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Mississauga engineer honoured for valuable volunteer work with Ontario engineering regulator


Toronto – (May 13, 2019) – For his dedication and enthusiastic service to the engineering profession, Rabiz N. Foda, P.Eng., FEC, ICD.D, of Mississauga, Ontario, has been named a Member of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Order of Honour. He was inducted into the Order at a gala on May 3 in Toronto.

Foda has served on PEO’s Experience Requirements Committee (ERC) for over 20 years, and his global engineering experience has been invaluable in assessing international engineering education and experience for foreign-trained applicants—a significant contribution to PEO’s regulatory mandate.

He was also instrumental in the successful application by India for accreditation of engineering degrees through the Washington Accord. “We were successful and I am happy to say that other countries followed. It was a win-all outcome and really helped to enrich the profession,” he says.

A devoted advocate for engineering graduates seeking licensure, Foda worked with the Toronto Regional Immigrant and Employment Council to create a mentoring program for new immigrants and has been an outstanding mentor to engineering graduates from different academic and cultural origins.

He urges others to contribute to PEO as well. “Consider it free training where one can learn and gain experience,” he says. “It’s also an opportunity to expand your circle of professional friends.”

The Order of Honour pays tribute to individuals who have rendered conspicuous service to the engineering profession. The rank of Member is bestowed upon those who have served the profession by contributing substantially to its operation or improvement in its status.

About Professional Engineers Ontario

Under the authority of the Professional Engineers Act, PEO governs over 87,500 licence and certificate holders and regulates professional engineering in Ontario. PEO’s mission is to regulate and advance the practice of engineering to protect the public interest. Its vision is to be the trusted leader in professional selfregulation. Professional engineering safeguards life, health, property, economic interests, the public welfare and the environment. Professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names. Holders of limited licences can be identified by LEL or LET after their names.

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