Councillor Profiles 2017/2018
C.J.E. (Caroline) Andrewes, P.Eng., CPA, CMA, is an independent consultant working in Vancouver. She previously worked as a Director with Creation Technologies (Burnaby), and a Senior Engineer at Ballard Power Systems (Burnaby). Ms. Andrewes was first elected to Council in 2014, and has volunteered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC as Treasurer, Women in Engineering and Geoscience Division, as a member of the Standing Awards Committee, and has served on the Governance, Audit, and Executive Committees. This year marks her term as President on Council. Ms. Andrewes received her Bachelor of Engineering Science in materials engineering from the University of Western Ontario in 1998.
K.V. (Kathy) Tarnai-Lokhorst, P.Eng., FEC, teaches mechanical engineering at Camosun College, in Victoria, and at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver and is Principal at the Lokhorst Group Ventures Inc. Ms. Tarnai-Lokhorst has served in the education sector in academic and institutional governance, and in Engineers and Geoscientists BC on Council, on the Mentoring, Governance, Audit and Executive Committees, on the ASTTBC Joint Board, as Chair of the APEG Foundation, as well as at the division and branch level for many years. Her industrial experience is primarily in aircraft manufacturing and design.
Ms. Tarnai-Lokhorst received her Bachelor of Applied Science in mechanical engineering from the University of British Columbia, her Master's of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and is soon defending her Doctorate at Royal Roads University in interdisciplinary studies, seeking an educational solution to the gender imbalance currently existing in engineering and geoscience. She is currently Vice President of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
R.P. (Bob) Stewart, P.Eng., is the Principal Electrical Engineer at BC Hydro. Previously, Mr. Stewart worked as divisional manager in various Engineering and Maintenance Support departments at BC Hydro, as well as being a Senior Maintenance and Operations Services Manager at GM Shrum Generation Station. Mr. Stewart has volunteered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC in various capacities, including serving as an Experience Reviewer, Member and Assessor with the Competency-Based Application Assessment Team, and as a member of the EIT Competency-Based Application Group, plus on Council as a Councilor (2014–2015), Vice President (2015–2016), and President (2016–2017). Mr. Stewart earned his bachelor degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1981. He has received awards recognizing his work and community service, including the Bob Elton Safety by Design Award and the Ken Spafford Mentorship Award. He is currently Immediate Past president of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
D.W. (Doug) Barry, P.Eng., has a 32 year career in BC’s natural gas industry. Roles included Manager of Operations Excellence and Operations Management Systems at Enbridge and Director of Field Engineering for Western Canadian operations at Spectra Energy. He also served in a variety of other Directorial positions with focus on safety, environmental stewardship, regulatory compliance, and efficiency. Doug earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. He has been involved in Engineers and Geoscientists BC activities for several years as a volunteer and Past Chair of the Peace River Branch as well as a member of the Nominating Committee, the Elections & Nominations Task Force and the Registration Committee.
C.J. (Catherine) Hickson, P.Geo., FGC, is Chief Operations Officer and Director at Dajin Resources Corp. She is also President of Tuya Terra Geo Corp and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science at the University of British Columbia. Previous to this Dr. Hickson was Vice President of Exploration and Chief Geologist at Alterra Power Corp as well as a Research Scientist Level 5 at the Geological Survey of Canada. Dr. Hickson earned her Bachelor of Science in Geology and her Doctor of Philosophy in Geology from the University of British Columbia. She served as a member of the Engineers and Geoscientists BC's Nominating Committee between 2013 and 2015 and was a presenter on “Where is all the Hot Water in British Columbia? A Look at Geothermal Energy in BC” at the Annual Conference and AGM in 2016. Dr. Hickson is actively involved in her community in a variety of capacities including President of the Wells Gray Wilderness Society, Chair of the Wells Gray World Heritage Submissions Committee, Secretary of the Burnaby and Regional Allotment Garden, and BC Yukon section head of the Explorers Club. She is a recipient of the Honorary Doctorate of Technology from the University of the Fraser Valley as well as the Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s C.J. Westerman Memorial Award.
S. (Susan) Hayes, P.Eng., is a Principal and Building Energy Advisor at Focal Engineering Inc. and has worked in the building industry at a variety of firms for over a dozen years. She has substantial volunteer experience with Engineers and Geoscientists BC with DAWEG, the Sustainability Committee and the Innovation Magazine Editorial Board. Ms. Hayes earned her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Hons. 1st Class) from Queen’s University.
Ms. Hayes has an impressive volunteer history with several respected organizations such as IBPSA BC (the provincial energy modelling association) as Chair, the YWCA Metro Vancouver as a High School Mentor, Light House Sustainable Building Centre as a Director, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as a triathlete, and World Vision as a Child Sponsor and volunteer for more than 20 years.
L. (Lianna) Mah, P.Eng., FEC, is the Vice President of Business Development at Associated Engineering and, since 1990, has served in various other roles there as well. Previous to this she was a Project Engineer at M. M. Dillon Ltd. Lianna earned her Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering as well as her Masters of Engineering in Environmental Engineering at the University of British Columbia. She has served Engineers and Geoscientists BC in a variety of volunteer positions including Director and past Chair of the APEG Foundation, a member of the Women in Engineering and Geoscience Task Force, a member of the Professional Renewal Task Force, and a member of the Editorial Board. Lianna is an Advisor in the Master of Engineering Leadership at the University of British Columbia as well as an Advisor in the Women in Science and Engineering BC/Yukon at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Lianna is also active in her community involvement and was for a length of time the President of the Seaforth Chinese School as well as a Member of the Scholarship Committee at the Science Council of BC.
B. (Brock) Nanson, P.Eng., is a Civil Engineer with Certes Applied and Natural Sciences Ltd. in Kamloops, BC. Previous to this he was a Civil Engineer with CTQ Consultants Ltd. and works in the land development and municipal engineering markets. Mr. Nanson earned his Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Kamloops Gymnastics and Trampoline Club, the Steering Committee of the Kamloops chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association, and as Vice President of the Tesla Owners Club of BC.
R.N. (Nimal) Rajapakse, P.Eng., is a Professor at the School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University and was, until 2015, the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University as well. Previous to this he was Head of and a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He was a faculty member of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba from 1985 to 2000. Dr. Rajapakse earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Sri Lanka and his Masters in Engineering in Structural Engineering and his Doctor in Engineering in Structural Engineering at the Asian Institute of Technology. He has served in a variety of capacities including as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Electricity Human Resources Canada, as a Member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Health Technology Initiatives for the City of Surrey, as a Member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Clean Energy Initiatives for the City of Surrey, as well as a Member of the Examination Board of the Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (APEGM). Dr. Rajapakse is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and was awarded the Meritorious Achievement Award by Engineers and Geoscientists BC in 2005. He is actively involved in his community as a Benefactor for the Maithree Orphanage for Girls in Colombo, Sri Lanka and was also a Volunteer with the Heart and Stroke Foundation in both British Columbia and Manitoba
S.R. (Ross) Rettie, P.Eng., FEC, is a life member and was previously a consultant with Paragon Projects Ltd. and the Director of Professional Practice and Ethics for Engineers and Geoscientists BC. Mr. Rettie earned his Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba. He has extensive volunteer experience with Engineers and Geoscientists BC through involvement in the Registration Committee, the Limited Licence Subcommittee, the ASTTBC/Engineers and Geoscientists BC Joint Practice Board, the Structural Qualification Board, the Professional Practice Committee, the Governance Committee, and several others. Mr. Rettie has previously served on Council and the Executive Committee and is actively involved in the community with the Ladner Sediment Group (Dredging of Secondary Channels) and previously with the Delta Treaty Advisory Committee, the Independent Delta Electors Association, and the Delta Planning Commission.
L.B. (Larry) Spence, P.Eng., is a Senior Project Manager for Wood (formerly Amec Foster Wheeler). He has worked for operating companies, OEM’s, service companies, and consultants throughout the province and earned his Bachelor's of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He has more than 30 years of experience as an engineer, during which he has worked in project management and several other capacities. This year is his second on Council where he has served on the Registration Committee, Professional Practice Committee and now Governance Committee.
J.D. (Jeremy) Vincent, P.Geo., is a Manager in Production and Development Geology at Capstone Mining Corp. Previous to this he was a Senior Geologist at SSR Mining Inc. as well as a Consultant with Snowden Mining Industry Consultants. Jeremy earned his Bachelor in Science in Earth and Ocean Science at the University of Victoria as well as his Applied Geostatistics Citation at the University of Alberta. He is a member of the Geoscience Experience Review Panel as well as a Mentor within the Mentoring Program within Engineers and Geoscientists BC. Jeremy has served as a Member of the Mineral Exploration Roundup Organizing Committee as well as the 100th Anniversary Organizing Committee for the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME). He has served his community in his position as Director at the UVic SEOS Alumni Bursary Committee as well as in his position as Mentor in the UBC Tri-Mentoring Program.
T.C. (Tim) Watson, P.Eng., is the Senior Vice President at Teck and, previous to this, was the Senior Vice President of Project Development at Teck as well as the Chief Operating Officer of the Power and Process Division at AMEC. Tim earned his Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of British Columbia as well as completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. He serves as Chair of the Industry Advisory Council within the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia and is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.
S. (Suky) Cheema, CPA, CA, is a partner in Audit and Assurance at BDO, specializing in private and public companies. With over 10 years of working as a CA, her industry experience includes real estate, construction, manufacturing, retail, owner-managed businesses, and not-for-profit.
K. (Kenneth) Laloge, CPA, CA, TEP, is a tax and consulting partner at Crowe MacKay LLP, Kelowna with a focus on tax and corporate-finance issues. He is an active member of the community through his involvement in the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and the Kelowna Rotary Club and formerly served on a Community College Board of Governors. Mr. Laloge is a serving member of the CPA Canada Small and Medium Tax Practice Committee handling the National response to Private Company taxation proposals. He has served as a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) Task Force on Tax Education for its advanced tax courses. He has also participated on a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) National committee and served on the BC Institute Tax Liaison Committee. He has appeared as a witness to a House of Commons finance committee on tax issues. He has also volunteered his time with the Kelowna Minor Lacrosse, Minor football, Junior Football, Minor Soccer, Minor Baseball, as well as with Scouts Canada. Mr. Laloge received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA CA) and a holds a designation from the Society of Trust and Estate Planners.
J. (John) Turner, P.Ag. (ret), is retired from Spectra Energy, where he served as Manager of Government Relations, with a focus on building relationships with federal, provincial, regional and local governments across western Canada. Prior to joining the company, he held several senior positions with the province of British Columbia. He brings with him significant experience in energy, land use and natural resources management and stakeholder relations.
John holds a Bachelor of Science in agriculture from McGill University and a professional designation from the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists. He is currently the Board Chair of ResourceWorks and has previously served on the Board of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, as chair of the University of Northern British Columbia’s board of governors, chair and governor of the BC Chamber of Commerce, chair of the United Way of Northern British Columbia, and is the founding chair of the Northern Opportunities Initiative. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his service to the business community.
D. (David) Wells, JD, is the Dean of the Schools of Arts and Sciences at Vancouver Community College and previous to that was the Academic Dean at the NEC Native Education College. David volunteers his time on several other very important boards such as the Open Door Group, the Aboriginal Homelessness Steering Committee, and the Urban Aboriginal Advisory Committee.