2024 ITE National Capital Section Election

ITE National Capital Section (NCS) has two positions open for the 2024 Executive – Communications Coordinator and Technical Representative. Three candidates have put their names forward to fill either of these two positions. Please review their candidate profiles provided below, in alphabetical order by last name.

You will receive a ballot with the instruction to select two of the three candidates you are voting for. The successful candidates will be confirmed at the upcoming ITE NCS AGM to be held in January 2024. Voting ends December 26, 2023. If you have not received a ballot by Wednesday, November 29, 2023, please contact the National Capital Section.

Candidate Profiles

Jeremy Kearns

Jeremy Kearns is a Project Manager at Robinson Consultants with over 11 years of experience in the design and construction of transportation projects in the National Capital Region. His transportation design experience includes the preliminary and detail design of various projects with road reconstruction, active transportation facility upgrades, protected intersections, and speed calming measures. Some of Jeremy’s recent projects include Scott Street Intersection Modifications, Bank Street Widening (Leitrim to Dun Skipper), and Byron Avenue, Athlone Avenue, and Highcroft Avenue Integrated Road Reconstruction. Jeremy also has experience with technical presentations including recently at the 2023 Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Conference and Exhibition where he presented on the topic of the Application of Protected Intersection Elements in a Constrained Urban Environment. Jeremy has shown a desire to donate his time to help give back to the industry through multiple initiatives and roles over his career to date. These roles include serving as Chair of the Young Professional Committee for the Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) from 2019-2020, and as Chair of the Future Leaders Network for the Association of Consulting Engineers – Ontario (ACEC-ON) from 2022-Present. If successful, Jeremy will look to use his technical and volunteer experience to help continue to further the ITE National Capital Executive Committee’s goals and identify any initiatives or avenues that are currently not being explored to provide added resources to the membership.

Thaise Mota

Thaise is a professional transportation engineer at Alta, where she channels her passion into designing sustainable solutions that boost community resilience, safety, and livability, specifically in the realm of active transportation. She has been a member of ITE Canada since 2018 when she was completing her master’s at Carleton University. Attending numerous NCS events, including workshops and luncheons, has been pivotal in expanding her network. Having firsthand experience of the section’s importance in fostering our community and supporting young professionals, she is excited about the chance to step into the role of Communications Coordinator. This opportunity allows her to promote NCS events and contribute behind the scenes, leveraging the experience and knowledge she has gained over the years.

Niki Tsiolas

Niki Tsiolas is an Engineer-in-Training with over three years of transportation planning and traffic engineering experience, including 16-months of pre-graduate experience, as part of WSP’s Transportation Planning Department within the Ottawa (Queensview) office. She completed her undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at Carleton University, receiving her Bachelor’s degree with a Co-op designation in Spring 2021. Niki has a keen interest in active transportation and multi-modal studies, as well as traffic operational modelling and analysis. 

Throughout her undergraduate studies, Niki was involved with the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) – Carleton Chapter. She served as First Year Representative, followed by Vice President Social Affairs to strengthen the connection between Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering students with the profession of engineering. In September 2023, Niki helped to successfully organize WSP’s Bike and Hike to Your Roots Event in conjunction with the TAC Conference held in Ottawa. During both cycling and walking tours, participants were able to explore Ottawa’s Downtown and Rideau Canal where some of Ottawa’s recent successes in all-ages-and-abilities cycling infrastructure were highlighted.