A Workshop on "Registration as a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist in British Columbia"
(Registration required - Please see notes below.)Event Description:
Are you in the process of (or have applied for) registering as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) with Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC) and would like to learn more about details of the registration process in a workshop format? Please join the Iranian Engineers of BC Association (IEBCA) in an in-person, interactive workshop presented by Dr. Hamid Ghanbari, P.Eng. from EduBuild Solutions and in the presence of a registration staff from EGBC. The workshop is in English and open to the public, and members of Engineers and Geoscientists BC may claim 3 Continuing Education (CE) Hours for attending the event.
This workshop provides an opportunity for anyone who is in the process of application for registering as a P.Eng. or P.Geo. with EGBC to share their experience and learn from the experience of others who are going through the registration process. The workshop includes two rounds of group discussions, which will be facilitated by experienced P.Eng. and P.Geo. individuals assigned to each group. After the group discussions, there will be a debriefing and a Q/A session that provides an opportunity for the audience to pose their questions and receive answers from the presenter and the registration staff from EGBC.Presenter: Hamid Ghanbari, Ph.D., P.Eng.
EduBuild Solutions Ltd.
Dr. Hamid Ghanbari, P.Eng. has received education in architectural, building, and civil engineering fields, with specialization in building engineering and project management. He was educated in Shahid Beheshti University (B.Arch.Eng.), Concordia University (M.Eng.), and University of British Columbia (Ph.D.). He is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC. He has accumulated about 40 years of work experience in project management and building design as well as in research, teaching, and curriculum development in Canadian universities and colleges. About three quarters of his work experience has been in Canada.
Along with his professional work practice, Hamid has also been contributing his knowledge and experience to the community in a volunteering capacity. He has been sitting on various committees, boards, and councils in a number professional, governmental, and community organizations, including Engineers and Geoscientists BC, City of Richmond, Vancouver Coastal Health, Iranian Engineers of BC Association (IEBCA), BC Building Envelope Council (BCBEC), and Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair (GVRSF). He has been mentoring P.Eng./P.Geo./EIT/GIT applicants since 2015, and he was the receiver of the 2021 Mentor of The Year Award
from Engineers and Geoscientists BC. At present, he is serving as the President of IEBCA.Schedule of the Program:
- 2:30 – 2:45 pm – Introduction
- 2:45 – 3:30 pm – Workshop (Round 1)
- 3:30 – 3:45 pm – Breakout and Networking (Refreshment)
- 3:45 – 4:30 pm – Workshop (Round 2)
- 4:30 – 5:00 pm – Debriefing and Q/A Session
- 5:00 – 5:15 pm – Networking
Please ensure to arrive a few minutes prior to the start of the program, and be prepared to show a proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination (which is a condition of the vent registration) at the check-in desk upon your entry to the room.Location:
Delbrook Community Recreation Center
851 W Queens Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7N 4E3Registration Fee:
$5 for IEBCA Members, who pre-register online by 11:59pm on Friday, Oct 28
$15 for Non-Members, who pre-register online by 11:59pm on Friday, Oct 28 Note
: for those who miss the online registration deadline and choose the walk-in registration instead, space permitting, a $5 extra fee will be applied to the above (paid with credit card, cash, or e-transfer at the registration desk on the day of the event). Important Notes:
If you face any issues while registering for the event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All attendees of this event must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination status will be confirmed upon arrival at the registration desk, so please be prepared to show your proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.
- Wearing face masks is optional.
- Please note that this policy is subject to change to comply with orders of the Provincial Health Officer.
- By registering for this event, you agree to waive and give up certain legal rights, including the right of suing IEBCA and its Board members and volunteers for neglect, breach of contract or liability legislation or claim compensation following an accident or unexpected illness.
- During the event, photos will be taken for the purpose of IEBCA's media, including newsletter, social networking platforms and reports. By registering for this event, you agree to release liability for IEBCA and its Board members and volunteers regarding the use of the photos.
Renew Your IEBCA Membership and Stay in "Good Standing"It is now time to start thinking about renewng your membership for the 2022-2023. As a non-profit organization, IEBCA continues to offer its services to the Iranian Engineers community with the support of its active members. By becoming an IEBCA member, not only are you supporting your community, but also you can leverage member's benefit such as attending events and gatherings with discounted prices, enjoying mentorship and related professional development services, and joining and getting involved in the activities of IEBCA's Board of Directors board and its Committees.
The annual membership is from November 1st to October 31st, and the membership fee for a Full Member is only $30. Please note that, according to section II.4 of the Bylaws of IEBCA: "A person ceases to be a member of the society ....... on having been a member not in good standing for 12 consecutive months." This means that if a member has not paid his/her membership for more than a year, no membership may be claimed.
As well, Section II.12 states: "A Full Member shall be entitled to vote for the election of and eligible to hold office as a Director of the Society if he/she is a member in good standing at least three (3) months or six (6) months respectively, prior to the date of the general meeting during which the election is held.".
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Important News about Past and New Members of IEBCA:If you have not renewed your membership last year or earlier, or you would like to join IEBCA for the first time: The Board of Directors of IEBCA passed a resolution in its September meeting that allows you pay your membership fee now, and it will cover your membership from now until October 31, 2023. Thank you for supporting your IEBCA.
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