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What does the Engineers Canada Board do?

The Board is Engineers Canada’s governing body. It is responsible for ensuring appropriate organizational performance by:

  • Setting strategic direction for the organization that will meet the needs of the engineering regulators
  • Creating written governing policies that address how the organization, and the Board itself, shall function
  • Monitoring the Chief Executive Officer to ensure organizational performance .
  • Making decisions related to the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board and the Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board.
  • Attracting and inspiring volunteers.

Who does the Engineers Canada Board report to?

The Board reports to the engineering regulators, who are the owners of Engineers Canada.

Who are the members of the Engineers Canada Board?

Our Board is comprised of volunteer directors and one advisor from the Chief Executive Officers’ Group. Directors are volunteer representatives of Canada's engineering regulators.

2020-2021 Engineers Canada Board

Directors

portrait Jean BoudreauJean Boudreau, FEC, P.Eng.
President
New Brunswick
Principal/Senior Transportation Engineer, GEMTEC Limited

Ms. Boudreau graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree.  A senior engineer and principal  consultant at GEMTEC Limited, she has over thirty years’ experience in civil engineering, highway planning and design and civil construction projects with the largest portion of her work over the last twenty-five years comprised of highway and hydraulic structures design projects.

Ms. Boudreau has been an active volunteer in a variety of community as well as professional organizations. As the Director for Engineers Canada from New Brunswick, she is a member of the executive for the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (APEGNB). She has served on the Board for GEMTEC Limited and for the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – New Brunswick (ACEC-NB) and has twice served on the board for the New Brunswick Research and Productivity Council. She has served on APEGNB Council (2009 – 2014) including a year as president and has been serving on various APEGNB committees since 1991.

 

Danny ChuiDanny Chui, FEC, P.Eng.
Ontario
President-Elect 
Manager, Capital Works, Exhibition Place

Danny Chui is a Professional Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Canada since 2009, working in the capacity of Manager, Capital Works Department with the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place, City of Toronto.  He is responsible for the planning, budgeting, programming, implementing, managing and administrating of the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place annual Capital Works Program and undertaking major construction support and advisory functions.

Mr. Chui is a sought-after speaker at meetings and conferences focused on construction matters and the tendering process.  He was selected recently as Executive Director (Volunteer Position) for the Ontario Construction Users Council.

Mr. Chui graduated from the University of Calgary where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and Personnel Management Certificate from Humber College.  He recently obtained a Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership from York University.  He had been collectively served on PEO council for 7 terms as elected by members, the West Central Regional Councillor.  Together with his services as Mississauga Chapter Executive prior to his involvement in PEO Council, he received a 25-year service award from PEO Council and from the Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration 2 years ago.  He had also been elected by PEO council to be one of its Engineers Canada Directors for a 3-year term and he is also an active Board member of the Ontario Construction Users Council for over 25 years.

 

portrait photoDavid T. Lynch, PhD, DSc(Hon.), FCAE, FEC, FEIC, FCIC, FGC (Hon.), P.Eng.
Past President
Alberta
Professor Emeritus (Chemical Engineering), University of Alberta

 

David Lynch received his Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick (1977) followed by a PhD from the University of Alberta (1982) focused on the areas of catalysis and chemical reactor engineering. He is Professor Emeritus (Chemical Engineering) at the University of Alberta following 36 years as a faculty member including 21 years as Dean of Engineering (1994-2015). During his service as Dean, engineering undergraduate and graduate student enrolments doubled and quadrupled, respectively, to a total of over 6,000 students with over 18,000 engineering graduates, over 270 new engineering professors were hired, over 50 Chair positions (endowed, industrial and government funded) were established, and five large, new buildings were constructed for engineering education and research.

An active volunteer with the engineering profession, David served on the APEGA Board of Examiners for 21 years, the APEGA Nominating Committee, and other APEGA committees. He was a member of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board for 11 years, including serving as the Vice-Chair, Chair and Past-Chair during his final 5 years (2002-2007) on the CEAB. Associated with membership on the Engineers Canada Board, David participates in all APEGA Council meetings.

David serves on a number of boards of directors including the German Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research, the Pure North S’Energy Foundation, and he is a member of several other advisory committees and boards.

 

portrait photoKathy Baig, MBA, FIC, ing.
Quebec

Kathy Baig has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from HEC Montréal.

She has over 10 years of engineering experience, as an infrastructure and construction project manager, as well as an engineering, process and product research and development project officer.

Kathy Baig is the fourth woman to be elected to the presidency of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, and the first to be elected by members through universal suffrage in 2016. She joined the OIQ in 2013 as a Board member and soon thereafter held the offices of Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, First Vice President of the Board of Directors and Chair of the OIQ’s Transformation Committee.

Proud of being an engineer and of promoting excellence, Kathy Baig is actively involved in the profession as a member of the boards of directors of Engineers Canada and the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montreal.

 

portrait photoMaxime Belletête, ing.
Quebec
Industrial Director, EXP

Maxime Belletête holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and has spent more than 11 years as a manager in engineering and construction. Initially hired as a site supervisor, he climbed the engineering ladder and has worked on several in several municipal infrastructure and industrial engineering projects, developing the design of municipal multi-disciplinary projects and managing the engineering and construction of various worksites. Following this experience, he was promoted to Industrial Director at EXP and now collaborates in business development.

Proud of his profession and concerned about the importance of commitment, Maxime joined the OIQ Board of directors in 2018 as a director and is active in several committees. He also worked as an administrator for the Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Drummondville.  He is currently completing his training as a Corporate Coach in Neuro-Linguistic Programming in order to obtain the status of certified coach.

 

Christian BelliniChristian Bellini, FEC, P.Eng.
Ontario
Principal, Blackwell Structural Engineers

Mr. Bellini graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1994 with a B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering with an option in Management Science. He began his engineering career in 1995 at a small structural engineering firm called Blackwell. Today he is a principal at the same firm, now with over 50 employees, offices in Toronto, Waterloo, Victoria, and Halifax, and an international portfolio of projects. The firm has a high level of engineering engagement at all levels, which allows him to carry out engineering design on a daily basis in addition to his administrative duties.  

On the academic front, since 2014 Mr. Bellini has taught structures courses at the University of Waterloo and has guest lectured at Laurentian University. He is also frequently invited to be a guest critic at the architecture departments of University of Toronto, Ryerson University, and Dalhousie University. 

Since 2005, Mr. Bellini has volunteered extensively with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). At PEO, he has served on many committees and taskforces and most recently held a seat on PEO Council. Since 2009, he has also contributed to various Engineers Canada initiatives, including competency-based assessment and the Canadian Framework for Licensure.

 

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Victor Benz, FEC, FGC (hon.), P.Eng.
Alberta
Retired engineer, APEGA volunteer

Victor received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1976 and registered as a Professional Engineer with APEGA in early 1979.  His 40-year career has spanned Canadian oil refining and fertilizer manufacture, international hydrometallurgical base metal recovery, and Alberta’s coal and power industries.  Over the last ten years of his working career he managed his own engineering consultancy. 

Over the same period, Victor has volunteered his time with numerous organizations. Most notably, over a 30-year span, he has served the APEGA as a member of the Investigative and Discipline Committee, the Appeal Board, the Joint Appeal Board, and a number of special committees. This includes a ten-year stint as Chair of APEGA’s Appeal Board.

His love of sports led to coaching both hockey and ringette, and to many years as a Ringette Alberta referee, culminating in several years as the Zone 5 Referee-In-Chief.

Victor currently also serves as Environment Chair for the Alberta Fish and Game Association and Membership Chair for the Wildwood and District Rod and Gun Club.

 

Jeff CardJeff Card, FEC, P.Eng.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Senior Buildings Manager – Bell Canada

Mr. Card graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 2004 and has been employed by the Buildings Engineering Department of Bell Canada since graduation. He began his career with cycle charge replacement work on remote helicopter sites in Labrador, followed by general buildings infrastructure lifecycle lifecycle work throughout Newfoundland and Labrador until 2010. Mr. Card was then given the opportunity to lead the Atlantic Canada Bell Mobility civil construction team for three years, where he helped roll out the HSPA network as well as the initial offering of LTE cellular in Atlantic Canada. Following work in cellular, Mr. Card was moved into a Datacenter program/project management role, where he helped build growth and sustain projects including the first Uptime Certified Tier III Datacenter in Atlantic Canada. Mr. Card currently maintains an overall program and projects level view for all buildings-related work in Atlantic Canada.

Prior to being elected to the Engineers Canada Board, Mr. Card served two terms with the PEGNL Board, first as a Director from 2010 to 2013 and then as Vice-Chair, Chair, and Past Chair from 2014 to 2017. Mr. Card has also served a term on the Board of the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Safety Association.

 

Justin Dunn, FEC, P.Eng.
Prince Edward Island
Director, Facilities Management, Holland College

Mr. Dunn graduated from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS) with a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering. Justin holds the position of Director of Facilities Management at Holland College, and is responsible for campus development planning and implementation, maintenance, grounds, security, and custodial operations. 

Mr. Dunn has two decades of experience in the food manufacturing, information technology, and post-secondary education settings in a host of rewarding and challenging projects and initiatives. Mr. Dunn has served on the board of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) New Brunswick and the Prince Edward Island chapter, and on the executive of the Atlantic Canadian chapter of APPA.

Mr. Dunn has been highly involved with Engineers PEI for well over a decade, and has served on various committees throughout the years.  He served as President of Engineers PEI in 2014-2015, and is currently the Chair of the Act Review Committee.

 

portrait photoDwayne Gelowitz, FEC, FGC (Hon.), P.Eng.
Saskatchewan
Senior Principal, Infrastructure, Clifton Associates Ltd.

Mr. Gelowitz is currently a Senior Principal, Infrastructure for Clifton Associates Ltd. in Regina, Saskatchewan. He has been involved in the assessment, design and construction of infrastructure projects for the past 30 years. Dwayne obtained a B.A.Sc. in Regional Systems Engineering from the University of Regina in 1988.

Dwayne has been an active volunteer with APEGS including the roles of President (2013-2014), Chair of the Professional Development Committee, member of the Limited Member Task Group and as an Engineer-in-Training Mentor. He was awarded the designation of Fellow of Engineers Canada in 2009 and an honorary Fellow of Geoscientists Canada in 2015.

Dwayne is a Past President (1995-1996) of the Regina Engineering Society. He has also been actively involved with the Consulting Engineers of Saskatchewan as Chair (2003-2004), a member of the Environment/Water Resources Committee, and Co-Chair of the CES/Government of Saskatchewan Task Force with the mandate to standardize Professional Service Agreements and Methods of Procuring Engineering Services. In 2008, Dwayne also served as Chair of the Annual Conference for Western Canada Water in Regina.

 

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Nancy Hill, B.A.Sc., LL.B., FCAE, FEC, P. Eng.
Ontario
Founding Partner, Hill & Schumacher

Nancy Hill is an engineer, lawyer, patent agent, and trademark agent. She is a founding partner of the firm Hill & Schumacher. For over 25 years, Hill has been managing intellectual property rights for clients worldwide, including many universities across Canada. Hill’s areas of focus are robotics, structural steel, healthcare, and green energy, and many of her clients have gone on to win prestigious awards for their innovations. 

Hill has been an active volunteer throughout her career, contributing at PEO, universities, and other STEM organizations. She has a long history of volunteering at PEO where she served on a wide variety of committees, task forces, and Council. She was elected as the 100th president of PEO (2019-2020). Hill has worked tirelessly to effect positive change within PEO, and was instrumental in amending the Professional Engineers Act to include harassment as part of the definition of professional misconduct and in instituting term limits for all elected councillors. 

In 2008 she was invested as a Companion in the Order of Honour. In 2014, she was inducted as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and in 2017, she was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.

 

portrait photoJeff Holm, FEC, FGC (Hon), P.Eng.
British Columbia
Senior Infrastructure Manager (retired), Allnorth Consultants Limited

Jeff Holm graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor of applied science in Civil Engineering.  He retired in 2019 after a 38-year career specializing in land and resource development.

Jeff served on the council of Engineers and Geoscientists BC from 2002 to 2013 and was President 2011–2012. He chaired and served on many committees including registration, governance and joint practice boards. He is currently appointed as liaison to the Canadian Engineering Qualification Board.

Mr. Holm earned Director Accreditation from Dalhousie University in 2010 and is a member of the Institute for Corporate Directors.  He previously served as Vice Chair for Interior Savings Credit Union and has served on the Board of the BC Central Stabilization Credit Union as well as advising the BC Financial Institutions Commission.

 

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Sudhir Jha, P.Eng.
Northwest Territories
Manager, Risk management, Government of NWT

Sudhir Kumar Jha has served the Canadian engineering profession for more than 18 years and is currently Manager, Risk Management & Safety for the Department of Infrastructure, and Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). He moved to this position after six years as GNWT Manager, Community Infrastructure Planning. 

Jha volunteers extensively professionally and personally, and has been recognized with several awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, for his outstanding volunteer contributions. He has also received Fellowship designations from Engineers Canada and CIQS. 

Jha earned an M.Eng. (Civil) from Concordia University and has diplomas in arbitration, construction estimating, and software technology. Additionally, he has completed risk management and business analysis courses at George Washington University.   

Jha is serving, or has served, on the boards of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG), the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) - Prairies & Northwest Territories, the Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM), Canadian Regulatory Council of Plumbing, Smart Communities Society and Skills Canada NWT. He is also a member of Asset Management Canada, APEGA, PEO, and the Project Management Institute.  

 

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Tim Joseph, Ph.D., FCIM, P.Eng.
Alberta
Principal Engineer, JPI Mine Equipment & Engineering

Dr. Joseph is the former Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering, and Professor, Mining Engineering, at the University of Alberta. He is also Director of the Alberta Equipment – Ground Interactions Syndicate (AEGIS) research program.  He will continue as Professor Emeritus, Mining Engineering effective July 2020.   

Dr. Joseph continues in engineering practice as Principal Engineer, JPI Mine Equipment & Engineering, servicing the global mining industry and its mining equipment manufacturers. The firm is active on four continents, providing operational focused solutions and professional development. Since 2015, Joseph has been active in working with Canada’s missions to Latin America, enhancing and promoting environment and community, as well as responsible mining education and activities. 

A past Vice-President of APEGA and Ambassador  of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Dr. Joseph is a recipient of the SMART Distinguished Service Award, the CIM Distinguished Service Medal, and the CIM Past President’s Medal for contributions to the global mining industry and mining engineering education. 

 

Carole LamotheCarole Lamothe, ing.
Quebec
Director of major projects, Société de transport de Montréal 

Carole Lamothe holds a Bachelor's degree in Construction Engineering from the École de technologie supérieure de Montréal and has many years of experience in the field of civil engineering, specializing in aggregates and bituminous coated materials. She has progressively undertaken the roles of project manager, quarry manager, and agency director. Ms. Lamothe has managed numerous major construction projects in Québec.

Proud to be an engineer, Carole Lamothe is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and serves on several OIQ committees. She is also involved with organizations that promote women in construction and acts as a mentor.

 

Dawn Nedohin-MacekDawn Nedohin-Macek, FEC, P.Eng.
Manitoba
Transmission Services & Compliance Department Manager, Manitoba Hydro

Ms. Nedohin-Macek graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. She has worked for Manitoba Hydro since graduation in a variety of roles, and is currently the Transmission Services and Compliance Department Manager.  Transmission Services and Compliance is a highly specialized department responsible for the strategy and business plans for efficient, safe, reliable, regulatory compliant utilization of the transmission system promoting revenue enhancements and the managing the North American Electric Reliability Commission (NERC) Regulatory Compliance Program.

Ms. Nedohin-Macek served as President of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba from 2012 to 2013 and has been active in many of its committees, most recently the Public Interest Review Committee.

Ms. Nedohin-Macek is also the recent past Chair of the University of Manitoba Alumni Association and lends her time to various other organizations including the Canadian Cancer Society, WISE Kid-Netic Energy, and the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Engineering.

 

Kelly ReidKelly Reid, P. Eng., IACCM CCMP
Ontario
Section Manager, Quality Engineering, Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG)

Kelly Reid has served on the PEO Council as both a vice president (appointed) and councillor-at-large. She graduated first division from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton with a bachelor of applied science in chemical engineering, nuclear and power plant option. She has over 20 years of nuclear engineering experience and has worked at Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Nuclear Safety Solutions Limited, and Ontario Power Generation. At Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (NGS), she provided technical support to assess and manage nuclear safety risks. In 2004, she was recognized with a Chief Nuclear Officer award for dedication and commitment. She was responsible for a large portion of the Integrated Safety Review to support Darlington Refurbishment and she managed a variety of important contracts for the Darlington refurbishment project. She is currently working in quality engineering with her prime role being to increase proficiency in the Darlington Refurbishment Engineering Division. In 2003, she represented her colleagues during the successful negotiation of the first NSS-Society collective agreement. In 2009, she attended the World Nuclear University Summer Institute at Oxford University. In 2018, she presented her abstract on engineering proficiency at the International Conference on Quality, Leadership, and Management in the Nuclear Industry. 

 

Changiz SadrChangiz Sadr, FEC, P.Eng., CISSP (GDPR), TOGAF
Ontario
Mentor, Coach, Educator, Public Speaker, Consultant

Changiz Sadr is a Telecommunications Engineer. Prior to his recent retirement, he was practising in areas of Communications Infrastructure Engineering and Cyber Security for several years and has been recognized with many prestigious professional achievement awards, such as the Most Dedicated Communications Engineering Consultant in Ontario (Corporate Vision Magazine's Canadian Business Awards 2019) and Industry Excellence Award Finalist for Telecom Professional of the Year in 2008 (Authority of Telecom Management Practice).

Changiz joined the Emerging Disciplines Task Force of PEO in 2008 as the industry SME and led the Communications Infrastructure Engineering (CIE) group of this task force as the vice chair until 2011. During this time, he and his team created the CBK for CIE and presented to PEO Council. As its result, CIE became the 32nd engineering discipline in Ontario. Changiz has served PEO for over 20 years including PEO Council from 2013 to 2017, Executive Committee, Chair of Regional Councillors Committee, and also on chapter and several different committees such as Finance, Audit, Discipline, ERC. He has also served four years on Council of OACETT.

He has received numerous awards including the Canada Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers, PEO Order of Honour Award, and five Ontario Volunteer Service Awards.

 

Jane TinkJane Tink, FEC, FGC (Hon.), P.Eng.
Alberta
President, Consult Tink Inc.

With a degree in civil engineering and further training in chemical, production, and reservoir engineering plus business and governance training, Jane has enjoyed over 30 years of diversified experience in the oil and gas industry. In 1994, she joined Ryder Scott Company when they opened their Canadian office. There she was a team leader, APEGA Responsible Member, and primary contact for clients both domestically and internationally.

Tink has coordinated and been the lead engineer for projects around the world, including South America, Russia, China, Australia, New Zealand, and throughout North America. During this time, she also lived at and operated a cattle ranch, where she gained a better appreciation of the economic and environmental sustainability challenges of maintaining a safe and secure food chain. She is currently President of Consult Tink Inc. and runs a ranch south of Okotoks with the help of her son. She has been an active volunteer since childhood and has volunteered with APEGA since the early 1980s, including serving on the APEGA Council from 2004 to 2007 and in several other roles, including chair of the Audit Committee and the Aboriginal Committee. She served as the 98th President of APEGA.

 

portrait photoRichard Trimble, FEC, P.Eng.
Yukon
Principal Consultant – Tetra Tech Canada, Arctic Region, Engineering Practice

Mr. Trimble is a graduate of Queen’s University at Kingston, with a B.Sc. in geological engineering and an M.Sc. (Eng.) in civil engineering.  He has worked his entire career with Tetra Tech Canada (formerly EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.) specializing in geotechnical and permafrost engineering.  Over the past 42 years he has worked on site investigations and permafrost foundation designs from Alaska to Baffin Island. His volunteer work with APEY started in 1984, progressing through Vice-President, President, Past-President, Chair of the Nominating Committee, Newsletter Editor, Registrar, and presently Deputy Registrar.  He served a term on the Engineers Canada Qualifications Board in the early 2000’s and participated in National Admission and National Discipline/Enforcement Officials meetings from 2000 to 2015. His volunteer efforts were recognized by Engineers Yukon in 2012 with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal.

He is also active in the Whitehorse community, coaching and refereeing soccer in several Arctic Winter Games, volunteering as Provincial Representative for Men’s soccer in several Canada Summer Games, for Alpine Skiing in the 2007 Canada Winter Games held in Whitehorse, and was on the organizing committee and participated in the 2013 and 2015 Canadian Master’s Curling Championships.

 

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Nicolas Turgeon, M.Sc. EMBA, ing.
Québec
Director, Investissement Québec - CRIQ

Nicolas Turgeon holds a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Laval University (Quebec) in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Switzerland), a Master's degree in civil engineering (environmental option) and a Master's degree in business administration, management for practicing executives (EMBA), also from Laval University. He has more than 20 years of experience as a technical expert in the field of industrial innovation (Air and Climate Change) and as a manager of teams of environmental and technological knowledge professionals at the Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (now Investissement Québec).

Nicolas was elected as a director of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec in 2017. A member of several committees at the OIQ, he has been President of the Professional Development Committee since 2018.

Proud to be an engineer, Nicolas is actively involved in Quebec's innovation ecosystem as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Réseau Environnement, the largest group of environmental professionals in Quebec. He was president of the Association for the Prevention of Air and Soil Contamination (APCAS-A&WMA Quebec Chapter) from 2016-2020. He also acts as a mentor for the next generation, a subject that is particularly close to his heart for the future of the profession.

 

Michael WrinchMichael Wrinch, PhD, FEC, P.Eng. ICD.D
British Columbia
President, Hedgehog Technologies Inc.

Michael Wrinch received his PhD from the University of British Columbia and his B.A.Sc and M.A.Sc. from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has been the president of Hedgehog Technologies, an electrical engineering consulting company, for over 18 years.
 
Dr. Wrinch is an experienced company leader and professional electrical engineer specializing in energy delivery and safety-critical systems. He has designed rail systems, roller coasters, solar farms, natural gas infrastructure, and electric submarines. He is also certified by TÜV Rheinland out of Germany for safety-instrumented systems design.

Dr. Wrinch is the past-president and councillor of Engineering and Geoscientists BC and a fellow of Engineers Canada. He has served on multiple boards and most recently received his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. 

 

Chris ZinckChris Zinck, FEC, P.Eng.
Nova Scotia
President, Zinck Computer Group

Chris Zinck has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (1981) from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Engineering (1983) from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. With over 35 years of computer and software engineering experience, he has owned and operated Zinck Computer Group (Dartmouth, NS) since 1986. As president, he has developed and managed hundreds of business automation and IT projects. In 2017, he formed Zinck Engineering and has designed and built a smart grid control system for electric thermal storage devices.

Chris has been a volunteer with Engineers Nova Scotia since 1996. In 1999, he became a member of the Board of Examiners and has served as chair for two separate terms. He has served on Engineers Nova Scotia’s Council and as president (2016-2017). In 2004, he joined the Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board (CEQB) and later became chair of the CEQB and Engineers Canada Board advisor. He received Engineers Nova Scotia J.D. Fraser Service Award in 2009.

Advisor

Kimberley KingKimberley King, FEC (Hon.) 
Executive Director and Director of Registration, Engineers Yukon

Ms. King is the Executive Director and Director of Registration for Engineers Yukon. During her fourteen years with the Association she has been a member of several Engineers Yukon committees including the Continuing Professional Development Committee and the Professional Practice Task Force.  She has over thirty years experience in financial administration and banking having worked at Yukon Soccer as Executive Director, Klondike Motors as Business Manager, and both BMO and CIBC as a Financial Services Manager.

Kim is Chair of the Chief Executive Officers Group as well as the National Admissions Officials Group and is a member of the National Practice Officials Group.

Ms. King has been an active volunteer within her community and nationally for over thirty years, serving as a member of the Canada Soccer National Competitions Committee, DAC Finance Scouts Canada Group Yukon, Team Yukon Mission Staff member for a variety of sports at multiple Arctic Winter & Canada Summer Games, and either Canada Soccer or Yukon Provincial Representative at multiple National Soccer Championships.
 

Chief Executive Officer

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Gerard McDonald, MBA, P.Eng., ICD.D
Chief Executive Officer, Engineers Canada

Mr. McDonald obtained his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo and complimented this with a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Ottawa.

Prior to joining Engineers Canada, Mr. McDonald was Registrar of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), after spending over 31 years in the Public Service of Canada. While with the Public Service, he worked primarily in the transportation sector, where he held various positions including Assistant Deputy Minister of Safety and Security at Transport Canada; Executive Director of the Transportation Safety Board; Director General of Marine Safety at Transport Canada; and Director of Regulatory Affairs at the Privy Council Office.

 

Secretary to the Board

Evelyn Spence, LLB
Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ms. Spence is a lawyer and member of the senior leadership team at Engineers Canada. Before moving into the role as in-house counsel with a provincial regulatory body in 2011, Ms. Spence worked as part of a busy commercial litigation group in a mid-sized Toronto law firm.  

 Ms. Spence is committed to serving her community and shares her time, skills and experience with a number of diverse organizations. She currently acts as a part-time adjudicator with the Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal and is a director on the Ottawa Department of Medicine and Volunteer Ottawa Boards. She has served as the Complaints Review Councillor and as a member of the Discipline Committee with Professional Engineers of Ontario, and, for the past three years, has held a position on the Elections Committee of the Immigrations Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.

For more information

For more information contact Christina Mash, Governance Administrator at christina.mash@engineerscanada.ca