CAE Notes - February 2015
View this email in your browser

in the News

  Norbert Morgenstern
Click here to read about other CAE Fellows in the news.

CAE Fellows
to be honoured at
March 26 Calgary Dinner


Upcoming CAE Activities

March 25 : 
Executive Committee Teleconference
April 17:  
Board of Directors Teleconference
June 4-5:
Annual General Meeting, Hamilton Ontario

Directory of Fellows

If you require a PDF copy please contact Roxanne Lepage at  

Hard copies are also available at a cost of $20 each.

Update Your Contact Information

Have you moved recently?
Do you need to just update your email address?
You may update your profile on our website 

Engineering and Public Policy Roundtables

The Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) and the CAE will be holding a series of round table discussions on science, technology and public policy. The events will bring together academic scientists and engineers, business leaders, senior public servants and other stakeholders for a vigorous discussion and debate on how scientific knowledge and technological expertise should be used by governments to inform the development of legislation, policy and regulation. Participants will consider issues such as:
  • How can governments ensure they continue to have the internal capacity to conduct necessary scientific and technological research on matters relevant to public policy?
  • How can governments better "keep up" with scientific and technological advancements in academic and business environments, thereby assuring that public policy initiatives reflect the latest scientific knowledge?
  • In an era of 24/7 news and social media, to what extent should government scientists be free to engage the public on their work? How does one reconcile that with the parliamentary principle of ministerial accountability? And how should governments be judged on the science and technology they use/not use?
  • If the primary function of parliaments and legislatures is to "hold governments to account," how can sitting members get access to the scientific and technological knowledge necessary for an independent assessment of a proposal put to them for a vote by government?
  • Reflecting recent debates on the concepts of "evidence-based" public policy versus "evidence-informed" public policy, how do we reconcile political conflicts with the findings of science and technology in making public policy?
Following the events, we expect the discussions to lead to a series of articles written by participants in Policy Options magazine, the IRPP’s flagship publication. The first events are scheduled for March 18 in Edmonton, March 19 in Vancouver and March 24 in Halifax.

Fellowship Elections to go On-Line

In a continuing effort to make our office operations more efficient, we will be moving the Fellowship election to a secure on-line process. We expect a great deal of cost savings from decreased printing and postage. Fellows will be getting an email soon with voting instructions.
Art Gallery of Hamilton - Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden

2015 Annual General Meeting

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Annual Meeting will be held in Hamilton, ON June 4-5 2015. The banquet and induction ceremony will be held at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

The theme this year will be "Engineering and Public Policy". Registration details will be made available in due course

Join Us on LinkedIn

The CAE has a private group on LinkedIn for CAE Fellows. Follow this link and click the 'Join' button to request membership in the group today! 

Financial Support

We appreciate the financial support provided by our organizational donors and by individual Fellows.
Please consider making a tax deductible donation on our website.
Copyright © 2015 The Canadian Academy of Engineering, All rights reserved.

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp