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Shelly Deitner

Shelly Deitner, P.Eng.


Shelly Deitner, P.Eng., is a licensed professional engineer and project manager at GHD with over 15 years of environmental consulting experience working on remediation projects across North America.

As a professional engineer she has dedicated much time and effort to supporting and mentoring junior engineers, scientists, and students within her organization and is known for her open door policy. Through her work she was a sponsor/mentor for a capstone design course at Queen’s University, which provided opportunities for 4th year civil engineering students to experience “real world” engineering problems.

She is an enthusiastic volunteer with advocacy organizations and community initiatives for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in both Canada and the USA. Elected to the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) Board of Directors in 2016, Shelly currently serves as the Chair of the Women in Engineering Advocacy Champions Task Force (WE ACT) wherein she leads efforts to encourage more women to study engineering, pursue careers as licensed professionals and take on leadership roles within the governance structure of the engineering profession. Shelly serves as a Champion for Engineers Canada’s “30 by 30” campaign that aims to raise the percentage of newly licensed female engineers to 30 percent by 2030.

Shelly became a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and has held the roles of International Senator, founding champion of the Canadian Members Affinity Group, and SWE International Ambassador. Shelly is also a board member of the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education. Shelly holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University.