The Saskatoon alumni lunch was held Dec. 14 in Saskatoon.

Alumni gather in Calgary and Saskatoon

Luncheons feature "Engineers the World Needs" alumni panels

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Engineering hosted two successful alumni luncheons in December – rejuvenating a past tradition. 

The luncheons provide an opportunity for USask Engineers to reconnect, welcome young graduates and stay up-to-date with developments in the college. 

Panelists at the Saskatoon alumni luncheon

At each event Dean Suzanne Kresta provided an overview of recent happenings at USask Engineering, including the launch of the college’s redesigned first-year program, acquisition and inaugural raising of the college tipi and the virtual accreditation visit by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.  

Both luncheons featured an “Engineers the World Needs” panel, with panelists discussing how they are affecting change in their community and beyond. 

Panelists at the Dec. 6 Calgary luncheon were: Chris Carlsen (BE’01 Chem), Birchcliff Energy; Mel Popp (BE’01 Geo), PwC; Cecil Dawe (BE’96 Civil), Graham Construction. 

Panelists at the Dec. 14 Saskatoon luncheon were: Lesley McGilp (BE’99 Mech), Saskatchewan Research Council; Tim Eckel (BE’94 Electrical), Planning and Sustainability, SaskPower; Lance Pitka (BE’16, MSc’18 Electrical), Rivercity Innovations.

The Calgary alumni luncheon was held December 6.