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Pulling Together

Rowing is often called the ultimate team sport – anyone who has seen an eight-person crew race in perfect synchrony will immediately understand why. However, I have rowed competitively for almost 10 years and I can say with certainty that great teams are not formed simply because a group of people do the same thing […]

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The Tightrope Walk

The Tightrope Walk

People often ask me how I handle being a mom of twins and work. I don’t usually have a straight up answer, I just do. And I won’t lie, it gets overwhelming at times but in the end I get through my days. I don’t believe in the term “work-life balance” because I really don’t […]

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The Future is Augmented

Video games can be beneficial to any industry. It is an art form that can allow users to immerse themselves through visual, auditory, and even tactile senses, to allow one to see through the perspective of the creator. So if video games are created to allow players to experience the designer’s unique perspective, why can’t […]

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Playing With Fire

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed. Her father, a chef, took her […]

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Finding Our Place in the Data Renaissance Part 1: Data Literacy

With the evolution of technology our modern society is experiencing a data renaissance (1). This renaissance is allowing greater connection, greater access to information and greater opportunity to analyze our world. What is the data renaissance? In recent years data science and machine learning have advanced rapidly. This has enabled never before seen tools and […]

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An Engineer’s Guide To Planning A Wedding

A little over a year ago my wife Whitney and I were married. I can honestly say that the day was truly amazing and was everything that we wanted it to be. Now before I get in to how we made this happen (and I use the word “we” quite liberally), let me start with […]

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Engineering from a Photographer’s Perspective

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure” -Albert Einstein Engineering and photography are not often relatable. Photography is a type of art that captures the beauty of everything that surrounds us and a means that allows us to freeze time and precious memories. It speaks a certain language […]

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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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