Topic: "The Mentoring Experience Benefits Everyone"
Kamran Qavami obtained his bachelor’s degree in civil-structural engineering in 1991 from the Shiraz University and his master’s degree in hydraulic structural engineering in 1995 from the Science and Technology University, Iran. He majored in both disciplines of hydraulic and structural engineering, and has worked for over twenty two years with major consulting companies gaining experience in a variety of civil-hydraulic engineering associated with dam and hydropower engineering, river engineering and related hydraulic structures. He worked with Lar Consultant Company (Iran) for several years as a hydrotechnical team leader and project manager including project manager of Badovli RCC dam, hydrotechnical team leader of Namroud and Damghan Earthfill dams. After immigrating to Canada in 2006, he worked with NKV Engineering to design and inspect residential buildings. Then, he joined AllNorth Company to design a run of river hydro project (Hurley project) and several bridge and culvert crossings. In 2010, he joined SNC-Lavalin hydro division and was involved in some major projects including Waneta Expansion Hydroelectric, Forrest Kerr run of river and Site C Dam as a diversion task manager in Definition Design stage.
Roger Stilwell obtained his civil engineering degree (structural engineering and hydraulics) in 1962 from the University of Tasmania, and his master’s degree in structural engineering (Arch Dam analyses) in 1964 from the University of Southampton, UK. He worked in Australia for several years before immigrating to Canada in 1967. He has been based in British Columbia except for overseas assignments in Ecuador for one year and Indonesia for a total of three years. He worked for Fenco and T Ingledow & Associates for short periods and, then, for 34 years, he worked with Klohn Crippen Berger until retirement in 2004. His experience includes structural engineering (Sydney Opera House, TRIUMF, Revelstoke Dam unit 5, Seven Mile Dam unit 4), water resources engineering (hydroelectric studies, lower mainland flood control projects, tropical irrigation projects, dams and dam safety) and municipal projects. Since retirement he has been an independent consultant working part time on assignments from BC Hydro, the Dominican Republic and Chile.