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September 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: South Common Community Center, Gladys Hagen Room, 2233 South Millway, Mississauga, Ontario.
Fee: $5.00 per person. (kids under 12 are free for Maximum of 2 kids.)
Registration: OPEN
Event Summary:

The Mississauga Chapter Board of Executives presents a technical seminar: Corrosion Protection to Extend the life of Concrete Structures.

Corrosion of steel reinforcement occurs in reinforced concrete structures and results in significant cost of repairs if left unattended. In this seminar, an overview of the corrosion process is presented. Corrosion protection of existing concrete structures as well as corrosion design and mitigation in new structures will be discussed.

This presentation will include many corrosion mitigation technologies highlighted in the Bridge Preservation Guidelines by American Federal Highway Administration, Guide for Electrochemical Techniques to Mitigate the Corrosion of Steel in Reinforced Concrete Structures by ICRI (International Concrete Repair Institute) and will cover the following topics;

Reinforced concrete corrosion evaluation and mitigation:

  1. Corrosion Basics & Investigation – Understanding the primary causes and the corrosion process and corrosion assessment.
  2. Recent development of corrosion mitigation guidelines and codes such as Bridge Preservation Guide by US FHWA and Installation of Embedded Galvanic Anodes by ACI RAP Bulletin 8, and ICRI.
  3. Demonstration of patch-accelerated corrosion, half-cell corrosion measurement and galvanic protection
  4. Repair Alternatives-localized protection or distributed / global systems depending on age and condition of structure and expected service life.
  5. Corrosion Mitigation Systems and technologies available.
  6. Case Studies
Speaker: Liao Haixue, P.E., P.Eng., CP Specialist

Liao Haixue, is a professional engineer registered in New York, United States of America and Ontario, Canada. He is a qualified presenter for American National Council of Structural Engineers Associations, certified continuing education program, “Evaluation, Repair, Protection and Strengthening of Existing Concrete Structures”.

He is a NACE certified cathodic protection specialist, with extensive experience in reinforced concrete corrosion evaluation, mitigation and protection. He is also certified PTI (Post-Tensioning Institute) Level 2 Unbonded Post-Tensioning Inspector and ASBI (American Segmental Bridge Institute) Grouting Technician with 20 years experience in post-tensioning installation, evaluation and rehabilitation. He is a committee member of Post-Tensioning Institute CRT60, DC55 and DC80.

September 12 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Canadian Coptic Centre – 1245 Eglinton Avenue West, Mississauga, ON L5V 2M4
Fee: $5.00 per person. (kids under 12 are free for Maximum of 2 kids.)
Registration: OPEN
Event Summary:

The PEO Mississauga Chapter would like to invite you to a technical presentation given by Dr. David B. Yan on the role that engineers have played to improve the quality of life of patients in the field of ophthalmology.

Engineers have been instrumental in the development of numerous medical advances in the past century. In ophthalmology, technical advances have greatly improved visual outcomes to prevent many eye diseases from causing blindness within patients. This presentation will feature the application of engineering principles such as fluid dynamics and optics when developing numerous new ophthalmological procedures. For example, the development of better phacoemulsification equipment, high-frequency ultrasound, precise perfusion and aspiration pumps and surgical techniques has revolutionized cataracts and glaucoma surgeries, resulting in lower risk procedures with decreased patient recovery times. Micro-drainage devices used in eye surgeries also allow better control of fluid flow using micro-stents and valve mechanisms.

Speaker: Dr. David B. Yan, B.A.Sc., M.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.S.(C)

Dr. David B. Yan, B.A.Sc., M.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.S.(C), holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then returned to the University of Toronto and completed a medical degree and ophthalmology residency, as well as a two-year post-residency training in glaucoma. Dr. Yan is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Glaucoma Service (Kensington Eye Institute and Mount Sinai Hospital) at the University of Toronto. He is also the founder and Director of the Toronto Ophthalmology Resident Introductory Course, a 2-month national training course attended by all Canadian ophthalmology residents. His society appointments include being the Chair of the Canadian Glaucoma and Cataract Research Council, a peer-reviewed glaucoma research funding body administered by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, and serving as President of the Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (2012-14). His research interests include peer-reviewed publications on aqueous outflow, medical & surgical glaucoma therapy and optic nerve imaging. Dr. Yan is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Clive Mortimer Award for excellence in postgraduate teaching, Golden Suture Award for glaucoma surgery teaching and Silver Needle Award for best cataract surgery teacher at University of Toronto.

The Mississauga Chapter is launching a Licensure Assistance Program in your area. This program is designed to link licensed Professional Engineers (Guides) with Engineering Interns to provide guidance and support to the intern as he/she progresses towards professional licensure status.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of PEO and participating through the association can be a very rewarding experience that provides on-going professional skills development.

This Licensure Assistance Program is expected to run from June 2016 to December 2016. You would be expected to meet with your guide/intern for at least 2 hours a month over that time period and to provide feedback to the Chapter.

Your valuable experience is needed to help guide an intern to licensure. Volunteer to be a part of this great initiative!

For more information and to apply, please click on 
PEO Licensure Assistance Program


If you have any questions, please contact Pawel Waszczur at

Engineering Excellence Award: Dr. Xavier Fernando

Xavier Fernando is a Professor and Director of Ryerson Communications Lab. He was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and delivered over 40 invited lectures worldwide. He has (co-)authored over 150 research articles; holds three patents and monographed a book. He has won 15 prizes and awards so far. He was the General Chair of IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering 2014. He was a member of Ryerson Board of Governors and a program evaluator for ABET. He was a finalist for the Top 25 Immigrant Award of Canada in 2012. He was the Chair of IEEE Toronto Section and Member of IEEE Canada Board.

Management Award: Syed Shere

Syed (Syd) Shere P.Eng, PMP has more than 17 years of professional experience in Project/Program management, Systems and Hardware Engineering. His designs are operational in Space and flying in aircrafts all over the world. Syd is currently the Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead on F35 Program at Honeywell Aerospace leading all engineering activities on the program in Mississauga. Syd has Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from McGill University and Diploma in Space Studies from International Space University Strasbourg France. He is currently enrolled in MBA at Schulich School of Business, York University. He is Green Belt, DFSS and TQM Certified.

Entrepreneurship Award: Frank Baldesarra

Frank is a Civil Engineer who worked in the computer industry before Co-Founding RAND Engineering in 1981. In 1985, he Co-Founded RAND Technologies which became a global leader in providing design and engineering software and services to the manufacturing industry. As President and COO, Rand Technologies operated as a publicly traded company and by 1999 had revenues of approximately $500 M, employing over 1500 globally. His other accomplishments include creation of IMAGINiT, co-founding, and shaping many other entities including Cadsoft and Vecture.

Young Member Award: Christopher Davidson

Christopher Davidson P.Eng. earned his degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2003. His work experience has included various municipalities, the MTO, and most recently consulting engineering at Golder Associates in Mississauga. While at Golder, Mr. Davidson developed tools for assessing climate change effects on water management systems. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto on surface water regulation, and meets with government representatives on matters concerning surface water engineering. Mr. Davidson is also part of the Engineers in Residence program, and regularly visits classrooms to introduce students to engineering and to give demonstrations.