Dina Barazza is the President and Chief Learning Officer of The Talent Consortium, a consulting practice specializing in human resources. Her work includes business and HR consultation, leadership, and diversity programs.
She draws on more than 30 years of experience in business, human resources, organizational effectiveness, learning & leadership, education, sales, business development, marketing, project management and not-for-profits, to achieve ethical business & people results.
As a trail blazer in leadership, Dina is a professional & motivational speaker. She is an advocate and voice for all who wish to further develop themselves, while focusing her efforts on women, persons with disabilities, and young professionals.
Fraser has more than 12 years of experience in the Horizontal Directional Drilling field. He is thoroughly knowledgeable about HDD drilling rigs, downhole tools, tracking, drilling fluids, feasibility and risk analysis, and QA/QC. Currently, he works for LDL Directional Drilling and Tunneling Services and is a consultant and instructor at the Trenchless Institute. Previously, Fraser served as corporate product manager for Ditch Witch Eastern Canada Division (Brandt Group of Companies) and possesses a Resources Drilling and Blasting Diploma from Fleming College.
Dr. Younis specializes in trenchless rehabilitation and replacement of underground pipelines and buried infrastructure asset management. From 2009 to 2021, Dr. Younis managed and delivered the most extensive trenchless education program at the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies. He helped develop and deliver the Horizontal Directional Drilling Fundamentals field course with Fleming College from 2017 to 2019. Dr. Younis graduated with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and a BMath Honours (Systems Management), both from the University of Waterloo, and a B.Sc. Civil Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
Warren brings 34 years of experience in maintenance operations and road design. His educational background is in Civil Technology and Land Surveying. His areas of expertise include road maintenance programs from winter to sewer maintenance infrastructure. He is one of the longest serving Snow School instructor’s and served on the Ontario Road Salt Management Group as Co-Chair and Chair. Warren has worked with both large and smaller municipalities, beginning as a technologist. He’s familiar with every aspect of municipal road and maintenance operations from daily administration to managing operations staff. Warren was also one of three Canadian members to sit on the APWA (American Public Works Association) Winter Sub Committee. He’s had articles published in national trade publications and delivered numerous presentations across North America. He continues to work as a Senior Roadway Management Consultant with the private sector.
Tyler is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario. He worked as a consultant for 10 years where he was a Geotechnical Engineer across eastern Canada. Tyler is now the QA Project Manager for the City of Hamilton, where he runs the Capital Works QA program. He is a member of CTAA and sits on the Good Roads/OAPC Municipal Hot Mix Liaison Committee. He has been in the construction industry for the last 14 years.
Tony is the Director of Bridges at 407ETR Concession Company Ltd. He has over 29 years of experience. He focuses on the functional planning and structural design, inspection and rehabilitation of a variety of transportation structures, including highway structures, vehicular and railway grade separations, multi-span bridges over navigable waterways and lesser scale conventional water crossings. At 407ETR Concession Company Ltd. Tony is directly responsibility for inspection and maintenance.
As Division Manager for the City of London’s Major Project Office, Ted is responsible for the development, administration and delivery of engineering programs and P=projects. With over 20 year’s experience in consulting, manufacturing and municipal engineering, Ted administers a diverse portfolio of municipal construction and infrastructure services team experience and enterprise side as well.
Stuart Huxley is Senior Legal Counsel, leading the City of Ottawa’s Municipal & Regulatory Law Practice Group. Having articled with the former City of Ottawa in 1998, and called to the Ontario Bar in 2000, Stuart provides legal counsel to the municipality on a variety of municipal, administrative, and regulatory matters. Stuart has conducted prosecutions of City by-laws and provincial statutes before the Ontario Court of Justice, and also appears before all levels of courts on various litigation files and also before coroner’s inquests, public inquiries, and administrative tribunals. Stuart teaches municipal and planning law at the University of Ottawa.
Steve has 25 years experience in the design, testing, production and supply of liquid asphalt cement binders and emulsions. He’s a member of OAPC and Asphalt Institute technical and environmental committees. Author/presenter at Canadian Technical Asphalt Association. He graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in Engineering Chemistry and he’s a registered P.Eng in Ontario.
Stephen has 33 years of pavement and geotechnical experience in Canada and internationally. Some of the positions he’s held include Principal Engineer in EXP and AGRA consulting firms, Senior Pavement Engineer in Region of Ottawa Carleton and various Head positions in the Ministry of Transportation (Geotechnical Engineering Central Region, Bituminous, Pavements and Foundations Sections in Engineering Materials Office).