Tony Bégin of Canam Group Elected President of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
June 1, 2015
Tony Bégin, Senior Director of Integrated Project Delivery at Canam-Buildings, a division of Canam Group, was elected President of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) at the society’s annual general meeting that took place last May 30th in the scope of its annual conference in Regina, Saskatchewan. Mr. Bégin will serve as president for a period of one year.
“Having been active in the student chapter of the CSCE at Sherbrooke University since 1990, I see this appointment as a great honor and recognition of my contributions and advancement in the organization,” commented Mr. Bégin. “I made my way up the echelons, one by one, as both a member and volunteer. I began by joining a student chapter, followed by participation at the sectional and regional level, until being elected to the board of directors that operates on a national scale,” he added.
Tony Bégin is the youngest person ever to be elected to the head of the CSCE. He believes that the connection he shares with young professionals and his comprehension of their needs and expectations will serve him well in increasing the number of CSCE members in the 25 to 44 age group and ensuring the society’s continued growth over the coming years.
Tony Bégin first became acquainted with Canam Group in 1992 during an internship he completed at the company on a part-time basis until obtaining his master’s degree in civil engineering in 1995. He has since held a number of positions at Canam Group that have allowed him to build a vast network of contacts throughout the Canadian construction industry. Mr. Bégin is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), an American association from which he obtained his CDP Certification (Certified Development, Design and Construction Professional) in 2013.
Tony Bégin resides in Quebec with his wife, Caroline, and their three children: two boys and a girl. In addition to his professional activities, he is also vice chair of the board of directors of the regional minor hockey association and assistant coach of the hockey teams that his two sons play on.
The CSCE, which was founded in 1887 and has approximately 4,000 members, is a learned society created to develop and maintain high standards of civil engineering practice in Canada and to enhance the public image of the civil engineering profession.