The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC paid tribute to two outstanding women at the 2013 President’s Awards on Friday, October 25 during APEGBC’s Annual Conference and AGM. The President’s Awards recognize excellence in professional, technical and community service by APEGBC members.
C. J. Westerman Memorial Award: Dr. Diana Allen, P.Geo.
A professor of hydrology at Simon Fraser University, Dr. Diana Allen is one of the world’s leading experts on groundwater. A prominent advocate of protecting Canada’s groundwater resources, Dr. Allen was appointed to British Columbia’s Groundwater Advisory Board, where she played a key role in developing regulations and shaping public policy. Dr. Allen’s commitment to community has a global reach. She has played an integral role in two studies on groundwater usage for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. As a member of the UNESCO groundwater and climate change program, Dr. Allen assists developing countries in managing and protecting their groundwater resources and is committed to advancing the public’s recognition and understanding of hydrogeology.
D. C. Lambert Professional Service Award: Bernadette Currie, P.Eng.
For many years, Bernadette Currie has provided substantial and invaluable service to APEGBC in numerous capacities, most notably as the recent past chair of the Fraser Valley Branch and through her work with the Division for the Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geoscience, where she promoted inclusivity and diversity. Ms. Currie is also an active and inspirational member of APEGBC’s Mentoring Program. Throughout her career, she has remained a strong supporter of her professional community as a speaker at workshops and on panels in her area of expertise.
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