February 2015

APEGBC/UVic Student & Industry Night (Industry Registration)

Please Note
Can't make it by 5:30? Feel free to arrive for the networking portion of the evening only. We encourage industry guests to arrive by 6:45 for introductions.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Andrea Wilson at [email protected] to register for this event.
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: UVic Campus Engineering/Computer Science (ECS) Room 125 Victoria
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Free
APEGBC is hosting a Student and Industry Night on Wednesday, February 25 at UVic. This fun and casual evening provides a great opportunity for industry professionals to share their knowledge, career anecdotes and advice with engineering and geoscience students. It's also a great opportunity to socialize and network with fellow engineers and geoscientists. Free for all attendees.

Free sandwiches and other refreshments will be available.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Andrea Wilson at [email protected]

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We are pleased to have Kirk Hancock, P.Geo., Caroline Silins, EIT and Max Scruton, EIT as our speakers. Presentations will be followed by a networking reception.

5:30-6:00 pm Sign In
6:00-7:00 pm Presentations (ECS 125)
7:00-8:30 pm Networking Reception

About the Speakers

Caroline Silins is an engineer-in-training (EIT) at Thurber Engineering Ltd. in Victoria, BC where she provides geotechnical engineering, site investigation, and field representation for geotechnical projects throughout Greater Victoria and British Columbia. Some local projects include the Johnson Street Bridge and the Continuing Studies Building at the University of Victoria. Caroline has also worked on projects in northern BC including the Merrick Mainline Natural Gas Pipeline project and Hagensborg Dikes Extension. Most recently she was part of the team providing geotechnical services for the Mount Polley Independent Expert Engineering Review Panel. Shortly after joining Thurber, she got involved with the Association of Consulting Engineers Canada BC (ACEC-BC) Young Professionals’ Group (YPG) and currently is the ACEC-BC YPG Vancouver Island Chair and a member of the Canadian Geotechnical Society.
Caroline graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, ON with a B.Sc. in civil engineering in 2013. In the summers during university, Caroline worked as an engineering student at Ambleside Environmental (previously Ambleside Consulting Ltd.) in West Vancouver, BC and as an engineering student at Bechtel Corporation Ltd. in London, UK.

Max Scruton, EIT graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2012 with a bachelors of applied science in Civil Engineering after completing the Camosun Civil Engineering Technology Program.
Since graduation, Max has been working with Kerr Wood Leidal (KWL) as a water resource engineer-in-training in Victoria. He has worked on a variety of projects ranging from Water Supply Assessments to extreme flooding. He has also done many dam related projects including the design of a dam outside of Vernon.  Currently, he is working on integrated stormwater management plans across the province. He has also been recently involved with emergency flood responses on the Island and implementing Water Quality Monitoring Programs in North East BC for Liquid Natural Gas projects. 

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