Events

The steering committee of the Young Professionals' Group organizes a number of regional breakfast seminars and socials each year. Topics vary and are geared to developing a better understanding of the consulting industry and developing networking skills in Young Professionals.

2017 Young Professionals Conference

We are excited to present our inaugural YP Conference in Vancouver! The theme of the event will be "Leading from Where you are". Preliminary schedule, registration and details can be found on the 2017 YP Conference page.

When: May 11 & May 12, 2017

Where: May 11th - Elephant & Castle, May 12th - The Terminal City Club, Vancouver

2016 Consultants' Contraption

A charity event hosted by ACEC-BC YPG, the Consultants' Contraption is a bi-annual event supporting the youth program Geering up UBC Engineering & Science for Kids. The all-day event is dedicated to building a Rube Goldberg Machine called the Consultants' Contraption for display at a public indoor venue located in the Lower Mainland.

We are still looking for in-kind donations for this event to give away to the attendees. If you have any swag items at your office that you would like to offer for the event, please email lia@acec-bc.ca


Where:
 Guildford Town Centre (10355, 152 Street, Surrey)

When: Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 10am - 6pm

Why: Help increase awareness of consulting engineering in British Columbia! Participating firms will have their corporate logo included in all event material, a fantastic way to build your brand and to be associated with this popular community initiative.

Participating Teams: Hatch Ltd, SNC-Lavalin, R.F. Binnie and Associates Ltd., AECOM and Associated Engineering (B.C.) Ltd.

In-Kind Donors: McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., CH2M HILL Canada Limited and Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Sponsorship: There Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorship opportunities still available with this event; please email consultantscontraption@acec-bc.ca for further information.

Check out this video from the 2016 event!

 

For more information about upcoming ACEC-British Columbia events, see the main Upcoming Events page

Past YPG Events

  • May 27, 2016 Charting your path as a consulting engineer (Vancouver)
  • April 29, 2016 Junior Engineers Successfully Implementing Social Responsibility (Vancouver)
  • April 28, 2016 BC River Forecast Centre: floods and droughts (Victoria)
  • April 14, 2016 Designing with words: how to communicate within constraints (Kelowna)
  • April 8, 2016 Personal Branding to Advance your Career (Vancouver)
  • March 11, 2016 35 years of consulting: what it takes to have a great career (Vancouver)
  • March 4, 2016 Technical Specialist or Management - how do you choose or more importantly, do you have to? (Kelowna)
  • February 18, 2016 Contractor/Consultant Relationships - from a contractor's perspective (Victoria)
  • January 28, 2016 The Power of Influence: speaking to make things happen! (Kelowna)
  • November 20, 2015 Why is my Smartphone making me look dumb? (Vancouver)
  • November 18, 2015 What I learned in my career in consulting engineering, so far (Victoria)
  • September 30, 2015 Reframing your Organization: are you working well? (Victoria)
  • September 18, 2015 What I learned in my career in consulting engineering, so far (Vancouver)
  • July 22, 2015 What does it take to write well at work? (Victoria)
  • July 17, 2015 Leading from Where You Are (Vancouver)
  • June 26, 2015 Panel Discussion on P3 Projects (Vancouver)
  • June 11, 2015 The Life of a Lawsuit (Victoria)
  • May 21, 2015 Glenmore Landfill in Kelowna: Planning and Upcoming Projects (Kelowna)
  • May 1, 2015 CCDC Documents (Vancouver)
  • April 16, 2015 Leadership from the Inside Out (Victoria)
  • March 6, 2015 Professional Engineering in the Design/Build and Public Private Partnership Market (Nanaimo)
  • February 5, 2015 In the Spotlight: New Developments in Waste Management (Kelowna)
  • January 30, 2015 Moving Cities - Lessons Learned in Managing the Design of Mega Projects (Vancouver)
  • November 27, 2014 Career Development Tips and How Design Build Becomes Infrastructure (Kelowna)
  • November 20, 2014 What is a Great Leader? (Victoria)
  • November 13, 2014 Expanding your Influence: How to Connect and Engage with Anyone (Vancouver)
  • September 25, 2014 Consulting Engineering: Successes & Challenges (Victoria)
  • September 23, 2014 Consulting Engineering: Successes & Challenges (Vancouver)
  • June 27, 2014 The Role of Consulting Engineers within Visionary Planning (Victoria)
  • June 17, 2014 The Role of Consulting Engineers within Visionary Planning (Vancouver)
  • May 30, 2014 Design-Build Communications (Victoria)
  • May 29, 2014 The Science of Happiness (Kelowna)
  • April 29, 2014 Insurance & Liability Boot Camp: What you should know to better understand your own and your firm's liability (Vancouver)
  • March 26, 2014 Contract Language for Agreements Between Clients and Consultants (Kamloops)
  • March 13, 2014 A Practical Perspective to Risk Management in Today's Consulting Engineering Industry (Nanaimo)
  • March 4, 2014 Communication in Multidisciplinary and Multicultural Environments (Vancouver)
  • Febuary 13, 2014 The Story of Portland's Drinking Water/Improving Your Presentation Skills (Okanagan)
  • Febuary 6, 2014 How to Reduce Stress and Improve Effectiveness (Victoria)
  • January 21, 2014 Designing and Delivering Billion Dollar Capital Programs with Engineering Consultants: A Public Utility Owner's Perspective (Vancouver)
  • November 21, 2013 CCDC Contracts: An Overview and the Role of the Consultant (Victoria)
  • November 14, 2013 Effective Communication and Public Speaking (Vancouver)
  • September 27, 2013 Current Trends and Strategies for Consultants Working in the Construction Industry (Victoria)
  • September 19, 2013 ACEC British Columbia and It's Role in Your Industry and Current Trends & Strategies for Consultants Working in the Construction Industry (Vancouver)
  • September 12, 2013 Current Trends and Strategies for Consultants Working in the Construction Industry (Kelowna)
  • June 24, 2013 Civil Liability/Engineering Aspects of Record Generation and Keeping (Victoria)
  • June 18, 2013 Elements of a Successful Mentoring Program (Vancouver)
  • May 30, 2013 Creating a Culture of Success - How YPs Can Improve their Work Environment through openness (Kelowna)
  • May 23, 2013 Engineer to Manager - What You Need to Succeed (Victoria)
  • March 12, 2013 Major Project Delivery (Victoria)
  • March 1, 2013 APEGBC's Mentoring Program - The Benefits of Mentoring (Vancouver)
  • February 7, 2013 Empowering Young Professionals Through Communications (Kelowna)
  • January 17, 2013 Conflict in the Workplace (Victoria)
  • January 15, 2013 A Culture of Consulting Excellence - Meeting the Client's Needs (Vancouver)
  • November 21, 2012 Life of a Lawsuit: Acceptable and Unacceptable Risk (Vancouver)
  • October 23, 2012 Issues Arising in Technical Writing: Understanding Privileged Communications and Record Keeping (Vancouver)
  • September 27, 2012 Advocacy and the Importance of Being Engaged (Kelowna)
  • September 21, 2012 Client Relationships and Management (Victoria)
  • September 19, 2012 Advocacy and the Importance of Being Engaged (Vancouver)
  • June 19, 2012 Effective Communications Through Technical Writing (Vancouver)
  • May 22, 2012 Bringing Out the Leader in You (Vancouver)
  • March 22, 2012 Win Your Next RFP (Victoria)
  • March 20, 2012 Project Management with a Focus on Managing Client Expectations (Kelowna)
  • March 15, 2012 Building Your Finances to Benefit Your Firm (Vancouver)
  • January 19, 2012 Effective Communications Through Meetings (Vancouver)
  • December 15, 2011 Dynamic Leadership in Project Management: What Skills Are Required? (Victoria)
  • November 15,2011 Finance and Legal Competency - Professional Liability and Insurance (Vancouver)
  • November 3, 2011  Tax Me If You Can / Investing in Your Firm (Victoria)
  • October 12,2011 Dynamic Leadership in Project Management (Vancouver)
  • May 17,2011 Networking and Marketing Seminar (Victoria)
  • April 26,2011 Canada Line Breakfast Panel Discussion (Vancouver) 
  • March 15th, 2011  UBC Industry Night
  • February 18th, 2011  Four Pillars Seminar with Andrew Steeves (Vancouver)
  • February 17th, 2011  Four Pillars Seminar with Andrew Steeves (Victoria)
  • February 16th, 2011  Four Pillars Seminar with Andrew Steeves (Kelowna)
  • December 1, 2010 How Public Projects are Incepted and Funded (Vancouver)
  • November 4, 2010 Financial Definitions, Statements and Monitoring (Kelowna)
  • October 15, 2010 Affecting Change - Utilizing Engineering Knowledge to Influence Practical Change (Vancouver)
  • September 17, 2010 What's in a Chargeout Rate? (Kelowna)
  • May 13, 2010 Liabilities for Young Professionals (Victoria)
  • April 1, 2010 Effective Communications (Vancouver)
  • December 3, 2009 Budget Guidelines for Engineering Services (Burnaby)
  • November 3, 2009 P3 Projects (Victoria)
  • October 20, 2009 Liabilities for Young Professionals (Vancouver)
  • September 11, 2009 P3 Projects (Vancouver)
  • June 23, 2009 The P3 Model (Kelowna)
  • March 25, 2009 Victoria YPG Kick Off - Contract Language
  • March 24, 2009 Investing in Your Firm
  • December 8, 2008  Contract Language
  • September 30, 2008 International Consulting Engineering Issues
  • May 13, 2008  Implementing Sustainability in Your Firm
  • March 18, 2008 What's in a Charge-out Rate?
  • February 19, 2008 Technical and Management Pathways
  • December 18, 2007 Liabilities for Young Professionals
  • November 22, 2007 Managing Client Expectations: PM 101
  • October 11, 2007  The Dark Side of Consulting Engineering
  • March 16, 2007 Engineers in Business... (Ralph Sultan, MLA)
  • January 16, 2007 Maximizing Personal Effectiveness...
  • October 18, 2006  Consulting Business 101