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e-PEG Newsletter: September 28, 2018

APEGA News & Events

October | Construction Contract Administration for Projects

Dr. George Jergeas, P.Eng., will cover legal and contractual issues related to the effective management and administration of construction projects, focusing on the roles and responsibilities of the owners' project managers to contractors. He will also discuss cases and disputes.

Edmonton: October 5. Register by September 28.
Calgary: October 16. Register by October 9.

October | Assertiveness: A Powerful Communication Skill for Career Success

In this workshop, participants will discover the advantages of being assertive and learn how passive behavior can lead to ineffectiveness and high dissatisfaction.

Calgary: October 26. Register by October 19.
Edmonton: December 17. Register by December 10.

October 13 | APEGA Rock & Fossil Clinic

Are you into rock? Bring your rocks and fossils to the APEGA Rock & Fossil Clinic. Professional geoscientists and their teams will inspect your collections and share all sorts of fun facts—for free! 

What Professional Development Topics Interest You?

APEGA’s Career Services Department aims to provide high-quality, relevant, career-focused activities, programs, and resources. As we’d like to tailor our professional development services to your expressed needs and interests, we ask that you take 5–8 minutes to complete our survey. After completing the survey, you will be entered in a draw for the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. The survey closes October 31.

Information Sessions: Proposed Updates to the Authentication Standard

Understanding and properly implementing authentication, particularly in the digital space, is one of the most talked-about challenges licenced professionals face in their practice. We are holding sessions in October and November to inform our members of proposed updates to the Authentication Practice Standard. Productive dialogue and professional feedback is encouraged.

Ivan Finlay Award

The Ivan Finlay Leadership Award recognizes Alberta university engineering and geoscience students who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities. The award includes a prize of $1,000 and the nomination deadline is February 15, 2019. For more information about this award, please review our criteria and nomination page.

Read it Now—The Fall Issue of the PEG Is Online

The PEG connects you to a great big world of engineering and geoscience, at home and beyond. Take a peek at the latest issue to learn a few tips for succeeding in a tricky economy. In Movers & Shakers, read about a former University of Alberta student who is sending satellites into space. Check out The Watch to find out how researchers are engineering “microbreweries” that can monitor radiation. And, of course, don’t miss the results of the 2018 Salary Survey. These stories and features, and much, much more, provide a diverse and interesting look at the APEGA professions, virtual cover to virtual cover.

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Member Benefits

APEGA Wireless Program Powered by Rogers

Get access to exclusive member rates with the APEGA Wireless Program Powered by Rogers! On the $54 monthly plan, you can enjoy 5 GB of data with unlimited calling Canada-wide and to the USA. This offer is only available through the APEGA member portal. For more information visit the Member Self-Service Centre.

APEGA Outreach

We are looking for engaged professional engineers and professional geoscientists to volunteer at our university events in Calgary and Edmonton. Consider spending an evening or two with us to help develop the skill sets of university students. Please visit the event links below to apply.

Speed Mock Interviews
Rapid Resume Reviews
Industry Mixers

Virtual Resume Reviews

APEGA University Outreach is excited to announce a new initiative—Virtual Resume Reviews! We have created an online platform for engineering and geoscience university students to upload their resumes for review by HR and industry professionals. We are now recruiting professional members with resume experience to join us in reviewing student resumes across the province. Please visit our website for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering with APEGA is a valuable way of contributing to the engineering and geoscience professions! APEGA is actively looking for volunteers for the following events and positions:

Rock and Fossil Clinic
University Student Industry Mixer
Registration Committee
National Professional Practice Exam Question Author

See all our current volunteer opportunities.


Engineers and Geoscientists BC Annual Conference and AGM

The 2018 Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting will take place in Vancouver, B.C., at the Vancouver Convention Centre East on October 18-20. Join Engineers and Geoscientists BC for two days of professional development sessions, networking opportunities, the President’s Awards Gala, and an exhibitor tradeshow, followed by the 99th AGM.

The Complete Roadmap to Learning to Code

RoboGarden is searching for 100 currently unemployed Calgary and vicinity-based professional engineers and professional geoscientists to go through our three-month Learn to Be a Computer Coder program at no charge. The aim of the program is to provide coders with skills they can apply in the Calgary workforce, in an entrepreneurial environment, or both.

For more information, please contact stephen.mackenzie@robogarden.ca.

ASME Northern Alberta Section Workshop—Failure Analysis Fundamentals

Any facility that operates equipment will likely experience failures of one sort or another over its lifetime. Component and system failures can require multi-disciplined approaches to determine failure root causes and appropriate corrective actions. Join the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) on November 23 at the University of Alberta to get an overview of the investigation process, root cause failure analysis (RCFA) methodologies, and some technical tools used with RCFA.

To register for this workshop, visit our website. For all inquiries, please contact nas.asme@gmail.com.

Reach Your Potential: the WinSETT Leadership Program

WinSETT—that’s Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology—offers six leadership sessions this year and next, starting October 17. And join us on October 24 for a fundraising breakfast, Overcoming Obstacles, with Helen Chang, P.Eng., Chief Engineer at the Alberta Energy Regulator. Full details at Friends of WISEST.

What the Tech? Breakfast Series

This breakfast event, on October 23, will be the first of a series of technology-themed breakfast discussions focusing on technological advances in the oil and gas industry. A panel of experts will provide an overview of the latest technologies, including data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, information security, information visualization, and virtual reality. Learn more and register here.