Her experience also extends into the education sector; she was the Manager of Physical Facilities/Design & Construction for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, as well as the Director of Buildings for the Winnipeg School Division No. 1.
“Giving wastewater treatment equipment a second life is a great example of sustainability in action,” said Metro Vancouver Utilities Committee Chair Darrell Mussatto. “Instead of being recycled or landfilled, these items will help prepare the next generation of water engineers and plant operators.”
Research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada will support five UBC graduate students working specifically with municipal staff to map and assess the overall condition of the underground water mains within the GEID and DWK.
Along with athletic trainers and coaches, the three goalies, nine defencemen and 15 forwards are spending the next few weeks of off-ice training at Okanagan College as part of their boot camp and centralized preparation for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi Russia.
“Students are now working with the same type of equipment that they are going to experience in a collision shop, and in some cases they’re going to be ahead of the curve. A lot of shops don’t even have some of the features this unit offers, such as the pulse air drying system for lower VOC water-based basecoats.”
Minions said he’s already put some of the equipment to use digitizing slides for the College’s Women in Trades program using the macro lens, while the wide-angle lens has been used to update classroom photos.