INNOVATION January-February 2014

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Sea to Sky Branch Seeks New Ideas and Member Involvement Dr. Mustapha Zergoun, P.Eng., and Matthew King, P.Eng. The APEGBC Sea to Sky Branch represents close to 3,000 engineer- ing and geoscience professionals in North Vancouver City and District, West Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, and the Sunshine Coast. The Sea to Sky Branch continues to be active, hosting monthly social and professional gatherings with interesting technical presentations and stimulating tours. The 2013/2014 fiscal year started with the 14 th annual summer BBQ in West Vancouver. Co-hosted with the Western Canada Group of Chartered Engineers, this event provided an opportunity for members and elected officials from all levels of government to meet informally in a convivial setting. The recent holiday dinner and networking event was also well-attended with a technical presentation by Port Metro Vancouver and Stantec on the ongoing Low Level Road Project in North Vancouver. During that event, the branch executive experimented with video recording to make the presentation available free of charge to attendees. Building on feedback from last year’s membership survey, the branch executive is trying new venues and different activities to satisfy members’ diverse interests. This year, branch goals include promoting the APEGBC mentoring program and better supporting

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and geoscience. The January event will host two speakers who will share their mentoring experience while the February event will feature two speakers from the APEGBC Women in Engineering and Geoscience Task Force. In March, the branch will participate in the National Engineering and Geoscience Month by holding its traditional and widely enjoyed Popsicle Stick Bridge Construction competitions in North Vancouver and in Sechelt. In April, the Peak of Excellence competition will be underway and the branch is currently seeking corporate participation through project submissions. This competition will culminate with an award ceremony in May for the best projects. The Sea to Sky Branch relies on the active participation of its executive and open communication with its membership. The branch is seeking new ideas and further involvement from its members. For more information on upcoming branch events and to share your ideas and get involved, please visit the frequently updated APEGBC website: to-Sky or e-mail

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