Beers and Engineers 3

Are you a young engineer in #yeg looking to connect, bond, and have a blast with like-minded individuals in your field? ENGGYAC is hosting Beers and Engineers by ENGGYAC!
Beers and Engineers 3.

Date: 26 October 2023
Time: 17:30
Location: Campio Brewing Co., Edmonton

The Networking Subcouncil seeks to connect engineering young alumni with each other to build meaningful relationships, help develop a deep network of young professionals, and grow the engineering community.

ENGGYAC’s first Networking Subcouncil event was Beers and Engineers on October 25, 2019 held at Campio Brewing Co. in Edmonton, Alberta. ENGGYAC welcomed over 150 attendees to hear from founder and Engineering at Alberta alumnus, Brett Ireland (B.Sc. Mech. Eng., ‘04), and taste the incredible beer and food from Campio.

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ENGGTALK is a speaker series that is designed to showcase intriguing ideas, spark inspiration, and build a community focused on connection and innovation. We hope that through diverse and interesting events, we can provide opportunities for young engineering alumni to learn, engage and connect with each other in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.





November 21, 2017 @ Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
  • Dale Lechelt – “Stories From the Road Less Traveled”
  • Tegan Martin-Drysdale – “Infill in Edmonton – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”
  • Dr. Dominic Sauvageau – “Bioengineering at the University of Alberta”


ENGGTALK #2: Women in Engineering 

March 7, 2019 @ Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
  • Julie Kim – “Respect, Dis-Respect and Self-Respect”
  • Jessica Vandenberghe – “What You Need to Know About Being a Mid-Career Indigenous Female Mother, Daughter, Engineer & Girlfriend”
  • Meghana Valupadas – “Diversity and the Power of the Team”
  • Meagan Gebers – “My Roller Coaster Journey in the Construction Industry”
  • Leanne Stinn – “Revitalization of the Stanley A. Milner Library: An Empowering Journey”
  • Carille Mendoza – “Wins and Losses as a Triple Minority”
  • Jillian Tkachuk – “#MeToo in Corporate Canada: Let’s Change the Story”


ENGGTALK #3: Engineering Edmonton

September 21, 2019 @ Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
  • Scott LaBuick – “The Metropolis Mindset: Engineering Projects for the People”
  • Wayne Gong – “Walk. Bike. Live.”
  • Josh Bornia – “Engineering & Community Wellbeing: Looking Beyond the Math”
  • Pablo Orozco – “City Plan: Building the Future City”


ENGGTALK #4: Engineering a Career of Fulfillment

September 26, 2020 - Online Video
  • Cameron Franchuk - Associate, Structural Engineer at DIALOG
  • Sushmitha Thirumalaivasan - Chemical Engineering PhD Student at University of Alberta (Data Modeling and Optimization)
  • Shoma Sinha - Senior Advisor Advanced Technologies at Government of Alberta
  • Fraser Forbes - Dean and Professor, Faculty of Engineering at University of Alberta


ENGGTALK #5: Engineers with Cool Careers

May 6, 2021 - Zoom Event
  • Callie Lissinna - Co-Founder & COO of Wyvern
  • Uzair Ahmed - Co-Founder & President of InstaMek
  • Scott Holmes - Engineer at Rally Engineering and the President of Holmes Motorsports
  • Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve - Professor in Engineering, Pipeline Construction and Project Management as well as Founder of CGV Speaking


ENGGTALK #6: AI in Engineering 

April 28, 2022 - Zoom Event
  • Anirudh Kumar, P.Eng., MBA, PMP -the Advisor of Business Analytics for Business Intelligence & Industry Dynamics, NOVA Chemicals

  • Juliana Leung, Ph.D., P.Eng.- Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering)

  •  Lianne Lefsrud, Ph.D., P.Eng. - Ph.D. in Business (Strategic Management and Organization), an interdisciplinary M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering and Sociology, and B.Sc. in Civil Engineering.

  • Maris Sekar, P.Eng. - a professional computer engineer, Senior Data Scientist (Data Science Council of America), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (ISACA)
  • Mingjian Wu, M.Sc. - in January 2020, Mr. Mingjian Wu started his PhD career in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta

Eldon Styr


Shay Sharma


Sury Panwar


Vincent Huang

Subcouncil Chair

Ryan Benvenuto


Tyler Donovan