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Canadian Consulting Engineer celebrates 50 years!

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine.

January 1, 2009   Canadian Consulting Engineer

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine.

We shall be publishing a special celebration issue in June-July, but in the meantime from time to time we shall be reprinting excerpts from issues going back to the magazine’s founding 1959.

To start things off, here’s an excerpt from News Review, Canadian Consulting Engineer, July/August 1959, entitled “Prince praises Canada’s role in Warsak project.”

“‘There is hardly any field of science, engineering or technology in which Canada cannot show some outstanding example.’ The words are those of Prince Philip, made in the course of his address to a gathering of Canadian engineers and scientists in Toronto during his recent visit. ‘I don’t suppose,” he said, ‘any country in the world has made such phenomenal progress in the development of their natural resources as has Canada.’

“When in Pakistan earlier this year, Prince Philip visited the Warsak hydro-electric power project on the Kabul river on which 150 Canadian engineers are helping construct a 750-ft. long, 235-ft. high dam. Of the project, he said: ‘Its real value lies in the fact that it is in essence a civil engineering university, providing courses of instruction for every one of the 8,000 men employed.'” Shown in an accompanying photograph at the dam were M.F. Rodman, and project manager E.L. Miller from H.G. Acres & Co, Ontario.

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