February 2019

Engineering on Two Wheels

Organized by Women In Engineering and Geoscience Division

Status: Registration is now closed, Please contact John Suyte, [email protected] or call 604-412-4885 for space availability. Thank you.
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Location: Holiday Inn Express, Colwood 318 Wale Rd. Victoria, BC V9B 2W3
Presenter: Deyanira Mendoza Dominguez, P.Eng., PMP
Woman of Action
Victoria Branch Chair
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $15.00 + GST
Contact: If you have questions, please contact Bridget Cassidy at [email protected].
Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by February 3, 2019 to proceed. Please register early to avoid cancellation. **All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Have you ever dreamed of going on the adventure of a lifetime? Deyanira did it! She traveled for 26 months on her motorcycle. 73,000 kilometers later, she is here to share her story about the planning, the challenges, the cultures, the roles in the team, and the impact on her life and career.


Deyanira traveled for 26 months on her motorcycle from Vancouver, BC, to Alaska, across Canada all the way to Newfoundland, to Arizona, all over Mexico, through Guatemala, being chased by bandits from El Salvador to Honduras. She sweated through the temperatures in Nicaragua (up to 47°C!) then went by sailboat to Colombia. In South America she explored Colombia, Ecuador, the Peruvian coast and mountains, the Andes from Chile to Argentina where she fell in love with the culture and people of Argentina, over the high roads of the second poorest country in the Americas: Bolivia, back to Peru where her husband Brian was attacked by dogs and broke his two arms, to Colombia by water and air and from there to Cuba on another sail boat. They were marooned for 4 months in Cuba, returned to Mexico on a Mexican boat and planned a different route to come back to Canada.

During this hour presentation you will discover:

  • A little bit about Deyanira and her background. If “she” can do it, you certainly can.
  • A philosophy for life. Planning and engineering life makes stumbling just that much easier and enjoyable.
  • A way to integrate engineering in everything we do in life. Some ideas on what to do to leave this world a little better than we found it.
  • A little bit more about you!

A bagged lunch with cold sandwiches, tea, coffee, soft drink, and treats is included.


  • 12:00 PM–12:15 PM: Registration
  • 12:15 PM–1:15 PM: Presentation and Discussion
  • 1:15 PM–1:30 PM: Networking


Deyanira Mendoza Dominguez, P.Eng, PMP

Woman of Action

Deyanira is a professional engineer and project management professional but above all she is a Woman of Action and Adventurer. As an immigrant she has faced some challenges that have only made her more conscientious, mature, sustainable, and stronger. She is happy to come and share with other people what has made her so resilient and able to tackle the barriers that get on her way in order to reach her goals in life, understanding that the true nature of success is only in the eye of the beholder.

Deyanira’s philosophy for life, her personal and professional experiences across the Americas, and her passion for life and community are very encouraging and highlight the importance that having a plan is essential to be fulfilled in many aspects of life.

As an engineer, she has used her skills to leave this world a little better than she found it. She believes that “How We Do Anything, We Do Everything” therefore she goes about life in a very strategic way, considering her female perspective without ignoring her partner’s perspective and keeping in mind that life is very short therefore it must be respected.

Currently she is in the process of building a business to create opportunities for herself and others. To find more about how Deyanira intends to share her learnings and philosophy for life, please visit: www.stumbleree.com.


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