Discipline Hearings & Notices

Upcoming Disciplinary Hearings

Hearings are open to the public, but anyone interested in attending should contact Engineers and Geoscientists BC in advance to confirm the time and location of the hearing. If you are interested in attending hearings related to the Mount Polley tailings storage facility breach, please contact Megan Archibald, Director, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, at [email protected]. For attendance at all other hearings, please contact Jesse Romano, Investigation and Discipline Manager, at [email protected].

Citations published by Engineers and Geoscientists BC contain unproven allegations against a professional engineer or professional geoscientist that will be considered at a discipline hearing. The purpose of the discipline hearing is to determine the validity of the allegations.

Date Name
September 13–15, 2021 Alireza (Danyal) Bahrami, P.Eng.
September 28, 2021 Mohamed Swalehe, P.Eng.
Adjourned – Date to be determined Johann Duerichen, P.Eng.
(see December 16, 2020 Decision of the Discipline Committee on Interim Action below)

Upcoming disciplinary hearings related to the Mount Polley tailings storage facility breach:

December 1, 3, 6–10, 13, 16 and 17, 2021 Todd Martin, P.Eng.,P.Geo.

Past Disciplinary Hearings – Waiting for Decision

There are currently no disciplinary matters waiting for decisions from the Discipline Committee following a disciplinary hearing.  

 

Current Discipline

Summaries of all discipline cases can be found in Innovation magazine and the News section on the website. Registrants whose registration has been cancelled or suspended or have practice restrictions imposed on their registration have their discipline decisions published here in accordance with our Procedure for Publishing Disciplinary Actions.

Registrants whose registration has been suspended, have had their registration cancelled, or have resigned are not permitted to practise professional engineering or geoscience or use the title professional engineer (P.Eng.) or professional geoscientist (P.Geo.).

Details of the reasons for the suspension, cancellation, or resignation, and/or the penalty(ies) imposed are available by clicking on the individual's name or the title of the disciplinary document.

Effective Date Name
August 17, 2021 Thomas Lynn Trott
July 12, 2021 Laura Fidel, P.Eng.
June 30, 2021 Chang-Lun Chu, P.Eng. 
June 1, 2021 Konstantin Popov
  1. December 4, 2020: Decision of the Discipline Committee
  2. June 1, 2021: Decision of the Discipline Committee on Penalty and Costs
April 21, 2021 Edward Nunn, P.Eng.
  1. December 18, 2020: Decision of the Discipline Committee
  2. April 21, 2021: Decision of the Discipline Committee on Penalty and Costs
April 19, 2021 Peter Heidema
April 7, 2021 Hans Heringa
Decision of the Discipline Committee
April 7, 2021 Peter Schober
  1. January 18, 2021: Decision of the Discipline Committee
  2. April 7, 2021: Decision of the Discipline Committee on Costs
April 1, 2021 Stephen Rice, P.Eng. (Resigned)
  1. September 18, 2020: Determination of the Discipline Committee
  2. April 1, 2021: Decision and Order of the Discipline Committee on Penalty and Costs
March 26, 2021 Richard Bartel, P.Eng. 
February 2, 2021 Douglas Vanhooren, P.Eng.
January 14, 2021 Heqing (Albert) Jian, P.Eng.
December 16, 2020 Johann G. Duerichen, P.Eng.
Decision of the Discipline Committee on Interim Action
October 19, 2020 Glen MacDonald, P.Geo.
August 18, 2020 Ahmed Raza Syed (File T16-080: Glass guardrails in City of Langford)
  1. May 9, 2020: Decision of the Discipline Committee
  2. August 18, 2020: Decision of the Discipline Committee on Penalty and Costs
August 18, 2020 Reza Ghodousi, P.Eng. (Non-Practising)
July 24, 2020 Lynn Johnson, P.Eng.
June 18, 2020 Hans Heringa, P.Eng.
  1. January 3, 2020: Decision of the Discipline Committee
  2. June 18, 2020: Decision of the Discipline Committee on Penalty and Costs
June 19, 2020 Robert Unger
  1. April 28, 2020: Decision of the Discipline Committee
  2. June 19, 2020: Decision of the Discipline Committee on Penalty and Costs
April 6, 2020 Stephen Petrovich, P.Eng.
March 23, 2020 Ginger Rogers
  1. December 9, 2019: Determination of the Discipline Committee
  2. March 23, 2020: Decision and Order of the Discipline Committee on Penalty and Costs
October 16, 2019 Vivian Park, P.Geo.
September 16, 2019 David Drover
September 4, 2019 Gerhard Tscheppe
August 17, 2019 Tatiana (Tanya) Levin, P.Eng.
July 31, 2019 Zhanchao Zhao, P.Eng.
June 18, 2019 Ahmed Raza Syed (File T16-038: Engineering services for woodframe buildings in Abbotsford)
  1. February 15, 2019: Determination of the Discipline Committee
  2. June 18, 2019: Decision and Order of the Discipline Committee on Penalty and Costs
May 15, 2019 Edward K. Y. Lim, P.Eng.
  1. March 4, 2019: Determination of the Discipline Committee
  2. May 15, 2019: Decision and Order of the Discipline Committee on Penalty and Costs
March 26, 2019 John Bryson
March 11, 2019 Desmond Sang Ho, P.Eng.
January 18, 2019 James W.E. Halarewicz
  1. October 11, 2018: Determination of the Discipline Committee*
  2. January 18, 2019: Determination of the Discipline Committee on Penalty and Costs
*Warning: This notice contains sexual and graphic language that may offend some readers.
December 23, 2018 Ahmed Raza Syed (File T16-080: Glass guardrails in City of Langford)
Determination on Interim Suspension
November 1, 2018 Elwyn Burch
October 27, 2018 Eric Chrysanthous
  1. March 12, 2018: Determination of the Discipline Committee
  2. August 16, 2018: Decision and Order of the Discipline Committee on Penalty and Costs
  3. October 27, 2018: Decision and Order of the Discipline Committee on Costs
May 28, 2018 Bjarne Carlsen
May 24, 2018 Ahmed Raza Syed, P.Eng.  (Files T16-038 and T16-080: Failure to comply with requests for complete files)
  1. September 18, 2017: Determination of the Discipline Committee
  2. February 5, 2018: Decision and Order of the Discipline Committee on Penalty and Costs
  3. May 24, 2018: Decision on Application for Extension of Time
  4. July 6, 2018: Letter Confirming Lifting of Suspension
April 19, 2018 Joseph Jean-Marc Bohemier
March 13, 2018 Frank Hup Mui
October 31, 2017 Edward Joe Yam Lee
April 13, 2017 Patrick Anthony Triggs
April 5, 2017 Victor H. Proctor, P.Eng.
April 5, 2017 Pershing J. Balayo
December 22, 2016 Johannes Bluemink, P.Eng.
September 20, 2016 Patrick Anthony Triggs
May 30, 2016 Anthony (Tony) Sze-Tong Yam
December 3, 2015 Peter T. George
November 23, 2015 Ian James Foreman
June 17, 2015 Victor H. Proctor, P.Eng.
May 27, 2015 Elwyn Robert Burch
February 24, 2015 Kevin A. Bromley
January 2, 2015 William John Lund, Grand Forks, BC
October 15, 2014 Richard George Ross Munroe, P.Geo., Vancouver, BC
October 4, 2014 Graham Olney, Vancouver, BC
September 1, 2014 Harbinder S. Bal
July 11, 2014 Vladimir Stuchlik
December 12, 2013 Lorrence Melnechenko
August 30, 2013 Robin Spencer Chapman, P.Eng.
September 5, 2013 James Camsoon Hum, Surrey, BC
November 16, 2012 Richard Bartel, P.Eng.
October 1, 2012 Joseph M. Sarkor, P.Eng., Kelowna, BC
July 16, 2012 Richard O. Visscher, P.Eng., Kelowna, BC
March 23, 2012 Phillip John Read, P.Eng., Pemberton, BC
December 2, 2011 Cleo Faus (Kip) Gaudry, White Rock, BC
June 1, 2011 Robert Weicker, Coquitlam, BC
November 5, 2010 Robert Bruce Cheadle
November 5, 2010 Peter Lo
May 25, 2010 Joseph Bonaventure Thorburn, P.Eng, Bowser, BC
March 30, 2010 Gerald Ortner, P.Geo., Quesnel, BC
February 28, 2010 Yogesh Nathawad
November 22, 2009 Ryan G. Stade, P.Eng, Kamloops, BC
November 9, 2009 T. Lynn Trott, P.Eng., Surrey, BC
October 22, 2009 Jerry Lay, P.Eng., Lake Country, BC
June 20, 2008 Ken Dextras
(Also see Unauthorized Practice)
February 19, 2008 Terry D. Mulvey
November 2, 2007 Ross Morton
August 28, 2007 Frank Stromotich
June 27, 2007 Jamal Asfar
September 29, 2005 Sven E. Hage, Edmonton, AB
May 28, 2003 Richard G. (Rick) Jackson, Kelowna, BC
(Also see Unauthorized Practice)
September 4, 2002 Purushotham Reddy
December 29, 2000 James H. (Jim) Saunders, P.Eng., North Vancouver, BC
January 5, 2000 Philip P. Bolton, Surrey, BC
July 8, 1999 Robert W. Gray, Mission, BC
December 11, 1998 Michael J. Mark, P.Eng., Winnipeg, MB
February 3, 1992 James Mah
April 18, 1986 Paul L. Baker
  Kuldip Randhawa, Surrey, BC
  Alfred Webster Trask, Chilliwack, BC
  Randy Hartford
(Also see Unauthorized Actions)

Archived Discipline

Discipline decisions are moved to a separate page on the website, Archived Discipline Hearings and Notices, in accordance with the organization’s Procedure for Publishing Disciplinary Actions. Specifically, Section 8 allows for registrants who have completed their suspension or whose registration are no longer subject to practice restriction(s) to have their discipline decisions moved to the archive page.

Resources

Contact

For further information on Engineers and Geoscientists BC complaint, investigation, and discipline processes, including additional information on the effect of the penalties described above and information on past discipline cases, please contact the Investigation and Discipline Manager at 604.558.6647 or toll-free 1.888.430.8035 ext. 6647, or at [email protected].