Award Winning Engineers and Geoscientists Create a Better Future in BC, and Beyond

BURNABY, British Columbia, Oct. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eight outstanding individuals and two projects are being honoured by Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia at its Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC from October 19 – 20, 2018.   

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

BC’s engineers and geoscientists are explorers and problem solvers who lead the way in public safety, quality, and innovation. They are committed to improving and protecting the health and well-being of the people of this province every day.

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

President’s AwardNameCity
R.A. McLachlan Memorial AwardDr. Elizabeth Croft, P.Eng., FECClayton, Australia
C.J. Westerman Memorial AwardMr. Mike Miles, P.Geo.Victoria, BC
Meritorious Achievement AwardMr. Mike Wei, P.Eng.Victoria, BC
D.C. Lambert Professional Service AwardDr. Sheryl Staub-French, P.Eng.Vancouver, BC
Teaching Award of ExcellenceDr. Bradley Buckham, P.Eng.Victoria, BC
Teaching Award of ExcellenceMr. David Nelles, P.Geo.Victoria, BC
Community Service AwardMr. David Desrochers, P.Eng.North Vancouver, BC
Young Professional AwardMr. Nathan Ozog, P.Eng.Vancouver, BC

Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Sustainability Award recognizes a project that demonstrates a commitment to, and understanding of the concept of sustainability, while the Environmental Award recognizes a project that exemplifies exceptional environmental protection or environmental enhancement.

Project AwardProject
Sustainability AwardUBC Aquatic Centre Project
Submitted by AME Consulting Group Ltd.
Environmental AwardRock Bay Remediation Project
Submitted by SNC-Lavalin

Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia is the regulatory and licensing body for the engineering and geoscience professions in BC. To protect the public, we maintain robust standards for entry to the professions, and comprehensive regulatory tools to support engineers and geoscientists in meeting professional and ethical obligations.

Note to Editors/News Directors:
Award citations, photos, and additional information is available by contacting:

Megan Archibald
Director, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement
Engineers and Geoscientists BC
Mobile: 604-839-1595