ITE Lakehead University Chapter Networking Luncheon
November 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm$5 – $15
The newly formed Lakehead University ITE Student Chapter, in collaboration with ITE Toronto Section, is hosting a networking luncheon on Friday November 30, 2018. Hosted at Thunder Bay’s Valhalla Inn, the luncheon will feature several Northwestern Ontario-based presentations, such as ones from the City of Thunder Bay and the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario Northwestern Region. Presentation details will be provided at a later date. The luncheon will also include a presentation from Amy Jiang, Vice President of ITE Toronto Section, who will talk about the roles of the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE) within the world of transportation.
Warm lunch, snacks and coffee will be provided at the event. A detailed agenda for the day will be circulated in advance; we anticipate the event will run 10am to 4pm on Friday November 30, 2018. Please see below for registrations.
Doug Cooper, P.Eng., MTO Northwestern Ontario
Doug has been employed with the MTO since graduating from Lakehead University in 1989 (29 years). He initially started with MTO as part of the Engineering Development Program in the MTO London office. Doug has worked in the Planning & Design section, Construction Office and the Geotechnical Section. Doug has been in the Thunder Bay MTO office for the last 24 years and has worked as a Project Engineer, Head of the Geotechnical Section and is currently the Head of the Planning & Design section.
Doug will talk about the Thunder Bay Expressway Preliminary Design Study. Doug will discuss the Planning and Preliminary Design Study for the Thunder Bay Expressway from Arthur Street to Balsam Street. The main objective of the study was to assess alternatives to upgrade the expressway to a freeway standard with grade separated interchanges and divided median.
Kayla Dixon, P.Eng., MBA, City of Thunder Bay – Director of Engineering & Operations; City Engineer
Kayla graduated from the University of Waterloo in Applied Science (Civil Engineering), in 1995 and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario. She has also earned her Masters in Business Administration from Queen’s University. Kayla has been with the City of Thunder Bay since 2012. Previous to working for the City, she was the Director of Engineering at Tbaytel. She started her career in consulting engineering mainly focused on pavement design, soil and materials testing.
Amy Jiang, P.Eng., M.Eng., BA Group – Senior Associate, ITE Toronto Section – Vice President
Amy is a licensed professional engineer working in Toronto. She has managed a diverse range of large and small scale transportation projects for the public and private sectors. At BA Group, Amy is focused on providing planning and engineering advisory services related to site planning, traffic analysis and transportation modelling. Amy has also worked on the design and implementation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for freeway, arterial and transit systems in Canada and worldwide.