Jason Vanderzwaag, professional engineer, is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a bachelor of applied science in civil engineering and a master of applied science degree in civil engineering. After graduating with his bachelor’s degree, Vanderzwaag worked with Associated Engineering in the company’s Burnaby, British Columbia, office on various water-resource projects.
In 2005, Vanderzwaag returned to UBC for graduate studies, where his research focused on pollution control in the developing world. While a graduate student, Vanderzwaag was part of the Bridge program, a multi-disciplinary program enabling students to work with researchers in the public health, engineering and public policy fields.
After earning his graduate degree, Vanderzwaag returned to Associated Engineering, where he worked in a variety of positions before moving to Fort McMurray in 2013 to serve as the office manager. In this role, Vanderzwaag is responsible for leading nine staff members to serve municipal, First Nations and private-sector clients in a wide range of projects in the Wood Buffalo region.
This is Vanderzwaag’s second term on council. He previously served in 2017-2018.