September 2015

APEGBC South Central Branch Presentation on the Engineer's Role in Achieving Zero Waste at TRU

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Please note this event is at the Thompson Rivers University Campus.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For more information and space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you!
Date: Monday, September 14, 2015
Time: 2:30 PM - 3: 30 PM
Location: Thompson Rivers University, 900 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC
Science Building, Room S-373
Presenter: Karen Storry, P, Eng. 
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hour (PDH)
Cost: Free
The APEGBC South Central Branch would like to invite you to a presentation at Thompson Rivers University on the Engineer's Role in Achieving Zero Waste with our guest speaker Karen Storry, P. Eng. Please see below for more details.

Innovation on a finite planet requires engineers to rise to the challenge of approaching design in a way that not only meets functional requirements within the project budget and schedule, but also does not negatively impact our planet’s delicate ecosystem. This involves leaving conventional linear design (take-make-dispose) behind and exploring circular design which favours innovations that allow materials to be repaired, recycled, and reused.

This presentation will provide engineers with tools and guidelines on how to incorporate zero waste engineering into their everyday practice. It will also showcase examples of innovative technologies and processes to reduce the amount of disposed materials, including applications in construction, infrastructure, product design, mechanical systems, renewable energy and bioprocess engineering.

About the Speaker:
Karen Storry, P.Eng. started the first five years of her career in heavy civil concrete construction.  In 2010 she started at Metro Vancouver as a member of the EIT program where she gained experience in all water, liquid waste, and solid waste.  During her rotation in solid waste planning, Karen discovered her passion of rethinking waste and officially joined the Zero Waste Implementation team in 2012.  Currently her work includes acting as the technical secretariat for the National Zero Waste Council Circular Economy Working Group, developing end markets for recycling, and increasing recycling in the multi-family and commercial sectors. Karen strongly believes in giving back to her community and is currently the Leadership Mentor for the Metro Vancouver Canstruction Team, Region 2 Young Professionals Rep for SWANA International, and an APEGBC mentor.

Please click here for a map of the Thompson Rivers University Campus. The presenation will be in the Science Building Room S-373.

Public/Non-member registration: If you are not a member of APEGBC, you can register online by quickly creating a 'non-member' account. After clicking on the 'Register' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.

  • If you have any questions, please contact Kristopher Peters, P. Eng. at [email protected] (250.434.9504) or the South Central Branch, [email protected] 
  • Please register by September 11, 2015. 

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