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IBI Group Celebrates the Legacy of One of its Founders, Ewen Fisher

IBI Group is deeply saddened by the passing of one of its founders, Ewen Fisher, at the age of 86 years old.


January 24, 2022

IBI Group is deeply saddened by the passing of one of its founders, Ewen Fisher, at the age of 86 years old. Ewen played a key role in the founding of IBI Group on November 1, 1974 and was instrumental in shaping the culture and values of the firm, which has led to its success today. Originally from Toronto, Ewen graduated from the University of Toronto in 1958 with a degree in civil engineering and later completed his master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois.

Following the completion of his educational career, Ewen was instrumental in the firm’s growth in Canada’s western region through his work on some of the firm’s first projects, including the Calgary International Airport, the Alberta Urban Hospitals program and the Calgary LRT project. Ewen’s early collaborations with fellow founders on projects such as our first hospital project, the Lady Minto Hospital in Cochrane, Ontario, established many of our early private and public clients who we still work with today across the living, learning, healthcare and mobility sectors.

Upon his return to Toronto later in his career, Ewen’s exceptional engineering and project management skills led to the successful completion of several of IBI Group’s most notable projects. Two of these generational projects include the redevelopment of Liberty Village in downtown Toronto and the Windsor Station — Bell Centre in Montreal, which are recognized within Canada as key components of our urban landscape.

“Ewen’s legacy as a consummate professional and kind colleague will continue to live on as a founding member of IBI Group. While we mourn the loss of one of our leaders, we feel confident in continuing on the path he has helped to shape,” said IBI Group CEO, Scott Stewart.

The firm is grateful for his mentorship, which has guided a generation of IBI Group leaders. Ewen will be remembered by all for his exceptional work as a colleague, his invaluable wisdom as a mentor and his inspiring nature as a friend. His legacy and storied career will live on at IBI Group as we continue on the path influenced by his wisdom as a community leader and remarkable professional.

To learn more about the founding of IBI Group, watch Our Story.

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