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2024 SFPE-NCR Annual General Meeting

  • Thursday, February 22, 2024
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 1315 Prince of Wales Dr., Ottawa, ON


  • Guest Presentation will not be available online. This is only the chapter meeting starting at 11:40am to discuss finances and chapter changes.

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Society of Fire Protection Engineers

Engineering a Fire Safe World


The Future of Fire Protection Engineering in Canada

Guest Presentation: Ahmed Kashef, PhD, P.Eng

National Research Council of Canada

February 22nd, 2024

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Buffet Breakfast

Members: $30          Non-Members: $45          Students: $15

1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Free Parking

Please join us to celebrate our achievements over the 2023 year. We hosted 7 online technical sessions, 2 in person events, collaborated with some of our fellow Canadian Chapters, and received a Gold Award from SFPE. We will have a guest technical presentation, followed by a panel discussion, and finishing with the SFPE-NCR Chapter AGM.



Registration Opens & Breakfast Served


Opening Remarks – SFPE-NCR President Lindsay Ranger


Guest Presentation – Dr. Ahmed Kashef, NRC




Panel Discussion – SFPE NCR & SFPE Canada




Chapter AGM – Online option


Dr. Kashef is the Director, Research and Development of Advanced Construction Practices and Fire Safety.  He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and has more than 30 years research and practical experience. His expertise involves applying numerical and experimental techniques in a wide range of engineering applications including fire risk analysis, fire dynamics, tenability, heat transfer and smoke transport. He has authored and co-authored more than 200 publications. He served as an elected member on the Research Administration Committee (RAC) of The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the past chair of the ASHRAE Technical Committee (TC) 5.6 “Fire and Smoke Control”, and the past chair of the research sub-program of ASHRAE TC 5.9, “Enclosed Vehicular Facilities”. Dr. Kashef is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, a member of the Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) Advisory Council, the International Forum of the Fire Directors, the North American Fire Testing Labs, the World Road Association (PIARC) “Road Tunnels Operations” and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) TC 502 “Standard for Road Tunnels, Bridges, and Other Limited Access Highways”.

As a leader in Fire Safety research in Canada and internationally, Dr. Kashef will present on current and future research activities of the Fire Safety Group at NRC in relation to emerging Fire Safety and Protection Engineering topics in Canada: impact of climate change on built environment fire safety, regulatory framework, de-risking of innovative green-technologies and solutions, and digital transformation in fire safety.

Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Lindsay Ranger, P.Eng, SFPE-NCR President, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Research: Ahmed Kashef, NRC, PhD, P.Eng

Industry: Dominic Esposito, P.Eng, Jensen Hughes

Fire Service: Duncan McNaughton, P.Eng, Ottawa Fire Service

Education:  Mohamed Beshir, PhD, Carleton University 

Online only option:

Free registration to the Chapter AGM portion of the meeting (11:40-12:00) is available to SFPE NCR members. This does not include the guest presentation or panel discussion.

Please register ahead of February 15, 2024 so that we can let the venue know how many people to expect.

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