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Dr. Hamid Ghanbari, P.Eng.
EduBuild Solutions Ltd.

Pathway to Registration as a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist in British Columbia

Sat May 28 2022 21:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Please join the Iranian Engineers of BC Association (IEBCA) in an informative in-person presentation by Dr. Hamid Ghanbari, P.Eng. from EduBuild Solutions. The presentation is in English and members of Engineers and Geoscientists BC may claim 1.5 Continuing Education (CE) Hours for attending the event.

Engineering is a self-regulated profession in Canada, and it is regulated under provincial and territorial law by the engineering regulators, with the foremost purpose of ensuring public safety. In British Columbia (BC), this is the Engineers and Geoscientists BC that has a legislated mandate (Professional Governance Act, PGA) to define the requirements for admission, verify the qualification of engineering professionals (as well as firms) against the requirements, and grant them a licence to practise in their specialized field(s) of engineering.

This presentation provides an overview of the application process for registering as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) with Engineers and Geoscientists BC. The registration requirements are reviewed, and tips are provided for fulfilling the requirements. A special emphasis is placed on the Competency Experience Reporting System, where applicants present their engineering experience as one of the major requirements. Applying the knowledge gained through his mentoring of P.Eng./P.Geo./EIT/GIT applicants in the past few years, the presenter will provide various tips on how to avoid pitfalls and to improve registration applications. A Q/A session at the end of the presentation will provide an opportunity for the audience to receive answers to their questions from the presenter.

This presentation is relevant for engineering students and engineering graduates (both locally and internationally trained), Member-in-Training (EIT/GIT) as well as supervisors and mentors to learn about the professional registration process.

Please Note:
1) Release of liability, waiver of claims, assumption of risks and indemnity agreement: By registering to attend the event, you agree that:
a. You will refrain from attending the event, should you suspect that your attendance might impose any risk (e.g., due to COVID-19 matters) to the health of other attendees.
b. You agree to bring and wear a mask during the event.
b. You waive or give up certain legal rights, including the right sue IEBCA and its staff and volunteers for neglect, breach of contract or liability legislation or claim compensation following an accident or unexpected illness.
2) On the day of the event, the admission to the presentation room starts at 1:45pm, and the presentation starts at 2:00pm sharp. During this time (1:45 -2:00), the audience will have a chance to network with each other. Further networking opportunity will be provided at the end of the event.

Registration Fee:
$5 for IEBCA Members, who pre-register online (by 11:59pm on Friday, May 27)
$10 for Non-Members, who pre-register online (by 11:59pm on Friday, May 27)

Note: for those missing online registration and choosing the walk-in registration instead, space permitting, a $5 extra charge will be applied to the above (paid with credit card, cash, or e-transfer at the registration desk on the day of the event).

Schedule of the Program:
1:45 – 2:00 pm – Check-in & Networking
2:00 – 3:00 pm – Presentation
3:00 – 3:15 pm – Q/A Session
3:15 – 3:30 pm – Networking & Experience Sharing


Arbutus Room, Delbrook Community Recreation Center
851 W Queens Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7N 4E3

About the Speaker:

Hamid Ghanbari, Ph.D., P.Eng.
EduBuild Solutions Ltd.

Dr. Hamid Ghanbari, P.Eng. has received education in architectural, building, and civil engineering fields, with specialization in building engineering and project management. He was educated in Shahid Beheshti University (B.Arch.Eng.), Concordia University (M.Eng.), and University of British Columbia (Ph.D.). He is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC. He has accumulated about 40 years of work experience in project management and building design as well as in research, teaching, and curriculum development in Canadian universities and colleges. About three quarters of his work experience has been in Canada.

Along with his professional work practice, Hamid has also been contributing his knowledge and experience to the community in a volunteering capacity. Since 2006, he has been sitting on various committees, boards, and councils in a number professional, governmental, and community organizations, including Engineers and Geoscientists BC, City of Richmond, Vancouver Coastal Health, Iranian Engineers of BC Association (IEBCA), BC Building Envelope Council (BCBEC), and Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair (GVRSF). He has also been mentoring P.Eng./P.Geo./EIT/GIT applicants since 2015, and he was the receiver of 2021 Mentor of The Year Award from Engineers and Geoscientists BC. At present, he is serving as the President of IEBCA.

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