Risk Sciences International Toronto, ON
Simon Eng is an analyst at Risk Sciences International and has 5 years of experience working in climate and weather services, with a focus on extreme and severe weather events and climate impacts on the built environment. He has combined degrees in Civil Engineering and Meteorology. While obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, he worked various summer student positions at Environment Canada, including work for the Weather History Project (associated with the Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar), severe summer weather forecast assistant (including work on post-storm damage assessment), and finally researcher at Adaptation and Impacts Research Division (AIRD).
Following graduation, Simon enrolled in the Certificate in Meteorology program at York University, completing his certificate in December 2011. During this time, he continued to work as a researcher at AIRD. Since the early spring of 2011, Simon has taken up the hobby of storm chasing, most notably including a trip to the United States in 2012, where he witnessed several tornadoes first-hand. He also conducts his own historical research on severe weather as a hobby.