An engineer with a career teaching post-secondary in Iran and Canada that spans more than 20 years, Ramin Asheghan brings his extensive knowledge and expertise to SAIT as an instructor in the School of Construction.
Immigrating to Canada with his family in 2009, Asheghan hoped to build off his 15 years as a professor for the Shahr Ghods Azad, Tehran Azad and Sanandaj Azad universities in Iran.
While working as a civil engineer for Toyo Engineering Canada, Asheghan enrolled in a SAIT “Ready to Teach” course — a program designed for experienced post-secondary instructors new to Canada aimed at helping them find work in colleges and universities. Through a connection made in that program, Asheghan was soon offered an instructor position in the School of Construction and joined SAIT in 2011.
Here, he teaches strength of Materials, soil mechanics, concrete technology and structural design. He has also taught construction administration and supervision, and environmental engineering.
Asheghan has a bachelor of science degree, with a civil engineering focus, from Sharif University of Technology and earned his master’s degree in structural engineering at Guilan University.
Awards and achievements:
- Certified professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
- Certified with the Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories for concrete
- Construction Safety Training System certified
- Fluent in Kurdish and Farsi.
If I wasn’t doing this: "It would be something really close to construction, teaching or engineering, like working in a consultant engineering firm — or teaching table tennis."