August 2015

APEGBC Fraser Valley Branch Vice President's Dinner w/ Guest Speaker

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Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015
Time: 6:00 - 8:15 PM
Location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Langley, 8750 204th Street, Langley, BC V1M 2Y5
Presenter: Michael Lowry, Manager, Communications - Western Canada Marine Response Corp.
Michael Wrinch, Ph.D., P.Eng., FEC - Vice President, APEGBC
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $45 for members and guests who pre-register online at APEGBC.
$50 for late registrations at the door.
$30 for EIT/GIT’s.
$20 Student members of APEGBC
Please join the Fraser Valley Branch for their upcoming Vice President's visit and dinner meeting, which will include a presentation on "The Future of Spill Response on the West Coast" as well as an update on APEGBC Council and current initiatives by APEGBC Vice President. For more details please click below.

6:00 – 6:15 pm – Registration
6:15 – 6:30 pm – Branch business and announcements
6:30 – 7:00 pm – Buffet Dinner and networking
7:00 – 8:00 pm – Presentations
8:00 – 8:15 pm  - Closing

“The Future of Spill Response on the West Coast”
Presenter: Michael Lowry, Manager, Communications; Western Canada Marine Response Corp.

Spill preparedness and response capability has been the subject of significant scrutiny on the west coast of Canada over the last number of years.  This interest has been triggered in part by the announcements and subsequent review of several projects that would result in the expansion of oil handling facilities and increased shipping traffic along the coast of British Columbia.  In addition, the federal government has undertaken a significant review of the national spill response regime that will ultimately result in a significant shift in how spill preparedness and response occurs in Canada.

Michael Lowry will discuss how Western Canada Response Corporation (WCMRC) is preparing to meet the challenges of providing world class marine spill response within the changing risk and regulatory environment.  WCMRC is the Response Organization certified to respond to marine oil spills along British Columbia’s 27,000 km of coastline.  First established in 1976 as an industry co-op, it became Canada’s first certified response organization in 1995 under the current federal spill response regime.

“Update on APEGBC Council and Initiatives”
Presenter: Michael Wrinch, Ph.D., P.Eng., FEC - Vice President, APEGBC

APEGBC Vice President Dr. Michael Wrinch will give an update on APEGBC Council and other APEGBC initiatives. Ample time will be provided for questions on the speakers’ topics. 

Dr. Wrinch is the Principal at Hedgehog Technologies Inc., a company which specializes in project management and system design of high-energy control, manufacturing and AMR type metering systems.  Dr. Wrinch also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia.

A longtime volunteer with APEGBC, Dr. Wrinch has served on the Professional Renewal Task Force, as a member of the Vancouver Branch Executive, and the Governance Committee. He also served as a member of APEGBC Council from 2008- 2010 and from 2011-2013.

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