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e-PEG Newsletter: November 30, 2018

APEGA News & Events

APEGA Announces Election 2019 Candidates

The nomination period is over for APEGA Election 2019, and candidates for President and Council have been reviewed by the Nominating Committee. View the list of candidates here. More information and ways to connect with them will follow soon in The PEG magazine and on apega.ca.

APEGA Casting Call

We’re creating short videos featuring members like you delivering, in their own words, messages about the importance of voting. If you're interested, please email us your full name, your contact information, and a few sentences that explain why you think it’s important to vote in APEGA Election 2019.

December 11 & 13 | Fundamentals of Project Management

Join Dr. George Jergeas, P.Eng., for a course on project management. He will explain principles and techniques of effective project management, which can be usefully applied to technical and non-technical projects. Main topics cover defining, planning, organizing, controlling, and closing projects.

Edmonton: December 11

Calgary: December 13

December 12 | Mental Health Awareness (Breakfast Session)

Join us in Edmonton for breakfast and a presentation on the signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses, and insights into what the recovery journey may look like. Resources available will also be covered.

December 14 | Project Everest: Reaching New Heights in Project Management

Climbing Mount Everest combines intense challenges with some of the most extreme conditions imaginable. Join us in Calgary as Alan Mallory applies his Everest learnings to developing project managers and strengthening project teams, helping reinforce the skills and expertise essential for success.

December 17 | Assertiveness: A Powerful Communication Skill for Career Success

In today's fast-paced, complex, and often uncertain work world, the ability to communicate well is critical. During this workshop in Edmonton on December 17, participants will learn the advantages of being assertive, the reasons people are not assertive, and the difference between an assertive and an aggressive communicator.

Give the Gift of Science

APEGA has curated the hottest STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) toys of 2018. The APEGA Holiday Gift Guide is chock full of ideas for children of all ages. Who said the holidays can’t be holly, jolly, and educational?

Take the Mentoring Survey Today

APEGA’s Career Services Department helps match mentors with mentees to provide guidance in areas for professional growth—and we’re looking for your feedback! Please take 3-4 minutes to complete our survey, regardless of your experience in formal or informal mentoring situations. After completing the survey, you can choose to be entered into a draw to win a $100 Visa gift card. Survey closes December 19.

Salary Survey

Free 2018 Salary Survey highlights are now available to read. The full report and dataset are also available for purchase here. If your company is interested in participating in 2019, please have your HR Department contact us at salarysurvey@apega.ca.

APEGA Erupts onto the Big Screen

Check out our exciting new video about how professional engineers and professional geoscientists shape Alberta. It will precede every showing of the IMAX film Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation, which is currently playing at the TELUS World of Science.

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 hasn’t gotten over launching satellites. 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 a $100 credit if you sign up before the end of the year with the APEGA Wireless Program powered by Rogers!  On the $54 monthly plan, you can enjoy 5GB 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-Branded Frames Now Available

APEGA is now offering high-quality certificate frames. These handcrafted, wooden frames come in four unique designs, from traditional to modern, and are stamped with a silver APEGA logo. They are a perfect solution for framing your professional designation. Click here for more details.

Where Will You Go?

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 Portal to take advantage of this exciting opportunity.


APEGA Outreach

The Ivan Finlay Leadership 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, please review our criteria and nomination page.

K-12 Outreach

We know that many of our permit holders and individual members are running awesome outreach activities and programs for K-12 students, and we would love to connect and identify ways we can collaborate. Want to add community outreach to your company’s 2019 plans? Please send us an email at outreach@apega.ca to initiate the conversation. We look forward to hearing from you!


Volunteer Opportunities

Science Olympics

Join K-12 students at the University of Alberta for this fun competition involving the sciences you know and love! Students will try to solve several challenges crafted by professional engineers and professional geoscientists. As a volunteer, you get to help them succeed. Volunteer now as a judge, event assistant, or challenge manager. 

University Events

We are seeking engaged professional engineers and geoscientists to join our exciting 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 to volunteer.

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’ve created an online platform for engineering and geoscience university students to upload their resumes for review by HR and industry professionals. Now we need professional members with resume experience to join us in reviewing student resumes from across the province. Please click here to volunteer.

Pilot Mentoring Program

We are currently accepting applications for a pilot mentoring program for third-year and higher university students. It'll take place from January to April 2019. Questions? Contact our mentoring team at mentoring@apega.ca.


External

Solar PV 101—A Training Seminar for Interested System Owners

Join the Solar Energy Society of Alberta on December 12 from 6:30–9 p.m. at the Rio Terrace Community League in Edmonton for a free tour of a rooftop solar array. Also included: a two-hour course on everything you need to know to have a solar electric system installed on your home or business. Learn about available grants, return on investment, equipment needed, and how to find and hire a contractor. Learn more and register here.

Big Solar—Alberta’s Utility-Scale Solar Projects

Did you know that Alberta has Western Canada’s largest solar farm? Join the Solar Energy Society of Alberta on December 6 at MacEwan University’s CN Theatre in Edmonton to learn how Alberta is taking the lead in the energy transition. This event starts at 7 p.m. Learn more here.

Engineers Canada Scholarship Program

Engineers Canada is accepting entries for its 2019 scholarship program. Six scholarships totaling $60,000 will be awarded to engineers returning to university for further studies or research in an engineering or non-engineering field. Application deadline for all scholarships is Friday, March 1, 2019. Access the applications and eligibility criteria here.

Canadian Professional Geoscientist Award

Geoscientists Canada is accepting nominations for the 2019 Canadian Professional Geoscientist Award. The award recognizes the achievements of an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and practice of professional geoscience. Learn more and apply here.

Prairie Wood Solutions Conference

Dedicated to the use of wood products and systems, including mass timber, this one-day professional development event, December 11 in Calgary, is designed for engineers, architects, and others in the construction industry. Brought to you by Wood WORKS! Alberta, the conference will showcase wood uses in commercial, institutional, industrial, and multi-unit residential construction.

Industrial Intranet of Things/Edge Processing

The cloud offers near infinite storage and computational power to perform advanced analytics and machine learning, but on-site edge processing can add value in many scenarios. Join the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers on December 4 for a presentation on how the Internet of Things is changing industry. Learn about tools you can use to reduce costs, improve safety, and develop new services. Learn more and get tickets here.