May 2018

Vice President's Visit: The Balancing Act

Organized by the South Central Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact [email protected] for further information.
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Hotel 540, 540 Victoria St., Kamloops, BC
Presenter: Katherina  Tarnai-Lokhorst, P.Eng.,FEC
Vice President, Engineers and Geoscientists BC
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Event Price: $25.00 + GST = $26.25

There will be an assortment of appetizers, and a cash bar.
Contact: South Central Branch
Email: [email protected]
Under its governing legislation, Engineers and Geoscientists BC has the duty: “to uphold and protect the public interest with respect to the practice of professional engineering and geoscience.” Subject to this duty, it also has three objects: to uphold and protect the interests of its members, to enforce standards of entry and practice, and to promote the professions.

Our combined role of public protection and advocacy sets us apart from other professional associations such as voluntary membership associations. However, this combined mandate can sometimes be misinterpreted by members and the public.

We are looking to engage with members more on this topic, and bring this conversation forward during this presentation to discuss members’ questions and concerns, identify the common areas of misunderstanding, and help raise the level of knowledge about what it means to be a self-regulating professional body responsible for public safety.

About the Speaker

Katherina Tarnai-Lokhorst, P.Eng.

Vice President, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Kathy Tarnai-Lokhorst, P.Eng., FEC, teaches mechanical engineering at Camosun College, in Victoria, and at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver and is Principal at the Lokhorst Group Ventures Inc. Ms. Tarnai-Lokhorst has served in the education sector in academic and institutional governance, and in Engineers and Geoscientists BC on Council, on the Mentoring, Governance, Audit and Executive Committees, on the ASTTBC Joint Board, as Chair of the APEG Foundation, as well as at the division and branch level for many years. Her industrial experience is primarily in aircraft manufacturing and design.

Ms. Tarnai-Lokhorst received her Bachelor of Applied Science in mechanical engineering from the University of British Columbia, her Master's of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and is soon defending her Doctorate at Royal Roads University in interdisciplinary studies, seeking an educational solution to the gender imbalance currently existing in engineering and geoscience. She is currently Vice President of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

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