2018 – 57th Annual Engineering and Technology Conference

Friday, November 2, 2018

Valhalla Inn
1 Valhalla Inn Rd.
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6J1

Morning Presentations

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Are They Right for Your Project?Jarin Stewart, Sumac Geomatics
  • AISC/ASCE US National Student Steel Bridge Competition –Reflections over 20 years of Participation by Lakehead University Civil Engineering Students –History of the Steel Bridge CompetitionDr. Antony Gillies, P.Eng., Ph.D., Lakehead University
  • High Performance Buildings & Sustainable DesignJim Gilliland, P.Eng., Ph.D., Williams Engineering
  • Building Thunder Bay’s Fibre FutureTuomas Minor, B.Eng., MBA, Tbaytel
  • High Definition Scanning as an Alternative Surveying ToolDaniel Welch, Superior Survey & Derek deBlois, Leica Geosystems
  • Autonomous Mining Technology at Musselwhite MinePeter Gula, Goldcorp


  • 12:00pm - Buffet Lunch
  • 12:45pm - Speaker Introductions
  • 1:20pm - Certificate/Licence Presentations
  • 1:30pm - Scholarship Presentations

Keynote Address

  • 1:30pm - The Engineering Investigation into Elliot Lake's Algo Mall Parking Deck CollapseHassan Saffarini, P.Eng., Ph.D., NORR.





Morning presentations are free to attend.  Tickets may be purchased at the door (cash). 

Speaker's Breakfast will be served at 7:00 am in the Icelandic Room (for speakers, Lakehead Chapter Executive members, and invited guests).

Draw for door prizes will occur at 2:30pm.  Delegates must be present to claim a prize.

Presentations will be uploaded following the conference (where available).