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]


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]

From 1951 until its conclusion in 1970, the Institute managed the Athlone Fellowship, a two-year post-graduate program to bring Canadian engineers to the United Kingdom for additional studies or industry experience.[7]

Member societies[edit]

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


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".[21] 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.[21]


  1. ^ a b "Member Societies". Engineering Institute of Canada. Archived from the original on October 4, 2011. 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" (PDF). IEEE Canadian Review. IEEE Canada: 29–30. Retrieved January 30, 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e Pieter R. Hart (February 2001). "History Notes - A Background History of the CSCE" (PDF). Canadian Civil Engineer. Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 6, 2011. 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. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada. "Governor General > Former Governors General > Major General The Earl of Athlone". Queen's Printer for Canada. Archived from the original on 11 February 2009.
  8. ^ "Official website of IEEE Canada". Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  9. ^ "About IEEE Canada". IEEE Canada. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
  10. ^ "Official website of the Canadian Dam Association". Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  11. ^ "Official website of the Canadian Geotechnical Society". Retrieved February 2, 2011.
  12. ^ "A Brief History of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS)". Archived from the original on September 7, 2010. Retrieved February 2, 2011.
  13. ^ "Official website of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society". Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  14. ^ "Official website of the Canadian Nuclear Society". Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  15. ^ "Official website of the Canadian Society for Bioengineering". Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  16. ^ "Official website of the Canadian Society of Senior Engineers". Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  17. ^ "Official website of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering". Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  18. ^ "Official website of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering". Retrieved February 2, 2011.
  19. ^ "Official website of the Canadian Society for Engineering Management". Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  20. ^ "Official website of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers IISE Canada Region".
  21. ^ a b "EIC Fellows". Engineering Institute of Canada. Archived from the original on April 12, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2011.