Megan Pate is the City of Vancouver’s Design Manager for the new $400 million Northeast False Creek Viaducts Removal and Replacement Project. In her current role, she works to ensure that the streets will be accessible to all users and that underground infrastructure will be functional and resilient now and in the future. Megan leads the design team, which involves collaborating with 35 City of Vancouver asset engineers and the coordination of 12 third-party design teams for the delivery of this project.

Megan is passionate about her mentoring and career awareness volunteer work, and feels it is important to share her experience as an engineer with youth, particularly young women, in hopes of encouraging them to consider a career in engineering or geoscience. She believes that engineering requires creative thinking and teamwork and that it is important to ensure that opportunities are available and accommodating for people of all different backgrounds and perspectives. She also relaunched the City of Vancouver’s Engineering Department Mentoring Program so that staff would have the support they need to discuss their challenges and successes. Her hope is that more young people learn about engineering so that they can make an informed decision on whether or not it would be a good career for them.

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