For Peter’s TEDxYouth@Montreal video, click HERE
Peter Mark Szilagyi, a native of Montréal, received his ‘Bachelor of Engineering – Civil’ from McGill University in 2005. He plied his engineering and project management skills as a project engineer in the Engineering Development Program at the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario in Toronto and Ottawa, and subsequently as a project manager and professional engineer in the field of commercial real estate development in Montréal.
For the past 11 years, Peter has successfully combined his university and professional careers with his intense determination to enrich the educational environment which had such a strong impact on his formative years as a high school and CEGEP student at Selwyn House School and Marianopolis College. Having spent 9 years as a volunteer for CRC Robotics, Peter was offered the opportunity to take the helm of this rapidly-growing competition, and has spent the past two years as the Head Coordinator. It is by far the most rewarding endeavour he has undertaken. Through his involvement, Peter has witnessed the immense impact that hands-on learning can have on youth, instilling values of teamwork and cooperation over winning to youth, and is committed to inspiring youth to discover and pursue their passion.