Eleventh Annual Young Members Presentation Competition


Come and support the young engineers as they present on a wide array of structural engineering topics in this virtual event.

This year’s Young Members Presentation Competition follows a different format from previous years. The six competing presentations are grouped in two noon-hour virtual sessions of three presentations each.

This event is FREE to attend for SEABC members. To receive your member discount, please log in .


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Contestant Presentations Day 1 (Tuesday, February 22)

  • Ornagh Higgins
    Design of High-Rise Mass Timber Structures for Robustness and Progressive Collapse – Industry Project
  • Jeffrey Salmon
    Full-Scale Experiments of the Gapped-Inclined Bracing System: A Seismic Retrofit for Soft-Storey – Academic Research
  • Bryn Endacott
    Structural Design of Large Steel Bins and Silo – A Gap in Engineering Design in North America – Engineering Reflection

Contestant Presentations Day 2 (Thursday, February 24)

  • Jaime Connolly
    Malahat Skywalk: A Mass Timber Viewing Tower and Boardwalk on Southern Vancouver Island – Industry Project
  • Sam Shulman
    A High-Capacity Shear Connector for Tall Hybrid Timber Buildings – Academic Research
  • Navpreet Bharaj
    Coping with the Coping Slab – Industry Project

About the Competition

Each presenter will have 10-15 minutes to present to our audience and judging panel, which is comprised of three judges, including industry professionals and experienced researchers.

The 10-15 minute presentations will be judged on:

  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to answer questions
  • Topics and content

A Grand Prize of $1000 will be awarded by the judges, plus two additional $250 People’s Choice Awards (1 per day) will be voted on by the audience.

Everyone in the audience will be entered in a random draw for some door prizes each day.


Day 1 of 2

Tuesday, February 22
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Day 2 of 2

Thursday, February 24
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Zoom webinar




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