Portfolio

I am currently writing full time for Engineering Dimensions, a bimonthly magazine published by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the engineering regulator for Canada’s most populous province. I have included some of my articles published here, complete with hyperlinks. I have also mentioned some of my earlier arts-based writing; unfortunately, the links for many of those sites are no longer be valid, but where possible I have included media links where my articles have been mentioned.

Engineering Dimensions

10 Leading Women Engineers in Canada’s Aerospace Industry,” September/October issue, pp. 29-39, profiles ten women working in an aerospace engineering capacity. Engineering is still a male-dominated profession, and women in Canada’s small but quickly growing aerospace industry are still a minority. In this article I co-wrote, we profile ten women’s diverse careers.

What’s in a Complaint?” July/August 2020 issue, pp. 26-31, focusing on the complaints process for Professional Engineers Ontario, the regulatory body for professional engineers in Ontario.

Ontario P.Eng. Runs for Conservative Party Leadership,” May/June 2020 issue, p. 13 is a news article about a licensed Ontario engineer who ran for the leadership of Canada’s federal Conservative Party

Four Decades of Engineering Dimensions,” May/June 2020 issue, pp. 24-31, is a feature that covers the first four decades of the official journal of Professional Engineers Ontario, tracking the stylistic changes of the magazine and how it reports on the engineering profession and engineering regulation in Ontario

Engineers Tackle Building Sector Carbon Emissions One Condo at a Time,” March/April 2020 pp. 28-31, profiles the expertise of Ontario engineers who are looking at lowering the carbon footprints of multiple-unit residential buildings (apartments and condominiums)

Designing for Dementia,” January/February 2020 issue, pp. 40-45, focusing on the role that Ontario engineers play in improving the lives for people living with dementia-spectrum disorders

This Engineer’s Dedication is Helping to Evolve Ontario’s Building Techniques,” January/February 2020 issue, pp. 20-21, profiling a up-and-coming engineer who specializes in building tall-wood structures, in light of a recent change to the Ontario Building Code that allows for taller buildings made principally from wood

Radiohead Coroner’s Inquest Recommendations Considered by Council,” January/February 2020 issue, pp. 8-9, a news article focusing on PEO’s action stemming from a coroner’s inquest’s recommendations stemming from a temporary stage collapse at Toronto’s Downsview Park just hours prior to a Radiohead rock concert

Pikangikum: A Northern Ontario First Nations Community in Transition,” November/December 2018 issue, pp. 35-40, an exploration of an isolated and remote First Nations community and its efforts–with the help of three engineers–to improve their infrastructure and living conditions

Writing for Dance

For Dance Umbrella of Ontario’s website, I wrote its webpage The Business of Dance, giving crucial advice to Ontario’s dance artists.

Film Reviews

Unfortunately, Toronto Film Scene, for whom I once wrote, is no longer online; however, I have included external links to articles referencing my writing.

With Toronto Film Scene, I reviewed the Canadian documentary Expo 67. It was an assembly of archival footage and talking heads interviews about a legendary event in Canadian history. The article is no longer available online, but my review was quoted on the doc’s online promotion.

I had the opportunity to review the 17th anniversary presentation of Animation Show of Shows, an assembly of animated shorts. Again, look at their website for hints to what I wrote.

Interestingly, I am even mentioned in IMDb for reviewing the UK move 45 Years, the movie for which its star, Charlotte Rampling, made headlines for after giving a notorious interview after being nominated for an Oscar.

Interviews and Profiles

Read my recent profile of Toronto-based burlesque performer Bellamie Beastly, published right here on this website!