SOURCE: Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

October 16, 2015 14:27 ET

Recognizing Outstanding BC Engineers and Geoscientists: Recipients of the 2015 APEGBC President's Awards and Project Awards

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - October 16, 2015) - The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) honoured its 2015 President's and Project Awards recipients in Kelowna, BC on October 16-17, 2015. Seven outstanding individuals and two exemplary projects were recognized by the association at its 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 exceptional professional careers, outstanding service to professional associations or learned societies, distinctive achievements in their professional fields, and excellence in teaching.

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

President's Award  Name  City
R.A. McLachlan Memorial Award  Dr. Duncan Wyllie, P.Eng.  Vancouver, BC
C. J. Westerman Memorial Award  Garth Kirkham, P.Geo.  Burnaby, BC
Meritorious Achievement Award  Meiric Preece, P.Eng.  Delta, BC
Meritorious Achievement Award  Dr. Dan Moore, P.Geo.  Vancouver, BC
D.C. Lambert Professional Service Award  Ken Putt, P.Eng.  Sooke, BC
Teaching Award for Excellence in Engineering and Geoscience Education  Dr. Perry Adebar, P.Eng.  Vancouver, BC
Young Professional Award  Selena Wilson, P.Eng.  Prince Rupert, BC

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

Sustainability Award  Project  Company
2015 Sustainability Award  Kimberley Sun Mine  EcoSmart Foundation
2015 Environmental Award  Harvest Energy Garden  Opus DaytonKnight Consultants Ltd.

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 33,000 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.

Contact Information

  • Note to Editors/News Directors:
    Award citations, photos and additional information can be obtained by contacting:

    Megan Archibald
    Director, Communications & Stakeholder Engagement
    Office: 604.412.4883
    Mobile: 604.839.1595