The harder you work the luckier you get, Prof. El-Maraghy tell
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He is one of the brilliant minds in the engineering field and his journey is full of challenges and successful stories that should be a model for everyone who leaves his country to start a new experience.
Professor Waguih El-Maraghy a Canadian Egyptian engineer who left Egypt for Canada to write down a new chapter of success.
Speaking to MEDIAinTORONTO over phone, El-Maraghy said that he graduated from Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University and he had scholarships for Masters and Doctorate from United States and Canadian universities, noting that the decision to come to Canada was the right one. A mechanical engineer with a bachelor of science in engineering degree from Cairo University, and a Master and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University, Canada, Dr. Waguih ElMaraghy was chief design engineer in industry (Dofasco Inc.) and was key in the design, from the ground up, of the award-winning (in 1975) GO bi-level commuter train.
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Professor El-Maraghy underlined that working hard enable him to overcome any obstacles, saying that “the harder you work the luckier you get”, noting that after finishing his Ph.D, he did not search for a job,
as the Ontario government used all his studies and researches in designing the new train in 1974, noting that this train is designed in Ontario and changed the province’s map.
The professor lauded naming MP Omar Alghabra as the new minister of transportation, underlining that such a choice reflects Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trust in Mr. Alghabra’s abilities and his long political
Dr. ElMaraghy has guided dozens of engineering masters and Ph.D. candidates at the University of Windsor and Western University. He has published more than 300 refereed articles in engineering journals and
international conferences, hundreds of industry reports and 3 patents. Several publications deal with engineering education and the development of future engineering curricula and multidisciplinary
socio-technical content. He has been appointed by Engineers Canada Board as Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) member-at-large for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2019.
Dr. ElMaraghy is an elected Fellow of: the Canadian Academy for Engineering (FCAE), Engineers Canada (FEC), the International Academy for Production Engineering (FCIRP), the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers (FASME), the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (FCSME) and the Society for Manufacturing Engineers (FSME). Dr. ElMaraghy is a registered professional engineer in Ontario and a
member and Vice-chair of the Academic Requirements Committee (ARC) of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). He is the Chair, Distance Education Sub-committee, Academic Requirements Committee (ARC).