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Shaping our Shared Future – Scott Barbacki

Scott Barbacki, C.Tech., began his career with Associated Engineering in 2011 as a Data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst. His passion for technology and problem solving quickly led him to expand into software development and asset management. Scott's expertise is aligned with project information management (PIM), and he has taken on more responsibilities supporting our internal systems. After his work on the steering committee for the planning and deployment of Associated's PIM system, his role has extended to database and systems administration.

Outside of work, Scott actively contributes to his profession and community. He has served on many industry boards and has held various positions over the years, chairing the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) Niagara Chapter, Niagara College Program Advisory Committee Chair, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URSIA)/BeSpatial Ontario Director of Communications, and Masonic Memorial Temple Association (MMTA) President.

Since 1999, Scott has been a part-time lecturer at Niagara College and Conestoga College. He has taught over a hundred GIS and Computer Science courses at the colleges, as well as online courses. Scott’s involvement in education also includes chairing the Niagara College Program Advisory Committee for the GIS/GM Post Graduate Program. In addition, he served a two-year term as a Director of Communications for URISA Ontario/BeSpatial Ontario.

For his dedicated service, Scott received the URISA/BeSpatial Ontario Service Award (2017-2019) and the OACETT Dedicated Service Award (2018-2019). In 2023, he was honoured with the OACETT Decade Award!

Scott has produced 16 articles in the Ontario Technologist magazine and published source code in the textbook, "Quality by Experimental Design", demonstrating his commitment to advancing technology and sharing knowledge. He has also been an event presenter at Software Niagara.

In addition, Scott has been a judge in every Niagara Region Science and Engineering Fair (NRSRF) since 2010. He became a Special Awards Judge in 2018, when he co-founded the OACETT Niagara Chapter Award with fellow judge and co-worker, Andrew Ferguson.

With his commitment to education, his community, and volunteerism, Scott is an inspiring role model for young scientists and innovators!

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