Asking the right question

September 2018

I believe the article “Are GMOs safe?” (Engineering Dimensions, May/June 2018) asks the wrong question. A more pertinent question would be: Does the value to [more…]

The message must be clear

September 2018

To graduate high school, I had to pass a Use of English exam, because it was recognized that engineers and scientists can have problems communicating. [more…]

Not a members’ club

July 2018

I read with interest President David Brown’s message in the May/June 2018 issue of Engineering Dimensions (p. 6). He has identified the root cause of PEO’s failure [more…]

Solving the controversy

July 2018

Regarding Dave Winlow’s excellent letter “No hope of understanding” on the controversial subject of climate change (Engineering Dimensions, January/February 2018, p. 58), I noted his [more…]

Pay attention to our best science

July 2018

The May/June 2018 issue of Engineering Dimensions contains a letter to the editor on page 74 entitled “So much for green science” that seems to deny anthropogenic [more…]

Key role in food revolution

May 2018

Kudos to President Dony, P.Eng., FEC, for a great overview of the evolving role of our profession through the successive industrial revolutions that have marked the history of [more…]

Gender equality or sexism?

May 2018

Firstly, I commend Jeannette Chau, P.Eng., on her statement that we need more engineers in politics (“Because it’s 2018!” Engineering Dimensions, January/February 2018). This would cause policy to be [more…]

A call to action

May 2018

Thank you for devoting an issue to women in engineering (Engineering Dimensions, January/February 2018). Such an issue is timely because of Council’s recent unanimous endorsement [more…]

Honour the victims, not the assailant

May 2018

I am disappointed in the reporting of the December 6 ceremony (“PEO committee stages École Polytechnique memorial ceremony,” Engineering Dimensions, January/February 2018). The article states [more…]

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