Hydrogen: The Fuel of the Future

Date: 06 Nov 2019

Time: 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Toronto Public Library – Deer Park Branch, 40 Saint Clair Avenue East, Room 204, Toronto, ON M4T 1M9

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Seminar Overview:

Humanity’s energy journey has been ever evolving from burning wood, then coal, then oil, then natural gas (CH 4 ) on its way to the ultimate fuel: hydrogen (H 2 ). Hydrogen links our renewable solar, wind and water electrical generation assets to not only our natural gas energy grid but also to our transportation sector. It has the potential to revolutionize how we think about and use energy.

Hydrogenics is a company with over 70 years of experience in hydrogen products and is the only company worldwide with industrial scale deployments in both fuel cell and electrolysis technology.

At this event you will learn about the technology, the products, the projects, the challenges, the advantages and the opportunities for renewable hydrogen.

Presenter Bio: Anna Murray, P.Eng

Our presenter, Ms. Anna Murray, P.Eng. joined Hydrogenics in 2012 and was responsible for managing several programs spanning the entire international organization. Based out of the head office in Mississauga, she has managed developments for products in all the business areas supplied by Hydrogenics such as a complete hydrogen energy system for a remote mine in Northern Quebec and a fuelling station for California. She has worked on fuel cells for the mobile market, including the design and development of a custom fuel cell engine for the world’s first hydrogen powered commuter trains in Germany. She has also worked on large scale Power-to-Gas applications and was responsible for the design and installation of a first of a kind plant in North America, which is one of the largest in the world.

Ms. Murray is one of only a handful of experts worldwide with practical experience in all aspects of the hydrogen economy. She is currently responsible for the water electrolysis product line producing renewable hydrogen for the global market. Her team will deliver the world’s largest water electrolysis plant to Quebec in 2020.

Ms. Murray graduated from Queen’s University with a B.A.Sc in Electrical Engineering and is a registered professional engineer.  She is the Senior Platform Manager at Hydrogenics. She is a Board member for the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) and is a TSSA licensed Hydrogen Technician.

Should you have any questions, please email easttoronto@peo.on.ca.

Fundamentals of Fire Protection Engineering

Date: 21 Nov 2019

Time: 6:15 – 8:00 PM

Location: Fairview Library, 35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto, ON  M2J 4S4 Meeting Room #3 (4th Floor

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“Fire Protection Engineering” is becoming a niche but sought-after discipline in the engineering world. It involves many traditional engineering disciplines: Civil, Structural, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical and Material Sciences. This presentation will try to explain the fundamentals of Fire Protection Engineering, and how it is helping to shape the construction industry and the future of our cities. We will look at the basics of what is involved in fire protection engineering, and how it relates to code consulting and system design and commissioning.

Seminar Overview:

• Examine how incidents such as these have changed the way we construct new buildings, and what role fire protection engineers played in helping to building fire-resistant and safer buildings;

• Look at how the building code is applied to various major occupancies in Ontario and Canada;

• Review the type of buildings that are governed by the building code;

• Examine what disciplines of engineering is involved in Fire Protection Engineering;

• Review the four key aspects of Fire Protection Engineering, and give examples of each aspects in real projects;

• Look at a couple of case studies on smoke modeling and timed egress calculations.

• Provide a guidance to post-secondary institutions offering education in this field in Canada, and finally,

• We will look at some real world project examples that the presenter has been involved in.

Presenter Bio:

Lui Tai, P. Eng. is an electrical engineers with over 30 years of experience working in fire protection engineering in Canada. He graduated from McMaster University in 1988, and started his career with Siemens Canada. In the last 30 years, he has worked on fire protection engineering at military establishments in the North Pole as well as international airport projects in Abu Dhabi. He says his passion to save lives in his work keeps him motivated. Lui is currently the Chair of PEO York Chapter, and he is also a Director for Canadian Fire Alarm Association (Ontario Chapter), and has been a committee member for OBC Part 3 Technical Advisory Committee and ULC S524 sub-committee.

Should you have any questions, please email easttoronto@peo.on.ca.



Wine Tasting and Art Tour – Riverdale Robotics Fundraiser

Date: Tuesday, 05 November 2018

Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)

Register: Please follow this link.

The East Toronto Chapter is proud to sponsor a fundraising event for Riverdale collegiate Robotics Club. We have worked with Riverdale Collegiate in the past to mentor their students in preparing for and competing in FIRST Robotics competitions. Riverdale is an inner-city school and has an extremely diverse and, in some cases, economically disadvantaged student population. Preparing for and competing in these competitions can be expensive. This is where you come in. The fundraiser will contribute a significant portion of the proceeds to Riverdale’s FIRST Robotics Club.

The evening will involve a wine tasting and art tour at Toronto’s renowned Arts & Letters Club. The Arts & Letters Club is a 110-year-old private club in an historic building in downtown Toronto. The club is full of art and literature from some of Canada’s finest artists including multiple pieces from the Group of Seven. The wine tasting will be hosted by Jeff Mark P. Eng, world traveler and wine connoisseur. What a perfect combination: wine and art. Come on out, meet some new friends, renew acquaintances, learn something about wine and marvel at the talent of some of our great Canadian artists.

This is sure to be a special evening and is for an extremely good cause. Invite your spouse, friends and acquaintances.

Location: The Arts & Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto. The club is located a short walk from the Dundas subway station on the Yonge line. (2 blocks north of Dundas on the West side of Yonge). Paid parking nearby. https://www.artsandlettersclub.ca/

Cost:  $80.00 per person includes wine tasting and art tour, cheeses, door prizes ticket, contribution to Riverdale FIRST Robotics.

Feel free to have a light supper before coming to the event.

Limit:  80 tickets.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact East Toronto Chapter Education rep Ron Clarkin, P.Eng. at rclarkin@sympatico.ca or 416-899-1544.

Seminar: The Road to Becoming a Licensed Professional Engineer

Date: 19 September 2019

Time: 6:15PM – 8:00PM

Location: Toronto Public Library, Fairview Branch – 35 Fairview Mall Dr, North York, ON M2J 4S4 – Meeting Room #3

Registration: Please click here to register

Basic Overview

Details of Licensure Processes and the five fundamental Requirements: Good Character, Academics, PPE, Experience and References

Seminar Agenda

1. What is Professional Engineering?

2. Licence Requirements: Academics and Experience

3. Exam Programs

4. ERC Interview to confirm academics

5. PPE Exam

6. Acceptable Experience Requirements

7. How to prepare the Experience Summary

8. Referee Requirements

9. ERC Interview to verify experience

10. Interview preparation and expectations

Speaker Bio David Kiguel, P.Eng., FEC, Chair of the Experience Requirements Committee (ERC)

David Kiguel was involved in Reliability Modelling, Assessments and Standards during his 36-years career with Hydro One Networks and its predecessor Ontario Hydro until his retirement from Hydro One, in 2013. For the last 10 years of his Hydro career he was actively involved in Reliability Standards development and compliance activities in the North American Reliability Corporation (NERC), the North East Power Coordinating Council (NPCC), the North American Transmission Forum (NATF) and the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).

He is a member of the NERC Standards Committee (SC) where he represented Transmission Owners and Canada at large since 2008 until retiring in 2013. He has been again elected to the SC for the 2015-2016, 2017-2018 and 2019-2010 terms respectively, now representing Small Electricity End Users. He is also a member of the NPCC Regional Standards Committee and the Ontario IESO Local Advisory Committee for the Metro Toronto Regional Electricity Planning.

Mr. Kiguel is a PEO licensed professional engineer (1978). He has been a member of PEO’s Experience Requirements Committee (ERC) since 2004 and the Licensing Committee since 2017. He was Vice-Chair of the ERC in 2016 and 2017 and was elected Chair in 2018 and 2019. David is an IEEE Senior Member (1996), an Engineers Canada Fellow Member (2013) and a 2014 recipient of a Volunteer Service Award presented by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration of the Province of Ontario, Canada in recognition for his voluntary work.

Should you have any questions, please email easttoronto@peo.on.ca.