IPCAs call for engineers’ help with reconciliation
Canadian Consulting Engineer | September 30, 2021
A mini-conference drew more than 500 registrants from across Canada.
RJC Engineers helped mark Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by co-hosting a virtual mini-conference that outlined some of the ways consulting engineers can contribute to Indigenous communities and inclusion. Titled ‘Building a Foundation for Reconciliation: The Role of Architecture, The Role of Architecture, Engineering and Construction in Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas and organized by the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership (CRP)as part of its Virtual Campfire Series, the two-hour event was MC’ed by RJCmanaging principal Terry Bergen (pictured above, top left) and featured talks by Eli Enns (top right), co-founder and CEO of the IISAAK OLAM Foundation;Eric Wilson (bottom left), design engineer with RJC and civil engineering PhD candidate at the University of Victoria (UVic); and Kear Porttris (bottom right), director of Indigenous relations for QM Environmental. It was sponsored by AES Engineering and AME Group and drew more than 500 preregistered attendees from across the country.