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Community Events & Sponsorships

Corporate responsibility is a top priority for DST Consulting Engineers and we make every effort to give back to the communities in which we operate. We understand that our continued support of local events, programs and charities contribute not only to the success and wellbeing of the community, but also the long term success of our business. Together, we are working with community partners to invest in our shared future.

14
Jul
2019

Bump! Spike! Set!

Another year, another great time at the  HOPE Beach Volleyball tournament held annually at Mooney’s Bay in Ottawa, Ontario.  


The DST VolleyBrawlers had a fantastic time serving up fun in support of local charities!

Team DST – The Volleybrawlers!


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24
Jun
2019

Mining Day at the Thunder Bay Waterfront

It was another successful year for Mining Day in Thunder Bay, ON.


Our Thunder Bay team joined many other companies and service providers in the region at Mining Day. This annual event is a free family friendly day – aimed at educating the community on what mining really is about in our area of Canada.


Kamal, Sheena and Mat were on site to talk about DST’s role in the mining cycle and help youth ‘mine’ for amethyst in our dig site.



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11
Jun
2019

A Freedom celebration!

Shoal Lake #40 First Nation has a lot to celebrate: after years of only having safe winter access to their community, the long-awaited Freedom Access Road is finally completed and open for use!


DST was proud to attend their celebration Pow Wow on June 3 and celebrate with the community, sharing in the excitement of the completed project. This event kicked off four days of celebrations in the community with activities for every age group.


Congratulations to Shoal Lake 40 on your road to success!



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30
May
2019

Englobe Corp. Makes $5000 Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Donation

Corporate responsibility is a top priority for Englobe and we make an effort to give back to the communities in which we operate.  One area that is of particular importance to us is investing in the future of engineering and this means supporting students.


 

As a way of continuing to support the next generation of engineers, Englobe donated $5000 in support of TAC’s Transportation and Civil Engineering (TRAC) Student Event.  The goal of the workshop is to encourage grade 11 and 12 students to consider a career in transportation and civil engineering by providing them with the opportunity to engage in specialized, mentor driven, learning.


 

TRAC student outreach programs are designed to provide teachers with curriculum enhancements which enable them to demonstrate engineering and transportation principles.  Although relatively new to Canada, the TRAC student event concept was developed by the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials and is currently implemented in 36 states.  The TAC has been working hard to coordinate TRAC events for Canadian students but have struggled due to lack of funding.      


 

Through Englobe’s generous donation, TAC was able to bring the TRAC program to students enrolled in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Specialist High Skills Major program.  We are very proud to support local programming dedicated to fostering a passion for engineering, and to continue investing in the shared future of our industry and profession. 


 

And, who knows, one (or more) of these bright young students just may be one of Englobe’s future best and brightest transportation engineers!


More information on the program can be found here.


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26
Apr
2019

Wake the Giant in Thunder Bay

The aim of Wake The Giant is to form stronger bonds, relationships and understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Thunder Bay and surrounding area.


Displaying this symbol outside of our Thunder Bay office means DST is a safe space in our neighbourhood for indigenous youth, indicating we are contributing to increasing understanding and awareness of Indigenous cultures in the region.



Ed Collins applying window decal

Ed Collins applying DST’s Wake the Giant symbol in the front of our building.



“This is just one of many opportunities DST will be working on – showing our support and commitment to the First Nations throughout Northwestern Ontario and Canada. I’m proud we can call our office a Safe Space location,” says Ed Collins, Manager of Indigenous Relations.

DST is proud to work and partner with First Nation communities across Canada.



Wake the Giant symbol on display in front of our Thunder Bay office.


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11
Apr
2019

Marketing Intern Farewell

For those of you at DST who I have not met, I am sorry that our paths never crossed. I have been working every Friday out of the Thunder Bay office as the marketing intern under Amanda Sauermann and Sheena Larson.

 

I was hired as a marketing intern by DST through the RBC Work Integrated Learning Program. The objective of the program is to pair future graduates from Lakehead University with employers in their field of study. The program is structured so students can gain exposure to the workplace and then attend workshops to reflect on their experience and develop skills that will make them a more competent employee.

 

My experience here at DST has been nothing short of inspirational and I am very fortunate to have been selected by DST Consulting Engineers as their marketing intern. I know that the wisdom and insight I have gained from this experience will be invaluable as I move forward in my career. For all of you at DST who made my time here unforgettable, thank you, your warmth and generosity were always much appreciated.

Casey Ross

DST Marketing Intern

 


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5
Apr
2019

DST at Algonquin College

On April 3rd, DST Consulting Engineers attended the Algonquin College  Professional Networking Event in Ottawa.


The event gave students an opportunity to connect with environmental professionals and industry leaders from around the Ottawa region. In addition to the wealth of networking opportunities, the event gave students an opportunity to gain deeper insight into what it means to be an industry professional and the steps they need to take to become one.



Sue Murphy (Left), Guillaume Castonguay (Center), Zubair Hossain (Right)


DST’s own Sue Murphy (HR Administrator), Guillaume Castonguay (Project Manager) and Zubair Hossain (Environmental Scientist) managed the DST booth and offered wisdom from each of their disciplines to passers-by. According to Guillaume, “it was the best student event I’ve attended in a long time”.


DST loves getting involved with those who are new to the industry and we want to encourage those who have questions to reach out to us on one of our many social media platforms.


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27
Mar
2019

Environmental Design with Youth Fusion

This past week, DST’s Kris Tuuttila has continued his mentorship through Youth Fusion/Fusion Jeunesse.


As an environmental design mentor, Kris has provided guidance to students at Ogden Community Public School and Matawa Education and Care Centre in Thunder Bay, Ontario.


The environmental design program through Youth Fusion gives students the opportunity to explore the field of environmental design, which educates students on the impact of the living spaces of citizens by putting environmental and social concerns at the heart of its practice.


On this visit, the students presented their 3D models and received valuable advice from Kris where he suggested feedback on how to improve their designs. The student’s at Ogden School are designing a Rain Garden to reduce flooding in a part of their school yard and the student’s at Matawa are designing a Sweat Lodge in their school yard to teach students about traditional Indigenous healing.



“I’m excited to be a part of this program. It’s an incredible opportunity for me to use my knowledge to work with kids and guide them along in their learning. It’s a great way for DST to give back to the community and have the next generation become more interested in environmental science.”


Kris and our team at DST are looking forward to seeing what the final stages of the program look like and seeing their designs come to life!


Thank you to Youth Fusion for letting DST partner with you for this program.



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4
Dec
2018

Holiday Season Opens up with the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce

It’s party season!


DST kicked off December with the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce as a sponsor of their annual Holiday Party.


A wonderful time was had by all – good food, fun games, exciting prizes and great company. Hats off to the organizers for all their hard work put into this seasonal event!



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2
Nov
2018

Skills Ontario – Career Exploration in Thunder Bay

Across the province, Skills Ontario has been gathering high school girls in different cities to explore careers in the skilled trades and technologies. These events provide participants the opportunity to meet, network, and enjoy a meal with female mentors who have already chosen a career path in the skilled trade and technology sector.

 


Throughout the day, students network with women who have a career focus in various trades – mining, hairstyling, engineering, heavy machinery and more.

DST’s Christine Sebesta (middle, blue shirt) with the other career mentors.



In Thunder Bay, DST’s Christine Sebesta attended the event hosted by the Carpenters Union 1669. Christine is an CAD Technologist with a background in civil engineering technology and was happy to discuss her career path and provide mentorship to the  high school students.

 

Christine with the high school girls.


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