Ms. Leila Juriansz is the newest member of MEA Forensic’s Collision Reconstruction group in Toronto. As an engineering intern, she works closely with the firm’s senior engineers to collect and analyze evidence related to accidents involving a variety of vehicles, from cars to trucks to bicycles.

Leila holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University and a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Toronto, in a program focused on forensic engineering. “Studying collision reconstruction in university is interesting, but it is more theoretical than practical. To develop expertise in accident investigation, there is nothing that can replace actually going out to inspect a scene and examine a vehicle in person. At MEA, it is a daily occurrence”, she explains.

During her time at the University of Toronto, Leila carried out a research project on traffic safety. She conducted a study on where drivers stop at stop-sign controlled intersections. “The goal is to determine whether stop line placement relative to the intersection has an impact on the distance a driver stops from the visibility point, or the point at which a driver can clearly see if it is safe to proceed with a left turn.” The data collected could change the way roads are designed.

Leila’s natural inquisitiveness has fostered a personal interest in puzzle solving and escape room games. This trait, when combined with her desire to seek the truth, makes her well suited for the meticulous collision reconstruction work and scientific research done at MEA Forensic.

education

  1. Masters of Engineering, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering – Forensic Engineering Emphasis, University of Toronto, ON, 2019
  2. Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, 2018

professional status

  1. Engineer in Training, Professional Engineers Ontario, 2019

Professional Experience

  1. MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists
    Engineering Intern, 2019 to present
  2. Queen’s University
    Peer Mentor, 2017-2018
    Teaching Assistant, 2017
  3. MDA
    Summer Intern, 2017
  4. Engineering Society of Queen’s University
    Fix N Clean Co-Coordinator, 2016-2017

Training & Professional Development

  1. February 5-7, 2020 – PC-Crash Expert Workshop (MEA), Irvine, CA.