Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

October 26, 2007 15:00 ET

New President and Council Take APEGBC Into 89th Year

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2007) - The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGBC) has elected a new President and Council for the 2007/2008 term. The election results are as follows:

Janet Benjamin, P.Eng. President North Vancouver, BC
Margaret Li, P.Eng., PhD Vice President Burnaby, BC
Timothy Smith P.Geo., Eng.L. Past President Squamish, BC

Councillors Elected for a 2-Year Term
Mike Bapty, P.Eng. Councillor Cranbrook, BC
Matt Cameron, P.Eng. Councillor Kelowna, BC
Lee Failing, P.Eng. Councillor North Vancouver, BC
Jeff Holm, P.Eng. Councillor Kamloops, BC
Glen Singleton, P.Geo. Councillor Delta, BC

Councillors Elected for a 1-Year Term
Claudio Arato, P.Eng. Councillor Vancouver, BC

Continuing Councillors
Lindsay Bottomer, P.Geo. Councillor North Vancouver, B.C.
Emily Cheung, P.Eng. Councillor Prince George, B.C.
Guy Lemieux, P.Eng. Councillor Richmond, B.C.
Kevin Turner, P.Eng. Councillor Kamloops, B.C.

Government Appointees
Joan Hansen, OD Councillor Delta, B.C.
Marilyn Pattison, PhD Councillor Victoria, B.C.
Joe Martignago Councillor Victoria, B.C.

Outgoing President, Timothy Smith, P.Geo., Eng.L., will formally induct elected candidates at the Association's 88th Annual General Meeting in Whistler, B.C. on Saturday Oct. 27, 2007. The election process, as prescribed by the Engineers and Geoscientists Act, and work of APEGBC's Council allows the professions of engineering and geoscience to enjoy the privilege of self-regulation.

Founded in 1920, APEGBC is the regulatory and licensing body for the professions of engineering and geoscience. With over 24,000 members, APEGBC is one of the larger professional associations in BC and maintains high academic, experience and professional practice standards. APEGBC members deliver real world solutions to meet the technological and social challenges of the 21st century.

News Directors: A short biography of Janet Benjamin is attached. For more information and a photo of Ms. Benjamin, please contact:

Andria Ink
Communications Specialist
Phone: 604-412-4861
Mobile: 604-376-8629
Fax: 604-430-8085
#200 - 4010 Regent Street
Burnaby, B.C. V5C 6N2

Biography of APEGBC President: Janet Benjamin, P.Eng.

Janet Benjamin, P.Eng., has over 20 years of consulting experience in energy efficiency and sustainable transportation on four continents. President of Vireo Technologies Inc., a company that is developing plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, Ms. Benjamin is also co-founder of Power Smart Inc.

She received her Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering from McGill University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business, York University.

She was appointed by Governor in Council as a member of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. This body is dedicated to exploring new opportunities to integrate environmental conservation and economic development in order to sustain Canada's prosperity and secure its future.

Ms. Benjamin is married and has two adult daughters.

Contact Information

    Andria Ink
    Communications Specialist
    (604) 412-4861 or Mobile: (604) 376-8629
    (604) 430-8085 (FAX)