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, October 07, 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sheraton Hotel (Richmond Ball Room A&B) - 600 Hwy 7 E, Richmond Hill





    This presentations discusses Iran’s nuclear program and includes:

    • What is enriched uranium and what percentage is needed for a research reactor and for nuclear weapons?
    • Why was Iran's case referred to UNSC in 2006?
    • Was Iran in violation of NPT in 2006?
    • What are Iran's commitments under the signed July 14 agreement with P5+1?
    • What are the P5+1 commitments?
    • What is the role of IAEA and how are Iran's nuclear facilities inspected?

    Also there will be a brief discussion on the book: “Nuclear Lies, Deceptions and Hypocrisies” by Dr Sarram. This timely book attempts to document the lies, deceptions and hypocrisies in seven countries, Iraq, Syria, Israel, Iran, Pakistan, India and the US in a period of about 60 years. Certainly, not all these seven countries have lied and deceived to the same extent. 

    "This seminar will be conducted in English."


    About the Speaker:

    Mehdi Sarram is a Professional Engineer and has Over 47 years of experience in nuclear engineering. He came to the US in 1961 after high school and completed post graduate degree in Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan in 1967. Then he went back to Iran and worked as the supervisor of the 5 MW research reactor at Tehran University. He then became assistant professor at Tehran University teaching nuclear courses. In 1974, he was transferred to the newly established Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and appointed as the director of nuclear safeguards and security of AEOI.  Mehdi was among 8 directors in this organization.  He reported to the Deputy Prime Minister and president of AEOI, Dr. Akbar Etemad.  He possessed a senior reactor operator license from the US Atomic Energy Commission, 1963.


    After the regime change in Iran, he left Iran in February 1981 and worked at the department of safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria. In January 1982, he returned to the US and worked for the nuclear industries:  Raytheon Nuclear, 1982-1998  as Manager of Nuclear Analysis  and AREVA NP, 1988-2008 as the AREVA Regional Manager. 

    From 1998 to 2006, as the AREVA Regional Manager, he worked in Toronto interfacing with AECL and all nuclear utilities (Bruce Power, OPG, Pt. Leapreau and Gentilly-2).   

    He has over 30 scientific publications.  Recently, he received a Gold Certificate from the American Nuclear Society for 50 year membership.


    Since 2008 Dr. Sarram has worked as an independent consultant for AREVA on the Idaho enrichment facility, for MHI on design certification of APWR, for ABS Consulting on nuclear training projects in UAE, for URS on nuclear security projects in Vienna (IAEA).  He worked for URS as an advisor to KEPCO (government of South Korea) on nuclear projects for one year in Seoul, Korea in 2012 for export of 4 large size APR1400 nuclear reactors to UAE.


    He has visited 38 countries mostly with major nuclear projects and has extensive experience with various nuclear facilities in the U.S., Iran, France, UK, Germany, Canada, Russia, China, Japan, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Austria, India, Pakistan, Argentina, South Korea, and Brazil.  These include Reprocessing, Conversion, and Nuclear Fuel Fabrication Facilities, Nuclear Power Plants, and Nuclear Research Facilities. 


    In recent months, he has made numerous presentations on Iran and P5+1 agreement at UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, San Diego State University and the World Affairs Council.  In 2012, he made a closed door presentation to the UNSC Committee on Iran sanction 1929 on Iran’s nuclear program at UN Headquarters in NY City.

    In 2015, he published a book on Nuclear Lies, Deceptions and Hypocrisies, highlighting the lies and deceptions of 7 countries in the past 60 years: Iraq, Syria, Israel, Iran, Pakistan, India and the US.

    • Saturday, October 17, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Saturday, December 19, 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Earl Haig Secondary School Gymnasium - 100 Princess Ave, NorthYork, ON M2N 3R7



    Dear Mohandes Members,


    In order to provide better services for our valued members, the board of directors has decided to hold weekly volleyball on Saturday mornings starting mid Oct. As a bonus, these weekly sessions will be free for all paid members, and non-paid members will have to pay $10 per session collected in the gym.


    All members are invited to participate in this fun activity. The teams will be in the form of Corec (a mix of men and women) and no prior experience in volleyball is required. We will play 2 hours of fun game full of excitement, so feel free to bring your family and friends (adults only) and if they are eligible for becoming a member at Mohandes, please encourage them to do so.


    To become a member, please visit our page HERE. 


    • Wednesday, November 04, 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sheraton Hotel - 600 Hwy 7 E, Richmond Hill





    Traffic congestion is a growing problem in large cities. The number of vehicles on the road worldwide is expected to quadruple to nearly 3 billion by 2050, while the number of roadways is expected to remain approximately the same in the city cores. The average number of occupants of a single vehicle is about 1.6 persons. This indicates highly underutilized current vehicle sizes.


    Urban vehicles benefit from higher fuel economy, ease of navigation in cluttered urban centers, parking in unconventional spaces, and in many jurisdictions from government tax and licensing incentives. Yet, they make a tiny fraction of vehicles sold annually. This is due to a number of reasons but mainly because conventional vehicle technologies are not necessarily suitable or optimized for such vehicles. Current urban vehicles are mostly scaled down versions of passenger cars. This scaled down approach imposes serious limitations on the safety, usability, and fuel consumption. These factors directly impact customer acceptance.

    In this presentation, new technologies for urban vehicles to make them highly efficient, affordable, safe, and acceptable to consumers are discussed.  These new technologies will be universal and can be used in the development of safer, more efficient, smarter, and more cost effective urban vehicles.

    About the Speaker:

    Amir Khajepour is Professor and Canada Research Chair in “Mechatronic Vehicle Systems” in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He is an expert in systems modeling and control of dynamic systems and has developed an extensive research program in several key multidisciplinary areas. His research has resulted in several patents, technology transfers, over 160 journal and 180 conference publications plus 5 books and 7 book chapters. He is a recipient of the Engineering Medal from the Professional Engineering Ontario, three best paper awards, is a fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering, and is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems and International Journal of Powertrain.

Past events

Saturday, September 12, 2015 Mohandes Career Development Mentoring Program in coordination with My Academy
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 Canadian Mining Industry in 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities
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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