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PEO Council 2017-2018

Thomas Chong, MSc, P.Eng., FEC, FCAE, PMP
East Central Region Councillor

Thomas Chong earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, in 1973. He became fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering 2017, fellow of Engineers Canada 2011; International Project Management Professional 2009; senior member, American Institute of Industrial Engineers 1977; PEO member 1976; and Chartered Engineer 1974. Chong was recruited from London, England, by Nortel Canada as a corporate engineering manager in 1976. He has been president of a 4000-member network since 2008, and currently works as system lead with the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. Chong won Gold Medal and Canada Cup 2016 and 2014 in dragon boating. He received Amethyst Award twice, in 2014 and 2009. He won the ACE award from the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care in 2015 and 2014. Chong received Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013. Since 2009, he has also won 15 other major awards. Chong helped York University’s engineering program receive accreditation in 2007. Chong has been a mentor, York University engineering design program since 2008; mentor, Chinese Professionals Association of Canada (CPAC) since 2008; Knights of Columbus and Lector, St. Agnes Tsao Church since 2011; founding member, Popular Music Club since 2007; former board member, Legal Aid Ontario Clinic, 2004 to 2009. Chong was president 2015, vice president (elected) 2014; vice president (appointed) 2013; East Central Region councillor 2006 to 2013; and director, York Chapter, 2000 to 2008; current member of Human Resources, Audit and Discipline committees, and Government Liaison Program. Chong has published many technical papers.