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FOR SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT
Negar Mackie
P.Tech.(Eng.)
NEGAR MACKIE completed her bachelor of science degree
in condensed matter physics and worked as a laboratory
research technologist in Iran. She graduated from NAIT
in 2009 with a diploma in instrumentation technology and
started working as a shop technician at WIRTANEN Electric,
fixing and calibrating instruments. During this time, she registered
as a technologist-in-training with ASET.
With her passion for working in Alberta's oil and gas industry
and in the instrumentation field, Negar decided to challenge
herself by working in the field as an instrumentation
technician, serving major companies like Syncrude and
Cenovus, as an employee of Independent Electric Controls
and subsequently AutoPro Automation.
While working in the field, she was able to attain her journeyman
and red seal designation (2013) and got her C.E.T.
designation in 2013. In 2019, Negar finally accomplished
getting her P.Tech.(Eng.) with ASET. She has worked as an
automation and control valve expert for Samson Controls
Inc., and now CGIS, serving many clients across Canada
and internationally.
Negar has been a TAC auditor since 2015, a subject matter
expert and file reviewer with ASET since 2014 and a member
of the board and steering committee with ASET from 2015-
2019. She received the ASET President's Award for Volunteer
of the Year in 2019. Her experience with different clients
around Alberta and witnessing the industry challenges firsthand
can help to support the role of second vice-president
with ASET. As a mother of two, she is vice-chair of a daycare,
and volunteers in activities to enhance family literacy with
newly arrived families to Alberta.
" I am honoured to be nominated for the position of second
vice-president because ASET has contributed significantly
to my professional development and career, " Negar says.
Her plan if elected is to help ASET be ready for a fast-approaching
future.
Alberta has been rightly recognized for decades as a globally
significant centre for oil and gas development. Most
post-secondary institutions in Alberta have educational
programs tailored for the industry sector. But Negar has noticed
the province is changing.
" The energy transition to renewables and hydrogen is afoot.
I believe we need to do more to prepare our young technologists
for this change. There has always been a gap between
the knowledge of graduates from post-secondary programs
and expectations from the workplace, " she says.
" There are exciting and rewarding careers to be had in
these new industry sectors. However, we need to change
the mentality of our youth to see these sectors as being on
a par with oil and gas, because the reality is that there is
not the employment level in the latter that there once was. I
want to see retention of science and technology graduates. "
If Negar is elected, she'll help ASET to form a detailed plan
which will:
1.
Provide guidance and mentorship for high school
students, with workshops and resources about
alternative career opportunities in science and
technology.
2. Collaborate with educational institutions to enhance
diversity of science and technology programs.
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