APEGA P.Eng. Application Tips
By: Frank Hui
On Thursday May 27th at noon, the CSCE YoPros hosted a virtual presentation by APEGA to go over the professional engineer (P.Eng.) application process with a focus on the Competency-Based Assessment section. The presentation provided information on the requirements and policies of the application process. It was well attended by both students and young professionals who are seeking to take the next step in their career!
Board Games Night at Hexagon Cafe
By: Li Wang
On July 25 at 5:30pm, CSCE YoPros met up at Hexagon BoardGame Cafe on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton to socialize and hang out with interested attendees. A couple hours of board games were played and food and drinks were available for order for those interested. Lots of awesome and new games were played and friendship was turned off during game time. CSCE YoPro and its executive committee was promoted to those who were unaware of the group.
Chase Center: A Pearl Rises from the Bay
Join us for a free evening webinar on February 17, 2022 at 6:00 PM MST!
The new home of the Golden State Warriors is in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco. Originally a shallow bay off the San Francisco Bay, the site was reclaimed in the late 1880s to early 1900s. The subsurface stratigraphy consists of poorly placed fill, weak and compressible Bay Mud, very dense Colma formation sand, moderately strong Old Bay Clay, and Franciscan bedrock. Liquefaction, lateral spreading, and consolidation are all hazards at the site. This talk will present the history of Mission Bay, subsurface conditions, geologic hazards and geotechnical issues, and the foundation solutions for support of the new Chase Center development. In addition, the presentation will provide an overlook of the construction of the shoring and foundation system for the new arena complex.
Serena Jang, PE, GE, is an Associate Principal at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. She has been at Langan for over 23 years, where she started after she earned her B.S. in Civil Engineering at UC Berkeley and her M.Eng. in Geotechnical Engineering at Cornell University. She has been fortunate to work on various projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including office and multi-use campuses, biotech laboratory buildings and infrastructure improvements. She is on the Board of Directors for ACE Mentors in the San Francisco Bay Area Region where she advocates for STEM education for Bay Area high school students.
Lori Simpson, PE, GE is a Managing Principal at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. She earned her B.S. in Civil Engineering at Stanford University and her M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering at UC Berkeley. She has over 30 years of geotechnical engineering experience in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ms. Simpson has extensive experience with deep foundations and ground improvement and has been working on projects in Mission Bay since 1991. She is on the Board of Trustees for the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) and serves on DFI’s Codes & Standards Committee and Women in Deep Foundations Committee.
Register for free here!
Bowling at Gateway Lanes
By: Li Wang
On April 11th at 5:30 PM, CSCE YoPros met up at Gateway Entertainment Center on Gateway Boulevard to socialize and hang out. A couple of games were played and food and drinks were ordered. After the event, CSCE YoPro committee members met to have a meeting and discussed future events.
Alberta Capital Region Wastewater Commission (ACRWC) Facility Tour
By: Spencer McCann
On February 23 rd at 1:30pm, CSCE YoPro's met with ACRWC Treament Facility representatives to tour the facility for educational purposes. There was an optional social meetup before the tour at Red Robin’s for those wishing to meet with tour organizers and have lunch. Attendees showed up on the Thursday afternoon for the facility tour and split into two guided groups. Afterwards attendees were treated to raffle prizes for their thanks for spending their afternoon on the tour. Special thanks to Dwayne Cikulak and Mike Darbyshire of the ACRWC Treatment Facility for taking the time to allow the CSCE Yo Pro group to tour their facility.
2017 YoPro Curling Funspiel
By: Bryce Fulton
The CSCE YoPro Third annual Curling Funspiel was a big success this year. Ten teams from across Edmonton descended on the Thistle Curling Club for a one day Bonspiel November 5th, 2016. New players were introduced to the sport of curling and taught how to throw a rock before teams began the round robin games. The teams were then seated in a competitive bracket to play down for their chance at the title and infamous YoPro PCL Cup. Indiana Stones and the Temple of Broom took home the championship in a very close final game. Thanks to the Thistle Curling Club and our prize sponsors Al-Terra Engineering, Stantec, and RJC Engineers.
Walterdale Bridge Tour
By: Spencer McCann
On October 22nd, CSCE YoPros met with representatives from the City of Edmonton to tour the new Walterdale Bridge spanning the North Saskatchewan River. The new signature arch bridge will replace the existing 103 year old truss bridge serving northbound traffic into the downtown on 105th street. Twenty attendees showed up on the Saturday morning for the bridge tour which was very informative. Afterwards attendees were treated to a friendly networking event at Central Social Hall where food was provided and door prizes awarded. Special thanks to Ryan Teplitsky from the City of Edmonton for both guiding and helping put together this tour.
YoPro Beer Review and Social
By: Michael Lee
The CSCE YoPro's were proud to kick off their first Beer Review and Social Event on September 29th at the Underground Tap & Grill. Attendees sampled beers from Parallel 49, Alley Kat and Situation amongst other local microbreweries while enjoying the company of fellow students and colleagues. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the event. Special thanks to Meagan Gebers for organizing the event remotely while working out of town.
U of A Civil Club - Annual General Meeting
By: Brittany Sutherland
On September 27th, the CSCE YoPro group paired for it's second year with the U of A Civil Engineering Club to let civil students know that the CSCE YoPro group hosts many events to help them gain industry exposure, assist in their transition to the workforce and continue networking and developing as a young professional. YoPro provided the pizza for the Civil Club’s AGM and presented itself to the students as the ‘Adult Civil Club’.
CWRA/WISER/CSCE YoPro Summer BBQ
By: Bryce Fulton
Once again the CSCE Young Professionals teamed up with the Canadian Water Resource Association (CWRA) and the Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) for a fun summer BBQ on July 14th. The BBQ was held in Hawrlek Park near the U of A. Attendee's enjoyed burgers with all the fixings along with the great company of other Engineers both in school and industry. Even though mother nature decided to rain on us for the duration of the event, we were able to have a turnout of around 45 people! Thanks to all those who came out to support the BBQ including the organizers who made the event possible!
As the CSCE Edmonton Young Professional Chair, I would like to welcome you to our webpage. We have recently updated our calendar in order to provide with the the easiest possible way for you to keep updated with our events! We are looking forward to providing a variety of events for you to meet other young professionals across the Civil Engineering industry. See the array of events below that we hosted last year. Please feel free to contact us if you have any ideas or suggestions for future events.
Bryce Fulton - YoPro Chair
Student/Young Professional Billiards Tournament
By: Bryce Fulton
The CSCE Young Professionals teamed up with the Civil and Environmental Student Society to host the first Student/Young Professionals Billiard Tournament at Deweys on Campus, March 16th. The tournament sold out and a total of 32 Young Professionals and Students were in attendance. Teams of 2 played for the coveted PCL YoPro Cup. Door Prizes were awarded throughout the event with the winners "Team SWAG" taking home the cup. Second prize went to the "RJC Structural" team. Tony Te took home the cash prize for the individual night draw event. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported this event.
YoPro Speed Mentoring Session
By: Bryce Fulton
The CSCE Young Professionals held their Third Annual YoPro Speed Mentoring Session on January 26th in the Solarium at the U of A's ETLC building. The SPeed Mentoring Session is the Young Professional's staple event where industry professionals are able to impart their wisdom on those new to and entering the industry. The event is set up in a format similar to that of speed dating, Mentors stay in place while every 3 minutes the young professionals shift chairs around them. Each mentee is able to ask any questions they would like to have input from industry professionals from. Overall the event went very well and both mentor and mentee's were able to say that they were able to learn something from the event and hope to return again next year.
By: Bryce Fulton
On Saturday November 7th. The CSCE Young Professionals held their 2nd Annual Curling Funspiel at the Thistle Curling Club. Ten teams of four competed for the glory to hoist the PCL YoPro Cup. This year the Curling Funspiel was sponsored by PCL Construction, CAP Management Services, and Al-terra Engineering. Scores were determined by drawing a card from an envelope which flipped the conventional scoring system on its head. "Curl Me Maybe" took home the Grand Prize and was added to the PCL YoPro Cup. Second place went to the "Stones of Anarchy" and "Holy Sheets" took home the Best Costume Prize. Prizes were also given out for the Best Wipeout, as well as the Players Choice award. Overall the curlers all had a great time and many memories and smiles resulted from the tournament.
CSCE / CEA North East Anthony Henday Tour
By: Spencer McCann
On Saturday September 3rd, The CSCE YoPros in collaboration with the Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) Young Professionals conducted a tour of the Northeast portion of the Anthony Henday Drive, which is currently under construction. Attendees of the tour were guided by AECOM’s Justin Patzer who has been working on the project. Alberta Transportations Bill Vander Meer and AECOM’s Ferhan Bhanji were in attendance to answer additional questions about the project. The NE Anthony Henday Drive Project includes a total of 47 bridge structures and 27 km of six to eight lane divided roadway which provided plenty of interesting information for the attendees. The tour was followed by a networking social at Central Social Hall on Jasper Ave where tour attendees enjoyed drinks and appetizers. Special Thanks to Spencer McCann, Justin Patzer, Ahreum Lee, Brittany Sutherland, and Bryce Fulton for their help organizing the event.
U of A Civil Club Annual General Meeting
By: Courtney Beamish
To start of the 2015-16 school year the CSCE Young Professionals teamed up with the University of Alberta’s Civil and Environmental Students Society for their annual general meeting (AGM). The CSCE provided the students with pizza and drinks, while informing them about the events and opportunities offered by the CSCE (including Free student memberships!), a new initiative implemented this year by the CSCE. Special thanks to Courtney Beamish, Bryce Fulton, Dimple Ji and Nikko Aranas for their help organizing this collaboration.
CSCE / CWRA Summer BBQ
By: Bryce Fulton
On July 21st The CSCE YoPros joined up with the Canadian Water Resource Association(CWRA) to host our first Summer BBQ. The BBQ was held in Emily Murphy Park near the U of A. Attendees enjoyed Burgers and all the fixings along with great company. The BBQ was a huge success with almost 40 people in attendance. Many of the attendees stuck around and friendly games of Nerf football and Frisbee erupted. Special thanks to all the organizers who made the event possible.
Rogers Place Arena Tour
By: Matthew Lui
On May 8th 2015, a group of twenty CSCE YoPros were fortunate enough to be able to take a tour new downtown arena being constructed by PCL Construction Management. After the safety orientation, we travelled to the depths and peaks of the new home for the Edmonton Oilers. For some of us, it would be the only time that we would be able to check out the executive parking underneath the facility and Oiler’s changing room, workout facility and lounge. We then got a look at the work going on at the actual rink and seating area where fans will be cheering on McDavid and having the opportunity to see all the steel and concrete work that is being done and getting a great view of the downtown core. Overall, it was a great tour hosted by PCL Construction and a change to see the work in progress of the most superior facility of its type in the NHL family.
As the CSCE Edmonton Young Professional Co-Chairs, we would like to welcome you to our brand new webpage. We are looking forward to providing a variety of events for you to meet other young professionals across the Civil Engineering industry. Please feel free to contact us if you have any ideas or suggestions for events.
Bryce and Brittany!