In 1992, Kathleen Gissing begins her term as the first-ever woman elected President of the association. Gissing, a civil engineer specializing in concrete construction, was later elected a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and served on several association committees and branches throughout her career.
“Maintaining status quo is no longer acceptable to either the public or our members. Change is necessary. We must continually strive to improve the profession in order to meet the challenges and demands of the future.”