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ITE Southern Alberta Year-end Gala
December 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST
December Year-End Gala Event: Together We Are Stronger
- Key Takeaways from 2020 for the workplace (panel discussion)2020 has taught us many things, personally and professionally. It especially brought us awareness on being cognizant about diversity and inclusiveness at workplace. We will have a panel discussion with some folks who are torch bearers leading the diversity and inclusion at their workplace in their own way.
- Election Results for Publicity Coordinator
- Project Posters Poll Results
- Virtual Holiday Wishes
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 – 12 PM to 1 PM
UPDATE: Dress Code: Christmas Colours (Red/Green)
As we reflect back on the unique and historical events of the past year, our December ITE Southern Alberta webinar will be focused on an exploration of how we, as a community, have become stronger through celebrating our differences, growing a culture of inclusion, and working to strengthen meaningful equity approaches as part of our transportation projects. We have assembled a talented and insightful group of panelists to help explore these topics through the lenses of women in transportation, anti-racism, and indigenous perspectives in the transportation and engineering communities.
Jen Malzer, P.Eng. – City of Calgary
Jen Malzer is a two-time graduate of the University Manitoba and a transportation engineer in the City of Calgary’s liveable streets division where she is currently reimagining Calgary’s traffic calming program to include new principles around shared decision making and toolkits, like tactical urbanism. In her work, she is also pioneering ways to involve more voices in transportation planning like youth leaders, health professionals and developers by hosting The City of Calgary’s first themed hackathon. Jen is proud volunteer of ITE and is currently serving as Canadian District Director, co-chair of the Women of ITE subcommittee and as IBOD representative to the Complete Streets Council.
Harold Horsefall, City of Calgary
Harold Horsefall is an Indigenous Relations Strategist with The City of Calgary’s Indigenous Relations Office. Harold’s work involves facilitating Indigenous engagement, on behalf of Community Planning; creating customized training for City BU’s and supporting where he can. Harold’s work with Community Planning has the goal of sharing the vast history that the land, and the people have here. On this note, the Beltline Area Redevelopment team, on November 2020, received an award for their innovative approach from the Alberta Professional Planners Insititute. As a Strategist, Harold has been involved with the development of The City of Calgary’s Indigenous Relations Office since 2018. Prior to working with the Indigenous Relations Office, Harold was an active duty firefighter for The City, from 2011 through to 2018.
Jillian Jack, P.E., Tetra Tech
Jillian Jack is a Senior Project Manager with Tetra Tech and has over 18 years of experience in the management of complex water and wastewater projects, including sanitary sewer collection system projects, collection system and construction project. She has her B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Her expertise is in managing large project teams across multiple disciplines. Jillian has served on Tetra Tech’s Diversity & Inclusion Council since 2019 and currently serves as the Coordinator of Tetra Tech’s Black Employee Resource Group, known as BELIEVE (Black Employees Leading in Innovation Enthusiasm Vision and Excellence). She is committed to continuing to promote Tetra Tech’s dedication to inclusion, equity and diversity in all aspects of the company’s business practices.
Mia Talavera, Stantec
Mia Talavera concentrates on driving positive corporate culture including the design and delivery of our global Stantec Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) strategic plan, as well as leading Stantec’s Employment Equity Compliance portfolio in Canada. Providing tactical leadership to the business in identifying, promoting business directions and initiatives related to inclusion, diversity and equity. Mia is commissioned as an active council member on the Stantec Global Inclusion & Diversity Councils and is the Chair of the Stantec Person of Color Committee; she believes that inclusion is a fundamental human right and that the equitable treatment and dignity of all human beings should be exercised and valued.