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Wednesday, November 17, 12pm (12:00, online, 1 hour)

Learn how BC Housing creates new affordable rental and ownership units throughout BC with its partners.


Your Presenter

Raymond Kwong (he/him)

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Understanding your needs.

Thursday, October 21, 12pm (12:00, online, 1 hour)

Brief webinar for professionals exploring how industry can help advance equity, diversity and inclusion in engineering in BC.

Diverse experience and perspective are key to human innovation. Engineers and Architects are leaders in innovation, and as such rely on the different people that enter the profession. Professionals of all backgrounds can only do their best work when feeling belonging to the overall community. This is where Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) become fundamental to the future of engineering and architecture.

Let’s explore:

  • why advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in our professions is important
  • the actions that Engineers and Geoscientists BC are taking
  • how industry can support these actions


Your Presenters

Marcie Cochrane (she/her), P.Eng., MBA30 by 30 Coordinator, Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

Marcie Cochrane, P.Eng., is an engineering sector leader with strengths in

  • project management and delivery
  • diversity and inclusion research
  • strategic planning, and
  • leadership

She is passionate about leading others to take action and catalyzing change within organizations and industries. From Kamloops, BC, Marcie serves in two roles: the 30 by 30 Coordinator for Engineers and Geoscientists BC, and a consultant supporting engineering sector organizations, including the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of BC (ACEC-BC). Her expertise spans:

  • equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) programs
  • leadership programs, and
  • strategic planning

Her MBA research project and experience working in the sector ground her EDI work within engineering. Her MBA research examined the rate women stay in engineering in British Columbia.

After fifteen years practising engineering, Marcie has worked in many different sectors including consulting, public sector, and private industry. Within these sectors she has worked with and led multi-disciplinary project teams in technical and leadership roles to deliver a range of projects:

  • high voltage underground transmission
  • substations
  • residential distribution systems
  • energy management programs, and
  • product innovation for power system management and monitoring

Marcie holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria, and a Master of Business Administration from Royal Roads University. Marcie received the Chancellor’s Award (2019) for highest academic excellence from the Royal Roads School of Business and was nominated for the Governor General’s Gold Medal for Top Masters Level Student Thesis (2018) for her research on the retention of women in engineering.

Ailene Lim, Acting Director, Programs and Professional DevelopmentEngineers and Geoscientists BC.

As the Acting Director of Programs and Professional Development, Ailene Lim is responsible for strategizing, planning, and directing the development and administration of programs for Engineers and Geoscientists BC. Her portfolio includes:

  • continuing education
  • annual conference
  • mentoring
  • branches
  • career awareness
  • member affinity services

Ailene is also responsible for the strategic direction and development of the organization’s equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.


The people behind your infrastructure.

Thursday, May 13, 12pm (12:00, online, 1 hour)

Project Management has become increasingly more challenging over the years. Working environments are changing, stakeholders are more vocal, schedules are more condensed, and the scrutiny from public and political expectations are more intense. As the project manager, you are expected to be the keeper of all knowledge, and understand the history of all scope, schedule, and budget decisions to deliver a project successfully.

How to do you effectively manage a project when you need to take over mid-way?

Simon Lee and Nadia Krys will present a case study on the delivery of the TransLink RapidBus Project focusing on the experience and process of taking a project over mid-way, acting as the owner’s representative.

May you enjoy this professional development seminar. Check out our other sessions, too: events list.

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Your Presenters

Simon Lee, P.Eng., is a professional engineer and the Division Manager of the Project Delivery group with R.F. Binnie and Associates. Simon completed his Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering with the University of British Columbia. Simon has experience in providing project management services for a variety of projects ranging from structural rehabilitation and residential construction to infrastructure capital and rehabilitation projects with provincial government and municipal clients. Simon was retained by TransLink to act as the Owner’s Rep and Project Manager for the delivery of the RapidBus Program along the R2, R3 and R4 routes.

Nadia Krys, P.Eng., has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Structural Engineering from University of Calgary. She is a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia and New York State and is a Project Management Professional. Nadia is a Manager of Engineering Project Delivery at TransLink and is responsible for overseeing delivery of Capital Engineering projects within the Transit Authority and leading a team of Project Managers.

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