Senator Jane Cordy
March 25th, 2014
Hon. Jane Cordy: Honourable senators, it is my pleasure to rise today to recognize our colleague Senator Joseph Day. On February 21 of this year, Senator Day was honoured with an Engineers Canada Fellowship by the engineers and geoscientists of New Brunswick.
The Engineers Canada Fellowship was established in 2007 and recognizes those who have contributed through volunteer work, either with Engineers Canada or its provincial and territorial regulatory bodies, to the profession of engineering. This helps to create a network of individuals in the field who have played and continue to play a significant role in the promotion of the profession. It also aims to recognize non- volunteers as well as non-professional engineers who have made significant contributions to Canada's engineering profession.
Senator Day holds his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the Royal Military College of Canada. He is the first individual who is not an active board member or volunteer to be awarded this prestigious honour.
Engineers Canada CEO Kim Allen had this to say about Senator Day:
Senator Day has truly played a significant role in promoting the profession as a professional engineer and parliamentarian. He has always been there to offer broad advice and guidance when needed, making introductions and connections, and was gracious enough to speak at our Diamond Jubilee presentation ceremony in Ottawa last year in February.
Honourable senators, please join me in congratulating Senator Day on this wonderful achievement.