May 2016

Women in Engineering & Geoscience Salary Negotiation Workshop

Hosted 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: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
(Please read full description for the event schedule).
Location: Canfor & Royal Bank Room, YWCA Hotel, 733 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC
(A 4-minute walk from the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain Station. Paid parking is also available).
Presenter: Dr. Sheryl Staub-French, PhD, P.Eng.
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $20 for all members and members-in-training who register online
$25 for late registration at the door (if available – space is limited)
$10 for student members
(Light dinner will be provided)
Note: Please register by Monday, May 23, 2016.
Please join us for a workshop on salary negotiation for women and strategies for employers and employees to achieve equal pay.

The ability to negotiate effectively is a critical competency for women in the industry to close the gender pay gap. This workshop is intended for men and women equally to understand how to empower women to know their value and negotiate for what they deserve.
The workshop discussions will include, but are not limited to:
  • Statistics on gender pay gap
  • How women can build confidence in negotiation style
  • Specific strategies employers and employees can use in ensuring that women are being compensated appropriately
  • How men can be allies in achieving gender pay equity
Attendees will also have networking opportunities before and after the workshop.


6:00 PM - 6.30 PM: Registration & Networking
6.30 PM - 8:00 PM: Presentation & Workshop
8.00 PM - 8:30 PM: Q&A Session
8:30 PM - 9.00 PM: Networking & Closing


Dr. Sheryl Staub-French, PhD, P.Eng.
Sheryl Staub-French is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and the Goldcorp Professor for Women in Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Sheryl leads a targeted recruitment strategy for UBC Engineering that plans to increase the number of women enrolled in its programs from the national average of 20% to 50% by 2020.  She established the eng•cite engineering outreach program to get girls engaged and excited about engineering. Eng•cite works with teachers, counsellors, parents and high school students to promote engineering education, and to provide mentorship and role models to encourage girls and young women to pursue engineering careers. 

Sheryl is also the Director of the BIM Topics Lab where she leads research focused on understanding and improving best practices for the delivery of sustainable building construction projects through effective and collaborative use of building information modeling (BIM).  In her spare time, she plays lego, soccer and beam ball with her kids. 


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