Patrick Robert Cochrane, AScT

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Patrick Robert Cochrane, AScT

  • Classification: Applied Science Technologist
  • Discipline: Civil
  • Position: Civil Engineering Technologist
  • Post Secondary: Red River Community College - Winnipeg - Diploma Civil Engineering Technology
  • High School: Elmwood High School, Winnipeg, MB

Career Experience

My career has taken me to some of the most beautiful natural settings in this world, and given me such great satisfaction knowing that I am engaged in putting something back into a world that really needs such a focus. My last fifteen years serving with Fisheries & Oceans Canada were in Kamloops, where I retired in May 2011. Since 2009, I have also been lab faculty for the two week Survey School for the Engineering Design & Drafting Technology at Thompson Rivers University. Over the past 10 years and now into my retirement, I am largely engaged volunteering my technical abilities through Engineering Ministries International, Canada (eMi)

Why I Became A Technology Professional

  • Having made an attempt at college training in an occupation that was my childhood ambition, and then disillusioned and dropped out, I found myself pushing around a mail cart in an Edmonton office building and desperately wanting to do more with my life and abilities. Thinking this the best fit for my skills and desires, I enrolled in Civil Engineering Technology at Red River Community College back home in Winnipeg, and graduated from that 2 year program in 1977.

Career Highlights

  • Specializing in sensitive streamside construction & restoration techniques
  • Passion to pass on knowledge through mentoring up and coming design professionals
  • Being able to engage and leverage my training, talents, heart, faith, and resources to help others

Professional & Community Activities

  • Initiating/coordinating mentoring program for Ugandan Geomatics Engineering students (summers 2012 - 1015)
    Twelve missions as volunteer team surveyor for design of infrastructure in developing world
    Two missions as volunteer technical support for disaster response: 2008 D.R. Congo, 2010 Haiti
    Board member, Engineering Ministries International Canada