March 2010


Mr. Steven Rose, P.Eng., P.Geo., D.WRE is a co-founding Principal and Senior Project Manager at Malroz Engineering in Ontario, Canada, with 30 years of professional engineering experience.

Mr. Rose has actively participated in professional societies such as the International Association of Engineering Geology, International Association of Hydrogeologists, Canadian Geotechnical Society, Engineering Institute of Canada, American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental & Water Resources Institute and the National Ground Water Association.

Steve earned his Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada and a Masters in Civil Engineering at the University of Southern California. Mr. Rose has been an AAWRE Diplomate since March 2007.

In this feature, Steve shares with AAWRE on his life and career path, geoscientists, leadership and service, Canadian traditions, and his love of ice-hockey.

Fun Facts

Most fun class while in school:  Field School!  Studying my first degree in geological engineering included a substantial emphasis in evaluating terrain features, glacial landforms, depositional environments and structural metamorphosis of bedrock formations.  It was always here that classroom instruction and theories truly came to life – and (as students) we discovered how messy field data sometimes really are, how important it is to collect field measurements accurately.

My source for inspiration:  I have many sources of inspiration.  First, I was inspired by my father who – by his example - always expected me to tackle any task to my best ability, but encouraged me to find something in life that I really wanted to do.  As a student, I was inspired by two professors in particular who where gifted teachers and ignited a passion in me for life-long learning.  More recently I have been inspired by my children, who embody for me the potential of the future.  All my life I have been inspired by the beauty, elegance, and power of natural earth systems.