BURNABY, BC--(Marketwired - October 21, 2016) - Eight outstanding individuals and two projects were honoured by The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) at its Annual Conference in Victoria, BC, from October 21 - 22, 2016.

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

President's Award   Name   City
R.A. McLachlan Memorial Award   Dr. Mukesh Nagpal, P.Eng.   Surrey, BC
C.J. Westerman Memorial Award   Dr. Matthias Jakob, P.Geo.   Vancouver, BC
Meritorious Achievement Award   Gerald Epp, P.Eng., Struct.Eng.   Delta, BC
Meritorious Achievement Award   Brian Symonds, P.Eng.   Penticton, BC
D. C. Lambert Professional Service Award   Mike Nolan, P.Eng.   Vernon, BC
Community Service Award   Elroy Switlishoff, P.Eng., FEC   Castlegar, BC
Teaching Award of Excellence   Dr. Jonathan Holzman, P.Eng.   Kelowna, BC
Young Professional Award   Mike Homenuke, P.Eng.   Burnaby, BC

APEGBC's Sustainability Award recognizes a project that demonstrates a commitment to, and understanding of the concept of sustainability, while the APEGBC Environmental Award recognizes a project that includes exceptional environmental protection or environmental enhancement.

Award Project Company
2016 Sustainability Award VanCity Heat Reclaim Project SES Consulting Inc.
2016 Environmental Award Sechelt Water Resource Centre Urban Systems 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 32,000 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:
Laurel Buss
Acting Manager, Communications
Office: (604) 412-6052
Mobile: (604) 347-5185