CWRA BC 2015 SYP Info and Events


The conference will present a number of activities targeted towards SYPs, starting with icebreakers to get to know each other, networking opportunity with senior professionals, a PechaKucha session to present your work and ending up with a pub night open to all.


We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference and do not forget to visit the SYPs Booth!


SYP PechaKucha Session

The Student and Young Professional group is inviting you to be part of the PechaKucha session. It is a fun and informal way to share your work/research project with the water resources community, by showing 20 slides for 20 seconds each ( This style consists of highly visual (only images, no text) and short presentations (7 min) with a fast turn-around that are meant to quickly engage and entertain the audience!

Session: The PechaKucha session is targeted specifically for students and young professionals to present their work. All conference attendees including senior professionals are invited to attend. There will be one session on each day of the conference. If you are only coming to the conference for one day, please indicate your day of preference.

Deadline: Extended! Get it in by November 6, 2015!

Submit: A brief summary (i.e. 100 – 200 words) of your research work or project

Interested in participating? Please submit your PechaKucha topic here.

or send by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please include presentation title, presenter name, affiliation and email address & short description/abstract of presentation


Perk: For students having trouble to find the funds/time to attend the whole confernce, we are offering a discount conference registration rate to present in the PechaKucha Session.  For $75 you can attend the afternoon of your presentation & take part in networking events.  ALSO, There will be a PRIZE up for grabs - what more could you ask for?! 

Nov. 18 Session:Turn up for the coffee break at 2:30 pm, present in the PechaKucha Session and stay for the SYP Speed Networking Session.

Nov. 19 Session:Turn up around 12:30 pm for coffee and dessert, present in the PechaKucha Session, stay for closing remarks and the Pub Night.

SYP Speed Networking Session

Nov. 18, 17:00 - 18:00: Meet senior water professionals in a series of brief exchanges to ask questions on a career in water resources.  Contact our SYP group for more information or to sign-up! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Networking Pub Night

Nov. 19, 16:00: A great way to end the conference and extend your connections to new friends and other professionals. Everyone is encouraged to join us in the lobby of the hotel after the conference on November 19, 2015 to walk over to Ceili's Pub for post-conference informal networking. 




SYP Booth

There will be an SYP Booth in the Exhibitors area. A place to meet other SYP and get info on the CWRA SYP BC groups.


Are you interested in volunteering at the conference? It is a great opportunity to become involved in BC's water resources community and meet a wide range of professionals! You can volunteer for one day or both days. We have a limited number of free registrations for volunteers - sign up fast so we can guarantee your free registration!

Let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will send you a registration code.


Questions? Send us an email and we're happy to help! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We hope to see you at the conference,

Your CWRA SYP Vancouver group

Students and Young Professionals
Canadian Water Resources Association