Mentorship Program

OSPE is committed to strengthening and growing the engineering community by creating a space where members can receive support from engineering professionals. The OSPE Mentorship Program features talented and experienced mentors who are excited to provide you with guidance on a variety of topics related to the engineering experience. To book a mentoring session with our mentors, please login to your OSPE account to access their calendar.



Michael Liu, P.Eng.

Michael Liu is a professional engineer working in the water industry. His focus is on the design and construction of infrastructure projects for municipalities in Ontario. His role as a Regional Discipline Lead for Electrical and I&C allows him to help his clients plan, design, maintain and protect their plants, facilities and personnel.

As a lifelong learner, he has been involved in mentorship activities since university. He knows the value of having proper guidance for professionals on their journeys in becoming the best versions of themselves. He strives to be the help and support that he wishes he had.

Specializations: Leadership Skills | Career Development | Office Dynamics

Tiffany Joseph

Tiffany Joseph is a young professional working in the Distribution Logistics Industry. After graduating from York University with a Degree in Space Engineering, she realized her passion for project management, leadership, equity and inclusion initiatives. Tiffany works as a Project Engineer, and volunteers her time in these areas. Tiffany is excited to help students and young professionals realize their leadership goals and succeed in engineering.

Specializations: Leadership Skills | Equity and Inclusion | Project Management


Hassan Ali, P.Eng.

Dr. Ali is a geotechnical engineer with more than 11 years of industry and academic experience in Canada, the United States and overseas. He has completed his Ph.D. in Geotechical Engineering, Masters in Earthquake Engineering, and Bachelors in Civil Engineering (Hons.) He is an award-winning speaker, has completed courses in public speaking, and has presented his work at various conferences in the past 10 years.

Specializations: PEO Licence Support | Career Support | Networking Skills


Ashraf Hanna, P.Eng.

Ashraf Hanna is a seasoned civil engineer with extensive experience in capital project delivery, water and wastewater engineering, and development engineering—both in the private and public sectors. He started his career in engineering consulting where he progressed from Design Engineer to Senior Project Engineer with overall responsibility for project delivery, quality and budget control as well as client liaison. Subsequently, he transitioned to the municipal engineering field where he acquired considerable experience in the areas of capital program delivery and management of major infrastructure projects, water and wastewater infrastructure planning as well as development engineering.

Specializations: Career Support in Development Engineering & Public Sector | Internationally Trained Engineers | Work Disputes and Corporate Politics

Karen Chan, P.Eng.

Karen Chan, P.Eng. is a senior agile consultant and leader with experience in sales engineering, automotive design and manufacturing, digital media, technology consulting, financial services and fintech. She graduated from mechanical engineering and has also completed a BA (English) and MBA (Executive). Karen volunteers extensively in engineering and her roles include Past-President OSPE, PEO Lake Ontario Chapter Past Chair, SWE Global Ambassador, Women for STEM Advisory Council at Ontario Tech U, and Advisory Council Western Engineering.

Specializations: PEO Licence Support | Career Support and Transition | Networking Skills | Interviewing Skills | Leadership Skills

Emily Sabo, P.Eng.

Emily is a Civil Engineer, specializing in transportation planning and engineering. She has worked in BC, Ontario, and Alberta in consulting and at all levels of government. In addition, she worked at PEO, in the EIT Programs department, providing recent graduates and newcomers to Canada guidance on how to meet the requirements for licensure in Ontario. Emily is an avid traveller, and in 2014 took a year off to travel the world. She’s navigated job changes, relocations and returning to work after parental leave. Emily loves to meet new people and, as a mentor, help them attain their professional goals.

Specializations: PEO Licence Support | Career Support

Oliver Xiao, P.Eng.

Oliver is a civil engineer specializing in the construction and building materials industry. He has extensive experience working on infrastructure projects, engineering codes and standards, government policies and R&D. Oliver currently works for an industry association.

Volunteering with multiple professional associations, Oliver helped numerous young professionals and internationally trained engineering graduates in successfully completing their PEO licensing process. He is also currently board director at PEO York Chapter and Chair of OSPE Infrastructure Task Force.

Specializations: PEO Licence Support | Career Development | Networking Skills

Changiz Sadr, P.Eng., FEC, CISSP

Changiz Sadr is a retired Telecom engineer with over 40 years of industry experience focusing on the Communications Infrastructure and Cybersecurity. Since early 2000, he has been involved in mentoring and coaching of professionals helping them to find their professional directions.

Changiz knows the value of having right guidance for professionals on their journeys in becoming the best versions of themselves. He makes every effort to be the help and support that he wishes he had.

Specializations: Leadership Skills | Career Support | PEO Licence Support | NPPE Prep Support | Cybersecurity

Mahdi Zangeneh, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Mahdi holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 15 years experience in the development and design of renewable energy systems (including: wind turbines, solar power systems, wave absorption systems and biomass technology). Mahdi has managed detail design of three 950 MW gas turbines power plant projects. Mahdi is proficient in noise propagation and noise modeling by CADNA. Mahdi has successfully supported 20 engineering mentees in the Canadian job market.

Specializations: Renewable Energy | Networking Skills

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