Award winning engineers and geoscientists create a better future in BC, and beyond

by Keith Powell
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BC’s engineers and geoscientists are explorers and problem solvers who lead the way in public safety, quality, and innovation. — Photo courtesy Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia

Eight outstanding individuals and two projects have been honoured by Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia at its Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC held October 19 – 20, 2018.  

This year’s recipients have truly made a difference in their respective professions, careers or communities. They are being honoured for exceptional professional achievement, outstanding service to the community and to professional associations or learned societies, distinctive accomplishments in their professional fields, and excellence in teaching.

BC’s engineers and geoscientists are explorers and problem solvers who lead the way in public safety, quality, and innovation. They are committed to improving and protecting the health and well-being of the people of this province every day.

The award recipients, their respective award category and city of residence are listed below:

R.A. McLachlan Memorial Award — Dr. Elizabeth Croft, P.Eng., FEC Clayton, Australia
C.J. Westerman Memorial Award — Mr. Mike Miles, P.Geo. Victoria, BC
Meritorious Achievement Award — Mr. Mike Wei, P.Eng. Victoria, BC
D.C. Lambert Professional Service Award — Dr. Sheryl Staub-French, P.Eng. Vancouver, BC
Teaching Award of Excellence — Dr. Bradley Buckham, P.Eng. Victoria, BC
Teaching Award of Excellence — Mr. David Nelles, P.Geo. Victoria, BC
Community Service Award — Mr. David Desrochers, P.Eng. North Vancouver, BC
Young Professional Award — Mr. Nathan Ozog, P.Eng. Vancouver, BC

Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Sustainability Award recognizes a project that demonstrates a commitment to, and understanding of the concept of sustainability, while the Environmental Award recognizes a project that exemplifies exceptional environmental protection or environmental enhancement.

Sustainability Award — UBC Aquatic Centre Project, submitted by AME Consulting Group Ltd.
Environmental Award — Rock Bay Remediation Project, submitted by SNC-Lavalin

Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia is the regulatory and licensing body for the engineering and geoscience professions in BC. To protect the public, we maintain robust standards for entry to the professions, and comprehensive regulatory tools to support engineers and geoscientists in meeting professional and ethical obligations.

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