YPG Breaking Barriers: Achieving Accessibility & EDI in Engineering Design

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YPG Breaking Barriers: Achieving Accessibility & EDI in Engineering Design

June 22, 2023 | Virtual Event

By ACEC-BC Young Professionals Group

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Date and time

Thu, Jun 22, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT



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About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

Join ACEC-BC's Young Professionals Group for a virtual event on Breaking Barriers: Achieving Accessibility, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Engineering Design.

PD Hours: 1 hour

Cost: ACEC-BC member: Free | Non member: $15

Our guest speaker will be drawing from his experiences as an accessibility and inclusion advocate who has served on a number of committees within the Lower Mainland, including TransLink’s Access Transit User's Advisory Committee and the City of Vancouver’s Persons with Disability Advisory Committee. Attendees can expect to come away from this session with a deeper understanding of actions that young professionals can take to achieve accessibility, equity, diversity, and inclusion in engineering design and in their engineering community.

About the speaker

Yat Li, Senior Accessibility Consultant, Presidents Group

Yat Li is a Hong Kong-Canadian who was born without ears and is Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Despite facing immense obstacles in life, Yat persevered through challenges and discovered that self-disclosure unlocks a world of possibilities. He is now a highly sought-after speaker in North America, inspiring industry leaders that congenital disability does not define a person's career path. Yat is an accessibility and inclusion advocate who travels the world, speaking to thousands of senior leaders about the importance of diversity and inclusivity. Yat’s passion is to remove the stigma from hiring people with disabilities and inspire people to overcome every visible or invisible disability.

About the organizer

Backed by 160+ volunteers across British Columbia, the ACEC-BC Young Professionals Group (YPG) collaborates with ACEC-BC member firms and partner organizations to offer career development focused programs and initiatives targeted to professionals with 10 or less years of experience.

Through professional development breakfast seminars, webinars, networking events, educational outreach, community volunteerism, and YP Conference, the ACEC-BC YPG is a platform to develop leadership potential and create connections between our members at the beginning of their careers. These relationships help to foster attachment with the industry that retains talented professionals in consulting engineering.