The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists


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TECH TAKES PODCAST is the official podcast for the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists. Hosted by Louis Savard, C.Tech., the show offers thought-provoking interviews with industry leaders, government officials, academia and influencers on hot topics relevant to the engineering and applied science profession and the technologies that shape the world around us.

Meet our Host
Louis Savard, C.Tech., is an OACETT regional
councillor with the Professional Affairs and Services
Board and is manager, technology and innovation,
at the City of Cornwall.

Episode #1

The 'E' Word: Understanding the ethical implications of new technology
As we navigate through our rapidly changing world, where ethical considerations in innovation have become more critical to mitigating risk, organizations will benefit today from adopting stewardship and ethics to ensure technology is used to make the world a better place.

Meet our Guest Speakers
Mark Abbott
Director, Engineering Change Lab

Mark's Engineering Change Lab has established a framework of technological stewardship: a set of principles, tools, and practices that enable a responsible understanding of the role of technology and the professionals who create and apply it in everyday life.

For information on Engineering Change Lab, contact Mark at markabbott@engineeringchangelabe or visit 

Wayne Collins
Professor, Computer Science and Information Technology
Mohawk College

Wayne has studied moral reasoning ability, and is directly involved in increasing ethics content in technology diplomas at Mohawk College and engaged in ethics as an extra curricular activity as the coach of the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl team.

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