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  • On November 7th, Rotork hosted YPAC Edmonton members for a Speaker Event and Facility Tour at their Edmonton location. The evening started with an overview of electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic actuator methods applicable to the pipeline sector. Ben Wanke, Rotork Senior Application Engineer,  continued the presentation by diving into technical components of actuators and considerations […]

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  • On November 2,2019, YPAC sponsored the 2019 University of Alberta Engineering Competition! The annual competition has been organized by the University of Alberta Engineering Student’s Society since the 1980’s and is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to apply classroom learnings to real life engineering problems. Sponsorship of the University of Alberta Engineering Competition aligns […]

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  • Sarah Vandaiyar reflects on her two years at the helm of the Young Pipeliners Association of Canada From Sarah Vandaiyar: With my two-year term as President & CEO drawing to a close, I am happy to announce that Molly Beckel, will be my successor for the 2020-2022 term. My focus has always been to “build […]

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  • Graham Pavlik, P. Eng. (YPAC Vancouver Chapter Chair) and Terry Brar, P. Eng. share their findings YPAC recently looked to our Young Professional colleagues for their perspective on the Pipeline Industry’s Commitment to Quality and presented the results at the 2019 CEPA Quality Summit in Calgary on October 30th. Results showed that the majority of […]

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  • YPAC’s executive leadership positions are two year terms.  We are currently recruiting for our Jan 2020 to Dec 2021 positions.  Want to apply for a 2020-2021 executive role?  Applications are open until November 30 (use the google form below)! Google form not working for you?  E-mail molly.beckel@ypacanada.com directly Read more about the positions on our […]

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  • YPAC calls on the newly elected federal government to ensure that future policy and regulatory decisions reflect a sustainable future for Canada’s pipeline industry in order to retain top talent. We believe that young pipeliners are fundamental to building and maintaining the energy infrastructure that Canada needs to emerge into a low-carbon future. As the […]

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  • On October 9th, YPAC welcomed Landon Lonsberry, President and CEO of Plex Projects to present an, “Introduction to Pipeline Decommissioning and Abandonment,” to the YPAC Edmonton Chapter. During his presentation, Landon shared his expertise of working on pipeline change of service projects across North America. Discussion topics included: pipeline deactivation, reactivation, decommissioning and abandonment. Highlighted […]

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  • At the 2019 YPAC Conference, Peter Tanchak and Kevin Tsang were presented with the 2019 Distinguished Young Pipeliner Awards. Both Peter and Kevin have supported YPAC since its founding in 2012. Peter Peter is an avid golfer, a strong addition to the attributes of being a pipeliner, a master organizer, is a co-founder of YPAC, […]

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  • Shaping the Future of the Pipeline Industry Thank you so much to our conference attendees, speakers, volunteers, and sponsors for making the 2019 event at Hotel Arts an enormous success!  Bhushan Ivaturi, Chris Foster, Chris Bloomer, Tisha Schuller, Carlos Murillo, Deanna Burgart, Alan Murray, Corey Richards, Matt Johnston, and Geoffrey Cann. and our panelists Jibin Ammanethu, Daryl Bandstra, and […]

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  • Amanda Bai and Nancy Manchak recap this awesome event On August 14, IRISNDT welcomed over thirty members of the YPAC Edmonton chapter to their Edmonton office for a Technical Speaker Event and Technology Showcase. Ana Benz, Chief Engineer at IRISNDT and her colleagues shared their engineering and technical experience with the audience, by providing an […]

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