Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Women in Engineering and Geoscience Division: December 6th Memorial and Winter Social

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
5:30 PM–8:30 PM Pacific time
Craft Beer Market False Creek 85 W 1st Ave Vancouver, BC V5Y 0C4
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Eligible for 3 CE Hour(s) of Communications and Leadership Learning

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Updated: Registration for this event closes on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.

Event Details


Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $15.00 + GST = $15.75

Non-Registrant Price: $15.00 + GST = $15.75

Student Price: $15.00 + GST = $15.75


For more information about this event, please contact the Women in Engineering and Geoscience Division.

Event Description

December 6th will mark 34 years since the tragic event when 14 women from l’École Polytechnique de Montréal were killed in an act of gender-based violence. This day is now designated as Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The Women in Engineering and Geoscience Division (WIEG) will be commemorating by hosting a memorial to remember each individual who was lost to this tragic act of violent misogyny. Guest speaker Michelle. Mahovlich P.Eng., P.Geo.FCSSE (the new EGBC Board Chair!) will be sharing her reflections on the impact that this tragedy has on her professional life.

This event is open to all registrants and guests for an evening of great conversation and connection. Please note that this will be the last event WIEG division event, and is expected to sell out. The dress code for this event is buisness casual.

About the Event


Michelle Mahovlich, P.Eng., P.Geo.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Board Chair

Michelle recently stepped down from her role as the Director of Engineering and Public Works for the City of Langford where she worked for the past 14 years. She currently has her own firm practising primarily in municipal engineering. Previously, Michelle was the Project Manager that oversaw the remediation of the former cement plant at the 1,500 acre Bamberton site and then the site’s Development Manager. Her 17 years of private sector work experience included both geotechnical and contaminated sites engineering work. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and a minor in Biology from McMaster University, along with a master's degree in geological engineering from the University of British Columbia. Prior to being first elected to the Board in 2020, Michelle served on Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Investigation Committee as Vice-Chair and as an executive member of the Municipal Engineers Division. Michelle spends much of her volunteer time with the University of Victoria, Camosun College, and local school districts promoting women in STEM and is a strong proponent of ongoing professional development for her work team. She currently mentors five EITs/GITs working toward their professional designations. Michelle is an experienced volunteer with Engineers and Geoscientists BC and has served on the Board for more than 3 years, most recently as Vice-Chair before being acclaimed to her current position as Chair of the Board.