Issue - February 2009

Dear CSCE Members in Vancouver Area,

In this issue,
  1. BCIT Professional Night on THU, 5 FEB
  2. BC Schools Outreach Initiative
  3. Other Upcoming Stuffs
  4. Membership


1. BCIT Professional Night on 6:30-9:30 PM, THU, 5 February 2009

The purpose of this event is to give professionals opportunity to network and discuss career paths with students.

The event also allows students to develop a better understanding of the Civil Engineering Industry.

The evening will include complimentary hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and a cash bar.


This invitation is extended to

all Civil Engineering Professionals, CSCE Student Members, Faculty & Industry Representatives.


For further enquiries and RSVP, please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2. BC Schools Outreach Initiative
A member of the CSCE Vancouver Section Executive and Professor of Civil Engineering in the UBC, Dr Carlos Ventura has been volunteering in the past to develop methods and guidelines for the seismic retrofit of school buildings in BC. We thought there is an opportunity to build on that relationship by offering to send "goodwill ambassadors" to the schools during the spring/summer time.

Each year, groups of junior and high school students from across BC participate in arranged trips to universities to learn about different career aspects. This time, we are contemplating sending groups of Civil Engineers, on behalf of the CSCE, to schools to offer presentations on various facets and prospects of a career in Civil Engineering. Such presentations could include anything related to your job, company projects, and other related tips and tricks to help garner a positive impression of the Civil Engineering profession in BC.

Please come forward with your great ideas and volunteer spirits and the CSCE Vancouver will do whatever it can to make it happen. We may be able to cost-share and we will definitely liaise with the Ministry of Education, government bodies, APEGBC and other similar socieites to facilitate such goodwill trips.

We look forward to hearing from you in this interesting venture at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

3. Other Upcoming Stuffs
  • To allow for the BCIT Professional Night on Thursday, 5 February 2009, we postponed our planned CSCE Wine and Cheese Event towards the end of October 2009. It will be a networking event open for all but only CSCE members including Fellow Members, Regular Members, and Student Members.
  • Our efforts to ogranize a CSCE Golf Tournament in the summer of 2009 are ongoing. We will keep you posted with the details as they develop.
  • The UBC Student Chapter is planning a Professional Night Event sometime in March 2009. We will update you shortly on the exact dates.
  • We also offer to advertise any interesting events organized by similar societies in our website for free. Please keep visiting our website at,

4. Membership 
Being a CSCE member is a great way to advance your professional knowledge and network. There is strength in numbers - by increasing our membership base we can become a louder voice on matters relevant to the profession. Please spread the word to your colleagues.

Please visit and refer to your friends the CSCE National Website Membership page

We also highly welcome interested volunteers to serve in the Vancouver Section Executive Committee. 

Please feel free to contact us anytime at: c This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sincerely Yours,
CSCE Vancouver Section Executive Committee
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