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Date(s) - 04/12/2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


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Canada and the world are faced with major challenges including pandemics and climate change. What role will engineers play in addressing these challenges? Will we have the skills required to succeed?

Dr. Robert Crawhall 

Ph.D., P.Eng.,

PMP Executive Director at Canadian Academy of Engineering


Dr. Robert Crawhall is a Canadian engineering executive with over 35 years’ experience. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering where he also serves as Executive Director.  Robert is strategic advisor to academic institutions, government and private companies. He currently sits on the Board of Abipa Aerospace (QC), the Canadian Association of Security & Intelligence Studies, NanoOntario and The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE). Previous roles include CEO of NanoQuébec, President of the National Capital Institute of Telecommunications, and Executive Director of the Ontario Research Network in e-Commerce. Robert’s private sector experience includes 15 years at BNR/Nortel where he started as a Member of Scientific staff working on physical design and electromagnetic compatibility and became Director of Disruptive Technologies, Global University Research and Advanced Technology Strategic Planning. Prior experience includes project management of nuclear power sub-system fabrication and advanced manufacturing infrastructure. He holds a PhD (uOttawa) and M.Eng (McGill) in electrical engineering, a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering w. Minor in Bus. Admin (McGill). He is a Professional Engineer in Ontario, a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of CSSE.


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