30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading multidisciplinary forensic firm, is pleased to announce that Rashmiya Raviraj B.A.Sc., CFEI, P.Eng., Practice Lead, Fire & Electrical, was invited to join the panel for the National Engineering Month discussion, ‘Engineering the Future‘ earlier this year. Presented in conjunction with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, and with the support of hEr VOLUTION, the purpose of this important dialogue is to bring forward women in engineering to discuss opportunities in the field for young women and how we can foster collaboration and initiatives to achieve the goal of 30 by 30.
Since joining 30 Forensic Engineering in 2013, Rashmiya has been involved in excess of 400 fire investigations. Through her work, she has developed expertise in both complex industrial, commercial, and residential electrical and fire losses and has further been involved with the quality assurance and quality control program for Photovoltaic installations. During her nearly decade long tenure with the firm, she has cultivated an industry wide reputation for technical knowledge, engineering excellence, and an unwavering commitment to the highest standards of client service. Rashmiya holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and possesses a NFPA 921 Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) designation. She intends to grow the 30 Forensic Engineering Fire & Electrical team across Canada – building on the breadth and depth of expertise in fire and electrical loss investigations.
About National Engineering Month
In March 1992, Engineers Canada created National Engineering Month (NEM) as a “celebration of engineering excellence” in Canada. Although many of National Engineering Month’s high-profile activities appeal to youth, fundamentally the campaign strives to strengthen bonds within the profession and those of the profession with society. NEM Ontario is focused on supporting post-secondary students and young professionals to navigate their careers. To do this, we encourage events that include interdisciplinary students & professionals as well as seasoned professionals in the Engineering and Technology communities.
National Engineering Month (NEM) events are organized and led by volunteers all across Canada, guided by a shared message “there’s a place for you” in engineering and technology. In Ontario, we’re excited to deepen the impact of NEM events by focusing on lifelong learning for post-secondary students and professionals defined by the European Commission as: “all purposeful learning activity that is undertaken throughout life with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competencies within a personal, civic, social and/or employment-related perspective”. The theme for #NEM2022 is lifelong learning.
About hEr VOLUTION
Based in Toronto, Canada, hEr VOLUTION is the go-to place for youth, particularly young women from underserved communities to come to in order to advance in 21st Century Skills. We exist to create opportunities for the next generation of women in STEM connecting them with leaders in the industry for career support. We listen to the needs of the community and that of the STEM industry to better help the next generation of underserved youth, with a focus on young women to enter STEM. hEr VOLUTION was founded by Doina Oncel based on personal experience as well as research with the belief that once we accept diversity, opportunities for women in STEM fields will rise. Doina Oncel knows firsthand what it is like to be an immigrant woman, living in a low-income household, youth at risk, having to overcome domestic violence, homelessness, and now a single mother of two daughters. While surrounding herself with people who encouraged her to become a better self, she learned that she must be the change she wants to see in the world and while she creates opportunities for her daughters she wants to make the world a better place by encouraging parents to do the same for their daughters. Someone has believed in her to give her the opportunities she has today and now she wants to do the same for the next generation to follow.
About 30 Forensic Engineering
30 Forensic Engineering is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multi-disciplinary forensic firms. Our core team of 65 professional engineers, experts, investigators, engineering technicians and support staff is enhanced through relationships with some of the top scientists, standard-makers and specialized consultants in North America serving a wide variety of industries including: Insurance, Manufacturing, Legal, Construction, Health Care, Commercial and Residential Property, Financial, Government, Hospitality, Mining, Renewable Energy and Transportation.
We provide world-class engineering and consulting expertise in:
Building and Fire Code
Geotechnical and Mining
Biomechanics & Personal Injury
Environmental Health & Safety
Materials & Product Failure / Piping & HVAC
Fire / Electrical & Explosion investigations
For the 7th consecutive year, the Canadian Lawyer Magazine readership has voted 30 Forensic Engineering as one of Canada’s best “Litigation Support & Consulting” firms via their annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
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