Bill Porochnuk

Bill Porochnuk: Bill Porochnuk Mr. Bill (William) Porochnuk grew up in rural Canada where his father worked as a coal miner and his Czech mother was a cook. He completed a Technical Diploma before obtaining a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree. After working in electrical engineering companies for some number of years, Mr. Porochnuk entered into Access TV where he became Technical Director of Educational Television Programming. Subsequently, he joined Northern Albert Institute of Technology (NAIT) as the Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Then he moved to Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and was Director of Operations for 11 years. It was at this time he became involved with Nepal Engineering Education Project and the other partnering agency – the United Nations. The latter part of his career became heavily involved with Nepal and UN, through which he did much of technical assessment for four engineering colleges in Nepal – Pulchowk Campus, Thapathali Campus, Purvanchal Campus, and Paschimanchal Campus. Through Nepal became almost like his second home and he became known as Bill Kaka in the Nepalese community. However, since the death of his wife Alice Kaki some three and a half years ago he has taken full retirement from his technical work. He lives in Cocharne near Calgary Alberta.

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