Discipline Notices

Upcoming Disciplinary Hearings

Hearings are open to the public but anyone interested in attending should contact Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia in advance to confirm the time and location of the hearing.

Notices of Inquiry published by Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia contain unproven allegations against an engineer or geoscientist that will be considered at a discipline hearing. The purpose of the discipline hearing is to determine the validity of the allegations.

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

Date Name
May 27–31, and
June 3–5, 2019
Laura Fidel, P.Eng.
June 17–26, 2019 Stephen Rice, P.Eng.
Date to be determined Todd Martin, P.Eng./P.Geo.

Past Disciplinary Hearings – Waiting for Decision

Date Name
October 22 and 23, 2018 Edward K.Y. Lim, P.Eng. 
November 27 and 28, 2018 Ahmed Raza Syed, P.Eng.  (File T16-038: Engineering services for woodframe buildings)
February 14, 2019 Avinder Singh, P.Eng.

Current Discipline

All discipline cases can be found in Innovation magazine. Members who are cancelled, remain suspended or have current practice restrictions have their discipline decisions published here in accordance with the association's Procedure for Publishing Disciplinary Actions.

For members who are currently under suspension, have had their membership revoked or have resigned while under investigation please note that they are not permitted to practice professional engineering or geoscience or call themselves professional engineers (P.Eng.) or professional geoscientists (P.Geo.).

Details of the reasons for the suspension, revocation, 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
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, P.Eng. (File T16-080: Glass guardrails in City of Langford)
Determination on Interim Suspension
November 1, 2018 Elwyn Burch, P.Eng.
October 27, 2018 Eric Chrysanthous
  1. March 12, 2018: Determination of the Discipline Committee on the Notice of Inquiry
  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
July 27, 2018 John Zickmantel, P.Eng., Struct.Eng.
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 Zhanchao Zhao, P.Eng.
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, P.Eng.
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, P.Eng.
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)
* Suspended due to failure to meet the conditions of the Panel Order.
+ Membership in the association has been struck due to non-payment of membership fee.
++ Suspended due to failure to meet the conditions of the Consent Order.

Archived Discipline

Discipline decisions are moved to an archived section of this webpage in accordance with the association’s Procedure for Publishing Disciplinary Actions. Specifically, Section 8 allows for members who have completed their suspension or are no longer subject to practice restriction(s) to have their discipline decisions moved to the archive page.

View Archived Discipline

Discipline Resources



For further information on the Association’s complaints, 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 Manager at 604.558.6647 or toll-free 1.888.430.8035 ext 6647, or at [email protected].