Council and Executive

Christopher Dixon, P. Eng.

President

Engineering Manager with Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Mr. Dixon is an engineering manager currently working for the federal government in Department of Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs on the Northern Contaminated Sites Program. After graduation from the University of Waterloo in 2003 he spent several years a consulting engineer before moving to the federal government. He has held an Engineers Yukon council position and chaired the communications committee from 2008 until 2012 and was Secretary-Treasurer and a member of the communications committee from 2012 until 2017. He was vice-president from 2017-2019 and will be president until March 2021.

Kirsten Hogan, P.Eng.

Vice-President

Kirsten Hogan is an Environmental Engineer and the founding partner of Aperture Consulting Inc., an environmental consulting firm providing environmental liability management and regulatory compliance services for government and industry clients. Ms. Hogan is a professional engineer registered in the Yukon and Alberta , the Vice President of Engineers Yukon, and a member of the Engineers Yukon 30 by 30 Committee. This committee was formed as the local component of Engineers Canada 30 by 30, a group working to raise the national percentage of newly licensed engineers who are women to 30 per cent by the year 2030. Ms. Hogan enjoys an active life in Whitehorse with her husband and three children.

Josée Karine Perron, M.A.Sc (Eng.), P.Eng.

Past President, Engineers Yukon 
Bridge Manager - Transportation Engineering Branch - Highways and Public Works

Josée Karine Perron is a mechanical engineer who is currently working for the Yukon Government – Transportation Engineering Branch. After graduation from the University of Ottawa in 2003, she completed her masters of applied science in the biomedical field. Following the completion of her masters, she spent several years working for the Transportation Engineering Branch on various transportation projects, such as bridge construction and demolition, road maintenance and construction, and permafrost studies. She then works for a few years with Assessment and Abandonned Mines on Type II Sites remediation. She is now back with the Transportation Engineering Branch managing the bridge unit. She held an APEY council position from 2013 to 2015 and she is currently the past president of the association.

Annika Palm, P.Eng.

Councillor
Sr. Project Manager, Government of Yukon, Infrastructure Development

Annika has roots in the prairies, where she began her career as a consulting engineer. Her love of rural communities, and appreciation for wild, natural landscape brought her to the Yukon. With a degree from the University of Alberta in Civil-Environmental Engineering, Annika currently works as a Sr. Project Manager with Government of Yukon’s Infrastructure Development Branch. Annika has been a volunteer with the Engineers Yukon’s Outreach and 30 x 30 Committees since 2016, and joined Council in 2019.

Dale Heffernan, P.Eng.

Councillor

Mr. Dale Heffernan is a Geotechnical Engineer based in Golder’s Whitehorse office. He has eight years of experience in mining and infrastructure geotechnical engineering. Mr. Heffernan joined Golder in June 2018. After graduating from the Geological Engineering program at the University of British Columbia in 2012. He spent several years as a consulting engineer in Vancouver, BC prior to moving to the Yukon to take a position at Minto Mine. This is Mr. Heffernan’s first year on Engineers Yukon Council.

Kyle Power, P.Eng.

Councillor
Regional Program Manager with Transportation Engineering Branch, Highways & Public Works, Yukon Government

Mr. Power is a civil engineer currently working with Transportation Engineering Branch. He manages the bridge inspection program and oversees bridge maintenance and rehabilitation projects throughout the territory. After graduation from Carleton University in 2013, he spent a number of years working with contractors and engineering companies where he primarily focused on highway design and construction. He then moved to the Yukon Government in 2019. This is Mr. Power’s first year holding an Engineers Yukon council position.

Sarah Sternbergh, MSc.E., P.Eng.

Councillor
Project Manager, Government of Yukon Community Services

Ms. Sternbergh is a geological engineer working as a project manager for Government of Yukon Community Services Infrastructure Development Branch. Sarah completed her bachelors degree in geological engineering at Queens University in 2009 and her master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering at Reykjavik University in 2016.  Sarah worked from 2009 to 2019 as a consulting engineer before starting as a project manager at YG CS in 2019. Sarah has been involved with Engineers Yukon as the Chair of the Social Committee from 2009 to 2014 and, since her return in early 2016, has rejoined the committee as a councillor.

Tyler Heal, P.Eng.

Councillor
Structural Engineer with ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd. 

Mr. Heal is a structural engineer with a specialization in mass timber structures and sustainable building practices. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 2013, and has been working as a consulting engineer in Whitehorse since 2015. Tyler joined Engineers Yukon council in 2020, and also is a member of the Continuing Professional Development Committee and the Building Officials Task Force.

Megan Seiling

Councillor (Public Member)

Megan Seiling is a lawyer with the Government of Yukon's Natural Resources and Environmental Law Group. She grew up in small town Ontario and has a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Guelph. She spent three years on Vancouver Island completing law school at the University of Victoria before moving to the Yukon in 2014 to be closer to the mountains. 

 

 

Engineers Canada Director & Deputy Registrar

Richard Trimble, M.Sc.(Eng.), FEC, P.Eng.

Principal Consultant – Tetra Tech Canada, Arctic Region, Engineering Practice

Mr. Trimble is a graduate of Queen’s University at Kingston, with a B.Sc. in geological engineering and an M.Sc. (Eng.) in civil engineering.  He has worked his entire career with Tetra Tech Canada (formerly EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.) specializing in geotechnical and permafrost engineering.  Over the past 43 years he has worked on site investigations and permafrost foundation designs from Alaska to Baffin Island. His volunteer work with APEY started in 1984, progressing through Vice-President, President, Past-President, Chair of the Nominating Committee, Newsletter Editor, Registrar, and presently Deputy Registrar.  He served a term on the Engineers Canada Qualifications Board in the early 2000’s and participated in National Admission and National Discipline/Enforcement Officials meetings from 2000 to 2015. His volunteer efforts were recognized by Engineers Yukon in 2012 with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal.  He has also served on the board of the Canadian Dam Association, and is active in committees creating and revising CSA Standards on Thermosyphon Design and Moderating the Effects of Permafrost Degradation on Existing Buildings.

He has previously been active in the Whitehorse community, coaching and refereeing soccer in several Arctic Winter Games, volunteering as Provincial Representative for Men’s soccer in several Canada Summer Games, for Alpine Skiing in the 2007 Canada Winter Games held in Whitehorse, and was on the organizing committee and participated in the 2013 and 2015 Canadian Master’s Curling Championships.He has previously been active in the Whitehorse community, coaching and refereeing soccer in several Arctic Winter Games, volunteering as Provincial Representative for Men’s soccer in several Canada Summer Games, for Alpine Skiing in the 2007 Canada Winter Games held in Whitehorse, and was on the organizing committee and participated in the 2013 and 2015 Canadian Master’s Curling Championships.

Jon Dixon, P. Eng.

Registrar
Senior Engineer, Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Jon is a senior engineer with the federal government who works on the Faro mine remediation project. He graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2007 and has worked in the Yukon since 2009. He was an Engineers Yukon Councillor from 2012 until 2019 and has been the Registrar since March 2019.

Justin Pigage, P.Eng.

Secretary-Treasurer
Senior Engineer, Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Mr. Pigage is a geotechnical engineer with Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada on the Northern Contaminated Sites Program. Justin grew up in Yukon, graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2008, and returned home to work as a consulting engineer until joining the federal government in 2017. He has been a member of the Engineers Yukon history committee since 2017.

 

 

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