Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

October 22, 2010 09:00 ET

Meet Our Outstanding Members: Recipients of the 2010 APEGBC President's and Project Awards

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2010) - The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) will be honouring its 2010 President's and Project Awards Recipients in Whistler on October 21-23, 2010. Eight outstanding members and three exemplary organizations will receive accolades from the Association at the Annual Conference.

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

The winners, their respective awards and city of residence are listed below:

President's Award Name City
R. A. McLachlan Memorial Award Dr. Yusuf Altintas, P.Eng. Vancouver, BC
C. J. Westerman Memorial Award Dr. Catherine Hickson, P.Geo. Vancouver, BC
Meritorious Achievement Award Dr. John R. Grace, P.Eng. Vancouver, BC
Meritorious Achievement Award Dr. Oldrich Hungr, P.Eng./P.Geo. Vancouver, BC
D. C. Lambert Professional Service Award Claudio Arato, P.Eng. Vancouver, BC
Community Service Award Nadine King, P.Eng. Victoria, BC
Award for Teaching Excellence Dr. Antony Hodgson, P.Eng. Vancouver, BC
Young Professional Award Kevin Riederer, P.Eng. Vancouver, BC

APEGBC's Environmental Awards recognize the role of professional engineers and geoscientists in responsible environmental management. The Sustainability Award recognizes a project that demonstrates a commitment to, and understanding of, the concept of sustainability.

The winners, their respective awards and projects are listed below:

Project Awards Company Project
Sustainability Award City of Vancouver The Neighbourhood Energy Utility
Environmental Award, Concept and Assessment Phase Port Metro Vancouver Canada Place Shore Power
Environmental Award, Design, Construction and Monitoring Phase Regional District of Central Kootenay Water Treatment Plant for the Town of Ymir

Founded in 1920, APEGBC is the regulatory and licensing body for the professions of engineering and geoscience and is charged with protecting the public interest. With over 26,000 members, APEGBC is one of the largest 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.

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