University of Ottawa’s American Society of Mechanical Engineers



Young Engineers’ Forum

Saturday April 4th, 2009



9:00 am – 9:15 am

Introduction / Welcome

Speaker: Charlene Tung, ASME Ontario Section Vice-Chair

9:15 am – 9:45 am

Feature Presentation: Enhancing Mobility with Technology

Speaker: Dr. Edward Lemaire,

Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Panel Discussion:

Challenge in Finding Engineering Solutions For Groundbreaking Technologies

Panelists: Mr. Stephen Oikawa, Mr. Keith Guenter, Dr. Edward Lemaire

Moderator: Charlene Tung

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Coffee Break

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Feature Presentation: Bombardier Transport

Speaker: Mr. Keith Guenter,

Design & Testing Engineer, Propulsion Group

Speakers: Mr. Stephen Oikawa

Design & Integration Engineer, Systems Division

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

2009 Market Forecast for Mechanical Engineers – The Effect of the Global Economic Recession

Speaker: Ms. Sally Douglas

Manager, Ottawa Office

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Panel Discussion:

Entrepreneur & Full Time Employee – Possibility or a Dream?

Panelists: Dr. Bruce Firestone, Dr. Edward Lemaire

Moderator: Charlene Tung

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Workshop – Resume Writing, Handling Job Interviews

Organized by: Hays Specialist Recruitment (Ottawa Office)

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm


3:45 pm – 4:05 pm

Feature Presentation: Boeing Canada

Speaker: Mr. Harry Peterson

Vice-President Boeing Integrated Defense Systems – Canada

4:05 pm – 4:15 pm

Closing Remarks