Get to know Nancy Manchak, Edmonton Chapter Chair
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.