Being professional is still a cornerstone of who we are. While the association’s business name may not explicitly state it, it will be seen in how we present our members to the public: ethical, dedicated to professional excellence, safe, and progressive. It will also be seen in how the association carries out its work: enforcing high standards of entry and practice, and taking action when these standards are not met. The professional designations (P.Eng., P.Geo.) are not changing, nor are those for our licensees and members in training (Eng.L., Geo.L., EIT, GIT). Your professional designation will continue to indicate to the public that you are licensed to practice your profession, and are professional, ethical, and accountable.
Ultimately, the decision to simplify the name was driven by a desire to enhance recognition and recall leading to increased public recognition for the important work that engineers and geoscientists do.