January 2019

Vice President's Dinner and Branch Annual General Meeting

Hosted by the Richmond/Delta Branch

Status: Online registration is now closed. For space availability please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM–6:30 PM: Registration and Networking
6:15 PM–7:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM–7:30 PM: Branch Business & Announcements
7:30 PM–9:00 PM: Presentations and Q&A
9:00 PM: Closing
Location: The Buffet At the River Rock Casino Resort, 8811 River Rd, Richmond, BC
The Buffet is located above the casino floor and we have booked the private function room for this event.

Parking: Standard parking rates apply in the covered lot. (Please avoid the parkade to the south as it is a pay commuter parking lot).
Presenter: Harlan Kelly, P.Eng.
Vice President, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Tony Chong, P.Eng.
Chief Regulatory Officer and Deputy Registrar, Engineers and Geoscientists BC
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Members: $50.00 + GST = $52.50

Student Members of the association: $25.00 + GST = $26.25

Cost includes dinner.
Contact: For more information, please contact [email protected].
Note: To help us predict our catering needs, please register by January 21, 2019.
Join us for networking, dinner, and presentations as part of our Vice President’s Dinner. In addition to the two presentations scheduled for the evening, we will be holding our Branch AGM as part of this event. Door prizes will be available!

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Vice President, Harlan Kelly, P.Eng., will talk about current association initiatives and how they’re making an impact on the professions of engineering and geoscience.

Tony Chong, P.Eng., Chief Regulatory Officer and Deputy Registrar, will discuss the Professional Governance Act. He will review the final report recommendations from the Professional Reliance Review, and highlight the details of the upcoming changes related to the BC Government's recent introduction of Bill 49: The Professional Governance Act.

As part of the Branch AGM, the Chair will provide reports for the year and plans for the year ahead. The new volunteer branch executive will also be elected.

About the Presenters

H. (Harlan) Kelly, P.Eng., P.E., is a private consultant, previously a Vice President and CEO, with Opus DaytonKnight and Dayton & Knight respectively. In prior years he worked as a private consultant and as a project engineer with McElhanney as well as the GVRD. Harlan has worked in the environmental engineering discipline for water resources, including wastewater, drainage, irrigation, and drinking water facilities throughout the province and in North America, as well as Japan and New Zealand. He has been an adjunct professor and taught at UBC for over 12 years. He served on Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Council preciously for 6 years where he volunteered on several committees. He was also a past Board Member of BCWWA where he served as President. Harlan has a Bachelor’s of Applied Science and Master’s of Engineering from UBC. He has published over 70 papers and received several awards from his peers for his engineering contributions.

Tony Chong, P.Eng., is the Chief Regulatory Officer and Deputy Registrar responsible for facilitating and strengthening collaborative relationships at the provincial and interprovincial levels, Tony Chong oversees the association's regulatory frameworks, directing efforts to evaluate internationally educated applicants and understand the special needs of industry, construction and natural resource development.

Tony was Chief Administrative Officer with the City of Port Coquitlam for 17 years. Prior to joining the City of Port Coquitlam, he held senior executive level positions with the Northwest Territorial Government (NWT) as the Regional Superintendent of Public Works for the Western Arctic and Vice-President for the NWT Housing Corporation. Tony holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Master of Applied Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto.


  • Guest/Non-member Registration: If you are not a member of Engineers and Geoscientists BC, you can register online by quickly creating a 'non-member' account. After clicking on the 'Register' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.
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