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Upcoming events

17 Apr 2014 6:30 AM • 431 Alden Rd., unit 3, Markham, On L3R 4C1
07 May 2014 6:30 PM • Sheraton Hotel



Mohandes AGM will be held on May 7th 2014 at Sheraton parkway hotel, Markham Room. This year we would like to prepare our BOD election in Advance. We would like to invite all the members who wishes to nominate himself or herself for BOD send us a brief profile and if possible and ID photo to be posted in our website. This will help our members to have time for selection.

Please remember only paid member ( regular, grad and under grad) can be nominated or vote in this event. Of course event is open to public.

If You are interested to become a candidate please submit your application via this form before May 1th .We Would appreciate your insights and contribution in building a better mohandes ! 

For condition and BOD duty please refer to MOHANDES CONSTITUTION page.

Mohandes Networking Program-  Business and Individuals

To further support and promote Iranian community in Ontario, Mohandes is introducing a new networking initiative opportunity during our regular monthly gatherings (first Wednesday of each month).

We would like to invite businesses/individuals to introduce their products and services to our community to promote their business to the community.

This program starts from April 02nd (i.e. our next monthly gathering)

We welcome business owners and individuals who are interested send us an email (to ) outlining

1.              Company name,

2.              Product & services

3.              Month that they would like to register for.

We will book them accordingly. 

Eligibility criteria  

For April session- Industries and business that can participate;

·           Any manufacturers of;   Electronic, electrical, control system, and computer related parts.

·         Consultant and designers of all electrical and electronic parts and system.

·         Service and repair of any electrical, electronic, control, and computer system.

·         Software related trainings with electrical, electronic. & control concept

·         Import & Export of any types of electrical and electronic related parts. 

Required coordination’s

·            Set up time -   5:00 pm    ( regular seminar end time is 9:00pm)

·          Bring all their advertising materials (e.g. Book, banner, brochure, board, etc  )

·        Send us a Short description of their product and services (The advertising material will be posted on Mohandes Website and in our mass emails.)

·         Cost;   $150 for non-member and $50 for members, (membership fee is $100).   Payments can be made to Mohandas either by PayPal/cheque or cash at the door. 


·          To register please either visit WWW. or send us an email at

·         For further information or any clarification please send e-mail 

April 17 Mentoring Program 

Newcomers practical mentoring program prepares newcomers /engineers for Canadian job market.
Sessions agenda:
● Resume preparation/review
● Interview Techniques (Targeted interview)
● Mock interview to prepare participants for interview
● Tour of a small high tech manufacturing company, and getting familiar with some new manufacturing technique for small high tech business
● Networking (with other engineers and job agencies).

Eligibility criteria:
● Mohandes members only (regular members)
Important note:
In order to make mentoring sessions as efficient as possible the number of attendees are limited

● Sessions:   First session;  April 10,   once a week for total of 4 weeks
● Time: 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm
● Address: 431 Alden Rd., unit 3, Markham, On L3R 4C1
Mentor Background & Experience
Mentor: Farhad Bakhtari, P.Eng
● 30+ years of work experience in manufacturing industry both in Iran and Canada
● 20 years of work experience in both manufacturing and design in Canadian companies
● 12+ years of providing mentoring to engineers new to Canada (in GTA area)
● 3 years of web base international mentoring experience [to new immigrants (engineers) prior to their arrival to Canada].
Mohandes members:
New Members:
  • Please click here to become a "Mohandes" member

April 2 - Mohandes Monthly Gathering 

First Speaker 
High-speed Electronics: Foundation & Challenges

Mr. Shayan Shahramian

The talk will discuss the advances of state-of-the-art electronics starting with Moore's law, a prediction made in 1965 that components on an integrated circuit would double every 2 years. This has been the foundation of the electronics industry, which has been fueling their advances for decades. Further, challenges facing the semi-conductor industry will be outlined in addition to explaining some of the research that deals with resolving them.

Brief Background:
Shayan Shahramian is a PhD Candidate (3rd Year) at the University of Toronto specializing in the field of electronics in electrical engineering. He obtained his MASc and BASc degrees from the university of Toronto in 2011 & 2008, respectively. Shayan is the recepient of the NSERC industry postgraduate scholarship in collaboration with Semtech Corp. He is the recipient of 4 department teaching awards awarded to 3 TAs in the electrical and computer engineering department each term. 

Website link: 

Second Speaker
Key determinants in adoption and sustainable use of a self-management support system

Mr. Ray Aria


Health self-management is becoming a new emphasis for healthcare systems around the world, in order to improve the effective involvement of patients in their own care and to reduce costs. The new generation of mobile technology (e.g. smartphones) has made many healthcare-related applications such as patient customization, real-time monitoring, etc. possible. Providing online and mobile support for self-management of health for chronically ill patients is a new way of dealing with chronic disease management. In this study, an m-Health system is introduced to support self-management interventions, including support from the care provider, family and social support, education and training, decision support, recreation, and ongoing patient motivation to promote adherence and sustainability of the intervention. A proposed theoretical model for adoption and sustainability of system use is developed, based on UTAUT2 and IS Continuance of Use models, both of which have previously been validated through many other studies. The objective of this paper is to identify and resolve issues surrounding the successful adoption and sustainability of an m-Health system, resulting in commercially sustainable self-management support for chronically ill or disabled patients.


1996 - 2001 - B.Eng. Computer Engineering - Software Engineering

2008 - 2010 - M.Sc. Electrical & Computer Engineering

2010 - Pres. - Ph.D. Business Administration - MIS (Management Information Systems)

PMP certified
Six Sigma Green Belt Certified

April 3 : Professional Development Seminar


- If you are thinking of applying for the P.Eng. Licence;
- If you have applied for the P.Eng. Licence and got the EIT designation;
- If you've got your P.Eng. licence and wonder how it helps your professional life;
- If you are actively looking for an employment;
- If you are in the progress of establishing your own business;
- If you speculate what professional development is about;
- If you doubt why you need to develop your professional skills;
- If you are unsure what benefits you can get in your employment and business;
- Even If you are a non-engineering professional;

This Seminar Is For You.

More info and registration:here


Optics and Photonics in Engineering Innovation: Canadian Opportunities

Canada is one of the leading countries in optics and photonics technology with more than $4.4 billion annual revenue generated by the Canadian photonics industry. Given the advancement of phonics science and optical technology in the current century, this technology has a great potential for penetration into engineering applications in a variety of sectors including energy systems, environment, health care, manufacturing, automotive, and defence. This talk will present an overview of the Canadian optics and photonics technology, the emerging applications in engineering fields, and Canada’s potentials for commercialization of the technology. 

Date: March 5th, 2014

Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Location: Sheraton Hotel - 600 Hwy 7 E, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2

Speaker’s Bio:

Hamid Alemohammad, PhD, PEng, CUT  received his Bachelors and Masters from Sharif University of Technology and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. 

He has more than 10 years of R&D experience in the areas of opto-mechanical and opto-mechatronic systems, laser materials processing, additive manufacturing, dynamic systems and control, and robotics. He has a track record of work experience in various industries including measurement systems and instrumentation, semi-conductor and microelectronics packaging, robotics and automation, and automotive.

He is the co-inventor of an optical fiber sensing technology for down-hole condition monitoring in oil and gas wells. Dr. Alemohammad has contributed to 40 publications including book chapters, patent applications, and journal and conference papers. He is the member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Modern Physics and the reviewer of OCE Industry Academic Collaboration Program (IACP), Journal of Nanotechnology, Journal of Materials Chemistry and Physics, Journal of Optics and Lasers in Engineering, Journal of Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering. He is has been the member of Professional Engineers Ontario, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Materials Research Society (MRS), SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 

Website Link:



Join us for this exclusive networking event where Canadian-Iranian Engineering & Industrial companies present their services and their products


What to Expect?


                     Learning about industrial companies and their products


                     Finding consulting engineering companies that can serve your business needs


                     Connecting with engineering service providers


                     Learning about educational institutes to enhance your skills


                     Networking  with  potential employers


                     Finding qualified personnel for your business  


                     Exploring opportunity for potential collaboration for your business idea or for your investment interest   




To register your business for this exhibition please contact us at



Date: JULY 19, 2014; 1:00 - 6:00 PM 



The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) is the voice of engineers across our province. Right now, for a limited time,OSPE invites you to join us and enjoy all the benefits of Professional Membership at a special price of just $99* -- 35% off the regular fee!

Promo code is available. Please contact MOHANDES at for more information.

Auto-Renew Program Pricing - 35% Savings

Professional Membership

For professional engineers licensed in Ontario

Special Price: $99

Regular Price: $151.20

Professional 65+ Membership

For professional engineers licensed in Ontario who are age 65+

Special Price: $49.73

Regular Price: $76.50

Intern Membership

For engineering graduates registered in the PEO Engineering

Intern (EIT) program

Special Price: $53.82

Regular Price: $82.80

With your support, OSPE builds much-needed recognition and respect for the vital contributions engineers make to Ontario’s economy and quality of life. When you join, you will enjoy access to more OSPE networking events, career services, professional development opportunities and valuable member-only discounts on a wide range of products and services.

Join OSPE Today.


CALL 1-866-763-1654 extension 237 or 229

This offer expires on February 28th 2014

* This offer is for new OSPE Members only. The discount amounted is a one-time fee. Upon renewal, the member will be charged the regular OSPE Membership fee. To obtain the $99 offer, individuals must pay the OSPE Membership fee with a valid VISA, MasterCard or American Express and enroll in OSPE’s AutoRenew program, which automatically charges the renewal fee to that credit card at the end of the one-year membership term. Without the AutoRenew option, the price for a Professional Member through this offer is $109.20, compared to regular membership price of $168.00.


Time Management: Making Time Work for You


Time is the most precious commodity in our life. Mr. Kajbaf will be speaking to us about fundamental principles of time management which helps you better reflect on:

- The value of time 
- Where our time goes
- How to manage ourselves better to get more out of the time we have

Topic: Time Management: Making Time Work for You. 
Date: 5 February 2014, 6:30-9:00 pm 
Location: Sheraton Hotel - 600 Hwy 7 E, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2

Mehdi Kajbaf Biography

Mehdi Kajbaf is a Co-Founder at Matboard&More LLC and President of Organizational Effectiveness Solutions. He is an advocate for breaking conventions in workplace culture, to never stop questioning the status quo and looking beyond best practices. Organizational Effectiveness Solutions helps employees and managers with a wide range of workplace challenges including health and wellness, recruitment, change management and cultural transformations through partnerships with Shepell.FGI, Epic Software and Health Partners 4 Life.

Mehdi Kajbaf has completed an Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo, as well as an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. He can be reached via


Speaker: Farima Vahid

Topic: Color and Lighting in Hospital Design 

Farima Vahid is an Architect from

Tehran  Azad  University  (1997). A quick review of her work history :

  • She has more than 15 years experience in the architectural design in  Iran,  Dubaiand  Canada
  • She is a designer in Parkin Architects where their team won Award of Excellence for the design of the “Woman and Newborn’s Hospital” in  Winnipeg (2010)

In this session she will talk about new ways of designing hospitals and role of the color and lighting in design and the importance of knowing the healing power of these new tools.

For registration please click here.


Condolences to Mr. Davood Khodabandeh for the loss of his son

Word can't describe how sad we are in making this announcement. Our dear friend and member of Board of Director, Mr. Davood Khodabandeh, has lost his son, Faraz on November 10th. 


We would like to wish Davood and his family patience, and offer them our deepest sympathy. Our prayer is with them.


Official memorial service will be held at Parya Foundation on Friday Nov 22nd 6-8 pm.

Another ceremony  will be held on Tuesday. This is not formal services and will be celebrating life and is for the friends and family that have lived with him.


Note: Since he was dedicated forest man ( though he study political science at york) ,on his honor, please do not send flower or bring one. Instead you might donate the money to Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS)

http:// support/

which he was part of it or Parya Foundation as you wish.


Art Exhibition

Date: December 4th 

LocationSheraton Hotel - 600 Hwy 7 E, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2

An exhibition of Ms Parvaneh Emad’s paintings will be held in meeting room from 6:00 pm until time of our monthly lecture.

Ms Emad is an artist with many talents.  She is calligrapher, painter, writer and photographer. Parvaneh is a distinguished  member of Society of Iranian calligraphy in various styles (Shekasteh, Ketabat & Nastaligh).  Calligraphy running in her family as she is decedent of Mir Emad Hassany, one of the most gifted calligraphers that Iran has seen.  She is also a talented painter & drafter working with different media such as watercolor, Oil, and charcoal etc.  Parvaneh  has held many individual exhibitions and participated in a number of group shows (such as International Beijing Exhibition in 1997).   


"Mohandes " Newcomers Mentoring program

12 hours (6 sessions) practical mentoring program prepares newcomers /engineers for Canadian job market.

 Sessions agenda:

     Resume preparation/review

     Interview Techniques (Targeted interview)

     Mock interview to prepare participants for interview

     Tour of a small high tech manufacturing company, and getting familiar with some new manufacturing technique for small high tech business

     Networking (with other engineers and job agencies).

Eligibility criteria:

       Mohandes members only (regular members)

Important note:

In order to make mentoring sessions as efficient as possible the number of attendees are limited


       Sessions:   November 26 & 28,   December 3, 5, 10, & 12 

       Time:  6 pm to 8 pm

       Address:  431  Alden Rd.,  unit 3, Markham, On L3R 4C1

Mentor Background & Experience

Mentor: Farhad Bakhtari, P.Eng

     30+ years of work experience in manufacturing industry both in Iran and Canada

     20 years of work experience in both manufacturing and design in Canadian companies

     12+ years of providing mentoring to engineers new to Canada (in GTA area)

     3 years of web base international mentoring experience [to new immigrants (engineers) prior to their arrival to Canada].

Mohandes members:

For registration please send your resume to and

New Members:

Please click here to become a "Mohandes" member

Note: Dates for the next mentoring programme will be posted on Mohandes website.

Annual Picnic 2013 


 The Search For Our Cosmic Roots And Galactic Cousins
a Public Lecture by Dr. Firouz Naderi
 click to watch the video of seminar

Photo Galleria


To see AGM pictures Click here



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