Facilities Planning & Renovations, York University
is a 40+ year veteran of the construction industry, starting out as a quantity surveyor in the UK, before emigrating to Canada in 1968.
Once here she
learned the much less detailed approach to estimating in a hurry and, in the early 1970s, found herself deep in the world of design-build and project management.
has worked for a wide variety of employers in both the public and private sectors over the years, predominantly with commercial and institutional projects.
Barely surviving the deep recession of the 90s, she
returned to the Toronto area in 2001.
She is now employed in the Facilities Planning and Renovations department at York University in North Toronto.
One of six project lead coordinators (and the only woman), she manages a team planning and expediting the interior renewal of many buildings on this nearly 50 year old campus.
Ruth joined NAWICâ€™s Toronto Chapter 295 in 2003 and subsequently became a charter member of CAWIC at its launch in October 2005.
As a member of the Mentorship Committee she hopes to guide and encourage young members as they settle into this wonderfully diverse profession called construction.
Being a writer and editor she also hopes to findtime to contribute the odd article to the CAWIC Newsletter.