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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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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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