At tonight's concert, we will being having a conversation with the Deputy Executive Director of MSF Canada, Mr. Grant Assenheimer, P. Eng.
From small town Alberta, Grant Assenheimer is essentially a farm kid turned chemical engineer turned humanitarian worker. Graduating with a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Alberta, he spent the next 4 years doing field engineering in the water and wastewater sector.
In 2008, he took leave of absence from engineering to go abroad with MSF and he has been involved with the organization ever since. First in logistics and then as a project coordinator, he has completed 6 field assignments in Bangladesh, the Philippines, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Chad.
After returning from the field, Grant remained active with MSF and served on the Board of Directors from 2014 to 2016. Most recently, he has joined the MSF Canada Management team in Toronto as the Deputy Executive Director.