The Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE Canada) is a registered Canadian Not-for-profit corporation and a District of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) based in Washington, D.C.
Within the Canadian District are regional Sections. Each Section has its own governing body that is sanctioned by ITE Canada.
A Board of Directors, composed of members representing each of our 13 Sections across the country and our Executive Committee, oversees the organization’s operations.
The Canadian District Executive Committee consists of five elected positions that are tasked with managing the District’s technical development, membership communication, and maintaining continuity within the ITE international network of Districts. The District Director is designated as our representative on the ITE International Board of Direction.
Southern Alberta Section
City of Calgary
Ryan has been a member of ITE since graduating from the University of Waterloo in 1999. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to get to know many ITE members as an active member of four different sections/chapters (BC Interior Chapter, Toronto Section, Southern Alberta Section and the Southwestern Ontario Section). He has served on the executive of both the BC Interior Chapter and the Southern Alberta Section, including on the CITE District Board as President of the Southern Alberta Section in 2009. He is also a member of the 2017 class of LeadershipITE.
Over his nearly two-decade-long engineering career, he has worked in both the public and private sectors, in Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta (The City of Calgary, Ministry of Transportation Ontario, MMM Group, Urban Systems). He is currently the Chief Engineer and Director Business & Engineering Services at The City of Calgary.
He has a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo, a Masters degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of Calgary, a Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership from the Schulich School of Business from York University, and an Executive MBA from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.
True North Safety Group
Pedram has been a member of ITE since he joined and subsequently served as President of the University of Waterloo Student Chapter. Since then, he has served as:
He is the Director of Transportation Engineering at True North Safety Group where he practices road safety, traffic engineering, and big data. His philosophy is to utilize technology to collect, compile, and analyze transportation related data to assist road authorities in making better decisions.
Pedram hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology as well as a Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Southern Alberta Section
City of Calgary
Irini become involved with ITE during her last year in undergrad at the University of Manitoba as part of an immensely active and passionate student Chapter. Over the last 18 years she’s been involved on the local, national and international levels of the organization in the following key roles:
Irini has over 18 years of experience in the public and private sectors leading and managing large and complex transportation planning studies, including corridor studies, functional planning studies, and transportation network reviews; implementing Complete Streets in retrofit and greenfield areas, organizing and facilitating collaborative community and public engagement events, dealing with various consultants and stakeholders, and working closely with Council and City officials.
She has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering (Major) and Business (Minor), as well as a Master of Engineering in Transportation completed at the University of Manitoba, and a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) designation.
Southwestern Ontario Section
Julia has a long history of involvement with ITE. She is Past President (2002 to 2010) of the Toronto Section and served for five years on the ITE Transportation Planning Council Executive. She is the current Past President of ITE Canada having first been elected Secretary Treasurer in 2015. Julia also volunteers in various ways in her community and is currently Chair of the Board of Governors of United College at the University of Waterloo.
She is President of Salvini Consulting Inc., a Kitchener-based transportation firm specializing in planning transportation systems and policy in growing cities. Julia works with municipal clients and with land developers to develop solutions that are highly functional and resilient. Her work with Salvini Consulting builds on a 20 year career based primarily in consulting in the Toronto area focused in the areas of traffic operations, transportation planning and transit planning. She also worked with Metrolinx, the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority, and taught at both Toronto Metropolitan University and the University of Toronto.
Julia has degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.
Southwestern Ontario Section
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Edward has served on the ITE Canada Executive since 2013, currently as District Director. He previously served on the Hamilton Section of ITE Canada executive as the Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President from 2002 to 2010, and served as the student liaison for the Mohawk College student chapter. Other professional service includes involvement with the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO). Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) in Ontario, Regional Public Works Commissioners of Ontario (RPWCO) and the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) as the CITE representative on the Chief Engineers Council and on various technical projects and committees.
Edward Soldo is the General Manager, Infrastructure and Engineering Services with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. He is a senior municipal leader with 28 years of experience in strategic leadership roles with a focus on corporate service delivery, transformational change and operational improvements.Edward has worked in the consulting, educational and municipal sector in various organizations across Ontario. His primary focus has been on transportation mobility through his work in engineering, infrastructure management (water/wastewater/roads), transportation planning, traffic operations, cycling, transit, roadway operations and maintenance.
A graduate from McMaster University in Civil Engineering, he also has a diploma in Public Administration from Western University and Masters Certificate in Municipal Management from York University. Edward holds a professional engineering license in Ontario.