OSPE Annual General Meeting

What you need to know about OSPE’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the OSPE AGM will be held remotely on Wednesday May 6, 2020.

To register for the AGM, please click here.

To login to the meeting on May 6, 2020, please click on the link, https://www.meetview.com/OSPE20200506 . You will scroll down the page and enter your email address under the EVENT LOGIN and then click LOGIN. The meeting officially starts at 6:00 p.m. We recommend you launch the webcast up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time in order to test your system.

Please forward any questions or concerns to Valeria Mueller, Director, Operations at  vmueller@ospe.on.ca.


Election and AGM Documents

Candidate Profiles

2020 Board Candidates

AimeyNAME 

  • Réjeanne Aimey, P.Eng. 

EMPLOYER AND POSITION:  

  • KPMG LLP, Senior Technical Consultant 

 EDUCATION  

  • Western University, B.E.Sc., Mechanical and Materials Engineering, 2003 
  • University of Phoenix, MBA, 2007 

 EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 

  • 2016 – Present SR&ED Consulting, KPMG LLP  
  • 2015 – 2016 EHS software consulting, VelocityEHS 
  • 2010 – 2014 Manufacturing, General Motors of Canada Limited 
  • 2009 – 2010 Engineering, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited 
  • 2003 – 2009 Engineering, General Motors of Canada Limited 
  • 2001 – 2002 Mechanical Engineering Internship, DuPont Canada Inc. 

 ACTIVITIES IN ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS 

  • OSPE Board Director2017 to 2020 
  • OSPE Committees: 
    • Executive Committee, served as Secretary of the Board, 2017- present 
    • Audit and Finance Committee – served as Treasurer of the Board, 2018 
    • OSPE/PEO Joint Relations Committee 
  • Vice-Chair of the Board, Awards Committee, 2019-2020 

 YEARS OF REGISTRATION WITH PROFESSION: 

  • OntarioP.Eng., 2007 

 CANDIDATE STATEMENT:  

  •  My fellow OSPE members, it is with great pleasure that I currently serve you as Vice-Chair of the OSPE board and I wish to continue to do so for another three-year term. OSPE is at a pivotal moment in its history; one where our professionalism is being challenged by both internal and external forces. Through advocacy to government and to the public we ensure that the way the profession as a whole is viewed by stakeholders and decision-makers is one of value. We do this by working to be inclusive of the diverse opinions of all engineers to make us stronger whether this be in the areas of Energy, Environment, Infrastructure, and Research and Innovation. I am personally quite passionate about ensuring the credibility of our profession is intact by continuing to work toward common ground with our regulatory body, the PEO, and by ensuring the contributions of all of our members are valued. This would include understanding the challenges that engineers and engineering graduates of all ages and backgrounds face in the workplace and leveraging OSPE’s reach to raise the standard of our experience so that we can make a difference in Ontario. If you’ll have me, I will be here to serve. 

Nicholas BurgwinNAME

  • Nicholas Burgwin, P.Eng.

EMPLOYER AND POSITION

  • Fibos Inc., Co-Founder/CEO

EDUCATION

  • MASc., Electrical Engineering – Ryerson University – 2016
  • BASc., Electrical Engineering – University of Toronto – June 2010

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • 2016 – Present Fibos Inc., Co-Founder and CEO
  • 2015 – Present University of Toronto, Administrator for ECE 4th Year Design Course (ECE496)
  • 2014 – 2016 Ryerson University, Graduate Assistant
  • 2013 – 2016 NBCircuits, Part-Time - Owner, Electronics Design Engineer
  • 2013 – 2014 Advanced Test & Automation, R&D Electrical Technical Lead
  • 2012 – 2013 L-3 Wescam, Electrical Hardware Engineer
  • 2010 – 2012 mySpark Technologies, Electrical Hardware Engineer

ACTIVITIES IN ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS

  • PEO East Toronto Chapter Board Member, Treasurer

YEARS OF REGISTRATION WITH PROFESSION

  • Ontario Professional Engineer since May 2015

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Administrator for ECE496 (Design Course) at the University of Toronto – 5th year

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Vex Robotics – Design Judge (5 events)
  • Formula Bharat – Design Judge (4 events, held in January in India each year)
  • Founder of Formula North (now Formula SAE North) – Director for 8 years

CONFERENCE OR TECHNICAL PAPERS

  • Many different technical and business presentations associated with optical measurements and the technology we are developing at Fibos. A few notable events include Photonics North, PIWG Technical Conference, Western Regional Strain Gauge Committee, Sensors Expo, Automotive Testing Expo, Shenzhen pitch competition.

CANDIDATE STATEMENT

  • Nicholas graduated from the University of Toronto in 2010 as an Electrical Engineer and went straight into industry. Throughout his time in industry, he worked on a number of sensor applications and quickly began to recognize the limitations that exist with electrical solutions. A better alternative had to exist, and this was found through research being done at Ryerson University with fiber optic sensors. With a background in solving real world problems, Nicholas went back to school and completed his Master’s degree at Ryerson University in August 2016, with his research focused towards developing a unique, low-cost solution that could enable the replacement of conventional electrical strain gauges. Nicholas obtained his Professional Engineer certification in September 2015 and has been a strong supporter of the education of future engineers, acting as a course administer at the University of Toronto and volunteering for a number of different events, such as VEX, and Formula North. The opportunity to be involved with the OSPE Board would be an honour and in-line with the desire to educate and grow the engineering community in Ontario.

David Carnegie fiNAME

  • David Carnegie, P.Eng.

EMPLOYER AND POSITION

  • Partner/Senior Engineer
  • Malroz Engineering Inc.

EDUCATION

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Life Sciences, Queen’s University (2004)
  • M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Queen’s University (2006)
  • MBA Smith School of Business, Queen’s University (2014)

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Malroz Engineering Inc. (2006 – 2013 and 2014 - present)

ACTIVITIES IN ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS

  • OSPE
    • Membership Advisory Committee (2016-present)
    • Guest Speaker Skills and Jobs in Ontario’s Environment Sector Program (2018-present)
    • OSPE Representative to MECP Excess Soil Engagement Group (2016-present)
  • Ontario Environmental Industry Association (ONEIA), member since 2018

YEARS OF REGISTRATION WITH PROFESSION

  • P.Eng. in Ontario since 2011

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Kingston Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors (2016 – present)
    • Treasurer/Secretary (2017)
    • Treasurer/Vice-Chair (2018)
    • Chair (2019-present)
  • Beaty Water Research Centre Advisory Board, Chair (2019 – present)
  • Smith School of Business MBA Advisory Board (2014 – present)
  • City of Kingston Environmental Advisory Forum (KEAF) (2009-2015)

CANDIDATE STATEMENT

  • I am seeking the privilege of serving you and our engineering colleagues as an OSPE board director.
  • As an environmental consultant and owner of an Ontario based geo-environmental science and engineering services provider, I am familiar with, and passionate about, the capacity of engineers to solve the complex challenges we face as a society by bridging technical, social and economic interests. Engineers are well equipped to lead but so often shy away from doing so, and for this reason I am aligned with OSPE’s vision and mission - to help engineering professionals find their voice and ensure that it is heard.
  • For more than 10 years I have engaged with my local community by volunteering time with a municipal advisory committee, economic development corporation board of directors and continued efforts to give back to my alma mater through advisory and mentorship activities. As an OSPE representative at the Ministry of the Environment’s consultations leading to updates to the Record of Site Condition regulation and a new regulation and rules regarding the management of excess soil, my interest in taking on a greater role with OSPE has grown.
  • My educational, professional and volunteer experiences provide a strong foundation to be an effective contributor to the OSPE board. Through these experiences I have developed a deeper appreciation of the wisdom of diverse and multi-disciplinary teams, and to this end I will continue to support the advancement of opportunities for us to learn from each other, across disciplines, sectors, and professions. Furthermore, I will continue to support OSPE’s efforts to advocate for engineers to be at the table when evidence-based decisions are being made to advance our society in a productive, safe and innovative manner.
  • Regardless of who you vote for this spring, thank you for your continued engagement as a member of the engineering community!

mark frayne NAME

  • Mark Frayne, P.ENG., MBA, PMP

EMPLOYER AND POSITION

  • BESTECH, Manager Mine Engineering Services

EDUCATION

  • 1987- BASc., Geological Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 1999- MBA, Wilfred Laurier University
  • 2018- Northern Leadership Program, Laurentian University

EXPERIENCE PROFILE

  • 2016 – 2019 Director of Engineering Services, City of Greater Sudbury
  • 2004 – 2016 Engineering & Project Management, KGHM International Ltd., Sudbury

ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS

  • Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
  • Professional Advisory Committee – Project Management (Chair); Cambrian College
  • Municipal Engineering Association; Awards & Recognition Committee
  • Mines & Aggregates Safety & Health Association, Vice-Chair Technical Advisory Committee

REGISTRATION WITH PROFESSION

  • Professional Engineers of Ontario
  • Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Manitoba

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Sudbury PEO Chapter; Member & WISE Liaison
  • Project Management Institute; Project Management Professional
  • Canadian Institute of Mineral and Metallurgy
  • CIM Sudbury Branch
  • Women in Science & Engineering
  • Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada
  • Association for Mineral Exploration
  • Ontario Mining Association

COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • Scouts Canada
  • VP of Westmount Community Association
  • Manager, Coach/Trainer – Sudbury Playground Hockey League
  • Coach – Sudburnia Soccer Club and Minor Hockey Association
  • Treasurer, Huron Woods Community Association

CANDIDATE STATEMENT

  • Our society is currently experiencing political and environmental upheaval. It is my opinion that the engineering profession has a key role influencing and guiding our society to find a balanced approach to ensure safe, environmentally sound and sustainable growth.
  • There is a belief that mining, and farming conflicts with society’s response to climate change. Growing up in a small farm community and working over 30 years in mining has helped me develop a balanced perspective. Preparation for the consequences of climate change and these two industries are fundamentally intertwined because the fact is “If you don’t grow it you have to mine it.”. It is the responsibility to help society recognize this fact and be leaders in the changes to come.
  • I am committed to the core values of ensuring public safety and heighten the relevance of engineering in todays’ society. I understand that like society the PEO and OSPE must find a regulatory and advocacy balance the engineering profession.
  • I am a passionate grassroots, community-oriented engineer, educator and mentor, it is my belief that OSPE must continue to strengthen our advocacy role by engaging all engineers, not just members. OSPE must continue to establish successful outreach programs to encourage diversity and enhancing recruitment and retention of engineers Finding a way to assume the governance of chapters and evolving the hubs will help elevate the relevance and value of the engineering profession to the public, engineers and engineering graduates.
  • Away from work, you can usually find me doing renovations, fishing, hiking or canoeing on the shores of Makada Lake in Lively with my family.

Yousef Kimiagar fiNAME

  • Yousef Kimiagar, MMSc., P.Eng., PMP, FIRSE, SMIEEE

EMPLOYER AND POSITION

  • Hatch Inc., Vice President Advanced Technologies and US Rail Systems

EDUCATION

  • MMSc. - Master of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo - 2011
  • Academic Certificate Comparative Education Evaluation B.Sc., University of Toronto - 1998
  • B.Sc. - Electrical Engineering IUST – 1984
  • Ontario Building Code Fire Protection, Occupant Safety and Accessibility, 2013
  • Executive Certificate in Artificial Intelligence Implications for Business Strategy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA 2018

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Hatch, Mississauga, ON
    • Vice President of Advanced Technologies and US Rail Systems. Responsible for managing and developing talents to provide consulting services for advanced technologies and rail systems
  • Gannett Fleming, Toronto, ON
    • Vice President, Transit Rail Systems responsible for managing the existing assignments and developing business across North America.
  • Parsons Corporation, Markham, ON
    • Senior Principal and Director Project Management responsible for rail and transit systems in Canada and Global Systems Management Practice Lead
  • Delcan, Markham, ON
    • Principal and Director project management responsible for rail systems operation, business planning, and financial performance in Canada and high profile projects
  • Thales Rail Signalling Solutions, ON
    • Senior Project Manager responsible for international projects ranging over $100 million and project teams of over 200 professionals
  • Alcatel Transport Automation Solutions, ON
    • Research and Development manager responsible for managing the development of advanced train control systems

ACTIVITIES IN ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS

  • Fellow, Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, UK
  • Member Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), Political Action Network (PAN)
  • Senior Member of Institution of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE)

YEARS OF REGISTRATION WITH PROFESSION

  • Professional Engineer: Electrical (Ontario), P.Eng. 2004
  • Professional Engineer: Electrical (British Columbia), P.Eng. 2018
  • Project Management Professional, PMP, 2003

OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Chair IRSE CBTC annual conference
  • Vice Chair IEEE, CBTC Standard Committee WG#2
  • CO-Chair, Transportation Research Board Paper Review Committee
  • Officer, American Public Transportation Association, Research and Technology Committee

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Mentor Program for Younger Professionals
  • Community engagement - City of Markham

CONFERENCE OR TECHNICAL PAPERS GIVEN OR PUBLISHED

  • Over 20 published papers, articles and presentations in international associations in Europe and North America such as: American Public Transportation Association, Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, Railway Age, Transportation Research Board, Canadian Urban Transportation Association, and University of Toronto about Artificial Intelligence in Rail Industry, Advanced Train Control Systems, Systems Management, P3 Infrastructure Projects, Modernization and Digitalization of Railway and IoT.

CANDIDATE STATEMENT

  • The road to a better future, especially the younger professionals, is through capitalizing on the wealth of knowledge, experience and the valuable lessons learned. It is everyone’s responsibility to contribute and pay back to get closer to this better future. Gaining over 35 years of valuable experience, I am determined to pay back by continuing my volunteering efforts – this time at the board level.

Daryoush MortazaviNAME

  • Daryoush Mortazavi, PhD, P.Eng.

EMPLOYER AND POSITION

  • Professor, Humber College

EDUCATION

  • PhD of Engineering, Deakin University, Australia

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Senior Automation Engineer: 1997-2010
  • Ph.D. candidate: 2010-2015
  • Professor: 2015-present

ACTIVITIES IN ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS

  • Founder, Iranian-Canadian Association of Scientists and Scholars (ICASS)
  • Member at PEO, Volunteer at CESC(Central Election and Search Committee)
  • Member at IEEE

CONFERENCE OR TECHNICAL PAPERS GIVEN OR PUBLISHED:

  • I have several peer reviewed conference papers and several ISI journal publications in the field of Medical Image Processing and Nano-photonics.

CANDIDATE STATEMENT

  • I am running for this position to extend my advocacy support to all Engineers across Ontario. Over the last several years, I have made a network of Engineers to make a platform where Engineers can support each other in development of their profession and entrepreneurship. I believe OSPE is the best platform, which can help more engineers in their career life. I would like to extend OSPE membership and establish chapters in different areas to make OSPE more accessible by all members. I believe, not only OSPE must help engineers to keep and promote their jobs, but also assure all engineers that the interview process of OSPE members in both academia and industries are fair. In addition, OSPE should assist engineering community to make an entrepreneurship ecosystem; to help industries grow in our lovely country, Canada.
  • Phone number: 647-4691615
  • Website: http://daryoushmortazavi.com
  • Email: contact@daryoushmortazavi.com

NAME

  • Cassandra Lee Taha, B.Eng, EIT

EMPLOYER AND POSITION

  • CIMA+, Structural EIT

EDUCATION

  • Lakehead University, Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering, Structural Stream, 2016
  • Northern College, Diploma, Civil Engineering Technology, 2014

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • CIMA+, Structural EIT, December 2017 – Present
  • GHD, Bridge EIT / Water Resource EIT, September 2016 – December 2017
  • Aecon Construction, Project Coordinator, May 2016 – September 2016

YEARS OF REGISTRATION WITH PROFESSION

  • Ontario; EIT, 2016
  • OSPE member since 2017

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • hErVOLUTION, Mentor, 1 year
  • TutorMate, Tutor, 8 months

CANDIDATE STATEMENT

  • I am a structural EIT who is in the process of applying for my P.Eng. I have gained a variety of engineering knowledge and experience since my graduation. My experience includes structural engineering, construction, transportation, bridges and infrastructure. In addition, I am continuing my education through courses offered by CISC, CMDC, CaGBC and more.
  • I have been an active team member and a driver for new technologies in my company. In addition, when it comes to the team, my approach is to ensure that all members are heard while communicating my ideas and concerns. I validate engineering technical solutions and provide options. Also, I develop and present solutions to clients. For example, I developed a Standard for TTC regarding the train-platform interface. I developed a Standard that restricted the allowable horizontal and vertical gap at the train-platform interface to provide barrier-free access for patrons that have mobility restrictions. My Standard is currently being reviewed by the AODA as they do not have existing standards for subway platforms.
  • As a woman in engineering I have faced adversity and I know what some women entering the engineering work force will likely experience. This has motivated me to advocate for, empower women and to continue work with associations that support and get more young women into engineering.
  • I want to mentor and educate internationally trained engineers on how to develop their experience to coincide with the Canadian market as I have seen the hardships of internationally trained engineers through my spouse’s experience.
  • My obligation as an engineer is to participate in improving our community and to provide knowledge, support and mentoring to young professionals. In order to do this, I am currently involved in the engineering community through volunteering, attending events and spreading the word for engineers and young professionals about OSPE, hErVolution, SWE and more.
  • I believe that OSPE helps in providing the right direction for the profession of engineering. In addition, I appreciate OSPE’s effort in advocacy for engineers and I want to support this effort by being one of OSPE’s voices.

Important Dates

  • January 2: Nominations open
  • January 30: Nominations close
  • March 23: Ballots and candidate information sent to members – voting opens
  • April 10: Voting closes
  • May 6: Election results announced at the 2020 OSPE Annual General Meeting

For more information please contact Valeria Mueller at vmueller@ospe.on.ca or 1-866-763-1654, ext. 235


Board Election

What you need to know about OSPE’s 2020 Election

Nominations were open for members at large from Wednesday, January 2, 2020 to Wednesday, January 30, 2020. Starting March 23, 2020, all Professional, Associate, Intern and Honourary members in good standing will have the opportunity to vote in OSPE’s 2020 Board of Directors election. OSPE’s elections are structured to ensure a turnover of one-third of our board members each year. Election packages and the Notice of Meeting for the OSPE Annual General Meeting will be sent out on March 23, 2020. At this time, all OSPE members in good standing who have provided a valid email address will instantly receive their required election material. Those members who have not provided an email address will be sent their voting package via regular mail. You must submit your votes online by April 10, 2020. Election results will be announced at OSPE’s Annual General Meeting on May 6, 2020.