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Upcoming Online Event: Alex Fraser Bridge Presentation
The highly anticipated Alex Fraser Bridge Improvement Project presentation is moving online! YPT Vancouver has partnered up with R.F. Binnie & Associates Ltd.to deliver a presentation on the improvements to the Alex Fraser Bridge in a webinar format. We are joined by Edmund Lee and Simon Church who will be discussing the project background, project design elements, and various aspects regarding the construction and project schedule. Please join us on Wednesday, June 3 at 6 PM to learn more about this exciting project. Please make sure you register via Eventbrite by clicking here.
About the Presenters:
Edmund Lee is a Division Manager at Binnie with 31 years of experience in the areas of roadway design, traffic engineering, and transportation planning. Edmund has specialized expertise in the areas of highway planning and highway conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs, through direct involvement in numerous major interchange/intersection and highway corridor projects throughout BC.
Simon Church is a Project Engineer with Binnie’s Transportation Major Projects division. Simon has 10 years of experience working on large transportation projects in BC and Alberta, primarily during the implementation/construction phase. For the last three years, Simon has acted as Deputy Engineering Manager for the HWY 91/17 Upgrade Project.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 6 – 8PM
Online – Online WebEx – Register today via Eventbrite and a link will be sent out closer to the date
Online Event Summary: Casual Social – Meet the Leadership Team!
YPT Vancouver hosted a casual online social on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 6 PM. Thanks to everyone that came out and joined us! It was a pleasure getting to see familiar faces, and a few new faces!
Event Summary: 5th Annual Meet the Managers Night
YPT Vancouver hosted the 5th Annual Meet the Managers event on the evening of Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 at the St. Regis Bar & Grill in Downtown Vancouver. Participants connected with transportation industry leaders to discuss potential career paths and experiences throughout the evening in a series of short rotations, followed by free-form networking.
This event would not have been possible without the support of our generous sponsors.
Event Summary: YPT Vancouver 7th Annual Trivia and Pub Night
Fellow transportation enthusiasts met up on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 at Mahony & Sons to partake in YPT Vancouver’s 7th Annual Trivia & Pub Night. Conducted jeopardy style, teams worked their way through the various fun and challenging transportation trivia. There was food. There were drinks. There was networking between industry professionals and students. In the end, “Green is Go” emerged victorious and will have their names engraved for eternity on the Trivia Trophy.
Event Summary: YPT-ACEC Breakfast Seminar: Advancing Your Career – Strategies for Success
YPT Vancouver hosted a joint breakfast seminar with ACEC-BC on December 10th, 2019 at Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver, featuring William Hui, Manager of Systems Engineering at Translink. In his presentation, William shared strategies for advancing one’s career and his personal experiences along his journey to a management role within 10 years after completing his degree at UBC.
William is the manager of Systems Engineering within the Engineering Project Delivery group. He leads a team of 24 in the Systems department and is responsible for a capital portfolio of $150M (Canadian) that includes projects involving Automatic Train Control, Telecommunications, Power and Life Safety systems.
2019-2020 YPT Vancouver Board
Thank you to those who voted in this year’s YPT election. We have a great mixture of YPT Vancouver board members, and the new leadership team for the 2019-2020 term is excited and energized in anticipation of another successful year! We hope you will continue to support our chapter and check out our exciting events!
Great Northern Engineering Consultants
ISL Engineering and Land Services
VICE CHAIR FOR ADMINISTRATION
Chi Yan Leung
City of Vancouver
VICE CHAIR FOR FINANCE
Vorum Research Corporation
We would also like to acknowledge our tremendous supporting team of officers including:
Event Summary – Brewhall Casual Social
Although the Double Decker Bus & Richmond Transit Depot Tour was postponed, YPT Vancouver planning team and friends met up for a casual bite at BREWHALL on November 6, 2019! This was an evening filled with great laughs and meeting other transportation enthusiasts. The event ended off with ice cream nearby Olympic Village.
Event Summary: Commercial-Broadway Station Upgrade Tour
On Wednesday, October 9th, 2019, YPT Vancouver hosted Matt Edwards, a manager in TransLink’s Engineering Project Delivery department, on an exciting behind-the-scenes tour of the recently completed Commercial-Broadway SkyTrain Station upgrade.
Commercial–Broadway Station is one of the busiest stations on the network with 90,000 station trips per day on the Expo and Millennium Lines and 60,000 bus trips per day using the 99 B-Line and two other frequent transit bus routes.
The presentation focused on some of the challenges faced during the design and construction of the improvements, as well as discussion on future service expansion. The tour was attended by 17 YPT members / friends and they all had plenty of opportunities to ask their provocative questions and discuss in more detail the topics that interested them.
Following the presentation, we made our way to a nearby pub/restaurant for food, drinks, and socializing.
Event Summary: YPT Vancouver Golf – The Masters
On August 22nd, 2019 YPT Vancouver hosted the first annual YPT Vancouver golf event: The Masters.
This exciting event was the first of its kind, bringing together some of the finest young professionals the transportation industry has to offer to play the beautiful game of (Pitch & Putt) Golf.
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Event Summary: The Rolling Tour – Experience Vancouver’s Active Infrastructure
With bike to work week in full swing, YPT Vancouver partnered with Vancouver bike share company Mobi to ho a guided bike tour led by City of Vancouver engineering staff. We saw and experienced the infrastructure that helped the City reach its target of making over 50% of trips by foot, bicycle, and public transit! As part of this tour, Mobi generously provided VIP passes to use the bikeshare system for the day.
After the tour, we convened at a restaurant in Olympic Village for drinks / food and socializing.
Event Summary: TransLink B-Line – What’s the Buzz About?
On May 2nd 2019 at the beautiful Anvil Centre, YPT hosted Brian Elery Phillips, P.Eng for a presentation on TransLink’s B-Line Program. Brian is a Senior Planner on TransLink’s B-Line team. He leads the planning and conceptual design of transit priority measures for the new B-Lines.
The presentation focused on the varied aspects of transit priority planning, ranging from concept and analysis, to stakeholder relationship management and negotiation.
Brian also recently wrote an article regarding B-Lines for the latest issue of ITE’s Transportation Talk – Read the article here
The B-Line program is a part of Phase One of the Mayors’ Council 10-Year Vision, in which TransLink is launching three new B-Line services later this year, with another seven on the way in Metro Vancouver.
Following the presentation, we made a B-Line to a nearby pub/restaurant for food, drinks, and socializing.
Event Summary: 4th Annual Meet the Managers Night
On Wednesday, March 13th 2019, YPT Vancouver hosted this highly anticipated event for the fourth year in a row. Meet the Managers connects leaders in the industry looking to share their knowledge with young professionals and students seeking to make their own mark in the transportation field.
Participants conversed in small groups with managers from different organizations through a series of short rotations and partook in a free-form networking session towards the end of the evening.
This event would not have been possible without the support of our generous sponsors:
About YPT Vancouver
We are proud to be the first chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) in Canada! Established in 2013, YPT Vancouver connects young transportation professionals and enthusiasts in the Metro Vancouver area who share similar interests in transportation.
Our goal is to foster a community that provides networking and learning opportunities to our members and friends through activities like tours, social gatherings, and inspiring talks. We aim to make YPT Vancouver a fun and exciting place to connect with like-minded peers. We welcome practitioners, academics, and leaders from all areas of the industry from front line staff to administrators and everything in between. YPT Vancouver is also a place for students, recent graduates, and those wanting to explore what the industry has to offer.
Through field trips, happy hours, and the occasional seminar, we want to create opportunities for professionals to gather on an informal basis, which will, over time, foster a community that provides mentorship and networking opportunities. We envision partnering with existing organizations such as the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and Connecting Transportation Professionals (CTP) to deliver meaningful events. But most of all, we want to make YPT Vancouver fun!
Contact / Connect With Us
If you have any questions about YPT Vancouver or other inquiries, you can reach the chapter by:
- Email – YPTVancouver@gmail.com
- Twitter – @YPTVancouver
- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/YPTVancouver/