer engineering".[8]
  • Canadian Dam Association[9]
  • Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS).[10] Founded in January 1972 as a member society of the EIC but with a history going back to 1946 when the "Associate Committee on Soil and Snow Mechanics" was created by the National Research Council of Canada.[5][11]
  • Canadian Maritime Section of the Marine Technology Society
  • Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES)[12]
  • Canadian Nuclear Society
  • Canadian Society for Bioengineering[13]
  • Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE). The CSCE, founded in 1887 and renamed in 1918, was re-established in June 1972 as a member society of the EIC under a slightly different name.[5]
  • Canadian Society for Senior Engineers[14]
  • Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering[15]
  • Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME).[16] Founded in January 1970 as first member society of the EIC.[5]
  • Canadian Society for Engineering Management[17]

Fellows[edit]

Starting in 1963, the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) has yearly elected some members to the level of Fellow, to recognize "their excellence in engineering" and "their services to the profession and to society".[18] Initially, Fellows were members of the EIC with the annual number elected varying between one (1967) and seventy-eight (1980). More recently,[when?] they are members of their nominating EIC member society with a maximum of twenty elected annually.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Member Societies". Engineering Institute of Canada. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Engineering Institute of Canada - since 1887". Engineering Institute of Canada. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Rod Millard. "Biographical Dictionary of Canadian Engineers". University of Western Ontario. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b B. John Plant (Winter 2002). "The Engineering Institute of Canada, Its History and Importance in 2002". IEEE Canadian Review (IEEE Canada): p29–30. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Pieter R. Hart (February 2001). "History Notes - A Background History of the CSCE". Canadian Civil Engineer (Canadian Society for Civil Engineering). Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ Coghlan, Peter C.; Chisholm, Peter S. "Contributions to Professional Engineering from the Western Region. Introduction: The Centennial of Engineering in Canada, 1887-1987". Professional Engineers Ontario. Retrieved February 3, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Official website of IEEE Canada". Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  8. ^ "About IEEE Canada". IEEE Canada. Retrieved February 6, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Official website of the Canadian Dam Association". Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Official website of the Canadian Geotechnical Society". Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  11. ^ "A Brief History of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS)". Archived from the original on June 7, 2010. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Official website of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society". Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Official website of the Canadian Society for Bioengineering". Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Official website of the Canadian Society for Senior Engineers". Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Official website of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering". Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Official website of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering". Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Official website of the Canadian Society for Engineering Management". Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  18. ^ a b "EIC Fellows". Engineering Institute of Canada. Retrieved February 8, 2011.