Alumna named Officer of the PEO Order of Honour

A volunteer for more than two decades, Jeanette M. Southwood (ChemE 8T6, MASc 8T8), P.Eng., FEC, FCAE, LLD (hc), IntPE, of Ottawa, has been named an Officer of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Order of Honour. She was inducted into the Order at a gala on Friday, April 20 in Toronto.

Southwood has served as a valued voice within the profession through more than two decades of volunteerism.

Beginning with PEO’s Willowdale-Thornhill Chapter executive, she created and chaired the Government Interface Committee, was secretary, served on the Certificate Presentation and Events committees, and chaired the Newsletter Committee.

She then joined PEO’s Awards Committee, where, as chair, she expanded the external honours program resulting in Ontario engineers becoming more widely recognized throughout the country.

In fact, Southwood says that “helping to have the work of fellow engineers and the contributions of the engineering profession recognized through honours such as the Order of Canada” has been one of her most rewarding experiences as a PEO volunteer. Read full story.