West Kootenay Branch

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Branch Executive Members

Position Name
Chair Marc Caruth, EIT
Vice Chair Waseem Saeed, P.Eng.
Past Chair John Stephens, P.Eng.
Secretary Tom de Groot, P.Eng. (Retired)
Treasurer Dale Norman, P.Eng.
Educational Outreach Elroy Switlishoff, P.Eng.
30 by 30 Champion Jasmine Oliver, P.Eng.
Members at Large Clifford Howard, P.Eng.
Mark Sirges, P.Eng.
Koowarbir Singh, EIT
Paul Meyer, P.Eng., FEC

The organization provides a variety of resources that can be used by branch executives to track and report registrant engagement at events throughout the year.

View the Branch Reports and Resources


We are always looking for new branch volunteers. If you are interested in meeting current members of the branch executive or joining us for an upcoming meeting to find out more about the opportunity, please reach out to us. You may also view current volunteer opportunities and apply online for the Branch Volunteer position. Applicants must be registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC to be eligible to volunteer with the organization.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring any of our events, we have opportunities available throughout the year ranging in price from $200–$2,000.

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We are always looking for new ways to improve our branch events and outreach activities.

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Virtual Bridge Building Competition 2021

As part of National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM), an annual celebration of engineering and geoscience across Canada, the West Kootenay Branch hosted a virtual popsicle stick bridge building competition. The goal of this event was to promote the awareness of the engineering and geoscience professions, showcase career choices, and the many ways in which engineering and geoscience relate to our everyday life. The competition had an incredible turnout, with over 200 bridges being submitted to test!

View the contest results. Congratulations to all the participants!

View the bridges being test in these videos. Please refer to the results to find your participant's video. The password to the folder is "bridges", case sensitive. Please note that all bridge testing was conducted by individuals within the same household.

View the Virtual Bridge Building Competition Information Brochure to learn more.

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