On Sept. 16 2018, UBC Civil Professor Dr. Loretta Li was featured as one of the keynote speakers at this year’s STEM Career Conference, held at the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. The conference is an annual event for high school and university students who excel at or are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.
The Annual STEM Career Conference for Youth brings industry leaders and successful professionals in various STEM fields to share their rich experience in professional careers that are related to STEM. Ths year keynote speakers shared insight, stories, perspectives, and experiences in different STEM careers, to inspire young minds, demystify confusions, and help students embark on an exciting new professional journey.
Dr. Loretta Li is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia, which she joined in 1995. She was an Assistant Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1994-1995. In the past, she has also served as a project engineer and as a junior structural engineer. Her education includes a Ph.D. and a M.Sc. in Environmental Soil Science at Queen’s University and a M.Eng. in Geo-environmental Engineering at McGill University. Her research is focused on geo-environmental engineering, contaminated site investigation and management, environmental monitoring, risk and impact assessment, soil-contaminant interactions, mobility and migration of contaminants, remediation technology, mine tailings waste disposal and treatment processes.