Council and Executive

Kirsten Hogan, P.Eng.

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.

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

Vice President
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.

Christopher Dixon, P. Eng.

Past President, Engineers Yukon

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.

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.

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.

 

 

Adam Wallace, M.Eng., P.Eng.

Councillor
Geotechnical Engineer at Tetra Tech Canada

Adam is a geotechnical engineering consultant with Tetra Tech's Arctic Engineering Group in Whitehorse. He graduated from the Geological Engineering program at UBC in 2006 and began his career as a geotechnical consultant in Vancouver, working mainly on large transportation and bridge projects. Adam first joined Tetra Tech in Whitehorse for the summer in 2013, and moved to the Yukon permanently in 2014 after returning to UBC for a Master of Engineering degree. With Tetra Tech, Adam works on geotechnical and permafrost engineering projects in communities, at active and abandoned mine sites, and for transportation and communication infrastructure throughout the Yukon. Adam has been registered with Engineers Yukon as a Professional Engineer since 2013, and joined the Council in 2021.

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. 

 

 

Officers

Alison Anderson, P.Eng.

Engineers Canada Director

Instructor/Coordinator, Yukon Water and Wastewater Operator Program, Yukon University

Alison Anderson is a systems engineer, small water system operator and project management professional. Alison is registered as a professional engineer in the Yukon and British Columbia. After graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Design Engineering, they moved to the Yukon and managed the design, construction, and commissioning of drinking water systems throughout the territory while at Opus International Consultants.

As the Technology Innovation Officer at Yukon College, Alison led the creation of the Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST) Associate Chair program to increase the awareness and participation of women in STEM in the Yukon.

In addition, Alison is the past chair and one of the founding members of the Engineers Yukon 30 by 30 Committee, and they are a member of the Engineers Yukon Continuing Professional Development committee. Alison is currently Instructor Coordinator of the Yukon Water and Wastewater Operator Program at Yukon University.

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.

 

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

Deputy Registrar

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.

 

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