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Personal Information

Name:
Diane Freeman
Program Studied
University(s) / College(s) Attended:
University of Waterloo
Education / Degree(s):
B.Sc., P.Eng
Other Credentials:
Fellow of Engineers Canada (FEC)
Current Job Title:
Associate; Councillor
Current Employer:
Conestoga-Robers & Associates Ltd; City of Waterloo
Email:

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Fun Facts About Me

If your best friend had to describe you in 10 words or less, what would they say?

Diane is crazy busy, super crafty and I don't know how she finds time to live such a full and wonderful life

Share one fun fact about yourself.

I have studied guitar, cello, voice and piano

What do you want to accomplish in the next 10 years?

I am not sure. I love what I currently do and I am not actively seeking to change my life or my career.

The most inspiring engineer I know is ....... Because ........ ?

Catherine Karakatsanis, COO, Morrison Hershfield Limited because she is so highly skilled in so many aspects of engineering and people management

Profile Questions

Why did you choose to study engineering?

I wanted to work in a career that would help improve the lives of others

What are your best memories of your engineering education?

The friendships that were forged during my educational career

How do you apply your engineering degree to your current career?

The skills learned around analytical thinking are used on a daily basis.

What do you love most about your career?

The flexibility I have to blend a career in engineering and a career in politics

What was the most enjoyable project you've been involved with?

Working with my engineering firm to build a not-for-profit childcare centre that provides care to 108 children every day.

What's next in your career?

I love the definition of Serendipity which is Serendipity is when preparedness meets opportunity. I am prepared and willing to pursue opportunities that come my way, but I have no definite plans for immediate changes.

What advice would you give to someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?

Engineering is a serving profession. The best engineers always keep in their minds eye those people for whom their work will be used.