2021 Annual General Meeting & Eng'ing Conference (Sept 23 & 24)

Sep 23, 2021 - Sep 24, 2021

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel / Livestream

Join Engineers Nova Scotia for our first ever Hybrid Annual General Meeting and Engineering Conference taking place over two full days on September 23th and 24th.  The two day conference will include in-person and livestream Professional Development Sessions, Member Award Recognition Celebrations as well as our Business Meeting.  You will have the opportunity to listen, watch and ask questions from the comfort of your home or office. A hybrid AGM & Engineering Conference embraces sustainability, accessibility, and global inclusivity. Hybrid really is the best-of-all-worlds model; Engineers Nova Scotia will host an incredible in-person event while still including members, participants and sponsors with on-site and online participation opportunities.

REGISTRATION NOTE:  Events are listed as "IN PERSON" or "LIVESTREAM", Please select one OR the other.  

For information about how you can get involved as a Sponsor CLICK HERE 

 

Schedule

Sep 23, 2021
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Ticket Costs$25/person
8:45 AM - 8:55 AM
8:55 AM - 10:05 AM
Learn more about embodied carbon in the concrete-built environment. Discover CarbonCure's technologies, our mission and innovative commercial carbon removal technologies. Bio: Dr. Dean Forgeron,... More

Learn more about embodied carbon in the concrete-built environment. Discover CarbonCure's technologies, our mission and innovative commercial carbon removal technologies.

Bio: 

Dr. Dean Forgeron, P.Eng. is the Senior Vice President of Engineering and System Development for CarbonCure Technologies. He oversees the company’s Engineering, hardware and software development efforts as they develop scalable carbon utilization technologies for the concrete industry. Dean holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from Dalhousie University. His career has included more than 25 years working with concrete materials initially as an Assistant director/ Assistant professor at the centre for innovations in infrastructure at Dalhousie university and for the past 10 years working on CO2 utilization approaches. Dean has authored numerous papers and presentations on synthetic fiber reinforced concrete and more recently beneficial carbon dioxide utilization in concrete production and is a co-inventor on over 100 issued and pending patents related to his work. Dean is a ACI fellow and is active within several American Concrete Institute committees.

8:55 AM - 10:05 AM
Learn more about embodied carbon in the concrete-built environment. Discover CarbonCure's technologies, our mission and innovative commercial carbon removal technologies. Bio: Dr. Dean Forgeron,... More

Learn more about embodied carbon in the concrete-built environment. Discover CarbonCure's technologies, our mission and innovative commercial carbon removal technologies.

Bio: 

Dr. Dean Forgeron, P.Eng. is the Senior Vice President of Engineering and System Development for CarbonCure Technologies. He oversees the company’s Engineering, hardware and software development efforts as they develop scalable carbon utilization technologies for the concrete industry. Dean holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from Dalhousie University. His career has included more than 25 years working with concrete materials initially as an Assistant director/ Assistant professor at the centre for innovations in infrastructure at Dalhousie university and for the past 10 years working on CO2 utilization approaches. Dean has authored numerous papers and presentations on synthetic fiber reinforced concrete and more recently beneficial carbon dioxide utilization in concrete production and is a co-inventor on over 100 issued and pending patents related to his work. Dean is a ACI fellow and is active within several American Concrete Institute committees.

10:20 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us to learn just how much communication has and will continue to change. The research in 2021 couldnt be clearer on how inclusion and positive workplace culture is created and built or harmed... More

Join us to learn just how much communication has and will continue to change.

The research in 2021 couldn’t be clearer on how inclusion and positive workplace culture is created and built or harmed. The changes that we need to make in everyday workplace priorities, tasks and interactions on the other hand is not easy, and not clear.

Increase your understanding of the differences in employee needs and how your mindset, integrated knowledge and practice can reshape one of the most powerful tools we take for granted, communications at work.

Leader and internal communication practices have been identified as a psychosocial risk factor in the creation of inclusion and workplace psychological health and safety, as a factor in team performance and an essential in building trust and a sense of belonging. (New globally-recognized ISO45003:2021 Occupational Health & Safety Management; Canadian National Standard CSA Standard Z1003-13 (R2018)).

This is an opportunity to learn how to create the conditions and follow through with new skill and awareness that appreciates differences, diversity, human needs, preferences and styles.

Participants will learn:

  • Why inclusive leadership is at the core of inclusive workplace communications.

  • The non-negotiables about inclusive workplace communications.

  • Practical tips to release and leave behind old communication habits.

 

Bio:

Kim MacDonald, MBA 

CEO of 13 FACTORS for Business Growth

13factors.ca

A challenger to outdated rules and culture that none of us really want, limits our flexibility, personal achievement and joy at work, Kim brings practical and motivating learning to organizations jumping into internal change. She believes in a workplace where every single employee regardless of role, trade, profession or sector, leaves for work ready to contribute and goes home without pain in their stomachs, worry, anxiety or increased stress. She believes it because the evidence and the science supports it in every way that matches human need and behaviour, even as workplace research says we have a ways to go.

Kim is the CEO of 13 FACTORS for Business Growth, a certified leader and trainer in psychological health and safety, workplace consultant in culture creation, mental health and wellbeing at work, team performance and dynamics, change and workplace relationship restoration. She is also a trusted advisor and contributing subject matter expert on inclusion, workplace conflict prevention, workplace assessment and investigations.

10:20 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us to learn just how much communication has and will continue to change. The research in 2021 couldnt be clearer on how inclusion and positive workplace culture is created and built or harmed... More

Join us to learn just how much communication has and will continue to change.

The research in 2021 couldn’t be clearer on how inclusion and positive workplace culture is created and built or harmed. The changes that we need to make in everyday workplace priorities, tasks and interactions on the other hand is not easy, and not clear.

Increase your understanding of the differences in employee needs and how your mindset, integrated knowledge and practice can reshape one of the most powerful tools we take for granted, communications at work.

Leader and internal communication practices have been identified as a psychosocial risk factor in the creation of inclusion and workplace psychological health and safety, as a factor in team performance and an essential in building trust and a sense of belonging. (New globally-recognized ISO45003:2021 Occupational Health & Safety Management; Canadian National Standard CSA Standard Z1003-13 (R2018)).

This is an opportunity to learn how to create the conditions and follow through with new skill and awareness that appreciates differences, diversity, human needs, preferences and styles.

Participants will learn:

  • Why inclusive leadership is at the core of inclusive workplace communications.

  • The non-negotiables about inclusive workplace communications.

  • Practical tips to release and leave behind old communication habits.

 

Bio:

Kim MacDonald, MBA 

CEO of 13 FACTORS for Business Growth

13factors.ca

A challenger to outdated rules and culture that none of us really want, limits our flexibility, personal achievement and joy at work, Kim brings practical and motivating learning to organizations jumping into internal change. She believes in a workplace where every single employee regardless of role, trade, profession or sector, leaves for work ready to contribute and goes home without pain in their stomachs, worry, anxiety or increased stress. She believes it because the evidence and the science supports it in every way that matches human need and behaviour, even as workplace research says we have a ways to go.

Kim is the CEO of 13 FACTORS for Business Growth, a certified leader and trainer in psychological health and safety, workplace consultant in culture creation, mental health and wellbeing at work, team performance and dynamics, change and workplace relationship restoration. She is also a trusted advisor and contributing subject matter expert on inclusion, workplace conflict prevention, workplace assessment and investigations.

11:45 AM - 1:10 PM
In the Summer and Fall of 2020, during COVID, Glas Ocean Electric (GOE) completed theconversion of a traditional Nova Scotia diesel powered fishing boat to abattery electric powered hybrid and test... More

In the Summer and Fall of 2020, during COVID, Glas Ocean Electric (GOE) completed the conversion of a traditional Nova Scotia diesel powered fishing boat to a battery electric powered hybrid and tested it in a number of ways to show the potential positive impact of battery electric propulsion on emissions and noise. Dr. Molloy, the project lead, will present the work completed along with Mr. Mitchell who led the conversion work for Canadian Maritime Engineering. The project brought together 11 companies, organizations and institutions that worked together to complete a first of its kind project. The work completed has laid a pathway toward the electrification of small inshore workboats by showing a viable solution that can assist in the cleaning and quieting of our oceans.

 

Bios:

Dr. Sue Molloy, holds a PhD in Naval Architectural and Ocean Engineering and is the CEO/President of Glas Ocean Electric (GOE), a Nova Scotia-based award-winning company that is seeking ways to electrify marine assets to reduce emissions during operation and provide vehicle to grid opportunities. In 2021, Sue and her team won the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Engineering. Sue is an adjunct professor at Dalhousie University and specialises in sustainable ocean engineering. Sue is a board member of the Council of Canadian Academies, a former elected member of Engineers Nova Scotia Council and recently completed her term as a co-chair for Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery Grant program. Sue is an active reviewer for the US Department of Energy, Canadian national programs, many journals and is a passionate award-winning member of standards committees in the IEC and ISO. Sue is currently the Canadian Chair of ISO TC 8, Ships and Marine Technology and is the international convenor for the IEC committee focused on river turbine performance.

Dean Mitchell, Operations Manager for Canadian Maritime Engineering, Eastern Canada division, is trained as a red seal heavy equipment mechanic, marine service technician and certified dock master. Dean has 32 years of shipyard experience working on vessels from small fishing boats to large oil rigs. Dean managed the fabrication and installation team and helped in the design and installation of the systems needed to electrify the Alutasi.

12:00 PM - 1:10 PM
In the Summer and Fall of 2020, during COVID, Glas Ocean Electric (GOE) completed theconversion of a traditional Nova Scotia diesel powered fishing boat to abattery electric powered hybrid and test... More

In the Summer and Fall of 2020, during COVID, Glas Ocean Electric (GOE) completed the conversion of a traditional Nova Scotia diesel powered fishing boat to a battery electric powered hybrid and tested it in a number of ways to show the potential positive impact of battery electric propulsion on emissions and noise. Dr. Molloy, the project lead, will present the work completed along with Mr. Mitchell who led the conversion work for Canadian Maritime Engineering. The project brought together 11 companies, organizations and institutions that worked together to complete a first of its kind project. The work completed has laid a pathway toward the electrification of small inshore workboats by showing a viable solution that can assist in the cleaning and quieting of our oceans.

 

Bios:

Dr. Sue Molloy, holds a PhD in Naval Architectural and Ocean Engineering and is the CEO/President of Glas Ocean Electric (GOE), a Nova Scotia-based award-winning company that is seeking ways to electrify marine assets to reduce emissions during operation and provide vehicle to grid opportunities. In 2021, Sue and her team won the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Engineering. Sue is an adjunct professor at Dalhousie University and specialises in sustainable ocean engineering. Sue is a board member of the Council of Canadian Academies, a former elected member of Engineers Nova Scotia Council and recently completed her term as a co-chair for Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery Grant program. Sue is an active reviewer for the US Department of Energy, Canadian national programs, many journals and is a passionate award-winning member of standards committees in the IEC and ISO. Sue is currently the Canadian Chair of ISO TC 8, Ships and Marine Technology and is the international convenor for the IEC committee focused on river turbine performance.

Dean Mitchell, Operations Manager for Canadian Maritime Engineering, Eastern Canada division, is trained as a red seal heavy equipment mechanic, marine service technician and certified dock master. Dean has 32 years of shipyard experience working on vessels from small fishing boats to large oil rigs. Dean managed the fabrication and installation team and helped in the design and installation of the systems needed to electrify the Alutasi.

1:25 PM - 2:35 PM
As we strive towards a sustainable future, the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is well underway and the deployment of solar PV in particular has rapidly increased in recent years.... More

As we strive towards a sustainable future, the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is well underway and the deployment of solar PV in particular has rapidly increased in recent years. However, current technologies are limited in cost and application. Perovskite solar technology has the potential to become the new standard for the solar PV industry. It will open up entirely new markets due to its flexible and lightweight features. Imagine solar being an integral part of the most energy consuming aspects of our lives: transportation and buildings.

 

Bios:

Paul Pynn, P.Eng. has over 20 years of experience leading renewable energy companies. He was the founder and president of One Wind Services, one of North America’s leading renewable energy service providers with over 225 employees and offices in Canada and the US, focused on constructing and servicing wind, solar, utility scale storage and electric vehicle infrastructure projects. One Wind was acquired in 2019 by Spark Power after which time, Paul led the Renewables Division. Paul is also a founder of development companies Watts Wind and Katalyst which have financed, constructed, and operated community-owned wind farms and one biomass plant, totaling over $100 million in assets. 

 

Dane George, P.Eng. has a diverse background in education, renewable energy project management and building energy management. Previously, Dane worked with the Applied Energy Lab at NSCC as a project lead doing product development research for industry partners. Dane is a co-founder of Rayleigh Solar Tech and is responsible for overseeing Rayleigh’s operational and administrative functions.

1:25 PM - 2:35 PM
As we strive towards a sustainable future, the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is well underway and the deployment of solar PV in particular has rapidly increased in recent years.... More

As we strive towards a sustainable future, the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is well underway and the deployment of solar PV in particular has rapidly increased in recent years. However, current technologies are limited in cost and application. Perovskite solar technology has the potential to become the new standard for the solar PV industry. It will open up entirely new markets due to its flexible and lightweight features. Imagine solar being an integral part of the most energy consuming aspects of our lives: transportation and buildings.

 

Bios:

Paul Pynn, P.Eng. has over 20 years of experience leading renewable energy companies. He was the founder and president of One Wind Services, one of North America’s leading renewable energy service providers with over 225 employees and offices in Canada and the US, focused on constructing and servicing wind, solar, utility scale storage and electric vehicle infrastructure projects. One Wind was acquired in 2019 by Spark Power after which time, Paul led the Renewables Division. Paul is also a founder of development companies Watts Wind and Katalyst which have financed, constructed, and operated community-owned wind farms and one biomass plant, totaling over $100 million in assets. 

 

Dane George, P.Eng. has a diverse background in education, renewable energy project management and building energy management. Previously, Dane worked with the Applied Energy Lab at NSCC as a project lead doing product development research for industry partners. Dane is a co-founder of Rayleigh Solar Tech and is responsible for overseeing Rayleigh’s operational and administrative functions.

2:50 PM - 4:00 PM
In our new and ever-changing environment both virtual and in-person, the engineeringprofession in all its diverse and complex forms, plays a pivotal role in all aspects of our lives. As such the pr... More

In our new and ever-changing environment both virtual and in-person, the engineering profession in all its diverse and complex forms, plays a pivotal role in all aspects of our lives. As such the profession of Engineers Nova Scotia must make every effort to be reflective of the community it serves.

This workshop aims to examine what it means to have a diverse and inclusive profession; What role can leaders, employees, service providers and stakeholders play to ensure a multi-generational, diverse and inclusive profession where everyone can succeed and thrive. Our session will be interactive and conversational.

 

Bio:

Ann Divine, CEO and founder of Ashanti Leadership and Development Services. Her education includes a master’s in human resource management, and leadership development from London, UK.

She is an accomplished businesswoman, known and respected for her professionalism and willingness to support, coach and mentor others. Her business provides extensive career and professional guidance in organizational change and social justice issues.

Ann’s work is underpinned by her knowledge, skills, and expertise in human rights and people management. Her unique style combined with adult education principles has brought her recognition in her fields of leadership development, change management, coaching and mentoring, facilitation, diversity and inclusion, women in leadership and unconscious bias training. These elements are critical factors which impacts team performances in the physical and virtual workspace. 

Ann’s work supports the business environment, government, public and private sectors and their employees bring their best self to work. Ann is also an advocate for those who are deemed invisible and do not have a voice in her community and she strive bring inclusivity to every aspect of her work. She sits on several boards at national and province.

Ann has been recognized and acknowledged through various awards for her work.

2:50 PM - 4:00 PM
In our new and ever-changing environment both virtual and in-person, the engineeringprofession in all its diverse and complex forms, plays a pivotal role in all aspects of our lives. As such the pr... More

In our new and ever-changing environment both virtual and in-person, the engineering profession in all its diverse and complex forms, plays a pivotal role in all aspects of our lives. As such the profession of Engineers Nova Scotia must make every effort to be reflective of the community it serves.

This workshop aims to examine what it means to have a diverse and inclusive profession; What role can leaders, employees, service providers and stakeholders play to ensure a multi-generational, diverse and inclusive profession where everyone can succeed and thrive. Our session will be interactive and conversational.

 

Bio:

Ann Divine, CEO and founder of Ashanti Leadership and Development Services. Her education includes a master’s in human resource management, and leadership development from London, UK.

She is an accomplished businesswoman, known and respected for her professionalism and willingness to support, coach and mentor others. Her business provides extensive career and professional guidance in organizational change and social justice issues.

Ann’s work is underpinned by her knowledge, skills, and expertise in human rights and people management. Her unique style combined with adult education principles has brought her recognition in her fields of leadership development, change management, coaching and mentoring, facilitation, diversity and inclusion, women in leadership and unconscious bias training. These elements are critical factors which impacts team performances in the physical and virtual workspace. 

Ann’s work supports the business environment, government, public and private sectors and their employees bring their best self to work. Ann is also an advocate for those who are deemed invisible and do not have a voice in her community and she strive bring inclusivity to every aspect of her work. She sits on several boards at national and province.

Ann has been recognized and acknowledged through various awards for her work.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Engineers Nova Scotia is hosting an in-person member social event. we will be adhering to all Public Health protocols. There will be no charge to attend this event, however registration is required... More

Engineers Nova Scotia is hosting an in-person member social event. we will be adhering to all Public Health protocols. There will be no charge to attend this event, however registration is required.

Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served. 

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00pm

Sep 24, 2021
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join Engineers Nova Scoita for the Annual General Meeting. The meeting will include presentations from Engineers Canada, the incoming President of Engineers Nova Scotia, financial statements, intro... More

Join Engineers Nova Scoita for the Annual General Meeting.  The meeting will include presentations from Engineers Canada, the incoming President of Engineers Nova Scotia, financial statements, introduction of new Council members and an opportunity for members to ask questions regarding the business of the Association. 

Registration for this event is required.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join Engineers Nova Scoita for the Annual General Meeting. The meeting will include presentations from Engineers Canada, the incoming President of Engineers Nova Scotia, financial statements, intro... More

Join Engineers Nova Scoita for the Annual General Meeting.  The meeting will include presentations from Engineers Canada, the incoming President of Engineers Nova Scotia, financial statements, introduction of new Council members and an opportunity for members to ask questions regarding the business of the Association. 

Registration for this event is required.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Ticket Costsfor In-Person Honours and Awards Ceremony are $25/person. The 2021 Honours and Awards Celebration Ceremony is an opportunity ot celebrate and recognize the recipients of following; 202... More

Ticket Costs for "In-Person" Honours and Awards Ceremony are $25/person.

The 2021 Honours and Awards Celebration Ceremony is an opportunity ot celebrate and recognize the recipients of following;  2021 recipients to be announced.

F.H. Sexton Gold Medal Award 

Edwin MacLellan, P.Eng.

Engineering Award

Dan McQuinn, P.Eng. and Steve O’Halloran, P.Eng.

L.A. White Young Engineer Award

Amina Stoddart, P.Eng.

S.L. Devereaux Award for the Advancement of Women in Engineering

Sylvia Bryson, P.Eng.

J.D. Fraser Service Award

Denise Pothier, P.Eng.

Citizenship Award

Christine Bonnell-Eisnor, FEC, P.Eng. and Colleen Rollings, FEC, P.Eng.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Join us for a livestream celebration of the2021 recipients of the following Engineers Nova Scotia Awards (Award recipients to be announced) The F. H. Sexton Gold Medal bestows great distinction on... More

Join us for a livestream celebration of the 2021 recipients of the following Engineers Nova Scotia Awards (Award recipients to be announced)

The F. H. Sexton Gold Medal – bestows great distinction on an engineer.
The Engineering Award – for those who have achieved distinction in engineering.
The J. D. Fraser Service Award – for outstanding service to Engineers Nova Scotia.
The Citizenship Award – to recognize community service.
The L.A. White Young Engineer Award – younger than 35 years and a leader.
The S.L. Devereaux Award for the Advancement of Women in Engineering - for noteworthy contributions for the advancement of women in the profession.

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
All entrepreneurial ventures have unique beginnings. The goal of this panel discussion is to share early insights, directly from founders.Be it consulting, a tech startup, or launching a new techno... More

All entrepreneurial ventures have unique beginnings. The goal of this panel discussion is to share early insights, directly from founders. Be it consulting, a tech startup, or launching a new technology within a larger organization, you will hear founders from each of these worlds discuss the key ingredients to their success.

 

Panelists:

Mo AlGermozi, Co-founder and CEO of Graphite Innovation & Technologies

Mo is a registered Inventor with patents worldwide along with being the Co-founder and CEO of Graphite Innovation & Technologies. GIT is a Startup that was established in Dalhousie University by a group of material science engineers. A dedicated team that provides superior engineering, product development, and research to support leading-edge applications for graphene and nanomaterials. The Company has secured over 8 Million dollars in projects the first quarter of 2021.

 

Tyler de Gier, P.Eng., General Manager, Welaptega Marine – an Ashtead Technology company.

Tyler started his career with Welaptega in 2008, a family-owned entrepreneurial business providing niche underwater inspection services to a small portfolio of international clients. Performing both business development and technical roles, Tyler helped grow the company into a diversified underwater asset integrity service provider to more than 40 oil and gas producers across 20 countries.

After leaving Welaptega in 2016 to take the role of Offshore Installations Advisor with the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore oil and gas regulator (CNSOPB), Tyler returned to Welaptega in 2019 in the role of General Manager as part of an acquisition by Ashtead Technology, a private equity backed underwater technology provider to the global offshore energy sector.

Tyler is a Professional Engineer and holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Dalhousie University.

 

Andrea Doncaster, P.Eng., Principal at Andrea Doncaster Engineering

Andrea Doncaster began tertiary education at Acadia University before attending the Technical University of Nova Scotia, where she earned both a Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering.

Andrea worked in the private sector for 15 years before deciding to strike out on her own. The Engineering Department of Dalhousie University hired Andrea as an Engineer-in-Residence to bring real world experience to the classroom.

The list of awards and accolades are significant. She has also been awarded Engineer of the Year for the Lumber Board for 2019, as well as collaborations on several Lieutenant Governor Award winning projects. Currently she is also serving as a voting member on the Structural Design Committee of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes.

 

Moderator:

Matthew Glynn, EIT, ENV SP, Strategic Planning & Design, Parks & Recreation, Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)

With degrees in Civil Engineering, Biology, and Sustainability Matt is able to generate solutions to technical problems from a variety of lenses. With a focus on service, he has gained engineering experience in academia, NGOs, along with the federal and municipal governments. Throughout his career Matt has enjoyed organizing networking events, conferences, along with helping others apply and look for meaningful employment.

While not busy with work or networking, Matt enjoys teaching yoga, surfing, and learning about finance.

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
All entrepreneurial ventures have unique beginnings. The goal of this panel discussion is to share early insights, directly from founders.Be it consulting, a tech startup, or launching a new techno... More

All entrepreneurial ventures have unique beginnings. The goal of this panel discussion is to share early insights, directly from founders. Be it consulting, a tech startup, or launching a new technology within a larger organization, you will hear founders from each of these worlds discuss the key ingredients to their success.

 

Panelists:

Mo AlGermozi, Co-founder and CEO of Graphite Innovation & Technologies

Mo is a registered Inventor with patents worldwide along with being the Co-founder and CEO of Graphite Innovation & Technologies. GIT is a Startup that was established in Dalhousie University by a group of material science engineers. A dedicated team that provides superior engineering, product development, and research to support leading-edge applications for graphene and nanomaterials. The Company has secured over 8 Million dollars in projects the first quarter of 2021.

 

Tyler de Gier, P.Eng., General Manager, Welaptega Marine – an Ashtead Technology company.

Tyler started his career with Welaptega in 2008, a family-owned entrepreneurial business providing niche underwater inspection services to a small portfolio of international clients. Performing both business development and technical roles, Tyler helped grow the company into a diversified underwater asset integrity service provider to more than 40 oil and gas producers across 20 countries.

After leaving Welaptega in 2016 to take the role of Offshore Installations Advisor with the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore oil and gas regulator (CNSOPB), Tyler returned to Welaptega in 2019 in the role of General Manager as part of an acquisition by Ashtead Technology, a private equity backed underwater technology provider to the global offshore energy sector.

Tyler is a Professional Engineer and holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Dalhousie University.

 

Andrea Doncaster, P.Eng., Principal at Andrea Doncaster Engineering

Andrea Doncaster began tertiary education at Acadia University before attending the Technical University of Nova Scotia, where she earned both a Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering.

Andrea worked in the private sector for 15 years before deciding to strike out on her own. The Engineering Department of Dalhousie University hired Andrea as an Engineer-in-Residence to bring real world experience to the classroom.

The list of awards and accolades are significant. She has also been awarded Engineer of the Year for the Lumber Board for 2019, as well as collaborations on several Lieutenant Governor Award winning projects. Currently she is also serving as a voting member on the Structural Design Committee of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes.

 

Moderator:

Matthew Glynn, EIT, ENV SP, Strategic Planning & Design, Parks & Recreation, Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)

With degrees in Civil Engineering, Biology, and Sustainability Matt is able to generate solutions to technical problems from a variety of lenses. With a focus on service, he has gained engineering experience in academia, NGOs, along with the federal and municipal governments. Throughout his career Matt has enjoyed organizing networking events, conferences, along with helping others apply and look for meaningful employment.

While not busy with work or networking, Matt enjoys teaching yoga, surfing, and learning about finance.