Harold Melvin Harju, P.Eng.
For over 13 years, Engineer Harold Melvin Harju has served the PEO North Bay Chapter with enthusiasm and pride, generously volunteering his time and demonstrating his continuing initiative, while serving in each of the chapter Executive positions.
Since he first joined the North Bay Chapter’s Science Fair Committee, Engineer Harju has spearheaded attracting professional judges from a wide variety of science disciplines. When North Bay was awarded the Canada Wide Science Fair in 1996, he contributed a significant effort into his role as Vice-Chair of the Judging Committee. Part of his legacy is the North Bay Chapter’s promotional display, which he created in 1990 and still updates and maintains. The exhibit is proudly displayed at North Bay regional science fairs, students’ nights and Engineers’ Day to promote the profession to students and the general public. His legacy also includes The Calling, North Bay Chapter’s millennium project, a montage of engineering activities in a North Bay setting, which has been made into a limited edition print.
For his boundless enthusiasm about the profession and his support of the North Bay Chapter, Engineer Harold Melvin Harju is invested as a Member of the Professional Engineers Ontario Order of Honour.