January 2019

Research Seminar 1: January 17

Organized by the Vancouver Branch

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After hours access might be required. In case you have difficulty accessing the room text at 780.982.8313.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed. There is a limited amount of tickets available at the door. For more information, please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM–9:00 PM
Location: Vancouver City Hall, 453 W 12 Ave (Main Floor - Town Hall Room Number 110), Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Keynote presentation by Nima Najafi,  P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Sewer and Drainage Design Branch, City of Vancouver

See description below for the entire panel of presenters for the evening.
Credit: 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Members and guests who pre-register online: $9.52 + GST = $10.00

Student Members who pre-register online: $4.76 + GST = $5.00

Late registrations at the door (space permitting only): $14.29 + GST = $15.00
Contact: If you have questions, please contact [email protected].
Note: To help us predict our catering needs, please register by Monday, January 14, 2019.
The Vancouver Branch of the Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia would like to invite everyone to this evening seminar. There will be a series of short 5-minute research presentations from 10 selected researchers, a networking session, followed by a keynote presentation from Nima Najafi, P. Eng., Senior Engineer with the City of Vancouver.

Selected researchers will receive a Certificate of Appreciation from and a chance to be announced in our following newsletters. If you’re interested in presenting research at this event, please submit your abstracts before December 21, 2018. More information on submission details can be found here. Name and title of the 10 selected research presenters will be announced after December 31st. An early RSVP is highly recommended.


  • 6:30 PM–7:00 PM: Registration and networking
  • 7:00 PM–8:00 PM: Research presentations
  • 8:00 PM–8:25 PM: Keynote presentation
  • 8:25 PM–9:00 PM: Networking and closing

Keynote Presenter

Nima Najafi, P.Eng.

Senior Engineer, Sewer and Drainage Design Branch, City of Vancouver

Nima recently joined the City of Vancouver as a Senior Hydraulic Modeller. He is spearheading the City’s sewer and drainage hydraulic/hydrologic model employing his experience in urban and rural water resources engineering and infrastructure planning. Before joining the City, Nima worked as a Project Engineer at WSP|OPUS for 4 years and in his home country, Iran, for 8 years. Outside of work, Nima volunteers with the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC and enjoys performing arts from all around the world.

Other Presenters and Topics

Ali Cherom Kheirabadi

PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia

Topic: Increasing the Efficiency of Floating Offshore Wind Farms Using Wind Farm Control

Harnavpreet Kaur Channi

M. Eng Student, Chemical Engineering, University of British Columbia

Topic: Community Energy & Emissions Plan With Focus on the BC Energy Step Code 

Manuela Hayn

ASc Student, Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia

Topic: Uncertainty in Salt Dilution Gauging Using Salt Injection

Syed Athar Bukhari

MASc Student, Civil Engineering, University of Victoria

Topic: Solar Hot Water Ready Regulations British Columbia


  • Guest/Non-member registration: If you are not a member of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, 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 and then you will be able to register online with this new account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.
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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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