This year’s G. Gordon M. Sterling Engineering Intern Award recipient, Michael Burdett, EIT, was honoured for his leadership during PEO’s Order of Honour gala on April 20 as part of the association’s annual general meeting weekend in Toronto. Burdett was described as an enthusiastic and versatile leader with an ability to inspire and is known for providing a vision of the future and always coming through on deliverables.
Since graduating in 2014, Burdett has already utilized his technical skills to solve problems in his professional work. As a PEO volunteer, he is presently leading or assisting in nearly every project at the Etobicoke Chapter. In addition to his commitment of time and effort, Burdett brings passion to his volunteer work, whether it is organizing Engineering Idol competitions in high schools or dedicating time to the Government Liaison Program.
At work, his dedication to process safety management is a great example of his leadership. Passionate about the cause, Burdett practices a systematic approach to safety in a plant environment and is patient in helping others understand why safety matters. He is continually looking for improvements and, through involvement in many safety organizations, helps effect change in safety policy and culture.