Canadian Consulting Engineer

Editorial Comment

  • The world changes as it turns

    December 17, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons, Editor

    Brief reflection on major shifts in the Canadian consulting engineering industry over the past three decades

  • Feature Engineering

    Showing that engineering has beauty and a heart

    December 5, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons, Editor

    From the October-November 2016 print issue, p. 4 Why should engineers give themselves awards?” asked Robert W. Lucky in an article posted late this summer online by IEEE. Lucky points out that despite our best efforts to engage the public

  • Radical problems call for radical change

    October 3, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons, Editor

    From the August-September print edition, page 4 They say everyone is either an optimist or a pessimist, and I generally count myself in the latter camp. So when I arrived in the U.K. in June just after the Brexit vote,

  • Feature Industrial

    Humbled by the huge responsibility of engineers

    August 24, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons, Editor

    From the June-July print issue, page 4.  Editorial Comment. Looking at aerial photographs of the 2014 Mount Polley Mine tailings spill, I was shocked by the size of the tailings pond. This one in the Cariboo Region of B.C. was

  • We’re seeing a groundswell of green action

    June 16, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons

    From the May 2016 print edition, page 3. Today  the impulse to do what’s right for the planet is becoming entrenched in what we design and build. Big shifts are taking place in the political stratosphere, worldwide and in Canada.

  • Feature Uncategorized

    The big urban squeeze is on

    March 16, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons

    Editorial “Comment” from the January-February 2016 print edition, page 4. Hundreds of people came out on a cold night in January to hear plans for changing the Gardiner Expressway in downtown Toronto (see p. 8). It was mostly the grey-hair