Patrick Cochrane, AScT
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.
Professional & Community Activities
- Initiating/coordinating mentoring program for Ugandan Geomatics Engineering students (summers 2012 - 1016). Fourteen missions as volunteer team surveyor for design of infrastructure for outreach facilities in developing world. Two missions as volunteer technical support for disaster response: 2008 D.R. Congo, 2010 Haiti. Board member, Engineering Ministries International Canada