These guidelines provide guidance on professional practice to assist registrants in understanding expectations, obligations, and considerations related to EDI. These guidelines also provide context and understanding of EDI-related topics and challenges, providing a foundation for individuals and firms to understand key concepts that are pertinent information to support registrants in meeting their professional obligations as outlined in the PGA, and Engineers and Geoscientists BC Bylaws and Code of Ethics.
- Awareness of why these guidelines were updated;
- Overview of the process that was taken to develop these guidelines;
- Become familiar with the scope and focus of the of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Guidelines; and
- Understanding of the intent of these guidelines and the roles and responsibilities of registrants as outlined in the PGA, and Engineers and Geoscientists BC Bylaws and Code of Ethics.
Social Scientist, TransFocus Consulting, Inc.
Kai is a social scientist who has devoted his 15-year career to solving complex social issues, especially those facing equity-seeking groups. This has included racialized people in education, Indigenous people in mining, and, more recently, inclusion of transgender people in the workplace. He uses a blend of quantitative and qualitative approaches to bring greater understanding and innovative solutions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Specialist, Engineers and Geoscientists BC
Marcie is an engineering sector leader with strengths in project management and delivery, diversity and inclusion research, strategic planning, and leadership. In the role of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Specialist at Engineers and Geoscientists BC, Marcie supports the organization’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion(EDI) Action Plan, identifying strategic actions and supporting implementation. Her MBA research, which examined retention of women in engineering in British Columbia, combined with her experience working in engineering for over 15 years, provides a strong foundation and unique lens for her EDI work within engineering.
Marcie obtained her Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria, and Master of Business Administration from Royal Roads University.
Manager, Professional Practice Advice Program, Engineers and Geoscientists BC
As Manager of the Professional Practice Advice Program, Amy is responsible for overseeing the team that assists registrants with professional-practice-related issues. This includes practice advice services, practice guideline development, advisory group support, and external stakeholder engagement regarding practice issues that affect registrants. Ms. Fehr is a registered professional engineer with experience in various fields related to civil engineering.