Get to know Nancy Manchak, Edmonton Chapter Chair

  1. Your tried and true coronavirus cabin-fever buster? We recently moved to a new neighborhood, and have enjoyed going for walks after work to clear our minds and see the new sights. A lot of homes have signs and art in their windows and it is a nice way to bring a sense of community to the day.
  2. How would you spend an afternoon in a new city? Some of my favorite trips have been to cities – I love being able to walk and explore new museums, landmarks and coffee shops…including adding to my location Starbucks mug collection!
  3. Outside of YPAC, I’m passionate about advocating for diversity in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. I am a Board Member for the University of Alberta based non-profit, WISEST (Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science, and Technology) and enjoy volunteering with different events.
  4. What book have you drawn the most inspiration from? I read the book, “Into the Abyss,” after my Dad recommended it a few years ago and it has remained at the top of my mind as a favorite since. The book chronicles the before and after events of a small plane crash in Northern Alberta and how people’s divergent paths can come together in times of crisis.
  5. How you think the Canadian pipeline industry will change over the course of your career? I predict that the non-technical and technical factors of pipelines will become increasingly integrated in the future, and that pipelines will remain foundational to the Canadian energy landscape. I also think that pipelines will be further combined with new technologies (i.e. wind, solar, geothermal), to provide flexible energy systems.