It is with great gratitude that I announce my election to the Council of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC council). From the first conversations with peers as I was considering running in the election, through to the wonderful response by colleagues and connections within the Victoria branch as I was collecting nominating signatures, and finally in the overwhelming votes of confidence by members, I am aware of the support within the profession for women and diversity in engineering.

We will have six women on council this year! What an amazing representation of our future vision for engineering.

The call for increased fairness has been heard. It is time for us to respond.

How nice, too, that the election closed the Friday before the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. How considerate that all candidates were personally contacted and informed before making the results public. For the kindness and support of engineers throughout BC, again, I thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving!