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Free Accredited Seminar for Insurers in Victoria, B.C.

April 16, 2018   by Origin and Cause

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Origin and Cause is hosting a free forensic engineering seminar in Victoria. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion and earn two continuing education credits, and for everyone that attends, Origin and Cause will donate $10 to Power To Be, a Victoria-based charity.

Leading the presentations are two of the industry’s foremost experts: 

Shirley Niven, a mechanical engineer, certified fire and explosion investigator and wildland fire behaviour specialist with over 15 years of experience.

Mazen Habash, a consulting forensic engineer specializing in fire investigation, electrical and electronic failures, product liability and alarm system analysis, with over 30 years of experience.


Presentations: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Appliance Fires and Floods: Shirley Niven, Forensic Engineer

Learn which appliances are most likely to be the cause of fire and flood claims, how and why they fail, and how to identify opportunities for subrogation.

Electrical Fires 101: Mazen Habash, Consulting Forensic Engineer

Learn about the various types of electric failures, items that are prone to failure, and how they result in fires.


Cocktails and Appetizers: 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT

Anyone unable to attend the seminar is welcome to come afterwards for the meet and greet portion of the event. 


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