Thank you for nominating me for the 2013 APEGBC Council. I look forward with anticipation to this natural next step in my service to British Columbia and to the engineering and geoscience professions.
As I become more involved in professional community outreach, I am increasingly aware that the engineering reputation (fortunately, not so much geoscience) is having a negative impact on our youth and their parents and counsellors regarding entering the profession. I believe that, for the long-term success of engineering and geoscience in the global community, we must encourage our members to model what we hope to see as the future of our profession: gender balance and diversity.
These two topics consistently resonate with APEGBC and community members when we discuss our vision of the future, revealing a fundamental concern: fairness for all. I have heard this from professionals in small and medium enterprises and from professionals in very large corporations, from men and from women.
I believe in fairness and the inclusion of all voices at all levels. If elected to council, I will ensure all voices and needs are heard.
Governance experience to date:
- Outreach Coordinator, APEGBC-Victoria Branch (13 years on executive)
- Camosun College Board of Governors (3 years)
- Academic Governance Council of British Columbia (3 years)
- Education Council, Camosun College (6 years)
For more information about me, please view my LinkedIn profile at: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/kathytarnailokhorst