March 2022

Meet An Expert Session #1

Status: This event is now full. Please contact [email protected] to be added to the waiting list.
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Time: Log-In: 12:45 PM–1:00 PM PST 
Webinar: 1:00 PM–2:15 PM PST
Location: Virtual Event
Presenter: Danilo Caron, EIT
Freda Leong, P.Eng. 
Nalaine Morin
Cost: Free
Contact: If you have questions, please reach out to Science Games Support.
Note: Registration deadline is Sunday, February 27, 2022.
As a part of Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s 2022 Science Games Program, we will be hosting two Meet an Expert Sessions during the month of March. These sessions provide an opportunity for kids to meet industry professionals in different disciplines of engineering and geoscience. Presenters will talk about what they do as an engineer or geoscientist and will include a Q&A period. The intended audience is for BC elementary students. This Meet an Expert Session will explore the role of engineers working together with Indigenous communities, Science from Indigenous Knowledge, and include personal experiences from two Indigenous professionals working in this industry.

Intended Audience

This session is intended for elementary students.


Danilo Caron, EIT

Indigenous Student Engagement Coordinator, UBC Engineering
Engineer-in-Training, Urban Systems

Danilo is a Master of Applied Science student at the University of British Columbia, the Indigenous Student Engagement Coordinator for UBC Engineering, and an engineer-in-training with Urban Systems. With family ties to Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation and Castelfranco, Italy, Danilo combines his previous experience as a masonry contractor and journeyman tradesperson with his physics and civil engineering education. He is passionate about how the architecture, engineering, and construction industry can better serve Indigenous communities and this drives his research and professional practice.

Freda Leong, P.Eng.

Manager, Indigenous Infrastructure, Associated Engineering

Freda Leong is a civil engineer with over 24 years' experience in the planning, management, assessment, and design of water, sanitary sewer, water and wastewater treatment, roads, and drainage assets. She has been working with Indigenous communities since 2005 and she is currently the Manager of Indigenous Infrastructure at Associated Engineering. Freda’s projects have included feasibility studies, design projects, and construction and post-construction period services. She has also worked on community building, subdivision, and site servicing projects.

Nalaine Morin

Principal, ArrowBlade Consulting Services

Nalaine Morin is a nationally-recognized professional who has managed environmental reviews of several large resource development projects on behalf of Indigenous Nations. She has extensive technical experience in both mining and environmental assessment processes, and she is well known for her work to build positive relationships that recognize the role of Indigenous Nations in decision-making on Indigenous Lands. Nalaine provides services in third party technical reviews, regulatory application reviews, impact benefit agreement negotiations, community engagement and natural resource management.

Nalaine holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of British Columbia and a Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She currently resides in Smithers, British Columbia.

She has been recognized for her leadership as recipient of the 2021 Skookum Jim Award, 2018 Indigenous Trailblazer Award, and the 2018 Aura Award. Nalaine is also a board member of both BC Hydro and Geoscience BC.

Things To Know

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