September 2015

APEGBC Branch Event: "Reaching Out - Mentors Supporting and Encouraging Women in Engineering"

Organized by the Vancouver Branch of APEGBC

Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is full. For space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time: 6:30 am - 9:00 am
Location: Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver, 1128 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Darren Frew, P. Geol. (Ret.)
Director of Planning and Communication with BC Bioenergy Network.

Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $60 for Members
$65 for Guests
$25 for APEGBC Student Members
Please join the Vancouver Branch of APEGBC for our first breakfast seminar of 2015-16. The topic is "Reaching Out: Mentors Supporting and Encouraging Women in Engineering". Please see below for more details.

Enjoy a presentation on two important topics for APEGBC’s future by joining the APEGBC Vancouver Branch for the first Breakfast Seminar of 2015-2016.

Located at the beautiful Marriott Pinnacle Hotel in downtown Vancouver, our first Breakfast Seminar will feature a special presentation from Darren Frew, P. Geol. (Ret.), Director of Planning and Communication with BC Bioenergy Network. Darren has led business development, mentorship, and communication in BC’s technology sector for more than 20 years. In his presentation, he will discuss mentorship in the professions and the role of women in engineering, while highlighting the importance for women in professions to have mentorship suited to their needs and role models to identify with and look up to.

Be a part of this fantastic event and sign up today!

6:30 – 7:00 am – Registration and Networking
7:00 am – Breakfast Served (Buffet format)
7:30 – 8:45am – Featured Presentation by Darren Frew, P. Geol.
9:00 am – Closing

Darren is a committed mentor for both graduate and undergraduate students. He served five years as a Mentor with the MBA program at UBC’s Sauder School of Business. He is also a mentor with the Student Biotechnology Network.

Darren holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Calgary (1982); he attained “P. Geol.” status with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) in 1986.

Darren has enhanced his public speaking and leadership skills with Toastmasters International in British Columbia for the past eight years. Darren was named Outstanding Toastmaster of the Year in British Columbia for 2010/2011.

Darren is regularly invited to speak about leadership and communications to a variety of organizations, including APEGBC, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators, the Council of Forest Industries, the Financial Management Institute of Canada, the Human Resources Management Association and UBC.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

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