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Dr. John M. Boyd elected to FIDIC Executive

Dr. John Boyd, P,Eng. of Canada has been elected to the one vacant seat on the FIDIC Executive. The election was hotly contested among three other candidates from Portugal, India and the United Kingdo...

December 1, 2002  Canadian Consulting Engineer

Dr. John Boyd, P,Eng. of Canada has been elected to the one vacant seat on the FIDIC Executive. The election was hotly contested among three other candidates from Portugal, India and the United Kingdom. Dr. Boyd is a former ACEC Chair and is currently the Chair of the Steering Committee of the Canadian government-supported Career Awareness Project aimed at high school and university students. The project has received major funding from Human Resource Development Canada.

Dr. Boyd has degrees in engineering with a specialty in rock mechanics from the University of Toronto and the University of London (England). He is a senior Principal and Vice President of Operations of Golder Associates Corporation, a consulting firm consisting of 2.750 staff located in more than 90 permanent offices in 20 countries throughout North and South America, Australasia, and Europe. Project responsibilities have provided Dr. Boyd with the opportunity to work in South Africa, Canada and the United States, Bolivia, Pakistan, Ecuador, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Turkey. Both his personal experience and his role in a global engineering company make him a strong proponent for international cooperation and capacity development. He is also keenly interested in engineering education and in bringing young people into our industry.

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