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Young Members

In 2014, the TAC Young Members Group was initiated after the official formation of the International Tunnelling Association Young Members Group. The Tunnelling Association of Canada is very supportive of young professional and student involvement in the industry and recognizes how much the next generation can bring to tunnelling!

The TAC-YM Group provides a platform for communication between students, young professionals and mentors within the industry. There are opportunities to attend professional talks and presentations, as well as site visits to active construction sites and operating tunnels.

If you are interested in becoming a TAC-YM, click here and join today! All young professionals under 35 are welcome, and students of any age! If you happen to be more experienced than 35 we also encourage your involvement in a mentorship role.

If you are interested in becoming more involved with the TAC-YM please email TAC-YM@tunnelcanada.ca. Check out our Facebook page for photos of previous site visits and events!

The current TAC-YM Group personnel are:

Nichole Boultbee - TAC Director for Young Members, Squamish, BC, nboultz@hotmail.com

Nichole was an inaugural member of the ITA-YM steering board and helped the board shape the International Young Members group. She is currently on the TAC board of directors as the Young Members Representative. Nichole spent over 12 years working mostly in tunnels for Golder Associates before returning to school to complete an M.Eng. in Geological Engineering at UBC. She worked for Michels Canada on projects in Vancouver and is now working for Aldea Engineering Services.

Timothy Packulak - TACym, Canadian Representative for ITAym, Kingston, ON, t.packulak@queensu.ca

Tim has been actively encouraging Queen's University students to get excited about tunnelling and is part of the TAC Young Members group organizing the TACym webinar series. He also serves on the TAC Toronto 2020-One conference planning committee and represents TAC in the International Tunnelling Association's Young Members group (ITAym). Previously, Tim was with KGS Group Consulting Engineers in Winnipeg, MB working mostly on hydro-electric infrastructure projects before returning to Queen's University to complete an advanced degree in rock mechanics and tunnel engineering. He is currently a PhD Candidate at Queen's University within the Queen's Geomechanics and Geohazards Group.

Click here for details on TAC's upcoming events.

Click here to learn about TAC's Graduate Award, the Dan Eisenstein Memorial Scholarship.

Tunnelling Association of Canada
Association canadienne des tunnels
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