Entrepreneurship – A Personal Journey from Employee to Owner – Tyrone Gan

March 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sandford Fleming Building, ITS Lab and Testbed, Room SF3103
10 King's College Road
3rd Floor
Pat Doherty

With forty years in the industry in the private and public sectors, Tyrone will share his personal journey as a transportation professional, starting as an engineer in training with a large consulting engineering firm, and then eventually starting his own consulting engineering firm  that became one of the leading transportation consulting practices in the Toronto area.

The talk will focus on being an owner and entrepreneur – the challenges, trials and tribulations, and the rewards. 

Head shot of Tyrone Gan

Tyrone Gan

Tyrone Gan is a Senior Vice President at HDR Corporation, responsible for the transportation practice in Canada. He currently manages: Eglinton East LRT concept design for City of Toronto; extension of Hurontario LRT into Brampton; Greater Golden Horseshoe transportation study for MTO; Relief Line South TPAP for TTC and City of Toronto; and Relief Line North TPAP for Metrolinx.

He is a proud University of Toronto Skule graduate with a BASc (1975) and MASc (transportation planning) (1977). Tyrone Gan has worked for a variety of firms, and is also an entrepreneur.  His career spans four decades and has included work on many high-profile projects such as Highway 401, the Don Valley Parkway, and Highway 407 in Ontario, and the West LRT in Calgary. He started his own company, iTRANS, in 1996, and in 2009 merged with HDR.

All are welcome.

This seminar is presented by the University of Toronto Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter.