Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Steering Committee Appointed for Advocacy Body

Posted on July 27, 2023
Steering Committee Appointed for Advocacy Body

Engineers and Geoscientists BC has appointed 9 individuals to sit on a steering committee for the new advocacy body for engineering and geoscience in BC.

In June, Engineers and Geoscientists BC announced it would be initiating the creation of an advocacy body for the professions and making changes to several programs as a result.

The steering committee will create a name for the advocacy body, identify the matrix of skills needed within the advocacy body’s board, create an Expression of Interest to begin the recruitment process, and then select the inaugural board.

The steering committee will host its first meeting before the end of August.

Steering Committee members

The members of the committee were chosen based on geographic diversity and prior experience working with a board, advocacy body, or with a similar transition. Committee members represent a variety of professional backgrounds and experience.

The 9 individuals appointed are:

  • Lianna Mah, P.Eng., FEC.
  • Larry Spence, P.Eng.
  • Jessica Vandenberghe, P.Eng.,FEC, FGC (Hon.).
  • Donovan Klassen, P.Eng.
  • Jamie Malthus, P.Eng.
  • Nelson Lee, P.Eng. 
  • Mary Kjorven 
  • Sandro Perruzza 
  • Kendra Johnston, P.Geo.

Transition consultant hired

Recently, Jacquie Lesperance was hired as a consultant to guide the creation of the advocacy body. She will be leading the steering committee through the process of selecting the inaugural board and helping set up the advocacy body.