Meet the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Award Winner
Chunpreet Sahota
The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Award recognizes individuals and/or organizations who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion through their actions.

Chunpreet Sahota, P.Eng. 

Chunpreet is a structural engineer with WSP in their Vancouver office. At WSP and as a volunteer with external organizations, Chunpreet demonstrates extraordinary capacity and commitment to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion in her work and within the engineering profession.

A founding member of Women in Consulting Engineering, Chunpreet worked together with her co-founders to build an organization of more than 600 members who support each other through mentorship and shared experience.

At the office, Chunpreet has been instrumental in building WSPs Canadian Diversity & Inclusion strategy, impacting the experience of 8,000 team members across the country. She is a founding member of the LGBTQ2+ employee resource group and expanding the Women of WSP employee resource group.

Chunpreet also represents WSP Canada as a member of the Global Diversity & Inclusion roundtable working to deliver campaigns and communication between Visibility and Inclusion in the Built Environment groups around the world.

About the Award

In 2020, the ACEC-BC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee worked with our Board to bring forward a new award recognizing the impact of member actions on advancing our values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Committee proposed the Award to shine a light on the many ways members are working together to build a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive industry and to recognize the considerable effort needed to effect change.

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award selection was made by a panel of members representing different business practices, which acknowledges that actions supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion are not the responsibility of any one person or group, and must be considered core to the business practice of every member firm.

Change can be difficult. Like building any technical skill, change needs time, clear intention, and deep commitment. Building a more diverse and inclusive industry is a journey, and our inaugural Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award recipients support us all through their leadership by example.

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