APEGBC welcomes you to join us for a Student and Industry Night at UBC Okanagan on February 17. This fun and casual evening provides a great opportunity for industry members to share career advice and anecdotes, as well as socialize and network with students.
Light refreshments will be served.
5:30 PM -6:00 PM – Registration
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM – Speakers
7:00 PM -8:30 PM – Networking
Hélène Desrosiers, P.Eng.
Structural Engineer and Project Manager, Norda Stelo
Hélène Desrosiers will be speaking about the work realities not mentioned in school. Hélène is a civil engineer with more than 15 years of engineering experience, combining structure design and team management in a complex multidisciplinary environment. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Laval University in Québec and has a long list of additional professional training including a certificate in Project Management from Okanagan College. Her areas of expertise span over a variety of international industrial projects and domestic infrastructure, including offshore structures, industrial installations and community buildings. She has been involved in health and safety activities, first aid and emergency response committees. She has practiced as a Professional Engineer in the provinces of Québec and in Newfoundland and Labrador before moving to British Colombia two years ago. On her personal time, Hélène is raising a young family and she volunteers with different organizations including APEGBC, Women in Sciences and Engineering (WiSE) and the Canadian Ski Patrol.
Don Poole, P.Eng.
Smith + Andersen, Kelowna
Don Poole, P.Eng. will speak about the diversity of the applications of mechanical engineering in one's career. Don has over 30 years of industry experience since graduating in 1984 from Mechanical Engineering. Since this time, Don has been engaged in the design and inspection of heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning, fire protection and plumbing systems for municipal, institutional, recreational, healthcare, educational and commercial facilities.
In order to facilitate this networking portion of the evening, and to add a bit of fun, we will be designating 45 minutes of the event for a “speed networking session”. Members will arrange and re-arrange themselves to speak with various attendees. A bell will be used every 4-5 minutes to notify members to switch and speak to a new colleague. This will help encourage members to connect with as many of their colleagues as possible.