Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Meet An Expert Session #2

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Log-In: 12:45 PM–1:00 PM Pacific Time
Webinar: 1:00 PM–2:00 PM Pacific Time
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Registration deadline is Friday, March 4, 2022.

Event Details




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Event Presenter(s)

Faisal Mirza, P.Eng. 
Sonya Parsad, P.Geo.  

Event Description

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 elementary students and attendance is open to everyone. This Meet an Expert Session will explore civil engineering through the lens of a Senior Project Manager with the City of Vancouver and the many opportunities available as a geoscientist.

About the Event

Intended Audience

This session is intended for elementary students.


Faisal Mirza, P.Eng.

Senior Project Manager

Faisal is a Senior Project Manager in the City of Vancouver’s Solid Waste Strategic Services Branch and the City’s lead on construction and demolition (C&D) material recovery, recycling, and upcycling as per the 2018 council-approved Zero Waste 2040 strategy.

What’s more, he works on various initiatives including clean technology integration, information technology (IT), public art, and building infrastructure for the City’s 320 ha landfill located in Delta, BC. With respect to clean technology, he’s currently exploring the feasibility of developing a former recycling receiving yard into a zero waste technology demonstration/incubator site for innovative technologies in partnership with the Vancouver Economic Commission.

Faisal is a professional engineer in British Columbia, a Project Management Professional (PMP), and has an MBA from Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University.

He’s co-lead of the National Zero Waste Council’s Construction & Demolition (C&D) working group, a board member of the Kitsilano Community Centre, an external advisory board member of Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Faculty of Environment, a member of the Eastside Arts Society Spaces Committee, and a former member of Engineer and Geoscientists BC’s Science Games Committee.

Sonya Parsad, P.Geo.

Environmental Coordinator, Tatogga Project, Newmont Corporation

Sonya Parsad is a professional geoscientist with extensive experience in environmental compliance and management for contaminated sites. Her experience includes working for large construction and infrastructure projects, oil and gas, and mining. She has managed and led field programs for soil, groundwater, and sediment investigations for private and public sector clients across BC. Sonya is very skilled at enabling engineering/exploration and environmental teams to work together to reach a common goal.

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