Harold L. Morrison Rising Young Professional Award

2019 Winner

Diana Smith, P.Eng., Associate/Mechanical Engineer DIALOG

Alberta Innovators article on Diana Smith

Diana Smith is originally from Grande Prairie, Alberta, where she attended her first year of engineering studies at Grande Prairie Regional College. She then ventured away from home to complete her studies at the University of Alberta, including a semes- ter abroad in Leeds, England. These were experiences that helped shape Diana’s independence and character. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2010.

Diana began her career with DIALOG as a student and was hired full time in January 2011. Diana developed quickly through her early engineering years and natu- rally took on more responsibility as she became involved in more projects. She quickly displayed leadership skills and voluntarily took on more responsibility in the pro- ject work including construction administration.

One of Diana’s major contributions to the consulting profession is showing young women that engineering is a valid career path for them. She has attended multi-
ple conferences and lectures on women in leadership and in STEM careers. She led a discussion at DIALOG about diversity in design which was well attended and explored several topics including gender bias, ageism,
and working with different communities.

 

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