Annual General Meeting - 2021

When: January 23, 2021 Saturday

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where: Online via Zoom (login info TBA)

Registration: Follow the Link       (Deadline Jan. 18, 2021)


9:00 a.m.    Login Zoom Meeting and networking

9:30 a.m.     AGM 2021 - Chaired by Lin (Victor) Lan, P. Eng., FEC, LEED AP:

1. Call the meeting to order
2. Appointment of minute taker
3. Approval of the agenda
4. Approval of 2010 AGM minutes - (Draft Minutes)
5. Welcome address by Chair
6. 2020 Activity Report by Rajendra Gadhvi, P. Eng., Secretary
7. 2020 Financial Report by Javeed Ahmed Khan, Ph.D., P. Eng., Treasurer
8. PEO Volunteers recognition – Conducted by Peng Zhang, P. Eng., LEED AP Vice Chair
9. Election for 2021 Board - Conducted by Murad Hussain, M. Eng., P. Eng. FEC Search Committee Chair
10. Incoming Chair's address
11. Introduction of new Board Members
12. Other business
13. Adjournment of AGM
14. Group picture of the outgoing and incoming Board


10:30 a.m.     Special Presentation: "Engineering Certainty in Uncertain Times" Presented by Lui Tai, P. Eng.
11:00 a.m.     PEO Elections - Brief speeches by Candidates (hosted by Rajendra Gadhvi, P. Eng., Secretary)

12:00 p.m.     End of Event

About the Presenter: Lui Tai, P. Eng., AIFiLui TaireE is a Professional Engineer with over 32 years of practical experience working in the engineering industry in Canada. He is the Engineer of Record for many fire engineering projects for landmark buildings in Canada and abroad, including Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminals 1, numerous OPG generation stations, Toronto Eaton Centre, North Warning System near the North Pole, and Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal, just to name a few.

In his professional career, Lui has served many leadership positions for various engineering companies. He has acted as the Office Director, Technical Services Director, Principal Engineer and Business Development Director in various companies. Lui had served on the OBC Technical Advisory Committee in 2017, and also took part in the Technical Advisory Committee of Fire Marshal’s Office in 2018. Lui also teaches part-time in Seneca’s School of Fire Protection Engineering. Through these professional leadership experiences, Lui has gained a thorough understanding of the Engineering industry in Canada.

In addition to work, Lui actively volunteers in the industry. He was the Chair of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) York Chapter in 2018 and 2019 (now Past Chair), and the President at Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA) Ontario Chapter. Lui is a Director of The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) Canada Branch. He is also an industry advisor for Lassonde School of Engineering at York University, and was a Captain of the Big Bike Team for more than 4 years.

Synopsis: The year 2020 has brought unprecedented changes to everyone around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic changed everyone’s life and caused a lot of uncertainty and anxiety in the everyday lives of ordinary people in our communities.

During the Pandemic this year, everyone is thankful to the frontline health care workers for their selfless contribution. However, society generally is not aware that many professional engineers are also making sacrifices, risking their own lives by providing essential, and sometimes critical services to the public in this time of uncertainty. I have seen firsthand engineer colleagues and peers that were instrumental in the design and construction of critical care facilities, leading edge research of the COVID virus, engineering and manufacturing of essential ventilators and sanitizers, and upkeep of essential life safety systems to ensure the safety of the public.

Engineers have the analytical skills to dissect any issue, and we have the foresight to predict the needs of society. As professional engineers, we are in a good position to make a positive influence on the public welfare. We can use our knowledge and leadership skills to engineer certainty back into lives of the community.

Scarborough Chapter Board Election 2021

All officers and executives will be elected at the Annual General Meeting. According with the chapter By-Laws, Section 8, the chapter board consists of:

- Four elected officers – Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary

- The immediate Past Chair – not elected

- Four elected executives.

Follow the link for AGM Notice and slate of nominees

If you are interested in serving the chapter board please email scarborough@peo.on.ca or contact Murad Hussain, P.Eng. before 23rd December, 2020, 6:00 p.m. Nomination form is available now.

Please consult Chapter bylaws for eligibility criteria.

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