Javad came to MUN in fall 2012 to do his Ph.D. in Oil and Gas Engineering. He has been involved with MUN SPE Chapter since 2013 in different positions: Treasurer (2013), Vice President (2014), President (2015), and Past-President (2016).
During these experience, he has been involved in numerous community service, professional networking sessions, invited guest lecturers, corporate information sessions, and several sport and academic contests.
Following is a brief list of his accomplishments since he joined SPE MUN student chapter:
- Achieving the Gold Standard designation for 2016, in recognition of MUN SPE Chapter’s exceptional programs in industry engagement, operations, and planning, community involvement, professional development and innovation.
- An increase in the number of membership from 55 in October 2013 to more than 300 members in 2015.
- Developed the chapter’s constitution and operation manual; established a close relationship with SPE Canada and SPE Atlantic Section; developed the executive members’ election procedure, and conducted the first chapter’s election since its establishment in 2002.
- Coordinated the 2014 & 2016 Canada Region SPE Student Paper Contest, which was held for the first time in Newfoundland. During this event, students competed against other students from Canada region for the opportunity to advance to the International Student Paper Contest, held during the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE). Because of successful organization of the 2014 contest, SPE MUN Chapter is selected again by SPE Canada to host the 2016 paper contest.
- Renovated and maintained the SPE MUN chapter’s website (www.mun.ca/sspe) and social media.
- Established SSPE’s relationship with other engineering student communities, including CSCE, WISE, and EGSS through co-hosting lecture series.
- Established a close relationship between SPE MUN chapter and Choices for Youth (CFY) organization by conducting different types of fundraising events in parallel to all other SPE events. CFY is a local charity that provides supportive programs, and connects St. John’s youth at risk with the security, skills, and opportunities needed to realize their potential.