Kevin Tsang

Why did you get involved with YPAC:

I have always been interested in giving back and I believe that having a strong community and business culture is what makes an industry thrive. Volunteering with the Young Pipeliners Association of Canada is a way to build a grassroots community of fellow young people in the pipeline industry that care about the future of our pipelines and will continue to work tirelessly to ensure the safe and reliable transportation of energy from coast to coast.


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Peter Tanchak

Why did you get involved with YPAC:

At the time YPAC was first created, the pipeline industry was rumbling to life as never seen before in Canada.  There were LNG projects proposed to the west & east coast of Canada, oil pipelines proposed almost every direction to tide water, and a huge gap in midstream infrastructure for both natural gas liquids and oil.  Pipeline Integrity programs were bourgeoning and still are top priority at operators across the country as they learn to deal with decades old infrastructure.  The pipeline industry was front page news for most of the mid 00’s to mid 10’s, pipelines were the center of debate for almost everything that mattered to this country’s citizens; aboriginal, climate, and economic concerns all in the balance.  In all honesty, what better place to be?  I’ve always enjoyed being in the party, participating, not just attending.  The excitement of this opportunity attracted a lot of individuals, from a wide range of educational backgrounds, whom had little to no pipeline experience.  YPAC was and still is that bridge to transfer knowledge, form lifelong relationships, and assist young professionals in the beginning of their careers.


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Daryl Ronsky

Why did you get involved with YPAC:

Several years ago as members of the IPC Organizing Committee we looked at ourselves and saw a dearth of young people around the table and generally in the pipeline business. We saw a need to try and do something about this and invited participation from the pipeline community generally. With almost 40 years of non stop adventure in the Pipeline Business I thought I might be able to help encourage young folks to make a career in this business.


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Alina Gabdrakhmanova

Why did you get involved with YPAC: 

I am very passionate about establishing a community and addressing some of the challenges in the pipeline industry through it. I am a strong believer in providing more exciting opportunities for young people in our business, and if with the help of our organization they are able to learn something new or find a necessary connection to make that happen, I feel that my goal is accomplished.