Engineers and Geoscientists BC marked our first events in Victoria since the change in provincial government by hosting receptions with the BC Government Caucus and the BC Official Opposition Caucus on April 18. Our goals were to build relationships with the new government and stakeholders, further their understanding of our strong regulatory framework, and discuss ways in which we can work together to modernize and improve our framework to protect the public interest.
Over two successful events, we connected with 43 MLAs and ministers from across the province, highlighting our high standards of entry to the professions, regulatory tools that support members, and robust investigation and discipline processes that safeguard the public and environment. Caucus members were eager to discuss topics such as attracting more women to the professions, potential regulation of engineering and geoscience organizations, and the professional reliance review.
Andy Mill, P.Eng., Struct.Eng., Chair of the Seismic Peer Review Committee, presented on early-warning earthquake technology—an example of how engineers and geoscientists are creating world-class innovations and technologies right here in BC.
While in Victoria, Engineers and Geoscientists BC also held meetings with Hon. Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; Hon. George Chow, P.Eng., Minister of State for Trade; Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink, Bowinn Ma, P.Eng.; and Stephanie Cadieux, MLA South Surrey and Advanced Education Critic, to highlight the many ways in which we work together with government for the people of British Columbia.
For more information about our work with government, contact Max Logan, Chief of Strategic Operations, at [email protected]