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 2022

This past April, the West Kootenay Branch hosted a virtual Popsicle stick bridge building competition. Participants had the chance to build their own bridge and have it tested against the force of a loading plate to discover its maximum load. During this process, participants experienced the many ways engineering and geoscience relates to our everyday life and learned more about the engineering and geoscience professions.

Videos from the popsicle bridge competition are available in the West Kootenay Branch Owncloud folder (password: WKbranch2022).

View the Results from the Competition

View Branch reports and planning resources.
View the list of available seminar, webinar, branch, division, and student events.