The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

President's Equity Award

The award recognizes:

(a) significant contribution to promote, advance, and/or recognize persons of diversity, such as but not limited to, women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of visible minorities, in the field of engineering/applied science technology, or

(b) singular or collective activities within the wider community that encourages persons of diversity to pursue a career in engineering/applied science technology.

The award is granted to a member, non-member or group.

Some assessment consideration for which the award could be given might include:

  • was it a recognizable contribution that enhanced the profile of persons of diversity in the workplace;
  • did the activity or program attract and encourage persons of diversity to participate in or commence a career in the field of technology;
  • did/has the nominee(s) demonstrate(d) leadership in industry, education, or the wider community that promoted the role of persons of diversity in the field of technology.

1995    Sonja C. Heikkila, C.E.T., P.Eng.          

In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the profession as well as continuous promotion of women in technology.

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