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Meet Our Outstanding Members: Recipients of the 2013 APEGBC President’s and Project Awards

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Meet Our Outstanding Members: Recipients of the 2013 APEGBC President’s and Project Awards

5Shareby aanationtalk on October 29, 2013

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Oct. 28, 2013 – The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) honoured its 2013 President’s and Project Awards Recipients in Whistler, BC on October 25 – 26, 2013. 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 award recipients, their respective award category and city of residence are listed below:

President’s Award Name City
R. A. McLachlan Memorial Award Paul Fast, P.Eng., Struct.Eng. Vancouver, BC
C. J. Westerman Memorial Award Dr. Diana Allen, P.Geo. Pitt Meadows, BC
Meritorious Achievement Award Dr. Alfred Guenkel, P.Eng. Vancouver, BC
Meritorious Achievement Award Dr. Ash Parameswaran, P.Eng. Coquitlam, BC
D. C. Lambert Professional Service Award Bernadette Currie, P.Eng. Surrey, BC
Community Service Award Jim Jarvis, P.Eng. and
Allan Zackodnik, P.Eng.
Fort St. John, BC
Award for Teaching Excellence Dr. Akram Alfantazi, P.Eng. Richmond, 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 award recipients, their respective awards and projects are listed below:

Project Awards Company Project
Sustainability Award RDH Building Engineering Ltd. The Belmont, Deep Energy Retrofit
Environmental AwardDesign, Construction and Monitoring Phase Conestoga-Rovers & Associates BC Remote First Nations Waste Management Project

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 29,000 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.

Award citations, photos and additional information can be
obtained by contacting: Melinda Lau
Acting Director, Communications & Stakeholder Engagement
(604) 412-4886 or Mobile: (778) 883-4243 and

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