Regional Coordinators

Representing the seven economic development regions in the province, the Regional Coordinators will work in collaboration with the Regional Action Committees to develop and implement pilot initiatives designed to increase representation of women in the applied science and engineering sector. They work in collaboration with the Provincial Project Team to identify resources and engage various stakeholders to support project activities.


Karen McDiarmid





Karen McDiarmid, BA

Regional Coordinator – Mainland/Southwest

Karen McDiarmid has worked as an independent consultant in the lower mainland within professional associations for over 10 years specializing in the development and management of government funded projects to address labour market and human resources issues. 

Karen has worked on several government funded projects with Applied Sciences Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) which included working with people with disabilities, immigrants, internationally trained engineers, unemployed and employer groups.

In addition to government funded projects, Karen manages the Fire Protection Technician Program at ASTTBC. Karen holds a BA in Political Science and an HR certificate.

CONTACT: | 604-585-2788 ext. 259











Thompson-Okanagan Region

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Erin Karaim, CTech

Regional Coordinator – Vancouver Island/Coast

Erin is a Civil Engineering Technician with over 25 years of experience in consulting. She has worked in a diverse set of industries, including aviation, water/wastewater and road design. She has also worked as a technical support technician and trainer for civil engineering design software.

Erin is a member of Applied Sciences Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC).

CONTACT: | 604-615-6319





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Kootenay Region

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