YPAC Blog'S ARCHIVE

  • Recently, YPAC was invited to a discussion hosted by the US Consul General with NASA’s Dr. Fox to address empowering women & girls in STEM. Kendra Ryan and Sarah Vandaiyar attended on behalf of YPAC. Dr. Fox discussed her journey in becoming the director of NADA’s Heliophysics Division, leading the agency’s efforts to study the […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mohammad Pourmohammadbagher, from YPAC’s Edmonton Chapter, shares his perspective  On June 4th, the Edmonton YPAC Chapter welcomed the leadership team of TYTEC Engineering to the University of Alberta Faculty Club to share their experience of leading a company in the Alberta Pipeline sector with YPAC members. Ziad Araji, President of TYTEC Engineering, and his colleagues Paul […]

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  • YPAC President, Sarah Vandaiyar (currently on secondment with CEPA) recently represented Young Pipeliners at the event in Montreal Shared from: https://www.aboutpipelines.com/en/blog/pipeline-dialogue-one-of-the-ways-cepa-listens-to-different-perspectives/ Canada’s transmission pipelines connect Canadians to safe and responsible energy. Because our members reach such a broad and inclusive geography with pipelines spanning 118, 000 kilometres in Canada, we feel it’s important to listen […]

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  • Authored By Tran Mah-Paulson The Young Pipeliners Association of Canada (YPAC) was formed in 2012 as an independent non-profit led by Young Pipeliners, generally those who are under 35 years old or have less than 10 years of experience either working or interested in the pipeline industry. The organization has been supported by pipeline industry […]

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  • Last year, YPAC sponsored an engineering design team through Queen’s University’s TEAM Program.  YPAC wanted to extend our congratulations and thanks to the individuals who prepared the resulting pipeline crossing methodology selection tool and report. Working with educational institutions in Eastern Canada provides a great medium for allowing all Canadians to develop an understanding of […]

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