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e-PEG Newsletter: November 24, 2017

APEGA News

We Agree – The Importance of Protecting the Public is Paramount

On November 8, 2017, Barry Cavanaugh, Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel of the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET), posted a news item on ASET's website regarding scope of practice for technologists and the many conversations that APEGA has had with ASET over the decades on this issue.

Although we agree with ASET and Mr. Cavanaugh on many points, we feel that it's important we correct some of the information in the post and share APEGA's perspective on the topic. Please read our post on the APEGA website.

Call for 2018 APEGA Conference Presenters

Are you an expert in your field, and would you like to contribute to the future of engineering or geoscience? APEGA is seeking Members to present at our 2018 APEGA PD Conference in April. To submit a proposal, fill out our form. Questions? PD@apega.ca

Single-Person Practising Companies Require Permits

Companies engaging in engineering or geoscience in Alberta require an APEGA Permit to Practice. That includes one-person operations, or those with a single client that's already a Permit Holder. Find out more on our Company Permit to Practice page. Questions? compliance@apega.ca or permits@apega.ca

The Importance of Proper Job Titles

Do your employer's job titles comply with APEGA's right-to-practise and right-to-title provisions? Help keep the professions strong and protect the public by reviewing your titles now.

APEGA's Mentoring Program is Branching Out

We've expanded to all of 10 of APEGA's Branches province-wide! Find your perfect mentoring match, from Lethbridge to Fort McMurray and beyond.


Professional Development & Events – Other

Resources for Future Generations - Geoscience Conference

Registration is now open for this four-day conference, to be held next June in Vancouver. It's the first international conference to examine the availability of resources for future generations.


Need More PD?

As an APEGA Member, you're always on the lookout for Continuing Professional Development opportunities. To help you in your search, we maintain an online list of links to the websites of established, not-for-profit providers.


Did You Receive Your P.Eng. in the Past 12 Months?

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Members Win Seats in Municipal Elections

APEGA encourages Professional Members to leverage their skills, ethics, and expertise in public office. Doing just that are eight Members who won seats in Alberta's municipal elections, October 16.

Percentage of Women Enrolled in Engineering Grows

Female enrolments in undergraduate and graduate engineering programs in Canada have reached a new high, says a report from Engineers Canada. In a program adapted from one started by APEGA, Engineers Canada – the country's national voice of engineering regulators – promotes an initiative called 30-by-30. It seeks to increase the proportion of newly licensed women in engineering to 30 per cent by 2030.

Climate Change Survey

A visiting research student from Brazil, attending Ryerson University in Toronto, wants to learn more about how Canadian oil and gas companies are adapting climate change. Take the survey if you'd like to contribute to his research.

Members Present at Wood Solutions Fair

Calgary's Rocky Ridge Community Centre will be featured at the 2017 Prairie Wood Solutions Fair, December 13 in Edmonton. Among the speakers are three APEGA Members – Iian Ho, P.Eng., of PCL Constructors, Mark Ritchie, P.Eng., of Read Jones Christoffersen, and Robin Zirnhelt, P.Eng., of ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd.


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