Twelfth Annual Young Members Presentation Competition


Don’t miss out on this chance to take in what the talented young structural engineers in our community have to offer!

Food will be provided at the start of the event and $400 worth of door prizes will be given away at the end of the presentations.

This is a past event. Do not book a ticket unless you have been specifically instructed to do so by the event organiser.
Categories: ,


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 and a $500 People’s Choice award will be given to the top presentations.


Monday, March 27th
Dinner 5:30 PM
Presentations 6:00 PM


Library Square Conference Centre (Lower Level Room)
350 West Georgia
Vancouver, BC V6N 6B1

Competition Participants

  • Farbod Pakpour (University of Toronto)
    Development of Low-Cost Seismic Isolation Platform (SIP) for Mass Implementation in Developing Countries
  • Monrit Chatha (RJC Engineers)
    Planning for Resilience in BC
  • Keven Zhao (BCIT)
    How to get 1st* Place at the Troitsky Bridge Building Competition
  • Shervin Shameli (University of Victoria)
    Introducing a High-Capacity Light Wood Frame Shear Wall for Mid-Rise Buildings and Their seismic Evaluation

Judging Panel

  • Kian Karimi, PhD, P.Eng. PE (BCIT)
  • Carla Dickof, P.Eng, M.A.Sc. (Fast + Epp)
  • Kanish Mathur, P.Eng. (WSP)

Event Sponsors

Anchor Sponsor


Gold Sponsors