Vladimir Putin

Mackay-Lassonde, Claudette

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The importance of engineering to Canada's history, especially in terms of transportation: opening up railways, seaways and highways. Canadian engineering today: excelling in transportation, energy development, resource development and cold-climate and tunnel technology, telecommunications. The role of the profession and its importance to Canada's future. How engineers transform scientific discoveries. Moving into the information age. How Canada can improve its technological ranking to prepare for the future. Suggestions to do so. Overcoming our technological intimidation; building Canada's research and development commitment. A detailed discussion follows as to how these suggestions might be implemented. What is happening in the profession today. Progresses made. What's needed in the immediate and long-range future. An example of one company's success (Northern Telecom). The upcoming celebration of achievements of Canadian engineering over the last 100 years.