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Author: Harp Khukh, B. Comm, LL.B.
This ENGtalk explores key terms in engineering contracts and how these may have been impacted by COVID-19. Harp Khukh, B. Comm, LL.B., has spent over 10 years in construction, property & professional liability. This includes liability claims against various professionals, discipline hearings, commercial and residential real estate disputes, property loss, construction liens, condominium disputes and matters involving the Ontario Health and Safety Act. Harp also provides contracts and bidding advice. From 2010 to 2014, Harp practiced at a boutique litigation firm in Toronto that specialized in professional liability for professional engineers. As such, Harp focuses on providing specialized legal services to the engineering community in Ontario.
Author: Shannon M. Pole
In the before times, frustration was the name of the game – What should I do in university? How do I get a job? Is this where I belong? Life was good; except it always felt like something was missing. Shannon M. Pole, TNLP, TCHt, TTLT, decided to get elite, make a change and follow the path to HER dreams. As an engineering graduate herself (and worker bee for 5+ years), Shannon now serves the industry, guiding lost souls home and empowering you to thrive in your chosen profession. As the Head of an International Training Institute of NLP & Hypnosis, she is translating personal and professional development tools into the language of STEM – bridging the gap between transformation and tech.
Author: Liz Elliot
How will engineer pay be impacted in a post COVID-19 world? Is a base pay reduction normal? Should we expect bonuses? In this video, Liz Elliott, will give you the information to understand how your compensation might be impacted through 2020 and into 2021. She also discuss how the pressures of COVID-19 are bringing about change faster, foreshadowing what the future of skill based pay might look like for engineers. Liz Elliott is an Industry Relationship Manager at Mercer, a global human resources consulting firm. Liz oversees a portfolio of compensation, policy and benefit surveys that cover oil and gas, mining, high tech and multiple engineering surveys including the Mercer | OSPE National Engineering Survey.
Author: Paul Acchione, P.Eng.
Ontario is faced with an energy dilemma: It has successfully decarbonized its electricity system but now produces more clean electricity during some hours of the day than people need. Paul Acchione, P.Eng., discusses how we can encourage people and companies to use that surplus clean electricity to displace the fossil fuels they use for their other energy needs. Paul Acchione, P.Eng., is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and has nearly 50 years of experience in the electricity sector. He has spent the last 10 years focusing on how we can change our energy policies to reduce our overall energy costs and also reduce our atmospheric emissions.
Author: Dave Carnegie, P.Eng.
OSPE has been advocating for regulatory changes to excess soil for years. Engineers have been calling on the government to ensure that soil is treated as a resource and not as waste. Since the announcement of the new regulation in December, 2019, Dave Carnegie has participated on an Ontario Environmental Industry Association working group developing a best management practice for qualified persons regarding the new regulation and rules, and an OSPE working group that is preparing a scientific review paper and best management practice for placement of excess soil in pits and quarries; both documents are anticipated to be released in 2021. Dave Carnegie is a partner and senior environmental engineering with Malroz Engineering Inc. He has been a member of the Ministry of the Environment Conservation and Parks Excess Soils Engagement Group since 2016. In 2020, he was appointed to the OSPE board of directors and is passionate about engineers finding their voice to help lead our communities through the complex challenges we face, as problem solvers and ambassadors for science and technology.