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Professor, Engineer, Academic

North York

Tell us a little about your career.

I am a native of Leningrad. After high school I worked in a factory as a mechanic, and then graduated from the Engineering and Economics Institute. I returned to the factory and worked there for 10 years, while at the same time pursing post-graduate studies and worked my thesis, and as assistant professor at the Polytechnic Institute. Later, I defended my doctoral dissertation and became a professor of the Department of Economics, Organization and Management, where I worked for another 10 years. After immigrating to Israel, I served as a consultant on small business with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, coordinating the promotion of professionals worked on the organizational development of technological centers, and the creation of the House of Scientists in Haifa. We moved to Canada in 2005. I have been active with the Association of Scientists and Experts of Toronto, participated in the preparation of the Business Directory of Ontario, the Innovation Forum, and the creation of a club for of Russian speaking specialists. Throughout all of my experiences I conduced extensive research in the field of efficient organizational management and optimal control, risk reduction, adaptive development, etc. The products of this research have contributed to the development of guidance documents for the implementation of standards efficient production shops and mechanical engineering and instrumentation. I have published 16 books and over 350 articles.

Where is your family from?

My parents were from the Ukraine. They knew Yiddish, but only talked to me in Russian. My maternal grandfather received a Jewish education and was fluent in Hebrew and Yiddish. During the war, while in the siege of Leningrad, he wrote to his wife, my grandmother, who was evacuated to the Urals, writing in Hebrew. I saw the letter, heavily redacted by the soviet censor. My father’s parents were killed during the war. My wife Eugenia is a doctor with a PhD who has helped helped many women avoid having to undergo Caesarean sections. My daughter, Elena Elent, is a successful realtor and mortgage broker.

How long have you lived in Ontario, and why did you choose North York?

My wife and I live in Ontario since 2005, and since 2009 in the area of Bathurst and Steeles. We chose this area first of all becase there are many Russianspeaking Jews in the area. It is also quiet, well-kept and green. There are synagogues, Jewish cultural centers and clubs for the creative life of pensioners. It is also convenient in terms of health care, close to shopping malls and public transport.

What do you do in your free time?

Do you have any hobbies? I try to lead an active lifestyle and attend English classes, go swimming, hiking, and enjoy meeting with friends. I continue to engage in research in the field of engineering production and publish in journals in Canada, Israel, the United States. I am an organizer and leader of the Russian-speaking Professionals Club (RNC) in the Bernard Betel Centre for the Creative Living.

If you were given the opportunity to meet anyone, alive or dead, who would you choose, and why?

I would choose Stephen Harper and Avigdor Lieberman. I respect their policies and their consistency in maintaining their principles and integrity. How involved are you in JRCC programs? I began to participate in various programs JRCC from the first year of arrival in Canada. I am actively involved in those that are close to my interests. I grew up not knowing much about Jewish traditions and holidays. But thanks to the programs of the JRCC, today I know much more.

What are your future plans?

To continue utilizing my knowledge and experience for the benefit of the community and Canada, which one of my good friends said is one of the best countries for seniors living with creative inclinations.