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Toronto engineering intern presented leadership development award by engineering regulator


Toronto – (April 28, 2014) – Heather Murdock, EIT, of Toronto, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) G. Gordon M. Sterling Engineering Intern Award. The award was presented to Murdock at a gala in Niagara Falls on April 25.

A civil engineering graduate of Queen’s University, Murdock now works with engineering consulting firm Hatch Mott MacDonald, where she has gained experience with a wide range of water management and transportation-related projects, including inflow and infiltration analysis for a new wastewater collection tunnel, and looking at the impact of high-intensity rain events on the team’s designs.

She has demonstrated a commitment to the profession through her volunteer work with Engineers Without Borders since 2008, and as an active member of PEO’s West Toronto Chapter.

The award is named for G. Gordon M. Sterling, P.Eng., a past president of both PEO (2001-2002) and the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (now Engineers Canada) (2003 -2004), who had a passion for encouraging engineering graduates to take their places in society by becoming licensed professional engineers. Those chosen for the award, which is available to engineering interns in good standing with PEO’s Engineering Intern (EIT) Program, have demonstrated a commitment to their chosen profession , an interest in assuming leadership responsibilities within it, and a readiness to benefit from a leadership development experience.

About Professional Engineers Ontario

Through the Professional Engineers Act, PEO governs over 82,000 licence and certificate holders and regulates professional engineering in Ontario to serve and protect the public. 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.

For additional information or interviews, please contact:

David Smith, Manager, Communications
Tel: 416-840-1068; 800-339-3716, ext.1068
Cell: 416-458-4140
Email: dsmith@peo.on.ca

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