MARISA
STERLING PEng, FEC

PEO PRESIDENT-ELECT 2019 CANDIDATE

MARISA
STERLING PEng, FEC

PEO PRESIDENT-ELECT 2019 CANDIDATE

MARISA STERLING PEng, FEC

PEO PRESIDENT-ELECT 2019 CANDIDATE

Welcome to my website. I invite you to take a look and get to know me better. It will give you a good idea why I am known as a Chief Make-It-Happen Officer. Let’s explore what I can do for you, PEO and the engineering profession.

I want to help improve the relevance, respect and value of our profession to the global society.

Marisa chairing the Engineers Foundation Annual General Meeting

I want to see a diversity of people across all types of engineering disciplines be licenced.

As President of the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education for the past 8 years, I have provided pathways for engineering students across Ontario towards the PEng license, linking them to PEO's Student Membership (SMP) and Engineering Intern (EIT) programs. I will help transform PEO's licensing practices to be more transparent and responsive to our digital, diverse and rapidly changing world.

Marisa speaking at PEO East Toronto Chapter licence ceremony

I want to see enforcement measures that adapt to emerging jobs and industries so that licensing stays relevant.

After working for 8 years at PEO, including serving as Manager of Enforcement, I proactively increased the title and practice protection of engineering. As leader of the industrial exception repeal project, I built positive relationships with industry and government. We can do more to reach industries using new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and automation, to define emerging engineering fields and enforce them.

Marisa hosting Canada's Minister of Science,
Hon Kirsty Duncan, MP

I want the public to keep trusting that PEO and engineers will be there to help them safely navigate our rapidly changing and automated world.

Society needs engineers now more than ever to trust that their life, health, privacy and environment are protected. As a leader with the Engineering Change Lab think-tank, I am working with a national collaboration of industry, academia, organizations and regulators to unlock the full potential of engineers. I want to help PEO become a more dynamic engineering regulator to steward technology in a way that is sustainable and continues to protect society in the pace of global change.

I ask for your vote. With my inclusive leadership, we can move forward together. I commit my passion, energy and experience to the service as your PEO President-Elect.