February 2014

APEGBC Burnaby/New West Branch Vice President's Dinner 2014

Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is to be announced.
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM: Vice President's Dinner Meeting 2014
Location: Holiday Inn Express Metrotown 4405 Central Blvd Burnaby, BC
The hotel is close to the Metrotown skytrain station. Parking is FREE, and is located just off Central Blvd. Please aim to arrive by 6:00 to 6:30 pm as we have a full evening planned.
Presenter: John Clague, P.Geo., APEGBC Vice President and Andrew Watson, P.Eng., BC Hydro
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $70.00

Non-Member Price: $70.00

Student Member Price: $60.00
APEGBC Burnaby/New West Branch Vice President's Dinner 2014. Topic: BC Hydro Site C Clean Energy Project and an Update on APEGBC Council Initiatives.

6:00 – 6:45pm – Registration and networking
6:45 – 7:30pm – Buffet Dinner
7:30 – 8:00pm – Presentation by APEGBC Vice President, John Clague, P.Geo. 
8:00 – 9:00pm – Technical Presentation – “Site C Clean Energy Project”, Andrew Watson, P.Eng.
9:00 pm – Closing

John Clague, P.Geo.
Vice President, APEGBC
APEGBC Vice President John Clague, P.Geo., will speak to us and take your questions. His speech is entitled “Building a Solid Foundation for the Future” and will be an update on the APEGBC Council, the 2014-2017 Strategic Plan, and a variety of other APEGBC initiatives.

John Clague is Shrum Professor of Science at Simon Fraser University. He was educated at Occidental College (BA, 1967), the University of California Berkeley (MA, 1969), and the University of British Columbia (PhD, 1973). Clague has worked as a Research Scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada and at Simon Fraser University, where he is currently the Canada Research Chair in Natural Hazard Research. He is Director of the Centre for Natural Hazard Research at SFU. Clague has published over 200 papers in 45 different journals on a range of earth science disciplines, including glacial geology, geomorphology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, and natural hazards, and has consulted for several private-sector firms and government agencies.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, former President of the Geological Association of Canada, and Past-President of the International Union for Quaternary Research. He is recipient of the Geological Society of America Burwell Award, the Royal Society of Canada Bancroft Award, APEGBC’s 2001 and 2005 Innovation Editorial Board Awards, the Geological Association of Canada’s (GAC) 2006 E.R.W Neale Medal, and GAC’s 2007 Logan Medal and 2012 Ambrose Medal.

Andrew Watson, P.Eng.
BC Hydro
Site C is a proposed third dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River in northeast BC.  The $7.9 billion project would provide 1,100 megawatts of capacity and produce about 5,100 gigawatt hours of energy per year for more than 100 years.  The project is currently going through a cooperative federal-provincial environmental assessment process, which is expected to conclude in fall 2014. The presentation will provide a general update as well as a technical overview of the project, including the project design and proposed construction sequence.

Andrew Watson has a BASc and M.Eng degree in geological engineering and is a professional engineer registered with APEGBC. Andrew has been with BC Hydro for about 13 years and has been project engineer for a variety of BC Hydro projects including dam safety deficiency investigations, seismic upgrades and remediation projects involving BC Hydro’s dams, generating facilities, reservoir slopes and other infrastructure. For the last 6 years he has been BC Hydro’s project engineer on the Site C Clean Energy Project. On the Site C project, Andrew is part of an engineering management team that leads a multi-discipline and integrated engineering group, including both consultants and BC Hydro engineers.

Before joining BC Hydro, Andrew spent several years working in the mining and engineering consulting fields.

$70 for members and guests who pre-register online at APEGBC.
$80 for late registrations at the door.
$60 for EIT/GIT’s and MAPS (student) members

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If you have questions, please contact the Burnaby/New Westminster Branch via e-mail at [email protected] 

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