Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine began publishing in June 1959. Over the years it has recorded the remarkable --even amazing --achievements of consulting engineers in this country, whether they were constructing buildings and infrastructure, recovering the natural resources that are so abundant in this young and expansive country, or lately devoting themselves to protecting the environment.
The following pages provide a brief snapshot of the myriad events and influences that marked the half-century of our existence. Unfortunately, we only have space here to skim the surface.
Carson Morrison (1902-1993) was the founding editor and remained editor until he retired in January 1979. While writing and taking an active role, he also managed to find time to teach at the University of Toronto, and to found and run Morrison Hershfield consulting engineers. We have also asked two other former editors of the magazine to share their memories of its early days.