Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

October 11, 2006 17:27 ET

Media Advisory: Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC-Media Invited to Join a Celebration of Engineering and Geoscience Excellence

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 11, 2006) - The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) will celebrate some of its finest members at the President's Awards ceremony on Friday Oct. 13, 2006 at 7 p.m. in the Victoria Conference Centre. Eleven APEGBC members will be recognized for their contributions to the professions of engineering and geoscience through their technical, professional and community service.

Media are invited to join the celebration and meet some of B.C.'s best and brightest Engineers and Geoscientists at the President's Awards Dinner on Friday Oct. 13, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. in the Pre-function space (2B) in the Victoria Conference Centre.

APEGBC congratulates the following Association members:



Rabab Ward, P.Eng., PhD RA McLachlan Memorial Award
Patrick McAndless, P.Geo. CJ Westerman Memorial Award
Bob Cowan, P.Eng. Meritorious Achievement
David Halliday, P.Eng. Meritorious Achievement
Carlos Ventura P.Eng., PhD Meritorious Achievement
Sheldon Green P.Eng., PhD Award for Teaching Excellence
Jenna Hardy, P.Geo. Professional Service
Dave Jackson, P.Eng. Professional Service
Douglas Watts, P.Eng. Professional Service
John Nunn, P.Eng. Community Service
Robin Lapointe, P.Eng. Community Service


Founded in 1965, the President's Awards are B.C.'s top awards for professional engineers and geoscientists.

APEGBC's Environmental Awards highlight the role of professional engineers and geoscientists in responsible environmental management. The 2006 winner for the category of Design, Construction and Monitoring is Dayton and Knight for the City of Salmon Arm Water Pollution Control Centre. In the category of Concept and Assessment, both EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd. and Westmar Consultants Ltd. are 2006 award winners for their collaborative efforts on the Innovative Marine and Habitat Design for the Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Project.

The Sustainability Award recognizes the important contribution that engineering and geoscience make to the well being of human life and the ecosystems on which we all depend. It further seeks to recognize the positive role of human qualities such as ethics, imagination, reason and common sense in achieving this end. The 2006 Winner is the University of Victoria for their Water Reuse Initiative.

APEGBC also presents an Editorial Board Award for outstanding member submissions to the Association's Trade Journal, Innovation. Chris Newcomb, P.Eng. and Art Williams, P.Eng. won the 2006 Editorial Board Award for their collaborative journalistic contribution of Treetops Adventure: Engineering Innovation Deep in the Rainforest, featured in the November/December 2005 issue of Innovation.

Founded in 1920, APEGBC is the licensing and regulatory body for professional engineers and geoscientists. With over 23,000 members, APEGBC is one of the largest professional associations in BC. The professions of engineering and geoscience are far reaching and touch most aspects of life in BC. From bridges to mineral exploration, APEGBC is dedicated to protecting the public and the environment through setting and maintaining high standards of entry and professional practice. APEGBC regulates the professions of engineering and geoscience on the government's behalf and grants the designations of P.Eng and P.Geo under the Engineers and Geoscientists Act. All professionals practicing engineering and geoscience in BC must be registered with APEGBC.

For more information on our awards, please visit:www.apeg.bc.ca/members/awards.html. Photos and video vignettes are also available.


Contact Information

  • APEGBC
    Andria Ink
    Communications Specialist
    (604) 412-4861 or Mobile: (604) 961-1813
    (604) 430-8085 (FAX)
    Email: aink@apeg.bc.ca
    Website: www.apeg.bc.ca