Engineering with purpose: Addressing climate action globally through aligned action

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Date: Tuesday – March 26, 2024
Time: Refreshments 6:00pm, Presentation 6:30pm
Venue: HSBC Hall at UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Cost: Free for SEABC Members; $85 for Guests and Non-Members

2024 IStructE President Tanya de Hoog celebrates the vital role of structural engineers in driving climate action, upholding public safety, and positively impacting people. Her address centres on three themes: technical expertise, collaboration, and aligned action. Tanya shares personal career experiences that have driven these principles, aiming to inspire us and provide tangible, technical project examples. She concludes with a collective call to action, urging every engineer to commit to a specific personal or collaborative goal in 2024 towards accelerating climate action through engineering.

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About the presenter:

Tanya de Hoog 

A Principal at Thornton Tomasetti, Tanya de Hoog is the 103rd and fourth woman President of the Institution of Structural Engineers. An experienced and talented structural engineer, Tanya has delivered high profile and complex projects around the world including world-class sporting venues such as the Oval Cricket Ground in London and Lisbon’s Benfica Football Club. Tanya describes the design of a new roof over Wimbledon No 1 Court for the All England Lawn Tennis Club, as one of the high points in her career. Tanya was born in the United States, was brought up in Australia and worked for many years in London, UK before moving to New York City. She has a Masters in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment from the University of Cambridge, and graduated from the University of Wollongong with a B.Eng. in Civil Engineering.