This candidate has been nominated by 25 members of the Association.
Thank you for taking the time to read the Candidate Statements and voting in this election. I appreciate that this shows you are interested in the future of our association and want to elect candidates who are capable of providing good leadership. I served on the EGBC Council from 2015-2017, and am now seeking re-election.
From my Engineering activities during the last 38 years I understand the direction that the Association needs to go in order to protect the public and to champion Engineers in BC.
I have experienced Engineering work from the perspective of working in a Design Office, working as a sole Proprietor and working at a Production site. Consistently I have found Engineers to have similar concerns.
All are aware of the potential impact to the public of their actions and decisions and are looking to do their work competently and safely, but are finding that their ability to function effectively is being hampered by a lack of mentoring and exposure to useful training.
I do not believe that the EGBC Continuous Professional Development ( CPD) program encourages employers to ensure that the Engineers on their staff have sufficient training.
I think that the intent of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) needs to become more targeted with EGBC monitoring the training programs provided by the employers of Engineers. I can see that there is a workable solution via expanding the existing EGBC OQM program to include monitoring of training.and I want to see this implemented in BC and across Canada.
I am seeking your vote to be elected as Councillor for the 2018-2020 cycle so that I can work with the EGBC association to put a structure in place that will ensure all of us are able to get the training we need to complete our assignments effectively.
B.A.Sc. (Chemical Engineering), University of British Columbia, 1980
Senior Engineering Specialist, Chemtrade, 2012–present
Vice President, Technology, Lignol Innovations, 2010–2012
Proprietor, Moser Inorganic Technologies, 2006–2010
Engineers and Geoscientists BC Activities
Member of Council, 2015–2017
Q&A with Candidates
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is the regulatory authority charged with protecting the public interest with respect to the practice of engineering and geoscience in the province of BC. What is the key challenge facing Engineers and Geoscientists BC?
The key challenge is to confirm that Engineers have sufficient knowledge and training to function effectively in the position they are assigned.
What are the key issues facing the engineering and/or geoscience professions?
To protect the Public, Engineers must get every decision correct the first time, so ensuring each Engineer has sufficient knowledge and training to function safely and effectively is paramount.
Looking five years ahead, what is your vision for Engineers and Geoscientists BC as a professional regulatory body in BC?
To work closely with employers of Engineers in the province of BC to ensure that Engineers are being exposed to sufficient training to allow them to competently undertake the responsibilities assigned to them.