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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 over the last 4 years. 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 is now working for Michels Canada on projects in Vancouver.

Timothy Packulak - MASc Candidate, Queens University, Kingston, ON, t.packulak@queensu.ca

Tim has been actively involved with encouraging students to get excited about tunnelling at Queens University. He is currently completing his masters on the subject of the assessment of the functionality of constant stiffness testing in geological numerical modeling.
Giuseppe Gaspari - TAC-YM – Toronto, ON, giuseppegaspari@hotmail.com

Giuseppe is the founder and President of the Young Member groups of the Italian Geotechnical Association and of the Italian Tunnelling Association, and plays an active role representing and boosting young members on the board of the TAC Ontario Chapter. Giuseppe works with ARUP in the infrastructure group based in Toronto, Canada.


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Tunnelling Association of Canada
Association canadienne des tunnels
8828 Pigott Rd, Richmond, BC
V7A 2C4, Canada
Tel: 1-604-241-1297
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