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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.
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.
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.
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