Victoria Pleavin, EIT

Victoria is currently an Engineer-In-Training with Alberta WaterSMART. Her primary focus is the Alberta WaterPortal, a charity with which WaterSMART holds a contract to undertake work. At one time or another she has managed all aspects of the WaterPortal including server administration, creating website content, and interacting with the public through social media.

Since starting at Alberta WaterSMART Victoria has been involved with the development and management of a variety of Oil Sands Leadership Initiative (OSLI) and then Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) projects. She has worked on projects under both the water and tailings Environmental Priority Areas of COSIA. 

During the flooding of Calgary in 2013 Victoria was evacuated from her home and live tweeted her experience between short bouts of sleep. Since this time Victoria has been involved with many flood related projects with the aim that no one should have the same flood experience she had that summer.

Victoria received her Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Queen’s University in 2011. During her time at Queen’s she volunteered for the Engineering Society where she was the Director of Internal Affairs and Chief Returning Officer. Additionally she sat on the Campus Bookstore board of directors and was involved with the engineering external representation bodies of the Engineering Student Societies’ Council of Ontario, and the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students. In her final year, she was the Engineering Society President and fourth woman president of the organization.

Growing up beside a ravine with a stream in her home town of Bolton, Ontario and then pursuing studies on the banks of Lake Ontario have instilled her desire to enjoy water for life.