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Dewayne Chambers

Dewayne Chambers

Project coordinator at Halton Region

Bachelor in Environmental Studies, 2018

The path to life is like entropy, order and disorder. The order is the instinctive pathway in life you choose, and the disorder is the variety of directions you take to achieve your goal.

About Dewayne

How would you describe your years at FES, and did the program prepare you for your career? How?

The years I studied in FES were fundamental to my knowledge and awareness of sustainability development theories and the process to make these policies practical while striving for a utilitarian society.

What’s your favorite/most memorable memory of your time at York University?

My most memorable time FES at was executing Landscape ecology programs that simulated the urban and farming activities on the natural landscape. The simulation provides the user the limit of urban and agricultural activities. This research was done as part of an ongoing exercise in a course with Prof. Nyssa Van Vierssen Trip. The Environmental Studies program strives to make students think critically and creatively to achieve synergies to promote a Garden City, a concept occurred in ENVS2200- Foundations of Urban and Regional Environments with Prof. Roger Keil.

Describe your post-graduation journey including experiences such as employment, volunteer work, community engagement projects.

My post-graduation journey has transformed my worldview that sees hope for a sustainable world where current and transformative technologies can create a more livable world. This includes data driven research to allow policymakers to make more analytical decisions while encouraging automation of repetitive tasks.

What is your current job title, or project you are working on, and how would you describe the work you do in a typical day?

My current job title is Project Coordinator at  Halton Region. As the Project Coordinator, I am a member of the engineering and construction team reporting directly to the Supervisor of Technical Services. In my role, I am responsible for providing technical support to facilitate the delivery of municipal infrastructure projects. The core responsibility of the position is preparing quantity detail sheets, project estimates, construction cost index and contract bid analysis.

If you could leave current students with a piece of advice, what would it be?

The path to life is like entropy, order and disorder. The order is the instinctive pathway in life you choose, and the disorder is the variety of directions you take to achieve your goal.