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Scovan’s Community Support

Giving back to our community is recognizing that you have been empowered to empower others. The act of giving back is a gesture that can make an impact; small or large and both equally recognized. Scovan has been involved in community support since we first opened our doors in 2010. One of our first charitable […]

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Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Lately I have been seeing and hearing a lot about this Greta Thunberg.  She has become a very polarizing figure in her relatively short 16 years.  Some see her as a hero, a young spokeswoman brave enough to speak to any and every world leader to advocate for her generation. To them she should be […]

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Employee Spotlight – Leland Chumik

Today’s job market is quite competitive, especially for any recent graduate. An internship provides students with a competitive advantage when looking for jobs. Using theory and knowledge from school and applying it to a professional workplace is a major part of any internship. It’s an excellent way to learn from others and get professional feedback. […]

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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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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

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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