This Annual General Meeting will include a presentation by Engineers and Geoscientists BC's Vice President, Mark Adams, P.Eng., on general organization updates and a technical presentation by Seaspan Shipyards on the engineering challenges of building large surface ships that are designed to move and navigate through ice-covered waters.
Vice President, Engineers and Geoscientists BC
Mark Adams, P.Eng., SNC-Lavalin. He has worked in the mining industry for over 15 years in engineering, operations, technology management, and business development roles. Mark holds both a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia. In addition to his full-time work, Mark has served on boards and committees for many non-profit organizations advocating for youth, veterans, education, healthcare, and STEM. He also spent over a dozen years as a reserve officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. Prior to joining Council, Mark served on the Continuing Professional Development Committee for close to 7 years, most recently as Chair.
Russell is currently a senior executive at Seaspan Shipyards, one of the most modern shipyards in Canada and North America. In his role, Russell leads the design, build and support of large, complex ships for the Canadian Coast Guard, under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (“NSS”). Russell joined Seaspan in 2016 as a seasoned engineer and business leader, with 15 years of experience in the defence industry on a variety of complex programs across the maritime, land and aerospace domains. Russell is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and a Chartered Engineer.