MOHANDES    Since 1988Canadian Society of Iranian Engineers and Architects


Mohandes has monthly gathering on first Wednesday of each month except July, August and January at:

600 Highway 7 East, Richmond Hill, ON L4B1B2

Beside these regular events we have three big family events, Yalda Night, Summer Cruise and Picnic. Occasionally we have garden trip, ski and other social events which will be announced on due time. We encourage you and your friends to participate and enjoy the friendly environment.

Notes: When registering, "Number of Guests" means how many persons you are coming with (excluding you).

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, September 02, 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sheraton Hotel - 600 Hwy 7 E, Richmond Hill


    Canada is a world-leader in the minerals and metals industry. Thanks to its rich geology, Canada ranks in the top five countries in the global production of aluminum, uranium, potash, cobalt, nickel, diamonds, and platinum group metals. In 2012, the mining industry contributed over $52 billion to Canada’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In addition, approximately 400,000 people are working in the mining industry across Canada. Besides its direct contribution to the economy, the industry supplies feedstock to many other industries such as machinery, manufacturing and transportation. Our province, Ontario, is the leading province in Canada in mineral production. More than 22% of Canadian nonfuel minerals are produced in Ontario. The industry is Ontario’s economic engine and a major employer.

    In the last two decades, mining industry has experienced significant changes by adopting advanced technologies and introducing more automation into mining operations. These changes has allowed a relatively higher productivity and a better visibility into certain parts of mining value chain. Despite these improvements, the mining industry is still facing many challenges which effective addressing of them will require development of interdisciplinary approaches that allow maximizing the economic return of mining projects under evolving and uncertain market conditions of today. 

    This presentation will focus on the current state of the Canadian mining industry. The mining methods being used in Canada are introduced and the major challenges and emerging concerns within the mining industry are discussed. Recent advances in technology that have created opportunities to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for mining projects are also presented.

    About the Speaker:

    Dr. Kamran Esmaeili is an assistant professor in the Lassonde Institute of Mining- Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. He has several years of industrial work experience and academic research and has contributed to several important fields such as: surface and underground mine design and optimization; numerical modeling in geomechanics; and feasibility assessments of mining projects.

    Dr. Esmaeili’s work experience includes several years of engineering and working as a consultant in various companies involved in the mining industry. Between 2010 to 2012 he worked as a consultant for Golder Associates in Montreal, where he was involved in a variety of mine design and feasibility projects in Canada and overseas such as: Wana mine for Semafo Inc.; Westwood and Niobec mines for Iamgold; Raglan and Brunswick mines for Glencor-Xstrata, etc.

    Since his academic career commenced in 2012, he has been striving to develop projects and build relationships with industry and academics. In the last ten years, he has published more than 25 refereed journal and conference papers in internationally renowned journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings. He has given numerous reports and oral presentations to industry and academia on mine feasibility study, mining geomechanics, and mine modeling related issues.

    • Saturday, September 12, 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 14 Whitehorn Crescent North York, ON M2J 3B2


    This free mentoring program is being offered by Mohandes in coordination with My Academy and Mr. Changiz Sadr, P.Eng., FEC for foreign trained engineers and includes the following topics:

    • Introduction to the Canadian job market and categories
    • Introduction to professional engineering practice in Ontario
    • Introduction to recruiting and job hunting and how to deal with them
    • Introduction to registering a company in Ontario and its types
    • Professional resume preparation and interview methods
    • How to locate a company based on industry, location, discipline, etc.
    • And all you need to know about yourself to be able to define your way in Ontario

    The program is for Mohandes Members only and the priority will be given to paid members first. It comprises of three sessions of 2.5 to 3 hours long (depending on the questions in the class) and will be held on Saturday mornings starting at 8:30 am within a two months time frame.

    About My Academy:

    My Academy is a private education and training center for professionals at the beginning of its significant journey. In addition to the free mentoring classes,  My Academy provides training courses and one on one consulting services in many different areas such as professional designations and licensure, company registration, career planning, professional development, and many more. 

    Please check for more information and communicate to if you have any questions.

    About the Mentor:

    Changiz Sadr is a telecom engineer who has been licenced in Ontario for over 15 years and practicing in that filed in addition to ICT and CIE for over 30 years. Changiz has volunteered his time to settlement agencies such as Skills for Change, JVS, ACCES Employment and Iranian community through IC Network to mentor and coach the newcomers engineers and professionals to find their professional path here in Ontario for over 13 years. In addition, he delivered several seminars about P.Eng. licensure and its benefits to PEO chapters, settlement agencies, and Iranian community including Mohandes who have hosted a few of those events.

    Sadr has contributed his time to PEO volunteering for several different roles from Willowdale/Thornhill Chapter to his current role as the East Central Region Councillor and an Executive Officer of PEO. He has been a member of ERC (Experience Requirements Committee) since 2003 and vice chaired the Communications Infrastructure Engineering (CIE) group of Engineering Disciplines Task Force of PEO from 2008 to 2011, which resulted in getting CIE approved as the 32nd engineering discipline in Ontario by Council in 2010.

    Because of Changiz's significant contribution to the engineering profession and community, he has received four Ontario Volunteer Service Awards, Fellowship of Engineers Canada, and PEO's Order of Honor Award.

Past events

Saturday, August 08, 2015 Mohandes Annual Summer Picnic 2015 joint with SUTA and Fanni Ontario
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Mohandes mentoring program: Preparing Newcomers/Engineers for Canadian Job Market
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 Panel Discussion: Mohandes Successful Past & Making A Better Future - featuring some of long standing and previous BOD members
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 Mohandes Annual General Meeting - AGM 2015
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Status of Science in Canada and New Frontiers of Science in Society
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Cloud Computing and its benefits for small and medium businesses
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 P.Eng. Licensure and Benefits, By Mr Changiz Sadr, P.Eng., FEC
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Machinery Condition Monitoring
Sunday, December 14, 2014 Celebration of Yalda Night and 25th Anniversary of MOHANDES
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 نگاهی به شعر سنتی معاصر در محضر پروفسور فضل‌الله رضا
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 Review of Provincial Groundwater Monitoring Network in Ontario
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Movie Screen and Speech on Foundation of Tehran Polytechnic (Amir Kabir) University
Saturday, August 09, 2014 MOHANDES ANNUAL PICNIC
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 3D Diffusive Imaging for Medical & Scientific Application
Sunday, June 01, 2014 Summit on "Design, Diversity, and Innovation"
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Optics and Photonics in Engineering Innovation: Canadian Opportunities
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 2014 May AGM
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Newcomers Mentoring Program (2nd Round)
Thursday, April 03, 2014 Professional Development Seminar
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Mohandes Monthly session topics : 1. High-speed Electronics 2. Sustainable use of a self-management support system
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Mohandes engineering Business introduction program
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 Optics and Photonics in Engineering Innovation: Canadian Opportunities
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 Time Management: Making Time Work for You.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Color and Lighting in Hospital Design
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 "Mohandes" Newcommers Mentoring programme
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 Modern Machine Tools
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 Canadian Aerospace Industry
Saturday, September 28, 2013 How to build your career in Project Management
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 New 2017-2025 Environmental Standards and Challenges facing Canada's Automotive Suppliers
Saturday, August 03, 2013 Mohandes Annual Picnic
Saturday, July 20, 2013 ARE WE ALONE? (a Public Lecture by Dr. Firouz Naderi)
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 Nickel Industry overview in Canada
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 Mohandes AGM
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Automotive Industry in Ontario
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Nouruz 1392 in Toronto سال تحویل و چهارشنبه سوری در یک شب
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Complex Engineering
Friday, February 22, 2013 A Seminar About project management professional PMP
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 Design, scale and improvement tools for architectural development
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 Internet Security: Past, Present and the Future
Friday, November 16, 2012 Licensing Procedure - The benefit of a P.Eng Licence
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 Codes and Standards in Canadian Industries
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 A Guide to Entering the Canadian Workforce for Iranian Engineers
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 User Experience &Usability Strategist - How to design products that create a more sustainable user experiences.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 June 6th Monthly Gathering At Sheraton
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 Mohandes AGM
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 Mohandes April Event
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 MOHANDES MARCH 2012 EVENT
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 Feb. 1st meeting At Sheraton
Sunday, December 18, 2011 Mohandes Yalda 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Technology related Applied Electromagnetic
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Dec. 7th meeting At Sheraton
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 Mohandes monthly gathering November 2nd
Friday, October 07, 2011 مراسم بزرگداشت مولانا جلال الدين رومي
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 Oct 5th meeting At Sheraton
Sunday, September 11, 2011 last picnic of the summer 2011
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 Sept meeting At Sheraton
Friday, August 12, 2011 Camping and Water Rafting
Sunday, July 31, 2011 Summer Picnic with Fanni group
Saturday, July 09, 2011 Mohandes Summer Cruise
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 June Gathering at Sheraton
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 Mohandes AGM on May 4th 2011
Friday, April 08, 2011 Canadian Industrial Engineering and Management Experts.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 April Gathering At Sheraton
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 Mohandes Monthly Gathering
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 Mohandes Monthly Gathering
Saturday, December 18, 2010 Yalda Night with Mohandes


Tel: (905) 771-7147


P.O.Box #217, 6021 Yonge St., 

North York, ON, Canada   M2N3W2

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