Preliminary Event Summary:

Join the Young Pipeliners Association of Canada (YPAC) on the opening night of the Pipelines 101 series. The evening will begin with a presentation by Claudia Villeneuve titled My Favourite Myths About Pipelines. After this, join us for a networking session to meet new people and learn more about the pipelines industry.

  • Date & Time: September 9, 2021, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (MST)
  • Location: Zoom Webinar
  • Cost: Free (Advance Registration Required)
  • Webinar Registration here.
  • Networking Registration here.

About The Presentation: 

The pipeline industry is one of the most regulated industries in Canada and their safety record is 99.999% or near perfect. Yet this is one industry filled with myths and misinterpretations about its safety. Canada’s network of pipelines encompasses more than 840,000 kilometres across the country. These highly sophisticated “energy highways” are the safest, most environmentally responsible, and most efficient way to transport large quantities of natural gas and oil across long distances. If you choose to work in the pipeline industry, nine times out of ten, you will be asked to defend the safety of pipelines by family, friends, or strangers. This session will review common myths about pipelines, so you are ready to answer them.

About the Speaker:

Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve is a professional engineer, university professor, and EDI champion. Before switching to academia, she worked in industry managing petroleum pipeline projects for over 15 years. The largest pipeline project she ever led was a $120M petroleum tank farm complete with steel tanks, pumps, valves, and associated facilities.  Today, Claudia works in 4 different universities teaching engineering and project management in both English and Spanish. In April 2019 she shared the APEGA Summit Award, as a Champion for Women in Engineering and Geoscience; and she is also the founder and two-time Chair of WES, Women in Engineering Summit Ltd, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to support the 30 by 30 Initiative by Engineers Canada.

Event Agenda:

  • 7:00 PM – Welcome and Introduction
  • 7:10 PM – Presentation by Claudia Villeneuve: My Favourite Myths About Pipelines
  • 8:00 PM – Networking Event (separate registration required as per above)
  • 9:00 PM – Event Conclusion