March 2016

VP Dinner with Keynote Speaker: Deputy CEO of BC Hydro

Organized by the Vancouver Branch of APEGBC

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For more information and space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you!
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Law Courts Inn, 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC
(near Vancouver City Center Station)
Presenter: Bob Stewart, P.Eng. 
Vice President, APEGBC

Chris O’Riley, P.Eng.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, BC Hydro

Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $75 for Member and Guests
$85 for Walk-In’s (space permitting)
$40 for APEGBC Student Members
You and your guests are invited to join the APEGBC Vancouver Branch for this exciting dinner event with an opening presentation by APEGBC's Vice President, Bob Stewart, P.Eng. followed by a keynote speech by BC Hydro Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chris O'Riley, P.Eng.


6:00 PM - 6:30 PM – Registration & Networking
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM – Buffet Dinner
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM – Presentation by APEGBC Vice President, Bob Stewart, P. Eng.
7:30 PM - 7:45 PM – Break
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM – Keynote Speech by BC Hydro Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chris O’Riley, P.Eng.
8:45 PM - 9:00 PM – Closing Remarks 


Opening Presentation:  “Update on Council and the Association”

Bob Stewart, P.Eng.
Vice President, APEGBC

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

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.

Keynote Presentation: An Update on BC Hydro with Focus on the Infrastructure Investment Program 

Chris O’Riley, P.Eng.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, BC Hydro

Chris O'Riley is an experienced operations executive at BC Hydro, a government-owned hydro-electric utility in British Columbia, Canada, where he has worked for 25 years. For seven years, he led the utility's generation business group and has served on the BC Hydro executive team since 2007. In 2015, Chris was appointed to the role of Deputy Chief Executive Officer, taking on responsibility for BC Hydro's capital infrastructure project delivery including engineering, aboriginal relations, and environmental risk management. He is also responsible for dam safety and properties.
As part of BC Hydro's $2.4 billion per year capital investment program, Chris oversees more than 300 capital projects, including the Site C Clean Energy Project, the largest project currently in construction at BC Hydro, and the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project, a significant upgrade project on Vancouver Island. He has worked extensively with aboriginal leaders to improve relationships between BC Hydro and First Nations communities across British Columbia. He has led successful enterprise change initiatives in safety and technology.
Prior to joining operations, Chris spent seven years at Powerex Corp., BC Hydro's energy trading subsidiary, initially in a pricing and deal structuring role and ultimately as Risk Manager.
Chris is the Chair of the Canadian Entity (BC Hydro) for the purpose of administering the Columbia River Treaty between Canada and the United States. He is on the board of Powertech Labs (a BC Hydro subsidiary) and Science World, a Vancouver-based non-profit society. Chris is also a board advisor to Yukon Energy Corporation.


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