December 2022

UBC Student and Industry Event

Organized by the Student Program

Please Note
UBC Students: Please register directly through UBC EUS.
Status: Seats are Available
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM–2:30 PM
Location: Virtual Event
Credit: Eligible for 1.0 CE Hour of Communications and Leadership Learning
Cost: Free
Contact: John Suyte | Program Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4885
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4885
Email: [email protected]
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is hosting a virtual UBC student and industry event. This networking event provides an opportunity for industry professionals to share their knowledge, career anecdotes, and advice with UBC engineering students.

Instructions for Industry Participants

Networking will be facilitated through the Zoom Breakout feature.

Students will have the chance to meet with industry participants in a variety of specialties and ask questions about work and lifestyle choices to gain a deeper understanding of what opportunities are available as well as cover topics important to them. The event is organized similar to a “speed-networking” session, where students rotate from room to room in a virtual setting.

Full instructions will be given to industry members along with the webinar login a few days prior to the event.


Ainaz Bozorgzadeh, P.Eng.

Senior Advisor, Climate Action at Technical Safety BC

Ainaz is a mechanical engineer with over 15 years of experience. Her career's focus has been to address climate change. As Senior Advisor to Climate Action, she is involved in all aspects of the climate action programs at Technical Safety BC. In particular, she is developing the climate resiliency program to document and mitigate the risks to technical equipment caused by climate change. Her work experience prior to joining Technical Safety BC includes leading vulnerability risk assessments for engineered infrastructure, deep energy retrofits of existing buildings, as well as development of energy and emissions monitoring solutions.

Malcolm Shield, P.Eng.

Vice President, Sustainability

Malcolm Shield is VP Sustainability for Wesgroup Properties and oversees their utility projects and strategic environmental, social, and governance initiatives. Prior to joining Wesgroup Malcolm worked in the national and local government, international non-profit and consulting engineering industries. Malcolm holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UBC and is a Project Management Professional and Certified Risk Manager. Outside work Malcolm is an avid skier and cyclist, and likes to celebrate his sporting success with good red wine!

Jeannie Lee, P.Eng.

Flood Management Engineer, City of Vancouver

Jeannie Lee is the Senior Flood Management Engineer for the City of Vancouver with a focus on coastal flooding and flood mitigation for both current day and future projected climate conditions. She has over 20 years of experience as a professional engineer working for local government and the private sector in stormwater management, watershed planning, and water resources engineering.

Tiffany Kang, EIT

Flood Management Engineer, City of Vancouver

Tiffany Kang is an engineer-in-training at the City of Vancouver, working primarily on coastal flood protection planning, flood mitigation, and sewer renewal projects. Following completion of her environmental engineering degree from University of British Columbia/University of Northern British Columbia, she had a brief foray working for a consulting firm, mainly in water resources engineering, before making the switch to government work at the City of Vancouver. She is pleased to be in her current role, involved in a wide variety of exciting projects in her hometown of Vancouver.

Dr. Sylvie Spraakman, P.Eng.

Senior Water Resources Engineer, City of Vancouver

Sylvie Spraakman is a Senior Water Resources Engineer at the City of Vancouver in the Green Infrastructure Branch, where she works on designing and implementing green stormwater infrastructure in the public realm. Her past experience includes researching long term performance of bioretention systems through her PhD at the University of Toronto, and work as a stormwater management consultant at GHD.

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