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e-PEG Newsletter: May 25, 2018

APEGA News

Coffee With Nima: Meet Your 99th President in an Informal Gathering

His compelling story began in a Tibetan refugee settlement in India. But upcoming coffee chats in Calgary and Edmonton with APEGA President Nima Dorjee, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.), will centre on your stories and talking points. Drop-in anytime between 4 and 6 p.m. No preregistration necessary. June 15 in Edmonton, June 22 in Calgary, at the offices of APEGA.

Second Phase of Permit Dues Increase Set to Launch

If your company employs fewer than six members, our permit dues increase could affect your invoice as early as this summer. Are you prepared?

2018 Salary Survey

We are now accepting submissions for the 2018 APEGA Salary Survey. It’s free to participate, and participating companies receive a free copy of the report. Submissions will be accepted until June 18. If your company is interested in participating, please have your HR department contact us at salarysurvey@apega.ca.

APEGA Awarded $350,000 Grant

APEGA is one of three Alberta organizations to receive a three-year grant of $350,000 from Status of Women Canada. Grant money will support our 30-by-30 goal by funding research and the development of projects to address the barriers facing women in engineering and geoscience.


Member Benefits 

ROGERS Wireless Program

APEGA Wireless Program powered by Rogers—get access to exclusive member rates starting as low as $49 per month for a 3GB voice and data plan. This offer is only available through the APEGA member portal. Visit the Member Self-Service Centre now.

Influence Your APEGA Membership Experience

Your feedback is invaluable. Participate in our 15-minute survey to let us know how we can improve your membership experience and interactions with APEGA. As a thank you, all participants will be entered for a chance to win one of five $100 Visa gift cards.

Watch your inbox—Ipsos will send an email from survey@mail.ipsosresearch.com on behalf of APEGA.


Outreach 

APEGA Foundation Bursaries Open Soon

The APEGA Foundation offers bursaries that foster young people’s interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. Applications for its 2018 scholarships and bursaries will open June 2018—review the criteria and learn more on the APEGA Foundation website. Deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, July 31.

2018 Innovation in Education Awards Applications Now Open

Ten grants of up to $5,000 are up for grabs for STEM learning in Alberta schools. APEGA is accepting applications for its Innovation in Education Awards, which support and facilitate innovative, STEM-focused classroom initiatives. Grant recipients must be certified to teach in Alberta and be members of the Alberta Teachers’ Association.

Call for applications closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 15, 2018.


APEGA Mentoring

APEGA Mentors Go the Distance

Did you know that many of our mentors and mentees connect via distance mentoring? Members who can't find a local match can connect with someone outside their region. Discussions can be conducted using technology such as Facetime, Skype, phone, or email—whatever works best for each matched pair. Apply to join our mentoring program today.


 

Volunteer Opportunities

Get Involved: Volunteer with APEGA

APEGA is currently recruiting volunteers for a variety of positions that suit all levels of commitment and interest. Explore our opportunities, get involved, and make a difference!


 

External Professional Development 

CanBIM—Calgary Regional Sessions

Hosted by Canada’s Building Information Modeling Council—this two-day event will combine site tours, industry presentations, roundtable discussions from owners, government officials, technical experts, and projects leaders, and a Technology Exhibition featuring innovative technology companies. Sessions are June 13 and 14 in Calgary. Register now.

Global Petroleum Show 2018

Gather with oil and gas professionals, create partnerships, and shape the future of the industry with innovative solutions and strategies. June 12 to June 14 at Stampede Park, Calgary. Register now.

Register for Alberta Wetland Rapid Evaluation Tool­­­ – Actual Training Course

The last day to register for the SALMTEC online ABWRET-A training course is July 10, 2018. The course is designed for professionals intending to conduct wetland assessments or requiring a solid understanding of the government’s Alberta Wetland Rapid Evaluation Tool – Actual (ABWRET-A). Course includes eight online modules and a one-day field training component on Tuesday, July 17, in Calgary and Thursday, July 19, in Edmonton.

Canadian Wood Council—Mass Timber Design Solution Seminar

Are you interested in mass timber and wood design? Sign up online for the Mass Timber Design Solutions seminar. Tuesday, June 5, in Edmonton, and Wednesday, June 6, in Calgary.

CSA Conference—Emerging Professional Workshop

This stakeholder engagement experience is an opportunity to share your passion and commitment to safety and sustainability, and network with other participants and experienced Canadian Standards Association members. Workshop will take place Tuesday, June 19, at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, as part of the CSA Annual Conference. Register now. Contact Priya Malik at priya.malik@csagroup.org or call 416-747-4363 with registration issues and general questions.