April 2016

Vice President's Dinner with Guest Presentation: "Aviation Accident Investigations"

Organized by the Tri-City Branch of APEGBC.

Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is sold out. For more space availability please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 405 North Rd, (Cypress Room) Coquitlam, BC
Covered parking is available for a nominal fee.
Presenter: Bob Stewart, P.Eng. - APEGBC Vice President
Bill Yearwood - Regional Manager, Aviation Accident Investigations, Transportation Safety Board of Canada.
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $45   for members and guests who pre-register online.
$55   for non-members who pre-register online.
$30   for EIT's, GIT's and APEGBC student members who pre-register online.
(Price includes buffet dinner)
Join us for our Vice President's Dinner with APEGBC Vice President Bob Stewart, P.Eng. and keynote speaker Bill Yearwood. Bob Stewart will give an update on APEGBC Council and other APEGBC initiatives while Bill Yearwood will present on the topic of 'Aviation Accident Investigations".


5:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Registration and networking
6:30 PM -7:30 PM: Buffet dinner
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM: Presentations


Presentation #1: Vice President Presentation: “Update on Council and the Association” by Bob Stewart, P.Eng.

Mr. Bob Stewart, P.Eng. will provide an update on APEGBC Council initiatives and take your questions regarding current APEGBC affairs.

Presentation #2 (Presentation and Discussion): “Aviation Accident Investigations – Personal Insight” by  Bill Yearwood, Regional Manager, Aviation Accident Investigations, Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is the independent agency that promotes safety and investigates accidents relating to rail, air, marine, and pipeline transportation. As the Regional Manager of Aviation accident investigations for the TSB, Bill has been the investigator in charge of dozens of investigations including internationally in the Maldives. In this presentation and discussion he will share his passion for learning and forensic investigations as well as some of the advanced techniques used in some of these incidents and provide a unique perspective on the work carried out by the TSB. Questions and discussion are welcome following the presentation.


Bob Stewart.Bob Stewart, P.Eng.
Vice President, APEGBC

R.P. (Bob) Stewart, P.Eng., is the Principal Engineer in Electrical, Generation Engineering at BC Hydro. Previously, Mr. Stewart worked as divisional manager in various departments at BC Hydro, as well as senior maintenance and operations services manager at GM Shrum Generation Station. Mr. Stewart has volunteered with APEGBC in various capacities, including serving as an Experience Reviewer, Member, and Assessor with the Competency-Based Application Assessment Team and as a member of the EIT Competency-Based Application Group.

Mr. Stewart earned his bachelor degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1981. He has received awards recognizing his work and community service, including the Bob Elton Safety by Design Award and the Ken Spafford Mentorship Award.

Bill Yearwood
Regional Manager, Aviation Accident Investigations, Transportation Safety Board of Canada.
Bill Yearwood started his aviation caeer flying fixed-wing aircraft on a sugar estate in South America and went on to fly rotary-wing aircraft commercially in Canada and around the world. His flying experience includes heli-logging, forest fire fighting, air ambulance, mining explorations, flight training,, and flight testing;
While working for Transport Canada he audited U.N. operations around the world and helped draft the Canadian Air Regulations.

Since he joined the TSB he has served in the role of investigator in charge of numerous aviation accident investigations. Mr Yearwood resides in Vancouver and is an avid, competitive cyclist.


  • To help us predict our catering needs, please register by March 31, 2016
  • Due to space limitations, registrations will be limited to the first 80 online registrants.
  • Public/Non-members are welcome! See below for instructions on how to register.
  • If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
  • For group registrations, assistance with registering online, or to sponsor this event please contact Tim Verigin at the APEGBC Head Office at 604-430-8035. Thank you.
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