Event Calendar

November Luncheon

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Time: Noon to 1:30 pm
Location: Holiday Inn Portugal Cove Rd.
Cost: $20 for Connections East Members, $30 for non-members

Speaker Topic and BIO Information

The modern world creates complex sociotechnical systems. Industry relies on multiple layers of interwoven technology
for its equipment and operations, all of which are designed, implemented and managed by engineers. A result of this complexity
is organizational failure: catastrophic accidents and events that are not the result of a simple chain of cause and effect, but a
subtle degradation of this technology fostering latent conditions in the sociotechnical system. Engineers play a critical role in
detecting and preventing such accidents that requires personal competency, technical excellence and professional frankness, all
consistent with expectations of the Code of Ethics in the pursuit of public safety. Theories in organizational behaviour and
behavioural psychology identify best practices in organizational structure and team dynamics for managing sociotechnical
systems and create the conditions that reinforce the Code of Ethics.

The education of future engineers should discuss the hazards associated with complexity and the mechanisms of
organizational failure and the methods to mitigate the risk presented by these hazards. This presentation discusses
organizational failure, best practices to address these failures and advocates for their inclusion in the engineering curriculum.
Gareth Igloliorte is a Senior Manager – Safety, Operational Integrity and Environment with Husky. He is lucky to lead a
team of dedicated safety professionals in the support of Husky's operated and contracted assets in the offshore Atlantic Region.
In addition, he is involved with committees in St. John's, NL. In particular, with the Centre for Risk, Reliability, Integrity and
Reliability Engineering Safety Symposium, Process Engineering of Memorial University and CAPP. Gareth has a Bachelors Degree in Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture and a Master's degree in Engineering Management.


Please note there is a new way to register for Connections East events. 

Reserve seats by logging into you Member Services on the PEGNL website https://members.pegnl.ca/ (Same place where
you record your PD hours and pay your annual fees). Under the events tab select the “November Luncheon” and pre-pay online
for the event and provide us with any dietary restrictions. If this is your first time using the new member portal please see the instructions below.

To login to the PEGNL member portal system:

  • Visit www.pegnl.ca
  • Click Log-In at the top of the page
  • If this is your first time logging in to the new system, you will be asked to reset your password. In this case click “Forgot Password”. You will receive instructions via email. Follow the prompts to change your password.
  • Input your username (your registration number) and your chosen password

You can still register non-members through your online account.

You can also reserve a seat by calling the PEGNL office (753 7714) and asking to be registered for the November Luncheon.
Please note limited space is available, so reserve early.
Deadline for reservations/cancellation is close of business, Wednesday, November 20, 2018.

Pan Fried Cod with Scrunchions
Served w/ croquette potatoes, broccoli
Dinner rolls and butter
Lemon Meringue Pie
Tea & coffee
Please advise if you need an alternative meal when reserving your seat. Vegetarian alternatives are available.

December Luncheon
Our December Luncheon will take place on Friday, December 13. Registration details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Call for presenters

We are always looking for speakers! If you are interested in giving a presentation during one of our luncheons, please contact PEGNL Connections East at east@connectionsnl.ca

Any questions regarding details of the event, please contact Kimberley Pearce at east@connectionsnl.ca