Innovation Enablers

Apply to be a Board Member
Applications by Nov. 14

IEBCA 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election for new board members
is taking place on Saturday, Nov. 18th.

Establish a Network of Engineers and Help Iranian Community: Being a board member provides the opportunity to plan and steer the organization's direction and events, and to connect with a wide range of professionals and industry leaders.

IEBCA would like to thank all its BOD members especially the ones that their two-year term has come to an end for their contributions and making 2016-2017 another successful year for the association.

IEBCA is encouraging all its eligible members to participate or nominate others for board election.

Nominations are accepted until November 14, 2017. Please note that nominations are NOT accepted during the AGM. Please send your nomination (including your brief CV and a cover letter outlining how you would like to contribute to IEBCA) to

Board members will attend the board meetings (monthly) in Vancouver for planning and execution of the corporate activities. Overall, board members can expect to dedicate 5-10 hours a month. Five board members will be elected for 2017-2018 cycle to join the five existing recurred board members. 

Also, we have a presentation about :
What is "Home Inspection" and why it is important and critical?
Speaker:  Amir Behkish, PhD
In this presentation, the following will be discussed briefly:
1-Different kinds of inspection
2- Main systems of each building
Deal breakers
4-Asbestos in houses
5-Mould in houses
6-Oil Tanks

Speaker Bio:
Educations: Ph.D. Civil Engineering-Construction 2015
House Inspection Courses 2014
MSc. Urban Planning 2005
BSc. Civil Engineering 1999 Professional
Experience: 20 years of experience in construction industry
During his work life, he has inspected hundreds of residential and commercial buildings. Also, he was involved 
in many multi-story steel, concrete, and wooden frame projects as well as interior finishing and millwork projects in different positions since 1998.

Innovation Enablers

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PST) 

This presentation will touch base on some of the innovation enablers at a personal level and will address the upcoming ISO 50501-Innovation Management System as an innovation enabler platform
at an organizational level.

Speaker Info: Shahryar Nouraei, P.Eng. , PMP, CISA
Shahryar Nouraei has been working for FortisBC Energy Inc. for the last 7 years. In his current role
as Special Assignment Manager, he provides guidance, oversight, and leadership along with technical direction to ensure alignment of business processes, systems technology, and corporate strategic initiatives.
Shahryar has over two decades of international professional experience, in the fields of quality management and business process improvement in service and manufacturing organizations. He is a member of Standard Council of Canada’s mirror committee ISO/TC 279 - Innovation Management System and holds a master’s degree in IT-Management and bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. 

IEBCA will be hosting a part II of its career development event for individuals who are currently looking for resources to enter or progress in their careers. This event is focused on Social Media Branding and Boosting Soft Skills for EngineersThis event will aim to provide attendees access to resources that can help them obtain an engineering position or develop further in their engineering career. 

The event includes a moderated talk from professional panelists followed by Q&A. After that, the attendees are invited to visit the exhibition booths around the event to be introduced to available resources for professional career development.

Light breakfast and lunch will be served during the event.

Time 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Alice McKay Room, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St., Vancouver, V6B 6B1
Cost Regular Admission: $10 per person 
IEBCA Members:     Free

Registration Link    
  9:30 AM - 10:00 AM       Registration - Refreshments will be served.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM       Panel Talks
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM       Q & A
11:30 AM -   1:00 PM       Exhibition - Light lunch will be served.
Sponsorship: If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please visit here.

Katt Stearns

10 Steps to the Perfect Social Media Profile
We all have a story to tell. Sharing it in a manner that educates, empowers, entertains and engages your audience requires Strategic Social. Katt Stearns is the founder of Katt Stearns Consulting. She has worked with numerous small and medium sized organizations helping them develop marketing strategies that help them share their stories and grow their organizations. Katt is the recipient of the 2015 Canadian Digital Marketer of the Year Award and was also nominated for the 2014 British Columbia Small Business Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year.
Brent Lyon, P.Eng.

Connecting and Communicating with Decision-Makers: From Networking to Interviews

Brent Lyon, PEng has been an engineering and executive recruiter for over a decade, placing top technical talent worldwide, from project engineers to presidents. He is a frequent speaker at universities, APEGBC events and professional forums. He's the founder and principal of Lyon Consulting, and also the vice-chair of APEGBC's Sea-to-Sky branch.

Bob Embury

The Cold Hard Facts about Using Soft Skills to Win Your Dream Job

Bob Embury,  is CEO of Eclipse HR a company that recruits and trains business people in Canada and the USA. Bob is known as a motivating and inspiring keynote speaker and has traveled across North America speaking on business subjects including job search skills, communication, leadership, management, team building, negotiation skills and many others.


Platinum Sponsor

Master of Engineering Leadership
The University of British Columbia

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Take your career to the next level with one of our eight professional master’s degrees. Get the business management, leadership and industry-specific technical skills you need in just 12 months to advance in your career. 
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Gold Sponsor


Since 1972, ISSofBC has been providing programs and services to newcomers to help them settle, connect to the community, learn English, and begin their careers in Canada. The largest immigrant serving agency in Western Canada, ISSofBC serves over 25,000 newcomers each year through our settlement, language and employment programs.
ISSofBC is proud to deliver Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants, a free and comprehensive employment bridging program for skilled newcomers. Career Paths offers streams tailored specifically to the needs of engineers and IT professionals, and a whole host of services to enable transition into the workforce including credential evaluation, funded skills training and upgrading, occupation specific language training, mentorship, networking and employer connections, and work placements. 



Gold Sponsor 

Motion Metrics

At Motion Metrics, we employ the latest technologies to solve tough challenges for mines and quarries. We have made it our mission to develop intelligent solutions to help them operate safely and efficiently.

With over 15 years of experience dedicated to perfecting rugged machine vision and sensor based solutions, we take pride in applying artificial intelligence and deep learning techniques to deliver advanced solutions with exceptional results. With 50+ employees across Canada, Chile and South Africa, we use technology and innovation to propel our business forward.

Silver Sponsor

Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC
Founded in 1958, the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC is the regulatory and licensing body for technologists, technicians and specified technical specialists in BC. With 10,500 members, ASTTBC is one of the largest professional associations in BC and maintains high academic, experience and professional practice standards for its members.


APEGBC is the regulatory and licensing body for engineers and geoscientists in BC. Created in 1920 as a self-regulating body, our more than 32,000 members are BC’s professional engineers, professional geoscientists, engineering and geoscience licensees, members-in-training and numerous engineering and earth science students.

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The Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides BC employers with solutions, tools and resources they need to attract, hire and retain qualified immigrant talent. We believe that the successful integration of skilled newcomers into the BC labour force is critical to both their success and the province’s long-term economic performance. We work with employers, government, and other partner stakeholders to ensure that BC employers can effectively integrate global talent.

Aerotek is a leading recruiting and staffing company which provides technical, professional and industrial staffing services. Aerotek operates under Allegis group which is the largest privately held staffing firm in the world. Founded in 1983, Allegis Group’s businesses include Aerotek, a provider of technical and non-technical staffing services; TEKsystems, a provider of IT staffing services; Aston Carter, accounting and finance recruitment, Major Lindsey & Africa, a legal staffing search firm and MarketSource, a provider of sales and marketing solutions. Our mission is to bring great people and great organizations together. In 2016 Aerotek is named to Inavero’s Best of Staffing Talent and Best of Staffing Client lists, recognizing customer satisfaction in the staffing industry.

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Society for Canadian Woman is Science and Technology
Founded in 1981, SCWIST is a charitable organization that encourages and supports women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) while raising public awareness and guiding policy implementation. Our goal is to increase the representation, retention, and status of women in the STEM work place. SCWIST offers a wide range of events that target a variety of audiences such as professional and personal development workshops, Wonder Women Annual Networking Event, Member receptions, Pub nights, and much more.
Langara College
Langara College, Continuing Studies offers some 800 courses and over 40 certificate programs. Introduction to Engineering in BC (IEBC) is a certificate program designed to familiarize internationally trained professionals to become acquainted with the engineering sector in BC. The program prepares internationally trained engineers with industry specific skills to gain employment in an engineering environment, as well as, promote strong awareness of Canadian workplace culture.

The Skills Connect for Immigrants Program is part of the WelcomeBC umbrella of services, made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. Skills Connect for Immigrants Program at Back in Motion helps immigrants in British Columbia, Canada move into careers that match their experience and background. We specialize in helping immigrants prepare for and obtain employment in every sector of the B.C. economy including health care, accounts, administration, sales, construction, transportation, manufacturing & tourism. For more information, visit here.

Douglas College
The Skills Connect for Immigrants Program is an individualized employment bridging program that helps skilled immigrants connect to jobs in B.C. The goal is to help skilled immigrants find employment that maximizes their pre-arrival skills, qualifications, and experience. Bridging is achieved through providing services and supports to effectively: assess recent immigrants’ skills, qualifications and experience; provide career counselling and planning; promote skills upgrading and other enhancements, including workplace language support to meet B.C. labour standards; and offer workplace practices, such as mentoring, that will help immigrants find and keep employment.