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e-PEG Newsletter: January 29, 2019

APEGA News & Events

APEGA Advances Equality and Diversity Project

APEGA is working with the Department for Women & Gender Equality to look at workplace barriers facing female engineering and geoscience professionals. Want to share your thoughts? Take the survey

If you’re interested in participating in a deeper discussion about the status of women and equity in the professions, you can submit your contact information at the end of the survey or register for a consultation.

Professional Development

Thinking Outside the Box

This workshop will provide you with the practical tools to "see" problems as opportunities and let go of the old ways of dealing with them by using new thinking tools. Presented by Erin Waddell.

Timeless Secrets of Influential Leaders

Based on roughly 5,000+ personal interviews with the world's top achievers, this session reveals their top five traits and habits, both personally and professionally. Presented by Corey Poirier.

Permit to Practice Seminars

Permits to practice are required for any company practising an APEGA profession in Alberta. We regular hold seminars to help Responsible Members learn about their duties and how to create Professional Practice Management Plans.

Mentoring

Rev Up Your Career Development with Speed Mentoring

Share experiences, accept the advice of your fellow members—and have fun! Register for the next session in Edmonton on February 16.

peg cover winter 2018Winter PEG Live Now

Make the most of your vote in APEGA Election 2019—find out how in the year-end edition of The PEG magazine. Also: check out the discipline decisions appearing in our blue pages, read your President’s take on Alberta’s future use of its deep pool of engineering and geoscience talent, and impress your friends with details about Calgary’s spectacular new library, the U.K.’s space program, and Antarctica’s disappearing under-glacier lakes.


Let’s Get Social

Keep up to date with APEGA news and events by following us on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter.


Outreach

University Event Volunteers Needed

We are seeking engaged professional engineers and geoscientists to join our university events in both Calgary and Edmonton.

The Ivan Finlay Awards

The Ivan Finlay Leadership Award recognizes Alberta university engineering and geoscience students. Deadline is February 15, 2019.

Virtual Resume Reviews

APEGA University Outreach is excited to announce a new initiative—virtual resume reviews! We are recruiting professional members with resume experience to join us in reviewing student resumes across the province.

Experiential Schooling Initiative

We are currently seeking companies and other organizations interested in hosting a class of Grade 10 students for a week of activities from February to June 2019. Please contact us at outreach@apega.ca if this sounds interesting to your organization.


Member Benefits

APEGA Wireless Program Powered by Rogers

Get connected with the APEGA Wireless Program powered by Rogers.

Gain access to exclusive member-only rates through the Member Self-Service Centre. Enjoy 3GB of data for $49/month or bump it up to 5GB for just $5/month extra!

Beautiful Wooden Frames Available

APEGA is now offering high-quality certificate frames.

Planning a Getaway?

Book a hotel with Local Hospitality before March 31, 2019, and you could win your trip for free! Log in to the Member Self-Service Centre to take advantage of this exciting opportunity.

Start Earning Free Rentals Now

Sign up to the National Emerald Club and earn double rental credits at all participating Enterprise and National locations.


Volunteering

Committees & Boards

Members with five or more years of professional experience are encouraged to apply for committees and boards.

Graduating Student Workshop

The Graduating Student Workshop is held in conjunction with Ring Ceremonies. You’ll be helping graduating students evaluate case studies on registration, compliance, ethics, and investigative issues.

Science Olympics

Share your passion for engineering and geoscience with students at the APEGA Science Olympics! Volunteers are needed as judges, event assistants, and challenge managers in Edmonton, Calgary, Lakeland  and other branch locations.

Formal Mentoring Leads to Positive Results

Make a valued impact on the next generation of Engineers and Geoscientists by volunteering in the Mentoring Program. Volunteer today!

Are You Qualified to Present PD Sessions?

Are you an experienced presenter interested in sharing relevant insights with APEGA members by delivering a full-day workshop or conference session? Please email pd@apega.ca. Presenters should be subject-matter experts with related experience, credentials, and presenter references.


External

2019 CSPG Honorary Address

Speaker Scott Tinker presents on energy, carbon, and poverty: seeking the radical middle. February 28, Mount Royal University, Calgary. This annual event is put on by the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists | Canada’s Energy Geoscientists.

Alberta’s Water Resources in a Changing World

The Alberta Branch of the Canadian Water Resources Association hosts annual conferences to bring together professionals working on water-related topics. This year’s is April 14-16 in Red Deer.

City of Calgary Sets New CAD Standard

The City of Calgary has developed a computer-aided design standard for engineering drawings. Developed in conjunction with a large group of stakeholders, the standard is to be used on capital projects that impact the city’s horizontal infrastructure initiated on or after January 1, 2019. The Standard also applies to drawings for subdivision construction projects initiated on or after January 1, 2020. Questions or feedback? CADinfo@calgary.ca.

Avoidance and Control of Systematic Failures

Learn about procedures, techniques, and other measures for avoiding and controlling systematic failures. Amir Moutameni, P.Eng., of Honeywell International, presents on the evening of February 5 in Calgary in a professional development opportunity brought to you by the Southern Alberta Branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Transformer Installation and Testing

Bill Bergman, P.Eng., of PowerNex Associates, takes you through receiving a transformer at a substation to power system integration, during this session on the evening of February 12 in Edmonton. Brought to you by the Northern Canada Joint Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Industry Applications Society, and the Power and Energy Society.

Workplace Skills Webinars

Check out a free webinar selection from Marie Gervais of Shift Management, who will be presenting during the APEGA Annual General Meeting and Conference, April 25 and 26 in Calgary. Among topics are intercultural communication in the workplace, clear speaking, and developing a leadership mindset. Dates run from January 31 to March 28.