APEGBC welcomes you to join us for a Student and Industry Night at the University of Victoria on March 22. This fun and casual evening provides a great opportunity industry members to share career advice and anecdoes, as well as socialize and network with students.
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Registration
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Presentations
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Networking
Registration will take place starting at 5:30 PM in the main atrium of the Bob Wright Centre at the University of Victoria. Industry members who are unable to attend the speaker portion of the event are welcome to join us for the networking portion of the event, starting at 7:00 PM.
Presentation: "An Engineer’s Leadership Journey, and the Rules She Goes By"
Catherine Roome, P.Eng., FEC
President and CEO, British Columbia Safety Authority
Catherine figured out some things along the way and she wants others to know about them… what gets you ahead, what makes your career your own, and what you must always, always do. She will talk about her own experiences as an EIT, through to becoming CEO, and provide some practical and pragmatic thoughts about stepping into your own leadership.
Since 2011, Catherine has been President & CEO of BC Safety Authority (BCSA), an independent, self-funded organization mandated to oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment. In addition to issuing permits, licences and certificates, BCSA works with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research.
Believing that people have an extraordinary ability to bring a shared vision into reality, Catherine applies her broad organizational experience, particularly her acumen for risk management, into steering BCSA towards its vision of Safe technical systems. Everywhere.
As a creative and principled leader, Catherine values the power of engaging people for a common purpose. She encourages her team to bring their unique potential to building networks that connect all those who use or operate technical equipment in order to share knowledge and expertise to advance safety. A professional engineer, and recipient of several business and leadership awards, Catherine received her degree in electrical engineering from the University of Victoria.