Jessica Vandenberghe, P.Eng., M.Sc.
Jessica Vandenberghe is born of the Dene Thá First Nation and was raised in a very inclusive German family in northern Alberta. She has had an exceptional career based on her two engineering degrees from the University of Alberta. She has worked in the oilsands, mining, regulatory, infrastructure, and consulting industries and is now working in academia. She is an Indigenous professional engineer and industrial professor and the assistant dean, engineering community and culture, in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta.
Vandenberghe contributes to Truth and Reconciliation, acting as a bridge to Indigenous communities and talking to the implementation of the Calls to Action. She also works on Truth and Reconciliation awareness through her consulting company, Guiding Star Consulting. She is a mother of two and is passionate about equity, diversity, and inclusion. She sits on many boards and councils, walks in many governance worlds, and does her best to contribute to the development of well-rounded and ethically minded engineering students who will ultimately build strong and vibrant communities within Canada.