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IEBCA 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and a Presentation on "Regulation of Firms"

IEBCA 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and a Presentation on "Regulation of Firms"

Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PST)
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Maple Room (2nd floor), Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
851 West Queens Road
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V7N 4C2

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IEBCA 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
and a Presentation on
"Regulation of Firms"
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Please join the Iranian Engineers of BC Association (IEBCA) in an in-person event that includes IEBCA’s 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and a presentation from Engineers and Geoscientists BC on “Regulation of Firms”. This year, we are honored to have our AGM in the presence of Mark Adams, P.Eng., the President of Engineers and Geoscientists BC. The program is in English, and it is open to the public, free of charge. Members of Engineers and Geoscientists BC may claim 2.5 Continuing Education (CE) Hours for attending the event.

Session 1 – IEBCA’s 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

In the first part of the program, the IEBCA’s 2022 AGM includes a 2021-2022 Annual Report of IEBCA, introduction of the slate of candidates nominated for 2022-2023 Board of Directors, and election of the new Board members by IEBCA members. Dr. Hamid Ghanbari, P.Eng, the President of IEBCA presents this part of the program on behalf of the Board of Directors of IEBCA.  For details of the AGM part of the program, please visit  https://www.iebca.ca/Events/Notice-of-IEBCA-2022-Annual-General-Meeting-(AGM).
Session 2 – A Presentation on “Understanding the Regulation of Firms”

In the second part of the program, Mark Adams, P.Eng., the President of Engineers and Geoscientists BC and Celina Kwasniak, P.Eng. will present on the background and status of “Regulation of Firms” as enforced by Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
The Professional Governance Act requires Engineers and Geoscientists BC to regulate firms that engage in the practice of professional engineering or geoscience. Engineers and Geoscientists BC has worked actively, through consultation with government and registrants, to develop a regulatory program. This program ensures legislative requirements can be met without undue administrative burden on firms, while supporting our shared goal of strengthening public safety and protecting the environment. These new requirements bring Engineers and Geoscientists BC in line with other regulatory bodies across Canada that uphold responsibilities and requirements for engineering and geoscience firms. It enhances public protection by establishing standards of practice for all firms engaging in professional engineering and geoscience – standards enforced through regular audits to ensure compliance.

Important Notes:
1)   COVID-19 Requirements:
1.a) All attendees of this event must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination status will be confirmed upon arrival at the check-in desk, so please be prepared to show your proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (i.e., the QR code).
1.b) Wearing face masks is optional.
1.c) Please note that this policy is subject to change to comply with orders of the Provincial Health Officer.
1.d) 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.

2)   Photos and/or Video Recording:

2.a) During the event, photos will be taken only by IEBCA volunteers for IEBCA’s internal learning and for using in IEBCA's media, including newsletters, social networking platforms and reports.
2.b) By registering for this event, you agree to release liability for IEBCA and its Board members and volunteers regarding the use of the photos.

Guest Speakers:

Mark Adams, P.Eng.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Mark Adams, P.Eng. is currently Vice President of Studies & Technology and Global Mining Market Lead at SNC-Lavalin. He has worked in the mining industry for nearly 20 years in engineering, operations, technology, and project development roles. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining Engineering and a Master of Business Administration both from the University of British Columbia. In addition to his full-time work, Mark served 13 years as a reserve officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and sits on boards and committees for numerous non-profit organizations advocating for youth, veterans, education, healthcare, and STEM, notably the UBC Mining Industry Advisory Committee and the UBC Faculty of Applied Science Dean’s Advisory Council. He is currently in his tenth year volunteering with Engineers and Geoscientists BC, having previously served on the Continuing Education and Professional Practice advisory groups, and the Audit, Governance, and Executive sub-committees. Mark is a recipient of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, the Business in Vancouver 40 Under 40 award, and was included on Business in Vancouver's 2022 list of the 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in BC. Mark has been serving as a Councillor of Engineers and Geoscientists BC since 2019, and he was elected as the President of the Association in October 2022.

Celina Kwasniak, P.Eng.
Compliance Auditor
Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Celina Kwasniak, P.Eng. is a professional engineer and compliance auditor for Engineers and Geoscientists BC. She holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and for the last 16 years she specialized in structural designs of industrial and commercial buildings, educational, municipal, and research facilities, and blast resistant structures. Her education and experience were gained in Poland, USA, Ireland, and Canada. In her role as a compliance auditor Celina is passionate about assisting registrant firms understand how well their documented policies and procedures are working and identify areas of improvement to mitigate risk.

  • 2:00 – 2:15 pm – Admission and Networking
  • 2:15 – 2:20 pm – Welcome & Introduction
  • 2:20 – 3:15 pm – Annual General Meeting
  • 3:15 – 3:30 pm – Break and Networking
  • 3:30 – 4:15 pm – Presentation on “Regulation of Firms”
  • 4:15 – 4:30 pm – Q/A Session
  • 4:30 – 4:45 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 for attending this event) at the check-in desk.

Maple Room (2nd floor), Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
851 W Queens Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7N 4E3

  • This event is free of charge.
  • To register for the event, please use the RSVP on the top of this page.

Call for Nominations for Board of Directors of IEBCA

As the term of 2021-2022 Board of Directors comes to an end, IEBCA would like to thank its current Board members, especially those whose two-year term is coming to an end, for their contributions and making the 2021-2022 another successful year for the Association. As well, in preparation for the 2022 AGM and election of new Board members for the year 2022-2023, IEBCA is calling for nominations from eligible members to join the Board of Directors.
IEBCA is encouraging all its eligible members to participate or nominate other eligible members for election of Board members. Per Section II.12 of the IEBCA Bylaws, eligible candidates for Board of Directors are Full Members who have been in good standing (i.e., paid their membership) at least “for the past six (6) months prior to the date of the AGM”.
As part of Board of Directors of IEBCA, one can experience the joy of connecting, supporting, and empowering the Iranian engineers in BC to excel in their professional and social life while expanding their own network of professionals in engineering and other disciplines and the community at large. Being a Board member provides the opportunity to plan and steer the organization's direction and events, and to connect with a wide range of professionals and industry leaders. Board members shall attend regular monthly and occasional Board meetings for planning and execution of IEBCA activities. Overall, every Board member will serve a two-year term, and can expect to dedicate an average of about 10 hours a month for the Board’s activities.

Eligible members interested in the Board of Directors position, especially those who have been participating in IEBCA activities and have a good understanding of IEBCA's processes, are requested to send their nomination (including a brief CV and a letter of intent outlining how they would like to contribute to IEBCA) to  info@iebca.ca no later than 5:00 PM on November 23, 2022.
We look forward to receiving your nomination package as described above.
Board of Directors
Iranian engineers of BC Association (IEBCA)


Renew Your IEBCA Membership and Stay in "Good Standing"

If you have previously been an IEBCA member and have not renewed your membership, please kindly review and renew your membership to prepare for voting at the AGM by clicking on the button below:

As per Section III.3 of IEBCA Bylaws, “The membership year shall commence on the 1st day of November and terminate on the 31st day of October, and the dues shall be payable at the commencement of the membership year.” 

As well, per Section II.12 of IEBCA Bylaws, only Full Members who are a “member in good standing” (i.e., paid their membership fee) "for at least three (3) months prior to the date of the AGM" can vote at the AGM.

For a detailed explanation about the procedure involved in renewing your membership, please visit this page:   https://www.iebca.ca/memberlogin


How to Join IEBCA as a "New Member"

If you are not an IEBCA member, we recommend you consider becoming a member and enjoy the many benefits of the membership. For detailed information about the benefits of IEBCA membership, you may refer to https://www.iebca.ca/membership-benefits. 

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Maple Room (2nd floor), Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
851 West Queens Road
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V7N 4C2

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