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How Can Companies Foster Lifelong Learning?

Change is inevitable. Whether it is your career, family structure, the type of books you read, or your hair colour, change does and will happen.  As this occurs, the necessity to reinvent oneself becomes more evident. You learn new things and you continue to learn to adapt to change. It is important for companies to […]

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Peace of Mind with Lump Sum Billing

What’s all the buzz about lump sum billing? As the energy industry continues to adjust to the new normal, oil and gas firms are seeking news ways of executing projects and gaining cost certainty to secure capital and sanctioning for brownfield expansions and greenfield projects. Traditionally, engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) has been billed […]

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The Root of the STEM Issue

When I look around at the engineers that I work with, I see a group of people with a wide array of skills, experience, interests, and personalities. However, there is something that the overwhelming majority of my coworkers and industry colleagues have in common – they are male. In the first two years of my […]

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Inspiring Leadership

As a parent, I strive each and every single day to be a role model and a leader for my two young girls. Each parent has a vision for their child, a goal – an aspiration. We grasp at the idea behind ‘you can do whatever you set your mind and your heart to’ and […]

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The Future is Cryptic

Back as early as 2009 we started to hear about a digital currency called Bitcoin. While most wrote it off as a monetary experiment destined to fail, Cryptocurrency has started to creep into our lives: in media, at coffee shops, on-line checkouts, and sneaking its way into day-to-day conversations. But what is Crypto and how […]

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The Bumpy Road To Success and Happiness

Have you ever ask yourself what is your purpose in life? What you are doing with your life and where you are heading? Why does the world seem so difficult and stressful at times and pleasant and peaceful other times? I never seriously pondered over these types of questions until I started spending more time […]

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The Future of Energy

¦“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful” – Joshua J. Marine  In my role as a Business Development professional of an engineering firm, I am in the fortunate position of seeking new opportunities, not only for energy related industrial projects of today, but also for the next 5-10 years from […]

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The Curious Case of Corporate Culture

We have struggled with the notion of corporate culture for quite some time. It exists and it can be a driving force in organizations. How do you define corporate culture? How do you know it is good or bad? People have this insatiable desire to draw a box around stuff, to define things in terms […]

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The Times They Are A-Changin’

I can remember back to when I was in elementary and at the time I saw the janitor repairing lights in the school, and I thought to myself I may like to do that one day. Who knew that I would one day enter into the trades? I started my electrical career in 1985 as […]

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The Importance of Water

Documentaries are pretty awesome for the wealth of information they provide and for getting people thinking. One documentary that I was watching recently and found interesting was about potential life on other planets; what would be required to support that life and what it would take for a planet to be inhabitable by humans? The […]

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