Moderator: Nadine Ibrahim:
Nadine Ibrahim is an engineer and lifelong learner, currently studying towards her PhD in Sustainable Infrastructure in the Department of Civil Engineering at the UofT. She is also the manager of Asset Management and Sustainable Infrastructure at Urban and Environmental Management (UEM). She has 14 years of Canadian and international consulting engineering experience in environmental management and sustainable development projects from the tendering stage to project implementation and close-out. Academically, she holds a BASc and MASc from UofT in Civil Engineering, and a Certificate of Preventive Engineering and Social Development. She is also a course instructor for the Engineering Communications Program, and a teaching assistant on a number of courses for both undergraduate and graduate students. She has held the position of President of the Civil Engineering Graduate Student Association, and has been awarded the Early Career Award by the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at U of T. Professionally, as an engineer and a certified PMP, she has taken on challenging roles on many sustainability and development projects in Canada, working with the City of Hamilton, York Region, Halton Region and Peel Region; and her international development work extends to Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Yemen, Libya, Syria and Saudi Arabia. She has volunteered with Engineers without Borders as a seminar leader addressing eradicating poverty and extreme hunger through principles of Corporate Social Responsibility.
Dr. Wael Ramadan
Dr. Wael Ramadan is a Professor of Project Management and Strategy at the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. He is an internationally experienced professional, consultant, author and keynote speaker. Wael serves on the Board of leading global organizations including: Project Management Institute (PMI) as Chairman of Lakeshore Chapter, Chinese American Scholars Association (CASA), Editorial Board of Universal Journal of Management (UJOM), and as Chair of Advisory Committee at Ryerson University and Project World. As an entrepreneur, Wael co-founded and lead two manufacturing businesses from scratch to market leadership and he enjoyed negotiating and winning two national bids. Wael is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB), LRQA - ISO Quality Auditor (2000),and Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2001. His academic background includes: B.Eng. in Biochemical Engineering - University College London (UK), MBA -Maastricht School of Management (Netherlands), PhD- Cleveland State University (US). Wael is the recipient of five scholarships including Fulbright. He consolidated fifteen international conference proceedings and he is the author of the book "The Asset That Money Can't Buy."
Dr. Rafik Loutfy
Dr. Loutfy joined Ryerson University in July 2013 as Innovator-In-Residence, in the Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science. He is founder of the Xerox Centre for Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation, at McMaster University. His research interests include the application of RFID technology for safety system solutions. Loutfy had a long and distinguished career with Xerox Corporation. He joined in 1974 and was appointed vice president in Xerox’s Corporate Research & Technology organization in 1991, following which he held a number VP positions, including vice president of strategy planning and innovation, senior vice president of Xerox Business Group Operations, and vice president of the Wilson Center for Research & Technology in Webster, New York – one of Xerox’s largest research centers, and Director of Corporate Business Strategy. Loutfy holds a BSc and MSc in organic chemistry from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, a PhD in Photochemistry from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Toronto. He holds 32 US patents and has published more than 170 scientific articles
Dr. Lamya Amleh
Dr. Amleh is the Program Director/Academic Advisor for the First Year and Common Engineering Office and an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Ryerson University.
She received her BSc, from the University of Evansville, Indiana, US and her MEng, and PhD degrees from McGill University. She is a winner of several prizes and awards of excellence in academic and extracurricular activities. Before she joined McGill University she worked for five years at Quinn Dressel Associates in the area of structural design.
Dr. Amleh has been active in the broad area of deterioration, durability and service life of infrastructure. She is currently formalizing the manuscript of a proposed textbook “Rehabilitation, Testing and Management of Concrete Infrastructure”. Dr. Amleh has been an invited keynote speaker at several international and national conferences and was a recipient of Best Teaching Award (2013).
She has held several administrative positions and continues to play a critical part in important programs in the faculty, such as Women in Engineering, and collaborates with other academic and administrative units on campus to positively impact the education of undergraduate engineering students.