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Canadian Council of Professional Engineers becomes Engineers Canada

The venerable Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) has adopted a new logo -- and a new business name. ...


The venerable Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) has adopted a new logo — and a new business name. The council will now be known as Engineers Canada.

The organization says that the new name “captures the energy of today’s engineer and better reflects the profession’s dynamic nature.

“Engineering has changed over the last 20 years,” said Ken McMartin, P.Eng., president of CCPE for 2006-2007. “Technical skills are key but so too are team work, negotiation skills, problem solving and creativity. It is important that our business name reflects who we are today.”

Based in Ottawa, CCPE has existed for 71 years as the national organization of the 12 provincial and territorial engineering licensing associations, which together oversee 160,000 professional engineers of all disciplines and practices.

Its role includes promoting engineering, setting and assessing education standards, negotiating international agreements, and coordinating practice standards in Canada.

The logo of Engineers Canada is a modified maple leaf.