The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

OACETT Toronto West Chapter

OACETT's Toronto West chapter is the group of members living in Etobicoke, mostly working in the Greater Toronto Area. We run events to support our members, to advertise the association, and to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to the general public.



As a professional association, we are supposed to hold seminars and networking events. COVID-19 has made a mess of this for all of us. We will try very hard to run stuff online.

Online meeting software has security issues. When we set up online meetings through Eventbrite, we are requesting your membership number. We can go into the membership database, and verify the name, email and member number on your ticket. We hope this will prevent disruption of our events.

Coming Events

Forensic Mapping

Date: Tuesday December 15, 2020
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free admission
How to register: EventBrite — We will email the Zoom link.

We scheduled this event earlier, but we canceled it due to COVID-19. We will run it online this time.

Eugene Liscio is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada and is the owner of ai2‑3D a consulting company that specializes in 3D forensic documentation, analysis and visualizations. Eugene has testified in court in both US and Canada utilizing 3D technologies such as photogrammetry and laser scanning and has also provided interactive 3D crime scene reconstructions to aid the jury. Eugene has been called to aid police agencies in Canada and the US and was retained to assist the Ontario Provincial Police in the shooting at the Canadian House of Commons in 2013. He is the Past-President of the International Association of Forensic and Security Metrology (IAFSM), and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, where he teaches a 3D Forensic Reconstruction and Mapping course as part of the Forensic Sciences Program. Eugene is actively engaged in research, and mentoring students focusing on 3D documentation and analysis techniques.

The use of 3D Technologies in forensics has become the new best practice for documentation of evidence. Laser scanners, structured light scanners and photogrammetry are tools which represent crime scenes or evidence in a "true to form" manner. Capturing evidence in 3D means that there are methods of analysis and new paradigms which are presenting themselves to forensics experts. Many forensic disciplines such as ballistics, bloodstain pattern analysis, collision investigation and video analysis have introduced new methods of analysis which until recently, were very difficult to accomplish manually or simply not possible without the use of a laser scanner or photogrammetry. The benefit of these technologies is that they are quick, relatively simple to deploy, highly visual and provide judges and jurors an engaging way to see and understand complex crime scenes. Different 3D technologies will be discussed in this presentation along with case studies.

Past Events

Powerline Safety Awareness

Date: Thursday May 7
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Online — GoToMeeting
How to register: This event already has happened

Let's learn to be safe around powerlines! Our presenter is Patrick Falzon, a Powerline Safety Specialist at Electrical Safety Authority.

The presentation, Powerline Safety Awareness will count towards the OACETT CPD program as a partial (1.5 hours) fulfillment of the full-day (6-8 hours) informal course/self-directed study under the Technical Knowledge category.

This was a big success, with thirty one people showing up. Maybe we should run some online events even after COVID-19!

Annual Chapter Meeting

Date: Wednesday May 27
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Online
Cost: Free admission
How to register: This event already has happened

Thank you to everyone who showed up for this. We used Microsoft teams for this one, which worked fairly well. We are looking for new events to run this way.

Our new chapter executive is listed below.

The notes above are a summary of OACETT's Chapter Operations Manual. This is your chapter. Please get involved.

Getting Certified

Date: Tuesday, October 13
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Online
Cost: Free admission
How to register: Eventbrite

This was an information session for students and associate members on getting certified. Fifty people showed up. This seems ot be a popular subject. Perhaps members are getting stir crazy. Maybe we should run more online events, once COVID‑19 goes away.

Barry Billing, our Deputy Registrar and Acting Director IETO, and Trishia Tedoldi, our Manager, College & Corporate Partnerships, did a presentation on Getting Certified. This was done online.

The presentation was around forty five minutes. There were questions and answers afterwards.

More Events

Annual OACETT Toronto Region Technology Tee-Off

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to plan our 2020 Toronto Region Technology Tee-Off. This event is cancelled.

If you have an idea for an event, or you are willing to run something, please contact us.

Meeting Venues

Here are the venues we use to hold chapter events.

Assembly Hall

1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr, Etobicoke, ON M8V 4B6 — 416.338.7255

The Assembly Hall usually has convenient street parking on Lakeshore Boulevard. To get there by transit, take the bus south from Kipling Subway, or take the Queen/Lakeshore street car to Kipling.

Etobicoke Civic Centre

399 The West Mall Etobicoke, Etobicoke, ON M9C 2Y2 — 416.338.0338

Etobicoke Civic Centre has a large parking lot, right off Highway 427. To access it from transit, take the Burnhamthorpe bus from Islington Station.

LAMP Community Health Centre

185 Fifth St, Etobicoke, ON M8V 2Z5 — 416.252.6471

LAMP is buried in a residential neighbourhood. It has a large parking lot. It is close to the Islington South bus, and to the Queen/Lakeshore streetcar line.

LAMP's policy now is to close completely at 8:00pm, which is not convenient for us.

Mongomery's Inn

4709 Dundas St W, Etobicoke, ON M9A 1A8 — 416.394.8113

Montgomery's Inn has a large parking lot. It is located up Islington Avenue, within walking distance of the subway station for most of us.

Swansea Town Hall

95 Lavinia Ave, Toronto, ON M6S 3H9 — 416.392.1954

Swansea Town Hall has a small parking lot, and limited street parking. It is a short walk from the Runnymede Subway station.

Chapter Executive Meeting Minutes

2020 Executive

Chair Howard Gibson
Vice Chair Jason Wattleworth  
Secretary James Way  
Treasurer Harris Ramrup  
College Liaison Dave Cheriyan  
WIT Rep Emily Tomisch  
Director Mark Chmielewski  
Director Tayab Rosanally  
Director Jeevan Rambarran  
Director Amitkumar Patel  
Director Arvind Sarvaiya  
Director Gleb Sorokosh  
Director Gavin Pereira
Director Jody Dublin  
Director Avelino (Dave) Estrella  

Toronto West ACM April 2019

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