September 2018

Directed Dinner Discussion

Hosted by the Victoria Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. please contact the Victoria Branch at [email protected] for space availability. Thank you.
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Time: 5:15 PM–5:30 PM: Registration and networking
5:30 PM–7:15 PM: Dinner and discussion
7:15 PM–7:30 PM: Sharing discussion points
Location: GLO Restaurant & Lounge - 2940 Jutland Road Victoria, BC
Presenter: Nicole Nelson, MA
Manager of Communications and Operations, M'akola Development Services
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $20.00 + GST = $21.00

Non-Member Price: $20.00 + GST = $21.00

Student Member Price: $20.00 + GST = $21.00
Contact: Please contact the Victoria Branch with any questions at [email protected].
Note: Registration is your way of voting on a topic. The winning topic will be introduced at the dinner.
Please join us in Victoria for a casual opportunity to have a serious discussion. We will discuss the two following topic: BC Government's proposed changes to the Professional Reliance model. This directed dinner discussion is also a fundraiser for the Vancouver Island Science Fair Awards.

Upon the vote, the topic will be:

A facilitator will introduce the subject that the majority have chosen. We will divide into table-groups for the dinner and discussion part. During the after dinner coffee/dessert time, each table will share the main points of discussion with the group.

About the Speaker

Nicole is a communications professional with nine years of diversified experience in content creation, public relations, and project management. Colleagues know Nicole as an authentic communicator who errs on the side of optimism and aims to create an encouraging, upbeat atmosphere.

With a degree in political science from the University of Victoria, Nicole lived for a year in Uganda and then obtained a Masters Degree in International Development from York University in Toronto. A realization of the importance of local development and a focus on the challenges facing her own community led her back to Vancouver Island. After working as a communications manager for a therapeutic community for the homeless, Nicole went on to become the Executive Director of the Victoria Brain Injury Society before moving into her position at M’akola Development Services.


To help us predict our catering needs as well as to secure our spot at the restaurant, please register by Sunday, September 16, 2018.

  • Some appetizers will be included per table, but not the dinner itself. Individuals will order their own dinners from the menu. The fee is for the appetizers with the balance going to the Branch’s Science Fair Prizes.
  • There is ample parking on the lot across the street and behind a building from the restaurant.


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  • Alcohol Disclaimer: This event is intended for responsible adults of legal drinking age. Please drink responsibly and do not drink and drive.

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