Canadian Society for Senior Engineers
(formerly the EIC life Members Organization)
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What is CSSE all about?
- Assist in the broad field of engineering education for youth who are preparing to enter university, including those already in an undergraduate engineering; - Provide financial support to student projects in the field of engineering or science;
- Encourage and facilitate communications between members of the engineering fraternity who are senior in age or experience and who want to keep in touch with their contemporaries by conducting CSSE or joint meetings with other EIC Member Societies and engineering organizations, technical speaker luncheons and other functions of broad interest and current societal relevance to all engineers;
- the Society recognizes noteworthy Engineers through CSSE Fellowships and nominations to the EIC Honours, Awards and Fellowship process;
- Publish a newsletter or other communication periodically to keep the membership informed of the activities of the Society;
- Maintain an active role in expressing learned opinions, either alone or in concert with other Canadian engineering organizations, on issues of national or regional interest relating to Canadian engineering or technology;
- Contribute to awareness of the history of engineering in Canada.
The How and What of Membership: Who can Join?
- CSSE is a voluntary organization for engineers senior in age or experience who may be retired, semi-retired, as well as senior or emeritus engineers who remain practicing.
- CSSE is governed and operated by volunteers; contributions are voluntary. - There is an annual fee for membership in the CSSE to cover administrative costs.
- Members are requested to make charitable donations to cover CSSE funding of student projects, for which receipts will be issued for income tax purposes.
- CSSE replaces the previous Life Members Organization of the EIC. There are no pre-requisites with respect to previous or current membership in other engineering societies or regulatory bodies.
What are Benefits of Membership? Here are some:
- Keeping in touch with Senior Engineering colleagues in your region and across Canada;
- Helping support Youth-oriented Engineering and Science-related programs;
- Having a voice on the Council of the Engineering Institute of Canada and an active voice in issues of national and regional interest relating to Canadian engineering and technology;
- Eligibility for Honours and Awards sponsored by the CSSE and the Engineering Institute of Canada.
What does CSSE Do?
- The CSSE supports the Canada-wide Youth Science Fair, various boys and girls summer science camps, the NALTA and VICTA high school cosmic ray time domain detection programs and other youth-oriented science and engineering projects of student approved by the CSSE Board of Directors.
- Member donations are the source of funding for student projects.
- CSSE’s principal recipients are students who are engaged in projects of a scientific or engineering nature.
- The CSSE encourages its members to identify and nominate students or groups that would benefit from financial support with such projects.
- The CSSE advocates in the Canadian national interest by using its technical expertise to suggest policy to federal and provincial governments. The following documents describe these efforts.
Letter to the Honorable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry Canada arguing against the sale of
MacDonald Detwiller and Associates to non Canadians.
A Recommended Canadian Aerospace Policy, submitted to the Honorable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry Canada
Letter to the Honorable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry Canada proposing a Canadian aerospace procurement policy
The Future of Uranium in Saskatchewan
A Recommended Canadian Energy Decision Framework
"Corollary" to A Recommended Canadian Energy Decision Framework
- The CSSE governance has evolved from its origins as the Life Members Organization of the EIC to a full EIC Member Society that is the only EIC Member Society that is a charity. The CSSE is administered by a professional firm of society and association administrators who take guidance from the CSSE Board of Directors elected from all regions of Canada.
- The Board of Directors reviews the CSSE Bylaws annually to ensure the best practices in good governance are incorporated. Bylaw changes, financial statements, Director and Officer nominee’s and decisions of the Board of Directors are reviewed and approved annually at the CSSE annual general meeting of members, which is held in a different region of Canada each year.
- At a ceremony coincident with the CSSE AGM, new CSSE Fellows are recognized.
Interested in being a member?
Complete the application form and mail it with a cheque to Dallas McDonald at the address on the
application form. If you have any questions you can e-mail email@example.com
The CSSE, as a Member Society of the EIC, is a Member of the EIC Council and EIC Standing Committees. As such, the CSSE nominates candidates for EIC Honours, Awards and Fellowships recognition.
CSSE Fellow Awards
Board of Directors
CSSE donates $1500 for youth science project