Engineering Institute of Canada

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Engineering Institute of Canada

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  • EIC
  • Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (1887 - 1918)

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1887 -


The Canadian Society of Civil Engineers was founded in 1887 with the objective of facilitating the acquisition and interchange of professional knowledge among its membership. With headquarters in Montreal, by 1910 the society had branches in Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. In 1918 the name was changed to the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), but the branch structure remained the same. Branch numbers and memberships increased steadily through the first half of the twentieth century, peaking in the early 1960s. However, by the mid-1960s, smaller branches had closed and others amalgamated. Semi-autonomous constituent societies for civil, mechanical and other engineering disciplines were created in the early 1970s, which established their own branches, some of which competed with the EIC. These dual arrangements lasted until the mid-1980s, when the EIC branch structure disappeared.


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  • EAC

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