Meet the EIRs
We have an amazing and diverse group of engineers volunteering
with us here at the Engineer-in-Residence program.
Here is just a sampling!
Meet Harry Baker, a retired engineer who used to work for the NRC Construction Branch
“Honesty and integrity will always serve you well.”
My father was an Engineer and I was always interested in the sciences. I spent my career working at the National Research Council as a geotechnical Engineer. I was involved in the design and construction of structures on permafrost in Canada’s Arctic regions and mitigating frost affects on municipal infrastructure in southern Canada.
I helped to start the NRC Engineering Challenge (an engineering competition) in local elementary schools in the Ottawa area. I enjoyed working with the students and decided to combine that program with the EIR Program.
Meet Shiva Bissoon, an Applications Engineer at SKF
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated – Confucius”
I became an engineer to use my knowledge and experience to solve problems and provide solutions. Now, as an application engineer, I work with several customers to solve their problems related to sealing solutions. The industries I work in ranges from Mining to Pulp and Paper, Automotive to Oil &Gas, Aerospace to Food and Beverage.
I joined the EIR program to help educate and share my knowledge with others. The program is good for guiding and molding young minds interested in science, technology and engineering.
Meet Marwan Essa, a senior environmental consultant who also works at Martech Group
“Being a geek is not bad … Geeks (Engineers and Scientists) rule the world! Hint: Bill Gates…”
When I was little, I wanted to be a pilot, then a doctor, then a musician, then a chef, and my Mom wanted me to be a doctor !! But when I grew up, I learned about Engineering, and was amazed at what they did and how they designed things. Did you realize that Engineering and Science is EVERYWHERE? From the roads we walk on, to the buildings we live in … even the chocolate bars we eat!!
‘Wow’! I though … EVERYONE needs engineering in everything they do… you name it! So I became engineer … and I am glad I did !!
I joined the EIR program because I believe that science and engineering are intimidating to some of our kids. They lack knowledge about these areas and so they end up not having any interest in them. This is where the EIR program is beneficial; it gives the kid an opportunity to learn more about engineering and science. They learn that it is not boring, not hard and no, there is nothing wrong with being a geek
Over 70% of our EIRs come from Industry, with others working for Government and Academia. A number of our EIRs are also self-employed or retired. Curious to find out the where our EIRs come from?
Download a list of EIR companies
EIR is in almost 40 communities across Ontario. Curious to know if your community is one of them?
Check out a map of EIR school locations across Ontario