The great white north

November 2018

Northern Ontario—the land “up north” from our offices in Toronto, Ontario—is somewhat of an enigma. Although it constitutes 88 per cent of the land mass [more…]

Preparing students for the future

September 2018

Hollywood directors are said to be as good as their last film. Maintaining their reputation means continuing to produce high-quality work that reflects the tastes [more…]

Learning the hard way

July 2018

I’d imagine no other experience would increase the heart rate of an engineer quite like receiving a call from PEO’s complaints department. The good news [more…]

What’s on the menu

May 2018

The global food system—to put it lightly—is a mess. Although our modern agricultural system is incredibly productive, it also has some serious downsides: mass-scale water [more…]

Good design is good medicine

March 2018

The physical environment of a hospital room, like the one on our cover, is now considered an integral part of a patient’s healing process. Multiple [more…]

Engineering’s hidden talent

January 2018

Last year, the Society of Women Engineers in the United States shared a collection of astonishing documents from its archives, which included letters, circa 1919, [more…]

Enter at your own risk

November 2017

“Failure to imagine the possibility of failure is the most profound mistake engineers can make.” Those were the wise words PEO Registrar Gerard McDonald, P.Eng., shared [more…]

That brilliant idea

September 2017

Despite the romanticized image of the lone researcher suddenly having a eureka moment after a long day in the lab, the reality is that innovation [more…]

Getting the message out

July 2017

It’s been almost three months since PEO staff, volunteers and other members packed up and headed north to Thunder Bay for the association’s 95th Annual [more…]

Tackling the environment issue

May 2017

This isn’t the first time we’ve covered the environment in Engineering Dimensions, since we can’t begin to scratch the surface of such a broad topic [more…]

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