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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.


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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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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Bump, set, spike! Hope Beach Volleyball Tournament 2018

DST was a proud supporter of this year’s 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!





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Backpack Electrofishing Certification

DST’s Biologists Antonio Trogrlic, Jody Hereema and Michaela Haring attended Backpack Electrofishing Class 2 certification this May as part of the Natural Channels Systems Conference held at the University of Guelph.



Backpack Electrofishing is a method of sampling fish that uses a non-lethal electric shock that induces electrotaxis in fish. Electrotaxis causes fish to swim towards an electric current allowing them to be easily captured without harming them.


Backpack Electrofishing is an essential tool to DST and its clients to perform fisheries studies in streams, and fish removal for bridge and culvert construction projects.  

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DST Sudbury hits the links for the OIAA Northern Chapter

What a tee-rific day for golfing!


Our DST Sudbury office participated in the annual OIAA Northern Chapter Golf Tournament on May 24.


The weather was warm and the candy was sweet – golfers stopped at the DST sponsored hole got to pick a sweet treat from our candy bar and have their try at a marshmallow golf contest. Whoever could ‘drive’ their marshmallow the farthest was deemed the winner!


Micheline Gervais, Project Manager, asked the participants to think of the most innovative way to drive the marshmallows down the fairway. The best method from the gentlemen was to put a golfball in the marshmallow and the ladies chose brute strength to send it as far as possible. Talk about innovative thinking!


DST continues to be a proud supporter of this annual tournament and is looking forward to getting back on the links again next year!


Setting up the DST Candy Bar

Team DST on the course

Trying to drive marshmallows down the fairway!

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Welcome to Spring!

Our Thunder Bay team participated in the local Spring Up To Clean Up campaign hosted by EcoSuperior.


The City of Thunder Bay has sponsored this community-wide litter clean-up in partnership with EcoSuperior since 1996. Over the years, the program has grown to more than 10,000 participants annually working to beautify over 200 areas of our community.

Part of our office team with our big collection pile!

After a thorough clean up of the neighbourhood around the DST office, the team joined the official launch day event and enjoyed a BBQ lunch. It’s our job to help keep our planet clean!

Cupcakes donated to the launch day BBQ by DST.

Team DST enjoying a BBQ lunch!

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DST and the Whitesand First Nation Career Fair

On April 18, DST Consulting Engineers attended The Whitesand First Nation career fair. This fair was hosted by Whitesand First Nation and held at their new multiplex facility.


The Whitesand First Nation is an Ojibwa First Nation with a land base of 615 acres. The community of Armstrong Settlement is the main community in the area. In June 2008, their total registered population was 1086 people, of which their on-reserve population was 311.


Bob Wright, Client Liaison from our Thunder Bay office, made the trip up to represent DST at the career fair. This was one of their busiest career fairs yet, with a huge variety of booths and many people in attendance. Plus, now many young people in Whitesand FN and Armstrong can be seen sporting DST sunglasses.


It was a wonderful opportunity to visit the community and share information with students and community members about potential future careers in the engineering industry.


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RBC Future Launch Program at DST Thunder Bay

Over the past year, in partnership with Lakehead University and RBC, Amanda Sauermann, Senior Marketing Specialist at DST Consulting Engineers Inc, has had a placement student under the Future Launch Program. This program helps youth develop new skills, grow their network, and gain valuable work experience.


Robert Kopytek-Mackenzie is in his third year of the Honours Bachelors of Commerce program at Lakehead University with a major in Finance and a minor in Marketing.

Amanda giving Robert some tips on taking valuable marketing photos on a job site. 1/2

Amanda giving Robert some tips on taking valuable marketing photos on a job site. 2/2

One day a week over the course of the school year, he has worked alongside Amanda in the DST office helping with marketing projects, learning about the industry and different business practices, as well as experiencing work in an office setting. Robert has done research for trade shows, promotions, and the social media marketing side of DST.

The DST Marketing Team! Robert, Sheena & Amanda

Reviewing soil samples.


DST Consulting Engineers Inc. thanks RBC, Lakehead University and Robert for their partnership in this program!


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Nanticoke Stack Demolition: 2 stacks, 650 ft, 10 seconds – HD Drone Footage

On Wednesday, February 28th, the Nanticoke, Ontario skyline was changed forever as the two 650 ft stacks at the Nanticoke OPG plant were toppled by a controlled explosive blast.  After months of preparation work leading up to blast day the stacks were down in a matter of seconds.  DST was part of the demolition crew working together with Delsan AIM and Rakowski Cartage & Wreckage to ensure the demolition was completed efficiently, precisely, and most of all, safely.


Nanticoke Stack Demolition: 2 stacks, 650 ft, 10 seconds – HD Drone Footage


Watch as the incredible planning process unfolds.  Covering the final stages of preparation, this video features technical experts from the project discussing the complex nature of explosive demolition projects and the challenge faced by the team with this project: demolishing two 650 ft stacks, each with four inner flues, located on the shores of Lake Erie.  Highlighting the extreme care for health and safety standards and the environment, and then finally the big event – demolition – this is an informative ‘how to’ on executing the perfect controlled, explosive demolition.   


DST would like to recognize the members of our expert blast and demolition team that helped make the successful completion of this project possible:  Ray Jambakhsh, Chief Technical Advisor (DST Sudbury), George Thomas, Director of Infrastructure (DST Ottawa), Amir Ghorbani, Project Manager (DST Mississauga), Andrew Naoum, Regional Manager of Infrastructure – Southern Ontario (DST Ottawa), Eric Gagne, Vibration and Noise Monitoring Specialist (DST Ottawa).


Nanticoke Blast Crew: DST Consulting Engineers, Delsan AIM, Rakowski Cartage & Wreckage


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DST @ 2018 Insurance Institute Cambrian Shield Chapter Sudbury Curling Bonspiel

The DST Consulting Engineers team in Sudbury were happy to participate in the 2018 Insurance Institute Cambrian Shield Chapter Sudbury Curling Bonspiel. This annual bonspiel supports The Infant Food Bank of Sudbury.


The DST Team included James Hicks, Micheline Gervais, and Jonathan Waddell, plus a client making up their group of four.


After a fun day of throwing rocks, they took home the winning trophy! Congratulations to our curlers.


TEAM DST at the Bonspiel

James Hicks throwing a rock!

Their winning trophy!

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