APEGBC is hosting a Student and Industry Night on Wednesday, February 25 at UVic. This event focuses on providing you, an engineering or geoscience student, with the tools to build a powerful network as well as an opportunity to interact with industry professionals. This event is free for all attendees.
Free sandwiches and other light refreshments will be available.
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 casual networking mixer.
5:30-6:00 pm Sign In
6:00-7:00 pm Presentations (ECS 125)
7:00-8:30 pm Networking Reception
If you are not an APEGBC Student Member, you may create a free web user account to register.
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.
Kirk Hancock, P.Geo., graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Geology from UBC. He joined the Geological Survey Branch directly out of university first as a Geoscience Assistant, and later as a Junior Geologist, doing field studies and mapping of mineral deposits throughout the province. After ten years, Kirk left the government to pursue opportunities in industry. During the next five years, he was a project geologist, exploration manager and consultant in the private sector. He traveled to Central Honduras to look at gold skarns, to Tonopah Nevada to work on disseminated gold deposits and finally to Chihuahua City, Mexico where he was looking for lead/zinc manto deposits. In 2005, Kirk returned to the BC Government as the MINFILE Geologist responsible for updating the mineral inventory file of the province. Since then, he has also become involved in providing Mineral Land Assessments for Treaty Negotiations and other land use initiatives.