Tim Ford Kirkby, P.Eng., FEC
During his decades of service to both the Upper Canada Chapter as well as PEO Council, Tim Kirkby has served the profession with unfailing dedication and passion.
Known for his infectious enthusiasm; as a consummate professional advocating for engineering; and his self-deprecating humour, Tim has contributed much to his local chapter and the community of Cornwall. Some highlights include:
- Successfully pitching, applying for; and organizing the successful 1998 PEO Annual General Meeting in Cornwall. The “Green Engineering” theme featuring former Green Party leader Elizabeth May as keynote speaker was timely and prophetic;
- Organizing a PEO float for the 1996 Cornwall Santa Clause Parade (Tim even drove the float);
- Received the PEO Upper Canada Chapter’s “Engineer of the Year” award for 2000. This was awarded for “Recognition of Outstanding Service to the Community and to the Advancement of the Engineering Profession”; and
- Volunteering for all chapter executive positions since 1988, including two terms as chair.
Tim also served as a Lieutenant Governor-in-Council Appointee (LGA) on PEO Council from 2016-2020. As an LGA councillor, he served on several committees, including: Discipline, Finance, Government Liaison, Human Resources, as well as the Public Information Campaign and Council Composition task forces.
He continues his volunteer efforts as the PEO representative on the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists Council.