Sandra Ausma, Ph.D., P.Eng.
EMPLOYER AND POSITION
Retired from management position within the Ontario Public Service.
• D. Land Resource Science, University of Guelph, 2001
• Technical Advisor, Ontario Forest Industry Association (2019 – 2021)
ACTIVITIES IN ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS
• Director, OSPE (2015 – 2016)
• Chair, Women in Engineering Advocacy Committee (2015 – 2016)
• Member, Women in Engineering Advisory Council – OSPE (2012 – 2016)
• Member, Women in Science and Engineering, Sudbury (2003 – 2014)
• Organizing Committee Member and Volunteer, GoEngGirl, Sudbury (2013 – 2014)
• Member, OSPE (2011 – present)
YEARS OF REGISTRATION WITH PROFESSION
33 Years in Ontario
OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
• Councillor-at-Large – PEO (2019-2021)
• Vice President, Appointed – PEO (2013-2014)
• Councillor, Northern Region – PEO (2012 – 2014)
• Executive member, PEO Sudbury Chapter (2012 – 2014)
• Director and fundraising committee member, Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education
(2019 – present)
• Recipient, OWD’s Leading Women Building Communities Award (2016)
• Spirit Award Nominee, United Way Toronto (2010)
• Campaign Co-Chair, United Way Toronto – Ministry of the Environment (2009)
• Science Fair Judge, Rainbow District School Board and Sudbury Regional (various years)
• Member, Clean Air Sudbury Steering Committee (2005 – 2013)
CONFERENCES AND TECHNICAL PAPERS
Six refereed publications as lead or co-author. Over 10 conference proceedings / presentations.
As a professional engineer and member of OSPE, I remain committed to advocacy for the profession by OSPE and modern regulation of the profession by PEO.
Since 2012, I have played a role in the leadership of our profession as an elected member of PEO council and the OSPE board of directors.
My ongoing commitments are to continue efforts to support ways to remove barriers and diversify the profession, our society and our regulator.
I strongly believe that OSPE and PEO need to face the future arm in arm, united as we overcome future challenges to the profession.
I bring strong relationship building skills and positive, constructive approaches to solving problems and getting things done. I have a significant network across the province and in particular the north.