New president of Engineers Nova Scotia

- December 15, 2008

Paul Amyotte is a professor of chemical engineering and the president of Engineers Nova Scotia. (Calnen of Nova Scotia)

Newly elected Engineers Nova Scotia President, Paul Amyotte has a busy year ahead.  Along with his newly acquired duties, he will continue his teaching and research at Dalhousie's Faculty of Engineering, where he is a professor of chemical engineering.

At Engineers Nova Scotia, Dr. Amyotte plans to provide leadership to council in the implementation of all agreed upon initiatives for 2008-2009. His particular interests lie in helping to ensure the association remains a strong licensing and regulatory body, while at the same time growing in its accessibility to all qualified engineers.

Engineers Nova Scotia is the licensing body for over 5,000 professional engineers and engineers in training in the province of Nova Scotia. Dr. Amyotte also plans to continue to build upon the strong relationship the association enjoys with Engineers Canada.

Although his discipline is chemical engineering, Dr. Amyotte teaches Engineering in Society II. This course enables him to meet the majority of engineering students at some time during their time at Dalhousie, and familiarize them with several aspects of industrial safety.

Teaching this course will now have added benefits for both the students and Engineers Nova Scotia, as it provides an excellent opportunity for Dr. Amyotte to emphasize the importance of the legislative aspects of Engineers Nova Scotia, and encourage them to become actively involved as student members, and continue this level of involvement throughout their careers.

“I try to relate everything I do in my career to what I bring to class, whether it is research, consulting or professional service activities,” says Dr. Amyotte. “My Engineers Nova Scotia work enables me to speak with some confidence, to students about engineering regulatory issues.”

Dr. Amyotte receive his BEng from the Royal Military College of Canada, his master's degree from Queen’s University, and his PhD from TUNS in 1986. His intense involvement in his profession and in his community is reflected in the many awards he has received during his career, including the 2005 APENS J.D. Fraser Service Award and the 2006 Dalhousie Faculty of Engineering Service Award.


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