Current Executive

 

 

  

 

 

Brittany Sippola, B.A.Sc., EIT

President

I am a 2018 graduate from the University of Regina with a degree in Environmental Systems Engineering. I am currently employed as a Junior Transportation Engineer at Associated Engineering. Outside of work I enjoy volunteering, reading, being outdoors, cycling, and spending time with my dog.

 

 

 

Mitch Pockett, B.A.Sc., EIT

Past President

 

I am a 2012 graduate from the University of Regina with a degree in Electronic Systems Engineering. Upon graduating I began working at ALFA Engineering as an Electrical Consulting Engineer where I am currently still employed. Outside of work I enjoy snowboarding, playing football, taking the dog to the dog park, and playing guitar and drums.

 
 
 
 
   

Dustin Unger, B.A.Sc., Engineer-in-Training

Vice President

I am currently a Design Engineer with Ralph McKay Industries Inc., where we manufacture products for the agricultural and rail industries. I was born and raised in Regina, where I also completed my Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Systems Engineering in 2015. I also completed the CME Lean Green Belt program in 2018, becoming a Certified Lean Greenbelt champion. In my free time, I enjoy playing golf, basketball, soccer, walking the dog, coaching, or travelling throughout Canada and abroad.

 

   

 

Kelsey Wells, B.A.Sc., EIT

Treasurer & Merchandise

I graduated from the University of Regina in 2017 with a degree in Environmental Systems Engineering. After graduating I started working for KGS Group as an Environmental Engineer in Training. In my spare time I enjoy training at a local gym, cross stitching, and travelling.

 

 

   

 

 

Simon Li, P. Eng., PE, SE

Past Treasurer & Merchandise

I am a senior structural engineer with KGS Group Consulting Engineers and Project Managers. I have 20 years of experience specializing in structural engineering and construction industry. I am a registered professional engineer in the province of Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, Canada and a licensed civil/structural engineer in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. I am also the treasurer of the Saskatchewan Scholastic Chess Association, a non-profit organization to promote chess for students in Saskatchewan. I am married with two children and in my spare time I chase my kids with their activities as well as play chess, badminton, tennis, go swimming and skating.

 

 

 

 

Chantel Kryzanowski

Secretary

 

 

 

 

Sarah Yeo, B.Sc in Engineering, Engineer-in-Training

Social Event Coordinator

I graduated in 2013 with a degree in Biosystems Engineering from the University of Manitoba. Since graduating I have worked in a variety of different fields. I have worked in commercial and industrial construction, agriculture manufacturing, and I am now a Draftsperson with RMIS Engineering. I spend a significant amount of my free time volunteering which includes active participation in CSBE/ASABE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olagoke Michael Rufai M.Eng., PMP.

Communication & Social Media

 Olagoke is an Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T)  with progressive project management and engineering design experience in industrial design and construction of public/municipal works. Experience includes the design and optimization of mechanical processes for fluid distribution systems within Saskatchewan. His technical experience consists of infrastructure and resource planning, design of water and sewage treatment, disposal and reuse systems including pipeline flow networks and associated mechanical processes.  

Olagoke's love for sustainable engineering led him to completing a Masters of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in Sustainable Energy Systems from the University of Toronto, where he gained applicable knowledge in the design of solar, wind, tidal, wave energy technologies, and energy storage and grid connections. 

Olagoke is currently working as a Project E.I.T. with the consulting firm, AECOM Ltd, he has previously worked in similar roles with the Government of Saskatchewan and Blackberry Ltd. He obtained his Project Management Professional designation in 2016 and is adept in stakeholder management, project procurement management including contract and agreement administration, contract negotiation, change management, and construction resident engineering.

  

 

Deborah Lewko, B.Sc., P.Eng.

Past Communications & Website

I am currently a Senior Project Manager with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, Major Projects Branch, working exclusively on the Regina Bypass Project, the largest transportation project in the history of SK.  I have previously worked with SNC-Lavalin, City of Regina and O'Connor Associates.  I was born and raised in Regina, graduated from Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School, and the University of Saskatchewan with a B.Sc. in Physical Geography and a B.Sc. in Agricultural & Bioresource Engineering. I am a dedicated hockey, football and rugby Mom and all of my spare time is dedicated to my kids, their activities and our zoo of pets (cats, dogs, gecko, fish, snails).

 

 

 

Regina Geotechnical Group (RGG)

    

 

 

Harpreet Panesar, M.Sc., P.Eng.

Past Regina Geotechnical Group (RGG)

I am currently a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, Technical Standards Branch.  I have previously worked with MDH Engineered Solutions, University of Saskatchewan and Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH. I completed my Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (1999) and Masters  in Geotechnical Engineering from University of Saskatchewan (2005). I have 17 years of work experience specializing in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering. I am married to Roop, and together have two beautiful daughters, who make us smile, laugh and feeling blessed and only occasionally pulling our hair out.

 

 

Chris Pikula

IEEE

 

 

 

Brent Miller, B.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE)

I graduated from the U of R with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Systems Engineering in 1996 and a Masters of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering in 2001.  I am currently working for the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure as the Director of Asset Management, Southern Region.  I have been with the Ministry for the last 18 years.  Some of the significant projects that I have worked on include the twinning of Highway 1 east to the Manitoba border, the Lewvan Interchange, West Regina Bypass Interchange, Regina Bypass Project, Estevan Bypass Project, and planning for the twinning of Hwy 6 and 39.  I have been a member of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) Regina Chapter for 15 years and am the CSCE Liaison with the Regina Engineering Society.  I am married with two children and in my spare time I chase my kids with their activities as well as play recreational hockey.

   

Kyle Mason, B.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Technical Presentations Officer

I completed my degree in Environmental Systems Engineering from the U of R in 2012.  I spent 7 years as a geotechnical engineer in the consulting industry in Regina, having completed projects across Western Canada, Ontario, and the northern USA.  Currently I am the Business Development Manager for Western Canada for GKM Consultants Inc, we specialize in geotechnical and structural instrumentation, monitoring, and data acquisition systems. I am also the Instrumentation Chair and Acting Treasurer for the Regina Geotechnical Society. My wife, Maegan, and I were born and raised in Regina,  we are proud to call this city our home, and raise our three wonderful daughters here.  I am an avid Rider fan, amateur photographer and horrible golfer.

   

Nicole Barber

APEGS Liaison

    

Stacey Benesh, EIT

Member at Large

I graduated from the University of Regina with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Systems Engineering in 2013. I began my career with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure in 2014 as a Traffic Engineer. I am currently on a term position within the Ministry, working as the Technical Assistant to the Ministry Representative for the Regina Bypass project. The Regina Bypass project is a design-build-finance-operate-maintain P3 project, and is the largest transportation infrastructure project in Saskatchewan’s history.

 

      

Robert Jones, M.Sc., P.Eng.

University of Regina 


Laboratory Instructor, Industrial Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.  

 

      

Douglas Wagner, P.Eng.

University of Regina

Instructor (Senior Engineer in Residence), Electronic Systems Engineering

Research interests Teaching Focus: Analog Electronics, Analog Design; Energy and Power Topics, geared to Electronic Systems Students; Power Quality; Industrial Electrical Protection and Coordination; Economics of Electrical Power in Industrial Applications; Student Capstone Project Support and Management. Research Support and Interests: Arc Flash Mitigation Strategies; Small Scale Generation applied to Demand Side Management; Enhanced Engineering Teaching Engagement Strategies; Engineering Recruitment Strategies in Saskatchewan; Industry Liaison

 

   

Brandon  Clarke, Univeristy of Regina Engineering Student

Regina Engineering Student Society (RESS)