Introducing OSPE Board Candidate, Dr. Matthew Jelavic, P.Eng.


Dr. Matthew Jelavic, P.Eng.


  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Durham College
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Management, UOIT


  • Doctoral Degree in Management Science, Grenoble École de Management
  • Diploma in Operational Research, Canadian Operational Research Society
  • Diploma of Research in Management Science, Grenoble École de Management
  • Master’s Degree in Management Sciences, University of Waterloo
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology, Bemidji State University, Minnesota
  • Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Seneca College


  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology, 2005 – Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Management, 2010 – Present
  • Managing Director, Management Consulting, 2004 – Present
  • Plant Manager, Automotive Manufacturing, 2004 – 2005
  • Technical Manager, Automotive Manufacturing, 2003 – 2004
  • Production Manager, Automotive Manufacturing, 1999 – 2003
  • Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering, Automotive Manufacturing, 1998 – 1999
  • Technical Services/Project Remanufacturing Engineering, Plastics Extrusion, 1996 – 1998
  • Field Engineering, Water/Wastewater, 1994 – 1996



  • Board Chair and President, Canadian Society of Professional Engineers, 2016 – Present
  • Board Director, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, 2015 – Present
  • Board Director, Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Canada, 2015 – Present
  • Board Chair, National President and CEO, Chartered Managers Canada, 2013 – Present
  • Board Director, National Vice-President of Education, Chartered Managers Canada, 2008 – 2013
  • Board Member, Membership and Professional Development Board, Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2013 – 2016


  • Member, Government Liaison Committee, Professional Engineers Ontario, 2016 – Present
  • Member, Governance Committee, Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Canada, 2016 – Present
  • Executive Committee, Chartered Managers Canada, 2011 – Present


  • Professional Engineer (Ontario), 2014
  • Chartered Engineer (UK), 2008


  • Chartered Manager, 2003


Professional Engineers form the bedrock of society.  When people turn on the lights, start their car, or pour a glass of water, they don’t even think twice about it… it just works.  Engineers don’t usually seek praise for the work they do each and every day, and the world happily moves on.  The time has come for a shift.  OSPE is here to promote the interests of engineers and, quite simply, ensure that the public, government and industry know of the value we contribute to society.

I have tremendous experience in leadership, association management, governance, marketing and brand promotion.  I can bring this experience to OSPE and its members to help ensure that engineers are recognized for their significant contributions.  OSPE membership should be the first step in the development of an engineer, during engineering school, then the capstone that goes beyond licensure and makes the statement that we not only protect the interests of the public, but we protect the interests of all engineers.  Membership in OSPE must become the de-facto statement of commitment to the engineering profession; let me help you take us there.

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