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IAN ROTH

P.Eng. Current Employment Project Manager / Transportation Engineer at Urban Systems Ltd. Education BASc in Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia (2012) First job in transportation Transportation Engineer at Opus International Consultants Ltd. What positions have you taken on as a member of ITE? • BC Interior Section: Secretary-Treasurer, Vice-President, President, Past President and District Liaison (2012–present) • CITE Training Committee (2019–present)

City of Residence: Kelowna, BC

When did you join CITE? • 2010 during my undergraduate before there was a student chapter at UBC Okanagan

Family My husband, Loyal Wooldridge, plus two Mexican Hairless dogs and a cat

Personal hobbies Teaching cycling / spin class at YMCA; Running and hiking; Piano; Travelling

CITE INVOLVEMENT When did you first attend a CITE event? I believe it was 2011 when I first attended the BC Interior Chapter’s Mini-Conference event. My transportation professor at the time, Gordon Lovegrove, shared the event and my instincts told me this would be a great opportunity to get to know some of the engineers, planners, and professionals in the local region, and of course at the time, to find a job! What is your CITE involvement (past and present)? I really do owe CITE a great amount of gratitude as my involvement in the organization has opened many doors to new skills, experiences and relationships. While I have contributed in various ways through my involvement in the Section leadership and in planning professional learning events, a key highlight of mine was getting involved in the Local Arrangements Committee to plan and deliver the CITE 2016 Conference in Kelowna. My role on the LAC was Communications, which involved developing and compiling all the communication materials for delegate consumption, including the website, technical program, conference

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app, twitter live feeds, PowerPoint Presentations, session panels, and the list goes on! I saw firsthand how complex planning a conference is, and how much effort, coordination and patience is needed to make it a success. I learned a lot and I am ever grateful to the volunteers who have hosted conferences since then— that includes you, Vancouver 2020 LAC! What do you value most about your CITE membership? Simply put, it’s the relationships and connections that I’ve had the opportunity to create and develop through CITE with transportation professionals across the country. Especially in the Canadian District, we’re at a scale and size where each conference or event I attend is like getting to reconnect with extended family. GETTING TO KNOW YOU What attracted you to the transportation profession? Did you have another career in mind? As I was growing up, I knew I had a knack for the design of space and systems. For a few of my teenage years, I thought architecture was the direction my

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Transportation Talk - Fall 2019  

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Transportation Talk - Fall 2019  

Quarterly publication from CITE, Canada's community of transportation professionals. Learn more at cite7.org

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