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Web site promotes history of Canadian civil engineering

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering won the 2002 Pierre Berton Award from the Canadian National History Soci...

October 25, 2002  Canadian Consulting Engineer

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering won the 2002 Pierre Berton Award from the Canadian National History Society in October. Industry Canada commemorated the occasion by launching a web site, “Canadian Civil Engineering History and Heritage,” http://collections.ic.gc.ca.
The award honoured CSCE’s efforts in maintaining historical evidence of projects and raising awareness of the importance of civil engineering to the social and economic development of Canada. Alistair MacKenzie, chair of the national history committee of the CSCE, accepted the award, noted: “A few achievements, such as building the Canadian Pacific Railway, are well known. Others, such as the supply of clean water that drove cholera from the cities, are not. This web site provides the opportunity for a wider audience to explore some of these great civil engineering projects.”

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2 Comments » for Web site promotes history of Canadian civil engineering
  1. Laurence G Corbett says:

    The website being promoted: “Canadian Civil Engineering History and Heritage,” http://collections.ic.gc.ca, is unreachable. Is this temporary? The search engine returns: This site can’t be reachedcollections.ic.gc.ca’s server IP address could not be found.
    I am interested in investigating specific early engineers from UNB, in relation to a history project. Do you have anyone actively working on history issues?

    • Peter Saunders says:

      Laurence, please note the date of this item’s posting, more than 18 years ago. We as a magazine do not have anyone actively working on history issues.

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