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Professional Practice Guidelines: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Date(s):
Thursday, February 10, 2022
11:45 AM–12:00 PM Pacific Time: Login
12:00 PM–1:30 PM Pacific Time: Professional Practice Guidelines: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 
Format:
Webinar
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Event Details


Contact

Tasha Booth

Event Description


Engineers and Geoscientists BC's strategic plan identifies fostering diversity and inclusion as a key principle and is supported through a range of actions and initiatives, including the new Professional Practice Guidelines: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, which establishes expectations for how engineers and geoscientists should conduct and educate themselves on these issues.

This webinar will introduce topics within the recently published Engineers and Geoscientists BC Professional Practice Guidelines: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. These guidelines were first published in 2016 under the title Human Rights and Diversity Practice Guidelines and have since been updated to reflect the new requirements of the Professional Governance Act (PGA), and recent societal shifts in awareness and understanding of issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion(EDI).

Event Presenter(s)


Kai Scott (He/Him)
Social Scientist, TransFocus Consulting, Inc.

Marcie Cochrane, P.Eng., MBA (She/Her)
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Specialist, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Amy Fehr, P.Eng.
Manager, Professional Practice Advice Program, Engineers and Geoscientists BC 

About the Event


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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Speakers

Kai Scott, MA (He/Him)

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.

Marcie Cochrane, P.Eng., MBA (She/Her)

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.

Amy Fehr, P.Eng.

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.