Alumnus wins 2013 APEGM Professional-in-Training award
Keenan is currently employed by Dillon Consulting Ltd. as an Engineer-in-Training. His interests are primarily in transportation engineering and transportation systems planning.
As a research associate for the University of Manitoba Transport Information Group and prior to his employment with Dillon, Keenan conducted a multitude of projects and assignments for Environment Canada, Transport Canada, Transportation Association of Canada and Manitoba Infrastructure. These projects afforded Keenan experience in a number of transportation related engineering issues including Pedestrian Crossing Control, Green House Gas Emissions, Rural and Urban Traffic Flow Analysis, Highway Safety Performance, Traffic Information Systems and Pavement Design.
Honours and Awards given to Keenan have included the Transportation Association of Canada – Stantec Consulting Scholarship (2011), Canada Institute of Transportation Engineers – Boulevard Transportation Group Ltd. Sustainable Transportation Award (2011), Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers – John Vardon Memorial Scholarship (2011), Institute of Transportation Engineers, Manitoba Section – Kean Lew Memorial Scholarship (2011), Province of Manitoba – Manitoba Graduate Scholarship (2010) and University of Manitoba – John Shewchuck Engineering Design Award (2010).
He is currently a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), and Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) in addition to his membership with APEGM.
Keenan has shown that he is an energetic leader in extra-curricular activities including sports clubs, professional involvement at the University of Manitoba Institute of Transportation Engineering Student Chapter and in general volunteering within the community. Volunteer experience has included the Can Drive and Sculpture Competition, Engineers without Boarders, sandbagging during the 2011 flood along the Assiniboine River, the Christmas Cheer Board (wrapped gifts and delivered hampers), and the Festival du Voyageur where he was a snow slide volunteer.