Introducing OSPE Board Candidate Jeremy Chan-Hao Wang

NameJeremy Wang

Jeremy Chan-Hao Wang, B.A.Sc., EIT

Employer and position

Chief Technology Officer, The Sky Guys

Education

  • MASc: Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo (2020)
  • BASc: Engineering Science, Honours, University of Toronto (2018)

Employment history

  • Chief Technology Officer, The Sky Guys, 2016-now
  • Leadership Facilitator, Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering, 2017-2018
  • Executive Director, University of Toronto Aerospace Team, 2015-2017

Activities in advocacy organizations

  • Member, Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the UN, Jan 2014-now
  • Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute, 2017-now
  • Director, Outreach Division, University of Toronto Aerospace Team, 2014-2015

Years of registration with profession

  • Ontario – since May 2018

Other professional affiliations

  • Member, American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2014-now

Community service

  • Member, Aerospace & Defence Advisory Board, Centennial College, 2017-now
  • Startup Mentor, Entrepreneurship Hatchery, University of Toronto, 2017-now
  • Concept Development Advisor, Canadian Forces Aerospace Warfare Centre, 2014-2017

Conference or Technical papers given or published

[Presentation] SGAC Delegation, “Entrepreneurship Focus Areas & Recommendations for UNCOPUOS,” 52nd Session of the Science and Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs, 2015

[Paper] A. Rivolta, Y. Porat, C. Thro, A. Nasseri, J. C.-H. Wang, J. Lousada, N. Carletti, “The On Orbit Servicing Answer to Safety and Sustainability for Future Space Activities”, International Astronautical Congress, 2016

Candidate Statement

The modern engineer wears many hats, and increasingly, the most important is the ‘engineering communicator’. Like science communication, which uses persuasive and entertaining means to relate technical topics to a non-technical audience, I believe that engineering communication goes one step further to relate engineering skills and identity to leadership of society at large.

As a tech entrepreneur with a background in aerospace engineering, my goal is to help OSPE grow and modernize its communications strategy with a stronger focus on hi-tech, social change, diversity and inclusion, and everyday life.

OSPE must promote in unequivocal terms the profession as more than a regulatory definition, but as a relatable community of skilled practitioners united by a common mission to build better societies and the tools they use. OSPE must also fully leverage social media, mass media, relationships with universities and colleges, public events, hi-tech platforms (accelerators and regional innovation centres), and especially K-12 outreach to deliver strategic awareness programs. I will help OSPE strategize and executive these initiatives as I have done previously with conferences, tradeshows, and campaigns (for more info, please see www.jchw.me).

Perceptions of engineering continue to be outdated and limited in scope. Whether the profession grows or shrinks in its significance is up to us. We need the general public, our government, our colleagues, and especially ourselves to see engineering as a force of change.

For more information visit https://www.ospe.on.ca/board-elections

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