VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2012) - The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) honoured its 2012 President's and Project Awards Recipients in Victoria, BC on October 26 - 27, 2012. Eight outstanding individuals and two exemplary organizations received 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 exceptional 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 Harry Lee, P.Eng. Burnaby, BC
C. J. Westerman Memorial Award Dr. David Wilford, P.Geo. Smithers, BC
Meritorious Achievement Award Dr. Faisal Beg, P.Eng. Coquitlam, BC
Meritorious Achievement Award Anker Gram, P.Eng. Vancouver, BC
D. C. Lambert Professional Service Award Dr. Margaret Li, P.Eng., FEC Burnaby, BC
Community Service Award Peter Tassie, P.Eng. Coldstream, BC
Award for Teaching Excellence Dr. Robert Millar, P.Eng./P.Geo. Vancouver, BC
Young Professional Award Robert Stupka, P.Eng. Burnaby, 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 AECOM Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems Upgrade - City of Cranbrook
Environmental Award
Design, Construction and Monitoring Phase
Worley Parsons City of New Westminster's
Westminster Pier Park

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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