Welcome to the Southern Ontario Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. Please take a moment familiarize yourself with our new website! You have the opportunity to renew your Chapter membership and register for our monthly technical luncheon events online.
As your Chapter President, I am delighted to welcome you and to introduce our Chapter Executive. My fellow Executive Officers include:
- Stanis Yu (First Vice President & Program Chair);
- Paul Johnston (Second Vice President & Membership Chair);
- David Vickers (Treasurer);
- Dorota Kuciej (Secretary); and
- Ed Koe (Past President).
You will see us at each of our monthly meetings and we would be happy to help you with any questions you may have. You can also reach us by email (see Contact Us). Together with our Members-at-Large, we are committed to developing an engaging and educational forum for our membership.
In our upcoming 2015/2016 season we will continue to host our luncheon speaker series at the Toronto Board of Trade, catered by Oliver and Bonicini. Please join us at our monthly meetings to see our latest speakers and to network with your colleagues. Our Events page is regularly updated with our upcoming topics and speaker information.
Our Chapter hosts an annual Golf Tournament in June to support the Children’s Wish Foundation. In June 2015, we were very pleased to raise $6,000 with the generous contributions from our sponsors and members. We also fundraise every season to generate the Thomas Chang Memorial award in May, which we present to deserving students in fire related programs. Your continued support and contributions make these Chapter activities a success each year!
We are looking forward to November of 2015 when we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Southern Ontario Chapter. We are planning a series of events to recognize this milestone and we welcome any volunteers interested to join our Anniversary Celebration Committee. Please contact me if you are interested in participating.
The success of our Chapter is a true reflection of an involved membership. We are thankful to have the support of our Corporate Members and our extensive chapter membership and colleagues. Please join us as we work together advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering in Southern Ontario.
Melinda Amador, P.Eng., M.A.Sc.
SFPE Southern Ontario