In this technical presentation, the speakers will present the results of the 2013 APEGBC Task Force report on Women in Engineering and Geoscience and will discuss what lies beyond this report. The presentation will be followed by a Wine and Cheese tasting education and social networking session hosted by John Gerum, President of West Coast Wine Education, a division of Sereno Consulting and Education Inc.
Donna Howes, P.Eng., Fellow of Engineers Canada
Donna has over twenty five years’ experience in Canada, the UK and South Africa. She has been involved in a broad range of projects from construction, functional road design, transportation modeling, transit planning, traffic operations and daily departmental management. She has worked in both the private and public sectors and currently consults through her own business, Howes Technical Advantage Ltd. She sits on the APEGBC Board and was the Chair of the Women in Engineering and Geoscience Task Force in 2013.
Elizabeth Croft, Ph.D, P.Eng., Fellow of Engineers Canada, Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering
Elizabeth is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean, Education and Professional Development for the Faculty of Applied Science ant UBC. She holds the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, BC-Yukon at UBC and leads the WWEST program for women in engineering, science and technology. The aim of this initiative is to promote Science and Engineering as an excellent career choice for women and other under-represented groups and to identify and eliminate barriers that result in attrition from these career paths.
As director of the Collaborative Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CARIS) Laboratory at UBC, Dr. Croft’s research investigates how robotic systems can behave and be perceived to behave, in a safe, predictable, and helpful manner and how people interact with and understand robotic systems. Applications of this work range from manufacturing assembly to healthcare and assistive technology. Elizabeth received a Peter Wall Early Career Scholar award in 2001, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (BC) Professional Service Award in 2005, the Award for the Support of Women in the Engineering Profession, Canadian Council of Professional Engineers in 2006, an NSERC Accelerator award in 2007, and a YWCA Women of Distinction Award in 2013.
Thurber Engineering Ltd. has more than 300 employees in nine offices across Canada, and is wholly owned by its senior employees. It continues to build its reputation by providing a full complement of geotechnical, environmental and materials engineering as well as testing services to its clients; working closely with them to provide timely, high-value solutions and technical support.
To help us predict our catering needs, please register by February 25, 2014
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm to 9:15 pm
Please note different time and location. Sorry, no drop-in registrations at the door.
Location: Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art - 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC
5:30 - 6:00 pm Registration.
6:00 - 6:15 pm Announcements and introductions.
6:15 - 7:00 pm Speakers’ presentations.
7:00 - 7:15 pm Questions and answers.
7:15 - 9:15 pm Wine and Cheese tasting education and social networking.
Due to space limitations and liquor license regulations, registrations will be on-line only and limited to the first 50. Please register early to avoid being disappointed.