When we dream alone, it is only a dream, but when we dream together, it is the beginning of reality.
Over the past 17 years, OSPE members have been doing just that – making the Society’s advocacy work and wins a reality. One thing that’s clear is that OSPE ambassadors do not shy away from making a difference for their profession and for society as a whole.
OSPE volunteers are vital to the work that we do. We are fortunate to have the support of many enthusiastic volunteers who generously donate their time and expertise to help ensure that OSPE can continue raising awareness about the critical role that engineers play in driving innovation, boosting our province’s economic potential and improving our overall quality of life.
From joining OSPE’s Political Action Network (PAN), to volunteering at an OSPE event, to contributing to OSPE’s Society Notes blog or The Voice magazine, there are so many ways to get involved in your advocacy body and to give back to your profession.
In October, OSPE had the opportunity to thank our many volunteers for their hard work and dedication by celebrating our shared successes at an exclusive ambassador appreciation social event at Big Rock Brewery.
OSPE volunteers inform our advocacy work and objectives, help guide the Society’s activities and priorities and carry our message to their communities and networks. In return, OSPE strives to provide our members with meaningful opportunities to put their expertise to good use beyond their professional roles.
Research shows that volunteering improves mental and physical well-being, fuels goals, provides more fruitful career opportunities, expands networks, teaches new skills, builds self-esteem and actually makes people feel more ‘time affluent’ or less time-constrained.
Would you like to become a driving force at OSPE in 2018?
We are excited to announce that there are openings on a number of OSPE committees and task forces. Task force and committee members ensure that OSPE’s reports and submissions to government present evidence-based solutions that are rooted in sound engineering expertise.
OSPE is currently seeking committee volunteers for our:
- Energy Task Force
- Environment Task Force
- Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (Stay tuned for a follow up blog post with more detailed information about this new committee)
- Infrastructure Task Force
- Membership Advisory Committee
- Professional Development/Career Services Committee
- Research and Innovation Task Force
- Women in Engineering Advocacy Committee
If you would like to share your knowledge and voice with OSPE as a committee or task force member, please send a note outlining your interests to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information by December 31, 2017.
Thank you once again to each of our volunteers for your ongoing support. It is through your expertise and guidance that we can continue to ensure that the voice of engineers is heard, valued and most of all acted upon!