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January 18: Artificial Intelligence Awareness among Engineers and Students


Topic:   Half-day seminar: Artificial Intelligence Awareness among  Engineers and Students
Presenter:   Aiman El-Ramly, Chief Business Officer, ZE Power Group of Companies, Richmond BC
Samantha Deoraj, Territory Manager, Nexsys International LC, Trinidad and Tobago
Prof. Mrinal Bachute, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, India
David McQuiggan, Principal Director, Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles
Dr. Indrajit Pal, Chair - Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Date:   Saturday January 18
Time:   9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Venue:   Room# T001 Building T, Langara College
100 W 49th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 2Z6

Seminar Summary

Chartered Engineers Pacific (CEP) and the Institution of Egineering and Technology (IET) jointly organizied a free seminar focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Artificial Intelligence is increasingly being employed across many disciplines, including engineering. It is expected Artificial Intelligence techniques and applications is likely to change the entire engineering profession in future. Therefore, this seminar aims to update the young engineers and students on application of AI.


 Seminar report

 Seminar brochure

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Technical meetings typically commence at 7:00 pm, following Committee Meeting at 5:00 pm. Additions and amendments to the above schedule along with details on individual functions will be posted on this web page.

2020VenueEvent / Technical MeetingPresenterStatus
January 18 Langara Colleage, Vancouver Artificial Intelligence Awareness among Engineers and Students Various Completed
January 18 Langara Colleage, Vancouver Speak Out for Engineering Competition IMechE/CEP Completed
January 22 Hart House, Deer Lake, Burnaby Annual Members Dinner Guest Speaker: Mr. Don Kennedy P. Eng.
(2019 recipient of EGBC Gold Medal)
February 19 Accent Inns, Burnaby Annual General Meeting Chairman CEP Completed
March 18 Accent Inns, Burnaby The Renewable Energy Transition Reality for a Small North Atlantic Archipelago Daniele Bortoli Cancelled
May 20 Online Webinar The Rapidly Escalating Noscomial Infections  Ben Venktash Completed
June 17 Online Webinar Why Hydrogen?  Mark Kirby Completed
July 18 Hart House, Deer Lake, Burnaby Summer Appreciation Event Chairman CEP Postponed
September 23 Online Webinar Working from Home - A challenge Overcome by an Engineering Consulting Company Jovan Kovacevic Confirmed
October 21 Online Webinar An engineered Solution to Climate Change - Direct Air Capture (DAC) Grant Connorts Confirmed
November 18 Online Webinar Latest Technology and Trends in Energy Management for Buildings in Canada Robert Greenwald Confirmed
2019VenueEvent / Technical MeetingPresenterStatus
January 23 Pier 7 Restaurant,
North Vancouver
Annual Dinner Guest speaker: RAdm. Richard W. Greenwood C.Eng Completed
February 20 Accent Inns, Burnaby The History of Jaguar Cars and the Development of the V8 Engine for the 21st Century CEP Committee Completed
March 20 Accent Inns, Burnaby China's Engineers: from Li Bin (3rd Century B.C.) to today Diana Lary Completed
April 17 Accent Inns, Burnaby The History of Jaguar Cars and the Development of the V8 Engine for the 21st Century Malcolm Clough Completed
May 11 Fred Kaiser Building, UBC, Vancouver Present Around the World Competition (PATW) for students & young professionals IET/CEP/
Dr. Suresh Vishwakarma
May 15 Accent Inns, Burnaby Capstone Design Course Dr. Paul Lusina Completed
May 25 Fred Kaiser Building, UBC, Vancouver Speak Out for Engineering Competition IMechE/CEP/
Dr. Suresh Vishwakarma
June 19 Accent Inns, Burnaby Business Responsibility: Risk and Opportunity Christie Stephenson Completed
July 29 Oceanic Plaza, Vancouver ICE: 12th Brunel International Lecture: July 29th 2019 Linda Miller Completed
September 18  Accent Inns, Burnaby Space Systems: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges, an Overview David McQuiggan Completed
September 21 Langara College, Vancouver Seminar- Artificial Intelligence IMechE/IET/CEP/
Dr. Suresh Vishwakarma
October 23 Accent Inns, Burnaby Restarting Liberia's Electricity Sector Paul Wilson Completed
November 20  Accent Inns, Burnaby Smart Water Infratructure Prof. Dr. Joyanta Kumar Roy Confirmed
2018VenueEvent / Technical MeetingPresenterStatus
January 24 The Terminal Club, Vancouver AGM & Dinner Mr. Bob Stuart,
BC Hydro
March 14 Accent Inns, Burnaby Fusion Energy Mr. Michael Delage,
General Fusion
April 11 Accent Inns, Burnaby Growing a Consulting Firm: Converting a Vision to Reality Dr. Zak El-Ramly,
ZE Power Group
May 16 Accent Inns, Burnaby Arthritis, Where Engineering Principles Play a Role Dr. Barry Koehler,
UBC Chemical Engineering
June 27 Accent Inns, Burnaby Influence Without Authority Prof. Vijay Kumar Verma
Research Emeritus
July TBC Felicos Restaurant, Richmond Committee Appreciation Dinner   Completed
September 19 Accent Inns, Burnaby Modern Measuring and Sensing Devices: Spatial Technologies Mr. Keith Belsham,
Spatial Technologies
October 17 Accent Inns, Burnaby Battery-Powered Electric Vehicle Mr. Bruce Stout,
Vancouver Electrical Vehicle Association
November 14 Accent Inns, Burnaby

Transit oriented development and North Vancouver transportation

Ms. Mowinnn Ma,
North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA
January 25 The Terminal Club, Vancouver AGM & Dinner    
February 22 Accent Inns, Burnaby No technical meeting Mr. Paul Fast C.Eng P.Eng FIStructE Completed
April 12 Accent Inns, Burnaby Non-Traditional Solutions to Tap Connect Transmission Generators
Dr. Mukesh Nagpal Completed
May 17 Accent Inns, Burnaby Evening Discussion: A Debate on How We Fund Infrastructures Hosted by Matthew Walton-Knigh and Marina Li Completed
July 29 Canada Place Dinner Cruise with APEGBC Sea-to-Sky Branch Host: APEGBC Sea To Sky Branch Confirmed
September 19 Christ Church Cathedral Structural Renovations - Christ Church Cathedral Ian Birtwell, Meredith Anderson and James Emery Confirmed
October 18 Accent Inns, Burnaby Distributed Fiber Sensing Systems Dr. Sudhakar Cherukupalli Confirmed
November 15 Accent Inns, Burnaby Surrey Emergency Program Mark Graffioen Confirmed
January 27 Royal Vancouver Yacht Club AGM & Dinner - A Geologist's Quest to Understand Our Blue Planet Dr. John Clague Completed
March 16 Accent Inns, Burnaby Robotic Submarines Shane Jensen and Taylor Moore Completed
April 27 Accent Inns, Burnaby Autonomous Surface Vehicle

Jaclyn Tarnai, Graham Williamson, David Wong, and Yiran Zhou

May 18 Accent Inns, Burnaby Imaging, Mechanics and Osteoarthritis

Prof David Wilson, 
UBC Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Centre

June 29 The Terminal Club, Vancouver IMechE President's Dinner

Mr. Jonathan Hilton

July 16 760 Pacific Blvd. S, Vancouver Dinner Cruise False Bay Host: APEGBC Sea To Sky Branch Confirmed
September 21 Accent Inns, Burnaby

ZincNYX fuel cell storage systems: background, use and impact on global electrical generation

John McLeod, ZincNYX

October 12 Accent Inns, Burnaby

Injury Biomechanics – Is Prevention the Best Medicine?

Dr Peter Cripton, UBC Mechanical Engineering

November 23 Accent Inns, Burnaby

George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project

Edward Green, Charter Project Delivery

January 28 Royal Vancouver Yacht Club AGM & Dinner - Port Metro Vancouver Robin Silvester, CEng, President & CEO Port Metro Vancouver Completed
March 25 Accent Inns, Burnaby Human-Robotics-Interaction Prof Mike Van Der Loos, UBC Completed
April 15 Accent Inns, Burnaby Evergreen Line Project Overview Meiric Preece, DBC Technical Director Evergreen Line Completed
May 20 Accent Inns, Burnaby Innovative Natural Gas Delivery System in
the Australian Outback
Dr Michael Wrinch, Principal, Hedgehog Technologies Inc. Completed
July 18 West Vancouver Annual Summer BBQ APEGBC Sea-To-Sky Completed
September 16 Accent Inns, Burnaby Wind Turbines - Design & Build Wind Turbines - Design & Build Antonio Marchet, Endurance Wind Power Completed
October 21 Accent Inns, Burnaby Perspectives on Climate Change and World Energy Stan Ridley, West 2012 Energy Management Completed
November 18 UBC Robson Square Innovative Buildings and Structures in the Middle East Eric De Fleuriot de la Coliniere,
Associated Engineering (BC)
January 29 Royal Vancouver Yacht Club AGM & Dinner - Meet the APEGBC Leadership Team Ann English, P.Eng. and others Completed
March 25 Vancity Kingsway Holistic Engineering Alan Kay Completed
June 11 Accent Inns, Burnaby Christchurch Earthquake: Two Years Later Prof. Ken Elwood  Completed
July 26 West Vancouver BBQ and Committee Meeting Host: APEGBC Sea to Sky Branch Completed
September 17 Accent Inns, Burnaby Design of Theatre Motion Seating System David Lo Completed
November 18 Accent Inns, Burnaby Renewable Energy Dr. Mehrzad Tabatabaian Completed
January 30 Royal Vanc Yacht Club AGM & Dinner - Climate Change and Global Warming Prof. Andrew Weaver Completed
March 20 Holiday Inn Metrotown The Emerging Role of the Engineering Consultant - How to Find and Deliver Value John Holland, C.Eng P.Eng Completed
April 17 Holiday Inn Metrotown New Pitt River Cable-Stayed Bridge Design & Construction Craig Schaper, C.Eng P.Eng. Completed
May 15 Holiday Inn Metrotown BCSA 10 Year Strategy - as it relates to Risk Management Catherine Roome, P.Eng Completed
June 21, 24 Vancity Kingsway Successful interviewing Wilma Marais, CHRP Completed
July 27 West Vancouver BBQ with APEGBC Sea-to-Sky Bill Vaughn Completed
September 18 Vancity Kingsway Living Buildings Challenge Gregory Snaith, P.Eng Completed
October 23 Holiday Inn Metrotown Kinder Morgan Pipelines Greg Toth, P.Eng Completed
November 20 Vancity Kingsway Port Metro Vancouver Projects Matthew Walton-Knight, C.Eng Completed


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