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I'm a Rail Systems Engineer. This means I design systems for light rail, like the Skytrain. What is a system? Typically, it involved electrical, electronics, and mechanical components. Cameras, signal lights, track switches are my bread and butter.

I also volunteer with Engineers Without Borders a whole lot. EWB works to change systems in large ways in order to eliminate poverty in Africa. An example? Instead of building wells, we develop and test a well monitoring system that can be rolled out over the whole country. Instead of just asking people in Canada to make a one-time donation, we ask them to also do their work as engineers using more local talent in developing countries, or to buy FairTrade products that will reduce global poverty.

Project(s) 2014