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Civil Seminar

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Spencer Engineering Building (SEB)
Room: 1200


After obtaining his Bachelor of Engineering Science degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1964, Hanny Hassan received his Master of Engineering degree from Dalhousie University in 1971.

Hanny has been an active professional, advancing within a major professional engineering consulting firm, where he served as a Director and a Partner of the firm.  He had significant managerial and technical responsibilities, until his retirement in 2002.  He now manages an independent consulting engineering practice in London, Ontario – providing project management services and specialized consulting.

In 2011, he was named to the Order of Canada for his community service work.  He was the recipient of Western Engineering’s L.S. Lauchland Medal in 2013.  Some of his affiliations include: Chair of the Board of Governors at Western; Chair, Ontario Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee from 2005 to 2016;  President of the Ontario Advisory Council on Multiculturalism and Citizenship from 1987 to 1995;  presently a Director of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council; and Co-chair of the National Muslim Christian Liaison Committee.


Western Student to Western Board Chair

My presentation will discuss how my engineering education at Western led me into a very productive and satisfying engineering career, initially as a structural engineer and then as an engineering manager.  A few memorable engineering projects will be profiled.  The presentation will discuss the role of the engineer in society; how engineering work impacts others; and the need for collaboration.  In particular, it will show how arts and humanities courses prepare an engineer to be an active participant in important decisions affecting the profession and broader society.

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Kristen Edwards
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