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41 Combat Engineer Regiment

Edmonton Branch November Luncheon

Learn about the 41 Combat Engineer Regiment (CER), including mission tasks and the valuable skills that can be gained in the Primary Reserve.

November 15, 2017 

Value Engineering: How to Deliver Value

Edmonton Branch October PD

Limited availability, register now! 
Learn about Value Engineering and its benefits and practical applications for multidisciplinary teams. 

October 25, 2017 

Learn About ASET Proposals on Scope of Practice for Technologists

Learn About ASET Proposals on Scope of Practice for Technologists

Learn about the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and ASET and the legislative changes ASET has proposed.

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18
October
2017

Yellowhead Branch Social Night

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join your fellow professional members from the APEGA Yellowhead Branch for Wing Night! Free Appetizers courtesy of the Branch!

Register by October 16, 2017

Join the Yellowhead Branch Executive for a social networking mixer. It is free to attend; appetizers will be courtesy of the Branch and members pay for their own drinks. 

Register online or drop-in.

For questions or more information email: branches@apega.ca

Where

The Roadhouse Pub & Grill
3415 Caxton Street
Whitecourt, AB

Cost

Free
Drinks not included

Registration Deadline

October 16, 2017

Register Now

19
October
2017

Permit Holders: Learn About ASET Proposals on Scope of Practice for Technologists

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn about the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and ASET and the legislative changes ASET has proposed as part of the legislative review project.

Register by October 18, 2017

This session is presented via video conference simultaneously in Edmonton and Calgary

This session is intended for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Learn about and understand the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) and how it relates to protecting the public. Participate in this session to learn about the legislative changes ASET has proposed to the government as part of the legislative review project.

ASET has proposed that:

  • engineering and geoscience Certified Engineering Technologists (C.E.T.s) should have their own scope of practice without oversight
  • the scope of practice for Professional Technologists (P.Tech.s) be expanded to allow P.Tech.s to practice outside routine codes and standards
  • the existing APEGA-ASET joint boards and committees that regulate P.Tech.s be eliminated and that P.Techs be regulated only by ASET

Session Objectives

  • Learn about the status of the Council-endorsed recommendations APEGA submitted to the Government of Alberta
  • Gain awareness of current APEGA-ASET joint regulation
  • Understand ASET's proposal and APEGA's position on the issue
  • Understand risks to the public regarding scope of practice changes

Join us to engage in a meaningful discussion on these issues, how they relate to protecting the public, APEGA's position, and what APEGA has submitted to the government. This session is eligible for continuing professional development hours.

Pre-Reading

Presenter Biographies

John Corriveau, P.Eng., is APEGA's Director of Regulatory Operations. He is responsible for APEGA's Appeal Board and regulatory operations involving statutory boards and committee, including their policies, processes, and procedures. He holds a Bachelor of Science in metallurgical engineering and an Environmental Resources Certificate from the University of Alberta, as well as a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from NAIT. His career has involved government and industry stakeholder relations, compliance and regulatory affairs, safety and environment risk management, industrial asset management, and materials engineering. His broad technical and management skill set, coupled with his experience, adds considerable value to APEGA's Regulatory team.

Dianne Johnstone, CPP, is APEGA's Director of Legislative Review. She has oversight and project management responsibilities for the entire legislative effort of the Regulatory team. Dianne focuses primarily on the technical adjustments to the legislation. She brings more than 20 years of regulatory, not‐for‐profit experience to APEGA. Prior to joining APEGA, she was the Executive Director of the Alberta Association of Architects, where she led its legislation review by creating and implementing an effective consultation strategy for member and stakeholder engagement.

Where

Edmonton
Lindberg Conference Centre
APEGA Edmonton
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Avenue

 

Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre
APEGA Calgary
22nd Floor
Scotia Centre
700 2 Street SW

Speaker

John Corriveau, P.Eng
Dianne Johnstone, CPP

Cost

Free

Registration Deadline

October 18, 2017

Register Now

19
October
2017

Western Canada: New Jobs Emerging in Shale Gas and Tight Oil

11:15 am - 1:30 pm

A panel discussing the new opportunities that exist in oilfield service firms. Gain new perspective on emerging career paths in our changing oil and gas economy.

Register by October 13, 2017

There is a wave of new investment in the Canadian oil and gas industry. The investment focus is shifting away from the oil sands in Fort McMurray, further south to Grande Prairie. Producers are unlocking gas from shale plays and oil from tight reservoirs using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technology. The development of these resources is generating new job opportunities, including new roles for engineers.

Jackie Forest, P.Eng., Director of Research for ARC Energy Research Institute, leads a panel in which Shane Hooker, P.Eng., President and CEO of Sanjel and Mike Burvill, VP Fracturing Services, STEP Energy Services will discuss the new opportunities that exist in oilfield service firms. The goal of this panel is for the audience to gain new perspective on potential emerging career paths in light of our changing oil and gas economy.

About the Panel Members

Jackie Forrest, P.Eng., Director of Research for ARC Energy Research Institute actively monitors emerging strategic trends related to energy. She is an author and sought after public speaker with 20 years of experience in the energy industry. She has written numerous blogs and columns on energy issues, and is a regular contributor to the Daily Oil Bulletin and the National Post publications. She is also a recognized expert in analyzing oil and gas systems in a carbon constrained world.

Prior to joining ARC, she was the leader of North American crude oil research for IHS CERA. Jackie has published more than 16 public papers on energy issues, covering a range of topics, including US oil supply sources, markets for Canadian crude oil, environmental regulation, technology and five papers on life cycle GHG emissions from crude oil.
Jackie is a current member of Calgary Economic Development’s Energy Systems Advisory Committee, the groups purpose is to stimulate economic growth in Calgary by supporting opportunities in the energy sector.

Jackie attended the University of Calgary where she received an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering. She also has an MBA from Queens University.

Shane Hooker, P.Eng., President and CEO for Sanjel Energy Services, is a Professional Engineer with more than 22 years of energy services experience in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. A member of The Association of Professional Engineers, Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Shane holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Calgary and an Advanced Executive Certificate in General Management from Queen's University.

Mike Burvill, V.P. Fracturing Services for STEP Energy Services, has served as vice-president, fracturing services since April 2015. Mr. Burvill has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas service industry. Prior to joining STEP, Mr. Burvill worked at Trican for 18 years, the last eight of which he was corporate service line manager, during which time he led Trican’s global fracturing and nitrogen services exclusively. Prior to that he managed Trican’s Central Alberta district that deployed coiled tubing, nitrogen, cementing, fracturing and acidizing services, and downhole tools.

Brian Glavin is the Manager of Economic Development, Land & Communications at the City of Grande Prairie. After working as an accountant, Brian decided to make a career change and joined the City of Grande Prairie in 2009. He graduated the Bachelor of Commerce Program at Athabasca University. Brian volunteers his time with the Swan City Rotary Club as the President-elect.

Where

Fairmont Palliser Hotel

133 9 Avenue SW
Calgary

Panel Moderator 

Jackie Forrest, P.Eng.
Director of Research for ARC Energy Research Institute.

Panel Members

Shane Hooker, P.Eng.

President and CEO of Sanjel Energy Services

 

Mike Burvill
VP Fracturing Services for STEP Energy Services

 

Brian Glavin
Manager of Economic Development, Land & Communications at the City of Grande Prairie

Cost

Members & Guests: $50
Students: $25
ASAP: $15

Registration Deadline

October 13, 2017

Register Now

19
October
2017

Learn About ASET Proposals on Scope of Practice for Technologists

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn about the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and ASET and the legislative changes ASET has proposed as part of the legislative review project.

Register by October 18, 2017

This session is intended for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Learn about and understand the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) and how it relates to protecting the public. Participate in this session to learn about the legislative changes ASET has proposed to the government as part of the legislative review project.

ASET has proposed that:

  • engineering and geoscience Certified Engineering Technologists (C.E.T.s) should have their own scope of practice without oversight
  • the scope of practice for Professional Technologists (P.Tech.s) be expanded to allow P.Tech.s to practice outside routine codes and standards
  • the existing APEGA-ASET joint boards and committees that regulate P.Tech.s be eliminated and that P.Techs be regulated only by ASET

Session Objectives

  • Learn about the status of the Council-endorsed recommendations APEGA submitted to the Government of Alberta
  • Gain awareness of current APEGA-ASET joint regulation
  • Understand ASET's proposal and APEGA's position on the issue
  • Understand risks to the public regarding scope of practice changes

Join us to engage in a meaningful discussion on these issues, how they relate to protecting the public, APEGA's position, and what APEGA has submitted to the government. This session is eligible for continuing professional development hours.

Pre-Reading

Presenter Biographies

John Corriveau, P.Eng., is APEGA's Director of Regulatory Operations. He is responsible for APEGA's Appeal Board and regulatory operations involving statutory boards and committee, including their policies, processes, and procedures. He holds a Bachelor of Science in metallurgical engineering and an Environmental Resources Certificate from the University of Alberta, as well as a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from NAIT. His career has involved government and industry stakeholder relations, compliance and regulatory affairs, safety and environment risk management, industrial asset management, and materials engineering. His broad technical and management skill set, coupled with his experience, adds considerable value to APEGA's Regulatory team.

Dianne Johnstone, CPP, is APEGA's Director of Legislative Review. She has oversight and project management responsibilities for the entire legislative effort of the Regulatory team. Dianne focuses primarily on the technical adjustments to the legislation. She brings more than 20 years of regulatory, not‐for‐profit experience to APEGA. Prior to joining APEGA, she was the Executive Director of the Alberta Association of Architects, where she led its legislation review by creating and implementing an effective consultation strategy for member and stakeholder engagement.

Where

Holiday Inn South
4485 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton

Speaker

John Corriveau, P.Eng
Dianne Johnstone, CPP

Cost

Free

Registration Deadline

October 18, 2017

Register Now

20
October
2017

Learn About ASET Proposals on Scope of Practice for Technologists

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn about the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and ASET and the legislative changes ASET has proposed as part of the legislative review project.

Register by October 18, 2017

This session is intended for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Learn about and understand the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) and how it relates to protecting the public. Participate in this session to learn about the legislative changes ASET has proposed to the government as part of the legislative review project.

ASET has proposed that:

  • engineering and geoscience Certified Engineering Technologists (C.E.T.s) should have their own scope of practice without oversight
  • the scope of practice for Professional Technologists (P.Tech.s) be expanded to allow P.Tech.s to practice outside routine codes and standards
  • the existing APEGA-ASET joint boards and committees that regulate P.Tech.s be eliminated and that P.Techs be regulated only by ASET

Session Objectives

  • Learn about the status of the Council-endorsed recommendations APEGA submitted to the Government of Alberta
  • Gain awareness of current APEGA-ASET joint regulation
  • Understand ASET's proposal and APEGA's position on the issue
  • Understand risks to the public regarding scope of practice changes

Join us to engage in a meaningful discussion on these issues, how they relate to protecting the public, APEGA's position, and what APEGA has submitted to the government. This session is eligible for continuing professional development hours.

Pre-Reading

Presenter Biographies

John Corriveau, P.Eng., is APEGA's Director of Regulatory Operations. He is responsible for APEGA's Appeal Board and regulatory operations involving statutory boards and committee, including their policies, processes, and procedures. He holds a Bachelor of Science in metallurgical engineering and an Environmental Resources Certificate from the University of Alberta, as well as a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from NAIT. His career has involved government and industry stakeholder relations, compliance and regulatory affairs, safety and environment risk management, industrial asset management, and materials engineering. His broad technical and management skill set, coupled with his experience, adds considerable value to APEGA's Regulatory team.

Dianne Johnstone, CPP, is APEGA's Director of Legislative Review. She has oversight and project management responsibilities for the entire legislative effort of the Regulatory team. Dianne focuses primarily on the technical adjustments to the legislation. She brings more than 20 years of regulatory, not‐for‐profit experience to APEGA. Prior to joining APEGA, she was the Executive Director of the Alberta Association of Architects, where she led its legislation review by creating and implementing an effective consultation strategy for member and stakeholder engagement.

Where

Holiday Inn South
4485 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton

Speaker

John Corriveau, P.Eng
Dianne Johnstone, CPP

Cost

Free

Registration Deadline

October 18, 2017

Register Now

23
October
2017

Permit Holders: Learn About ASET Proposals on Scope of Practice for Technologists

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Learn about the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and ASET and the legislative changes ASET has proposed as part of the legislative review project.

Register by October 20, 2017

This session is presented via video conference simultaneously in Edmonton and Calgary

This session is intended for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Learn about and understand the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) and how it relates to protecting the public. Participate in this session to learn about the legislative changes ASET has proposed to the government as part of the legislative review project.

ASET has proposed that:

  • engineering and geoscience Certified Engineering Technologists (C.E.T.s) should have their own scope of practice without oversight
  • the scope of practice for Professional Technologists (P.Tech.s) be expanded to allow P.Tech.s to practice outside routine codes and standards
  • the existing APEGA-ASET joint boards and committees that regulate P.Tech.s be eliminated and that P.Techs be regulated only by ASET

Session Objectives

  • Learn about the status of the Council-endorsed recommendations APEGA submitted to the Government of Alberta
  • Gain awareness of current APEGA-ASET joint regulation
  • Understand ASET's proposal and APEGA's position on the issue
  • Understand risks to the public regarding scope of practice changes

Join us to engage in a meaningful discussion on these issues, how they relate to protecting the public, APEGA's position, and what APEGA has submitted to the government. This session is eligible for continuing professional development hours.

Pre-Reading

Presenter Biographies

John Corriveau, P.Eng., is APEGA's Director of Regulatory Operations. He is responsible for APEGA's Appeal Board and regulatory operations involving statutory boards and committee, including their policies, processes, and procedures. He holds a Bachelor of Science in metallurgical engineering and an Environmental Resources Certificate from the University of Alberta, as well as a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from NAIT. His career has involved government and industry stakeholder relations, compliance and regulatory affairs, safety and environment risk management, industrial asset management, and materials engineering. His broad technical and management skill set, coupled with his experience, adds considerable value to APEGA's Regulatory team.

Dianne Johnstone, CPP, is APEGA's Director of Legislative Review. She has oversight and project management responsibilities for the entire legislative effort of the Regulatory team. Dianne focuses primarily on the technical adjustments to the legislation. She brings more than 20 years of regulatory, not‐for‐profit experience to APEGA. Prior to joining APEGA, she was the Executive Director of the Alberta Association of Architects, where she led its legislation review by creating and implementing an effective consultation strategy for member and stakeholder engagement.

Where

Edmonton
Lindberg Conference Centre
APEGA Edmonton
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Avenue

 

Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre
APEGA Calgary
22nd Floor
Scotia Centre
700 2 Street SW

Speaker

John Corriveau, P.Eng
Dianne Johnstone, CPP

Cost

Free

Registration Deadline

October 20, 2017

Register Now

23
October
2017

Federal Emission Regulations for Boilers and Heaters

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This webinar provides an overview of regulatory requirements for boilers and heaters. It is presented by the Calgary Branch but is open to anyone to attend online.

Register by October 19, 2017

Federal Emission Regulations for Boilers and Heaters – Part I of the Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations

The Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations require owners and operators of specific industrial facilities and equipment types to meet consistent performance standards across the country. The objectives of the Regulations are to:

  • Limit the amount of nitrogen oxides (NOX) emitted from modern (new) and pre-existing (existing), gaseous-fuel-fired non-utility boilers and heaters used in many industrial facilities
  • Limit the amount of NOX emitted from modern and pre-existing stationary spark-ignition gaseous-fuel-fired engines used by many industrial facilities (e.g., those used for gas compression or back-up generators)
  • Limit the amount of NOX and sulphur dioxide (SO2) emitted from cement kilns

This presentation will focus on Part I of the Regulations – boilers and heaters. It will provide an overview of regulatory requirements by responding to the following 5 questions:

  1. Is my boiler or heater subject to these regulations?
  2. How do I categorize my boiler or heater based on its type, class and size?
  3. What are my emission requirements?
  4. What are my reporting and testing requirements?
  5. How do I apply for an Alternative Rule?

About the Presenter

Mia Batchelor, B.A.Sc., MBA, P.Eng. (ON)Mia Batchelor is the Head of the Combustion Unit in Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Electricity and Combustion Division. Her group has a broad mandate, including implementation of the Boilers and Heaters portion (Part I) of the Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations (MSAPR). She is a professional engineer and has recently completed an Executive MBA. Mia is looking forward to providing a brief overview of MSAPR, with a focus on Part I, boilers and heaters.

Where

Online

Speaker 

Mia Batchelor, B.A.Sc., MBA, P.Eng. (ON)

Head – Combustion Unit
Electricity and Combustion Division
Energy and Transportation Directorate
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Cost

$10
APEGA Calgary Branch webinar fee

Registration Deadline

October 19, 2017

Register Now

23
October
2017

Learn About ASET Proposals on Scope of Practice for Technologists

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn about the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and ASET and the legislative changes ASET has proposed as part of the legislative review project.

Register by October 20, 2017

This session is presented via video conference simultaneously in Edmonton and Calgary

Learn about and understand the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) and how it relates to protecting the public. Participate in this session to learn about the legislative changes ASET has proposed to the government as part of the legislative review project.

ASET has proposed that:

  • engineering and geoscience Certified Engineering Technologists (C.E.T.s) should have their own scope of practice without oversight
  • the scope of practice for Professional Technologists (P.Tech.s) be expanded to allow P.Tech.s to practice outside routine codes and standards
  • the existing APEGA-ASET joint boards and committees that regulate P.Tech.s be eliminated and that P.Techs be regulated only by ASET

Session Objectives

  • Learn about the status of the Council-endorsed recommendations APEGA submitted to the Government of Alberta
  • Gain awareness of current APEGA-ASET joint regulation
  • Understand ASET's proposal and APEGA's position on the issue
  • Understand risks to the public regarding scope of practice changes

Join us to engage in a meaningful discussion on these issues, how they relate to protecting the public, APEGA's position, and what APEGA has submitted to the government. This session is eligible for continuing professional development hours.

Pre-Reading

Presenter Biographies

John Corriveau, P.Eng., is APEGA's Director of Regulatory Operations. He is responsible for APEGA's Appeal Board and regulatory operations involving statutory boards and committee, including their policies, processes, and procedures. He holds a Bachelor of Science in metallurgical engineering and an Environmental Resources Certificate from the University of Alberta, as well as a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from NAIT. His career has involved government and industry stakeholder relations, compliance and regulatory affairs, safety and environment risk management, industrial asset management, and materials engineering. His broad technical and management skill set, coupled with his experience, adds considerable value to APEGA's Regulatory team.

Dianne Johnstone, CPP, is APEGA's Director of Legislative Review. She has oversight and project management responsibilities for the entire legislative effort of the Regulatory team. Dianne focuses primarily on the technical adjustments to the legislation. She brings more than 20 years of regulatory, not‐for‐profit experience to APEGA. Prior to joining APEGA, she was the Executive Director of the Alberta Association of Architects, where she led its legislation review by creating and implementing an effective consultation strategy for member and stakeholder engagement.

Where

Edmonton
Lindberg Conference Centre
APEGA Edmonton
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Avenue

 

Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre
APEGA Calgary
22nd Floor
Scotia Centre
700 2 Street SW

Speaker

John Corriveau, P.Eng
Dianne Johnstone, CPP

Cost

Free

Registration Deadline

October 20, 2017

Register Now

25
October
2017

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by October 23, 2017

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process

Presenter Biography 

Dustin Baptist, P.Eng.Mr. Dustin Baptist, P.Eng., graduated from the University of Alberta in 2005 with a B.Sc. in computer engineering. Since that time, Dustin has held various positions within the electric utility industry here in Alberta, with over 8 years of that time being spent leading regional engineering activities for the power company in Grande Prairie.  Dustin has been involved several times on creating and re-writing Professional Practise Management Plans and has been operating as a Responsible Member since 2013. In his spare time Dustin is involved in woodworking and giving electricity presentations to grade 9 students.

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office
15th Floor, Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW

Presenter

Dustin Baptist, P.Eng.

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline October 23, 2017

Register Now

25
October
2017

Isolation Techniques in Piping Systems to Prevent Major Incidents

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This session explores various piping layout/s (e.g. DBB/DIB, PSV’s, Control Valves, large vessels) used in chemical process unit operations, refinery operations, and pipeline operations.

Register by October 18, 2017

Protecting people, the environment and the business are important for organizations. Inadequate isolation puts these priorities at risk. Many significant process safety loss incidents and near miss events occur because of deficient isolation of piping systems for work.

This session explores various piping layouts such as DBB/DIB, PSVs, control valves, and large vessels, that are used in chemical process unit operations, refinery operations, and pipeline operations. The management and control of hazardous energy and certifying safety by a Professional Engineer is critical to safe isolation.

Topics will include:

  • means of isolation for dismantling piping
  • good design
  • proper planning practices for new construction (green fields), retrofits and maintenance

 

When you participate in this session, you will better understand:

  • Alberta's OHS Code on isolation of pipes and piping (Part 15, Section 215.4)
  • Requirements and several means of isolation for safe work

About the Presenter

John R. Cocchio, P.Eng.John R. Cocchio, P.Eng., MBA, is an Industrial Professor of Engineering Safety and Risk Management in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta. John is also the principal of GoSafetyPro, an independent in the field of Engineering Safety and Risk Management. GoSafetyPro offers expertise in the areas of occupational safety and process safety risk management. His expertise is based on over 30 years petrochemical manufacturing industry experience in a broad range of process technologies in several world-scale petrochemical and plastics manufacturing plants.

Where

APEGA

2200 Scotia Center

700 2nd Street SW

Calgary, AB

Speaker

John R. Cocchio, P.Eng., MBA

Cost

Professional Member: $305

Member-In-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

Eligible PDH

7

Registration Deadline

October 18, 2017

Register Now

25
October
2017

Central Alberta Branch: NOVA Chemicals, Joffre Site Visit

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Attend a brief presentation at the Joffre NOVA Chemicals facility, ask questions to site leadership representatives, and go on tour around the plant facilities.

Register by October 20, 2017

NOVA Chemicals' Joffre manufacturing facility lies just east of Red Deer, Alberta and is one the largest ethylene and polyethylene production complexes in the world. The site actually consists of five manufacturing facilities: three for ethylene production and two for polyethylene production. NOVA Chemicals is the largest polyethylene producer in Canada, of which the Joffre Site produces 2.2 billion pounds. Polyethylene is shipped via rail and road to North American customers and by ship for offshore destinations. We directly employ more than 700 employees.

The plant tour for APEGA members will give an opportunity to attend a brief presentation on NOVA chemicals, ask questions to site leadership representatives, and a conducted tour around the plant facilities giving that opportunity for a closer look at the facilities.

Where

NOVA Chemicals

2 KM South of Joffre
Hwy 815

Joffre, Alberta

Canada T4N 6A1 

Cost

Free

Registration Deadline

October 20, 2017

Register Now

25
October
2017

Edmonton Branch – Value Engineering: How to Deliver Value

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This presentation will explain Value Engineering’s methodology, history, and its application, and will review case studies.

Register by October 20, 2017

Value Engineering/Analysis, as defined by SAVE International, is "a systematic process used by a multidisciplinary team to improve the value of a project through the analysis of its functions." This presentation will discuss the concepts behind Value Engineering, explore its applications, and highlight its benefits.

This presentation will explain Value Engineering's methodology, history, and its application, and will review case studies. The presenter will also introduce a hybrid approach, combining Value Engineering and Risk Analysis, and will discuss why it is vital to integrate these two methodologies.

About the Presenter

Hussien AL-Battaineh, Ph.D., P.Eng., CVS, is the founder and president of EHan Engineering, an ambitious Edmonton-based consulting company specializing in value management, project management, and infrastructure management services. His fifteen years of progressive experience include leading value management and risk analysis workshops, managing complex civil engineering and infrastructure projects, and conducting constructability review studies for transportation, construction, and wastewater projects. His professional accomplishments have been recognised through a number of awards and scholarships including the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering's Award for Governmental Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure (2012) and the Consulting Engineers of Alberta Award of Excellence and Award of Merit (2013) for developing the Risk-based Infrastructure Management System (RIMS).

Hussien holds two Master of Science degrees in Construction Engineering and Structural Engineering. In 2007, he received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Alberta. Hussien is pursuing his academic career as an Adjunct Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering at the Western Michigan University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.  

Where

APEGA Edmonton

Lindberg Conference Centre

1500 Scotia One

10060 Jasper Ave

Edmonton

Date

October 25, 2017

Time

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Speaker

Hussien AL-Battaineh, Ph.D., P.Eng., CVS

Founder and President of EHan Engineering

Cost

Members & Guests: $50

Students: $20

Eligible PDH

2

Registration Deadline

October 20, 2017

Register Now

27
October
2017

Learn About ASET Proposals on Scope of Practice for Technologists

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn about the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and ASET and the legislative changes ASET has proposed as part of the legislative review project.

Register by October 26, 2017

This session is presented via webinar

Learn about and understand the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) and how it relates to protecting the public. Participate in this session to learn about the legislative changes ASET has proposed to the government as part of the legislative review project.

ASET has proposed that:

  • engineering and geoscience Certified Engineering Technologists (C.E.T.s) should have their own scope of practice without oversight
  • the scope of practice for Professional Technologists (P.Tech.s) be expanded to allow P.Tech.s to practice outside routine codes and standards
  • the existing APEGA-ASET joint boards and committees that regulate P.Tech.s be eliminated and that P.Techs be regulated only by ASET

Session Objectives

  • Learn about the status of the Council-endorsed recommendations APEGA submitted to the Government of Alberta
  • Gain awareness of current APEGA-ASET joint regulation
  • Understand ASET's proposal and APEGA's position on the issue
  • Understand risks to the public regarding scope of practice changes

Join us to engage in a meaningful discussion on these issues, how they relate to protecting the public, APEGA's position, and what APEGA has submitted to the government. This session is eligible for continuing professional development hours.

Pre-Reading

Presenter Biographies

John Corriveau, P.Eng., is APEGA's Director of Regulatory Operations. He is responsible for APEGA's Appeal Board and regulatory operations involving statutory boards and committee, including their policies, processes, and procedures. He holds a Bachelor of Science in metallurgical engineering and an Environmental Resources Certificate from the University of Alberta, as well as a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from NAIT. His career has involved government and industry stakeholder relations, compliance and regulatory affairs, safety and environment risk management, industrial asset management, and materials engineering. His broad technical and management skill set, coupled with his experience, adds considerable value to APEGA's Regulatory team.

Dianne Johnstone, CPP, is APEGA's Director of Legislative Review. She has oversight and project management responsibilities for the entire legislative effort of the Regulatory team. Dianne focuses primarily on the technical adjustments to the legislation. She brings more than 20 years of regulatory, not‐for‐profit experience to APEGA. Prior to joining APEGA, she was the Executive Director of the Alberta Association of Architects, where she led its legislation review by creating and implementing an effective consultation strategy for member and stakeholder engagement.

Where

Online

Speaker

John Corriveau, P.Eng
Dianne Johnstone, CPP

Cost

Free

Registration Deadline

October 26, 2017

Register Now

30
October
2017

Learn About ASET Proposals on Scope of Practice for Technologists

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Learn about the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and ASET and the legislative changes ASET has proposed as part of the legislative review project.

Register by October 23, 2017

Learn about and understand the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) and how it relates to protecting the public. Participate in this session to learn about the legislative changes ASET has proposed to the government as part of the legislative review project.

ASET has proposed that:

  • engineering and geoscience Certified Engineering Technologists (C.E.T.s) should have their own scope of practice without oversight
  • the scope of practice for Professional Technologists (P.Tech.s) be expanded to allow P.Tech.s to practice outside routine codes and standards
  • the existing APEGA-ASET joint boards and committees that regulate P.Tech.s be eliminated and that P.Techs be regulated only by ASET

Session Objectives

  • Learn about the status of the Council-endorsed recommendations APEGA submitted to the Government of Alberta
  • Gain awareness of current APEGA-ASET joint regulation
  • Understand ASET's proposal and APEGA's position on the issue
  • Understand risks to the public regarding scope of practice changes

Join us to engage in a meaningful discussion on these issues, how they relate to protecting the public, APEGA's position, and what APEGA has submitted to the government. This session is eligible for continuing professional development hours.

Pre-Reading

Presenter Biographies

John Corriveau, P.Eng., is APEGA's Director of Regulatory Operations. He is responsible for APEGA's Appeal Board and regulatory operations involving statutory boards and committee, including their policies, processes, and procedures. He holds a Bachelor of Science in metallurgical engineering and an Environmental Resources Certificate from the University of Alberta, as well as a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from NAIT. His career has involved government and industry stakeholder relations, compliance and regulatory affairs, safety and environment risk management, industrial asset management, and materials engineering. His broad technical and management skill set, coupled with his experience, adds considerable value to APEGA's Regulatory team.

Dianne Johnstone, CPP, is APEGA's Director of Legislative Review. She has oversight and project management responsibilities for the entire legislative effort of the Regulatory team. Dianne focuses primarily on the technical adjustments to the legislation. She brings more than 20 years of regulatory, not‐for‐profit experience to APEGA. Prior to joining APEGA, she was the Executive Director of the Alberta Association of Architects, where she led its legislation review by creating and implementing an effective consultation strategy for member and stakeholder engagement.

Where

Royal Hotel
5620 44 Street
Lloydminster

Speaker

John Corriveau, P.Eng
Dianne Johnstone, CPP

Cost

Free

Registration Deadline

October 23, 2017

Register Now

31
October
2017

Learn About ASET Proposals on Scope of Practice for Technologists

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Learn about the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and ASET and the legislative changes ASET has proposed as part of the legislative review project.

Register by October 27, 2017

This session is presented via video conference simultaneously in Edmonton and Calgary

Learn about and understand the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) and how it relates to protecting the public. Participate in this session to learn about the legislative changes ASET has proposed to the government as part of the legislative review project.

ASET has proposed that:

  • engineering and geoscience Certified Engineering Technologists (C.E.T.s) should have their own scope of practice without oversight
  • the scope of practice for Professional Technologists (P.Tech.s) be expanded to allow P.Tech.s to practice outside routine codes and standards
  • the existing APEGA-ASET joint boards and committees that regulate P.Tech.s be eliminated and that P.Techs be regulated only by ASET

Session Objectives

  • Learn about the status of the Council-endorsed recommendations APEGA submitted to the Government of Alberta
  • Gain awareness of current APEGA-ASET joint regulation
  • Understand ASET's proposal and APEGA's position on the issue
  • Understand risks to the public regarding scope of practice changes

Join us to engage in a meaningful discussion on these issues, how they relate to protecting the public, APEGA's position, and what APEGA has submitted to the government. This session is eligible for continuing professional development hours.

Pre-Reading

Presenter Biographies

John Corriveau, P.Eng., is APEGA's Director of Regulatory Operations. He is responsible for APEGA's Appeal Board and regulatory operations involving statutory boards and committee, including their policies, processes, and procedures. He holds a Bachelor of Science in metallurgical engineering and an Environmental Resources Certificate from the University of Alberta, as well as a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from NAIT. His career has involved government and industry stakeholder relations, compliance and regulatory affairs, safety and environment risk management, industrial asset management, and materials engineering. His broad technical and management skill set, coupled with his experience, adds considerable value to APEGA's Regulatory team.

Dianne Johnstone, CPP, is APEGA's Director of Legislative Review. She has oversight and project management responsibilities for the entire legislative effort of the Regulatory team. Dianne focuses primarily on the technical adjustments to the legislation. She brings more than 20 years of regulatory, not‐for‐profit experience to APEGA. Prior to joining APEGA, she was the Executive Director of the Alberta Association of Architects, where she led its legislation review by creating and implementing an effective consultation strategy for member and stakeholder engagement.

Where

Edmonton
Lindberg Conference Centre
APEGA Edmonton
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Avenue

 

Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre
APEGA Calgary
22nd Floor
Scotia Centre
700 2 Street SW

Speaker

John Corriveau, P.Eng
Dianne Johnstone, CPP

Cost

Free

Registration Deadline

October 26, 2017

Register Now

31
October
2017

Learn About ASET Proposals on Scope of Practice for Technologists

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn about the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and ASET and the legislative changes ASET has proposed as part of the legislative review project.

Register by October 27, 2017

This session is presented via video conference simultaneously in Edmonton and Calgary

Learn about and understand the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) and how it relates to protecting the public. Participate in this session to learn about the legislative changes ASET has proposed to the government as part of the legislative review project.

ASET has proposed that:

  • engineering and geoscience Certified Engineering Technologists (C.E.T.s) should have their own scope of practice without oversight
  • the scope of practice for Professional Technologists (P.Tech.s) be expanded to allow P.Tech.s to practice outside routine codes and standards
  • the existing APEGA-ASET joint boards and committees that regulate P.Tech.s be eliminated and that P.Techs be regulated only by ASET

Session Objectives

  • Learn about the status of the Council-endorsed recommendations APEGA submitted to the Government of Alberta
  • Gain awareness of current APEGA-ASET joint regulation
  • Understand ASET's proposal and APEGA's position on the issue
  • Understand risks to the public regarding scope of practice changes

Join us to engage in a meaningful discussion on these issues, how they relate to protecting the public, APEGA's position, and what APEGA has submitted to the government. This session is eligible for continuing professional development hours.

Pre-Reading

Presenter Biographies

John Corriveau, P.Eng., is APEGA's Director of Regulatory Operations. He is responsible for APEGA's Appeal Board and regulatory operations involving statutory boards and committee, including their policies, processes, and procedures. He holds a Bachelor of Science in metallurgical engineering and an Environmental Resources Certificate from the University of Alberta, as well as a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from NAIT. His career has involved government and industry stakeholder relations, compliance and regulatory affairs, safety and environment risk management, industrial asset management, and materials engineering. His broad technical and management skill set, coupled with his experience, adds considerable value to APEGA's Regulatory team.

Dianne Johnstone, CPP, is APEGA's Director of Legislative Review. She has oversight and project management responsibilities for the entire legislative effort of the Regulatory team. Dianne focuses primarily on the technical adjustments to the legislation. She brings more than 20 years of regulatory, not‐for‐profit experience to APEGA. Prior to joining APEGA, she was the Executive Director of the Alberta Association of Architects, where she led its legislation review by creating and implementing an effective consultation strategy for member and stakeholder engagement.

Where

Edmonton
Lindberg Conference Centre
APEGA Edmonton
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Avenue

 

Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre
APEGA Calgary
22nd Floor
Scotia Centre
700 2 Street SW

Speaker

John Corriveau, P.Eng
Dianne Johnstone, CPP

Cost

Free

Registration Deadline

October 26, 2017

Register Now

1
November
2017

Learn About ASET Proposals on Scope of Practice for Technologists

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn about the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and ASET and the legislative changes ASET has proposed as part of the legislative review project.

Register by October 25, 2017

Learn about and understand the joint regulatory relationship between APEGA and the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) and how it relates to protecting the public. Participate in this session to learn about the legislative changes ASET has proposed to the government as part of the legislative review project.

ASET has proposed that:

  • engineering and geoscience Certified Engineering Technologists (C.E.T.s) should have their own scope of practice without oversight
  • the scope of practice for Professional Technologists (P.Tech.s) be expanded to allow P.Tech.s to practice outside routine codes and standards
  • the existing APEGA-ASET joint boards and committees that regulate P.Tech.s be eliminated and that P.Techs be regulated only by ASET

Session Objectives

  • Learn about the status of the Council-endorsed recommendations APEGA submitted to the Government of Alberta
  • Gain awareness of current APEGA-ASET joint regulation
  • Understand ASET's proposal and APEGA's position on the issue
  • Understand risks to the public regarding scope of practice changes

Join us to engage in a meaningful discussion on these issues, how they relate to protecting the public, APEGA's position, and what APEGA has submitted to the government. This session is eligible for continuing professional development hours.

Pre-Reading

Presenter Biographies

John Corriveau, P.Eng., is APEGA's Director of Regulatory Operations. He is responsible for APEGA's Appeal Board and regulatory operations involving statutory boards and committee, including their policies, processes, and procedures. He holds a Bachelor of Science in metallurgical engineering and an Environmental Resources Certificate from the University of Alberta, as well as a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from NAIT. His career has involved government and industry stakeholder relations, compliance and regulatory affairs, safety and environment risk management, industrial asset management, and materials engineering. His broad technical and management skill set, coupled with his experience, adds considerable value to APEGA's Regulatory team.

Dianne Johnstone, CPP, is APEGA's Director of Legislative Review. She has oversight and project management responsibilities for the entire legislative effort of the Regulatory team. Dianne focuses primarily on the technical adjustments to the legislation. She brings more than 20 years of regulatory, not‐for‐profit experience to APEGA. Prior to joining APEGA, she was the Executive Director of the Alberta Association of Architects, where she led its legislation review by creating and implementing an effective consultation strategy for member and stakeholder engagement.

Where

Best Western
300 52 Street
Edson

Speaker

John Corriveau, P.Eng
Dianne Johnstone, CPP

Cost

Free

Registration Deadline

October 25, 2017

Register Now

8
November
2017

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by November 6, 2017

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process 

Presenter Biography  

Dale Ozdoba, P.Eng.Dale Ozdoba, P.Eng., has been with APEGA since April 2017 in the role of Professional Practice Advisor responsible for Permit Holder practice reviews. As a graduate from the University of Alberta in Chemical Engineering, Dale brings over 24 years of senior leadership and management experience from large industry and government organizations. Dale has worked as a consultant as well across several industry sectors throughout his career. He has a passion for continuous learning and being able to influence the practice of the engineering to ensure high standards are maintained for the profession.

Where

APEGA Calgary Office
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2nd Street SW

Presenter

Dale Ozdoba, P.Eng.

CostFree
Eligible PDH2.5
Registration DeadlineNovember 6, 2017

Register Now

14
November
2017

Yellowhead Branch Social Night

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join your fellow professional members from the APEGA Yellowhead Branch for Wing Night! Free Appetizers courtesy of the Branch!

Register by November 12, 2017

Join the Yellowhead Branch Executive for a social networking mixer. It is free to attend; appetizers will be courtesy of the Branch and members pay for their own drinks. 

Register online or drop-in.

For questions or more information email: branches@apega.ca

Where

Original Joe's

330 – 45 Street,

Edson, AB

Cost

Free
Drinks not included

Registration Deadline

November 12, 2017

Register Now

15
November
2017

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by November 13, 2017

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process

Presenter Biography 

Dustin Baptist, P.Eng.Mr. Dustin Baptist, P.Eng., graduated from the University of Alberta in 2005 with a B.Sc. in computer engineering. Since that time, Dustin has held various positions within the electric utility industry here in Alberta, with over 8 years of that time being spent leading regional engineering activities for the power company in Grande Prairie.  Dustin has been involved several times on creating and re-writing Professional Practise Management Plans and has been operating as a Responsible Member since 2013. In his spare time Dustin is involved in woodworking and giving electricity presentations to grade 9 students.

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office
15th Floor, Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW

Presenter

Dustin Baptist, P.Eng.

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline November 13, 2017

Register Now

15
November
2017

Edmonton Branch Luncheon – 41 Combat Engineer Regiment (CER)

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Learn about the 41 Combat Engineer Regiment (CER), including mission tasks and the valuable skills that can be gained in the Primary Reserve.

Register by November 8, 2017

Lieutenant-Colonel Scott Long, CD is the Commanding Officer from 41 Combat Engineer Regiment (CER). Lieutenant-Colonel Long will present a brief description of the unit (41 CER) as well as the mission tasks and the inherent benefits to employers in relation to skills (leadership, teamwork, positive attitude, fitness, etc.) that are acquired in the Primary Reserve.

More info to come!

Where

Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill Rd NW
Edmonton

Date

November 15, 2017

Time11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Speaker 

Lieutenant-Colonel Scott Long, CD

Cost

Member: $35
Non-Member: $40
Student: $30
Table of 8: $280

Eligible PDH

1.5

Registration Deadline

November 8, 2017

Register Now

22
November
2017

Isolation Techniques in Piping Systems to Prevent Major Incidents

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This session explores various piping layout/s (e.g. DBB/DIB, PSV’s, Control Valves, large vessels) used in chemical process unit operations, refinery operations, and pipeline operations.

Register by November 15, 2017

Protecting people, the environment and the business are important for organizations. Inadequate isolation puts these priorities at risk. Many significant process safety loss incidents and near miss events occur because of deficient isolation of piping systems for work.

This session explores various piping layouts such as DBB/DIB, PSVs, control valves, and large vessels, that are used in chemical process unit operations, refinery operations, and pipeline operations. The management and control of hazardous energy and certifying safety by a Professional Engineer is critical to safe isolation.

Topics will include:

  • means of isolation for dismantling piping
  • good design
  • proper planning practices for new construction (green fields), retrofits and maintenance

 

When you participate in this session, you will better understand:

  • Alberta's OHS Code on isolation of pipes and piping (Part 15, Section 215.4)
  • Requirements and several means of isolation for safe work

About the Presenter

John R. Cocchio, P.Eng.John R. Cocchio, P.Eng., MBA, is an Industrial Professor of Engineering Safety and Risk Management in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta. John is also the principal of GoSafetyPro, an independent in the field of Engineering Safety and Risk Management. GoSafetyPro offers expertise in the areas of occupational safety and process safety risk management. His expertise is based on over 30 years petrochemical manufacturing industry experience in a broad range of process technologies in several world-scale petrochemical and plastics manufacturing plants.

Where

APEGA

1500 Scotia One

10060 Jasper Ave

Edmonton, AB T5J 4A2

Speaker

John R. Cocchio, P.Eng., MBA

Cost

Professional Member: $305

Member-In-Training: $205

Non Member : $355

Eligible PDH

7

Registration Deadline

November 15, 2017

Register Now

23
November
2017

Edmonton Branch – Sub Arctic Corridor

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Details coming soon!

Register by November 20, 2017

Check back soon for more details!

Where

APEGA Edmonton
Lindberg Conference Centre
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave
Edmonton

Date

November 23, 2017

Time

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Speaker

John R. McDougall, P.Eng.
President, Dalcor Innoventures Ltd.

Cost

Members & Guests: $50

Students: $20

Eligible PDH

2

Registration Deadline

November 20, 2017

Register Now

12
December
2017

Calgary Branch Evening: Career Transition Imperatives

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In this presentation, we will explore how to rejuvenate your job search and better understand the current technical marketplace.

Register by December 6, 2017

Protracted, prolonged and confounding are terms used to describe this current Alberta downturn. The rules of engagement have changed. Applying for positions out of scope have produced predictable and lacklustre results. There seems to be no clear path to reorient a career to where the prospects of work are greater.

In this presentation, we will explore:

  • How to secure cash flow while looking for a job
  • Identify skills that will be your "Plus 15"
  • Determine where the work is
  • Discuss strategies to make inroads into a new sector.

This knowledge will rejuvenate your job search and produce better results due to understanding the current technical marketplace. Participants are invited to bring their resumes as we will be using them during the session.

About the Presenter

Richard Bucher, MA, CEC, ACCRichard Bucher is the Vice President, Career Transition, Optimum Talent in Alberta. He has over 25 years’ experience and part of a global career and talent management team. He is a thought leader and subject matter expert in career management, a regular contributor to CBC’s Calgary Eyeopener, Global TV, Calgary Economics’ Re-Engage Series as well as the Global Petroleum show and a published author. Specialties include Executive Coaching, Career Coaching, Career Management – Onboarding Coaching, Career Management for Organizations.

Where

Windsor Conference Centre
2200-700 2 St SW
Calgary

Speaker 

Richard Bucher, M.A., CEC, ACC
Vice President, Career Transition, Optimum Talent

Cost

$45

Registration Deadline

December 6, 2017

Register Now

13
December
2017

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by December 11, 2017

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process 

Presenter Biography  

Dale Ozdoba, P.Eng.Dale Ozdoba, P.Eng., has been with APEGA since April 2017 in the role of Professional Practice Advisor responsible for Permit Holder practice reviews. As a graduate from the University of Alberta in Chemical Engineering, Dale brings over 24 years of senior leadership and management experience from large industry and government organizations. Dale has worked as a consultant as well across several industry sectors throughout his career. He has a passion for continuous learning and being able to influence the practice of the engineering to ensure high standards are maintained for the profession.

Where

APEGA Calgary Office
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2nd Street SW

Presenter

Dale Ozdoba, P.Eng.

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline December 11, 2017

Register Now

20
December
2017

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by December 18, 2017

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process

Presenter Biography 

Jason Kalapurakal, P.Eng.Jason Kalapurakal, P.Eng., is based in Edmonton. He is a member of APEGA's Admissions team. He has 14 years of engineering experience in the telecommunications, machine building, oilfield, and valve manufacturing industries. His engineering experience includes design and analysis of telecommunication towers, heavy equipment, automated and semi-automated assembly & test systems. Prior to joining APEGA as an employee, he was most recently managing the implementation of process improvement projects aimed at optimizing manufacturing operations and introducing new products into production. Jason obtained a B.Eng. degree in mechanical engineering from Ryerson University in 2001.

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office
15th Floor, Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW

Presenter

Jason Kalapurakal, P.Eng.

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline December 18, 2017

Register Now

11
January
2018

Edmonton Branch AGM

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Please join the Edmonton Branch for the 2018 Branch AGM, featuring a presentation from Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist at ATB Financial

Register by January 4, 2018

Edmonton Branch AGM

Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB Financial 

Where

Delta Edmonton South

4404 Gateway Blvd

Edmonton

Date

January 11, 2018

Time

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Speaker 

Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB Financial

Cost

Member: $35
Non-Member: $40
Student: $20
Table of 8: $280

Eligible PDH

1.5

Registration Deadline

January 4, 2018

Register Now

17
January
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by January 15, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process 

Presenter Biography  

David Clarke, P.Eng.David Clarke, P.Eng. is a Professional Engineer with over 35 years' experience in automation (instrumentation, controls, and telecommunications). Since graduating from the University of Calgary in Electrical Engineering, David has worked for major operating companies both in the Alberta oilsands and in the Middle East. He worked for 20 years with a major EPC company in Calgary first as Automation Lead on major oilsands, pipeline and midstream projects, then as Automation Department Director and later as VP Engineering and Sr. Project Manager. David has significant knowledge and expertise in all aspects of engineering management, project design and implementation. David is known as an effective manager who puts people first to get exceptional results

Where

APEGA Calgary Office
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2nd Street SW

Presenter

David Clarke, P.Eng.

CostFree
Eligible PDH2.5
Registration DeadlineJanuary 15, 2017

Register Now

24
January
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by January 22, 2018 

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process 

Presenter Biography  

Kyle Marcotte, P.Eng.Kyle Marcotte, P.Eng., is based in Edmonton, and is an Admissions Officer with APEGA Registration department. Prior to joining APEGA, Kyle spent 15 years working in areas related to new product development, alternative energy and forensic engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering.  

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office

15th Floor, Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW

Presenter

Kyle Marcotte, P.Eng.

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline January 22, 2017

Register Now

24
January
2018

Edmonton Branch – Architecture of Upper Cretaceous Faulting

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn about the Great Plains Polygonal Fault System, examine its outcrop and subsurface geology, and discuss the potential ramifications for civil engineering in Alberta.

Register by January 19, 2018

Great Plains Polygonal Fault SystemCivil engineering considerations within the Great Plains Polygonal Fault System

The Great Plains Polygonal Fault System is an aerially extensive system of faulting that has been identified in Upper Cretaceous rocks at or near ground surface throughout an area that covers ~2,000,000 km. Faulting ranges from non-existent to faults with up to 80 m of vertical offset as interpreted using seismic data from southeastern Saskatchewan. An examination of outcrop and subsurface geology will be presented to discuss the potential ramifications for civil engineering in Alberta. The main point to be made is that the there is a continuity of pervasive faulting throughout the Great Plains area in fine-grained Upper Cretaceous rock.

The talk will cover many points including:

  • A deposition model for Upper Cretaceous strata in the Great Plains.
  • The cause of the faulting.
  • Variability of strata such as bentonite within the faulted layers.
  • Subsurface fault identification.
  • Examples of faulting throughout the Great Plains area.
Where

APEGA Edmonton

Lindberg Conference Centre

1500 Scotia One

10060 Jasper Ave

Edmonton

Date

January 24, 2018

Time

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Speaker

Andy St-Onge, P.Geoph.

PFS Interpretations Ltd.

Cost

Members & Guests: $50

Students: $20

Eligible PDH

2

Registration Deadline

January 19, 2017

Register Now

9
February
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by February 7, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process

Presenter Biography 

Kyle Marcotte, P.Eng.Kyle Marcotte, P.Eng., is based in Edmonton, and is an Admissions Officer with APEGA Registration department. Prior to joining APEGA, Kyle spent 15 years working in areas related to new product development, alternative energy and forensic engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering.  

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office
15th Floor, Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW

Presenter

Kyle Marcotte, P.Eng.

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline February 7, 2018

Register Now

23
February
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by February 21, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process 

Presenter Biography  

David Clarke, P.Eng.David Clarke, P.Eng., is a Professional Engineer with over 35 years' experience in automation (instrumentation, controls, and telecommunications). Since graduating from the University of Calgary in Electrical Engineering, David has worked for major operating companies both in the Alberta oilsands and in the Middle East. He worked for 20 years with a major EPC company in Calgary first as Automation Lead on major oilsands, pipeline and midstream projects, then as Automation Department Director and later as VP Engineering and Sr. Project Manager. David has significant knowledge and expertise in all aspects of engineering management, project design and implementation. David is known as an effective manager who puts people first to get exceptional results

Where

APEGA Calgary Office
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2nd Street SW

Presenter

David Clarke, P.Eng.

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline February 21, 2018

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14
March
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by March 12, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process 

Presenter Biography  

Saumya (Sam) Barua, P.Eng., MBA  Saumya (Sam) Barua, P.Eng., MBA, has practised engineering for over 35 years in North America, South America, Middle-East, South-East Asia and South Asia. Over the past decade he has delivered major projects as a Mechanical Engineer and Engineering Manager in Alberta's Oil Sands for Suncor, Syncrude, Shell, Husky, and TransCanada.

As an Engineering Manager in Amec Foster Wheeler, SNC-Lavalin Inc., WSP Canada Inc., and a former member of APEGA's Practice Review Board, Sam brings in unique hands-on experience of being a Responsible Member (RM) and a reviewer of Professional Practice Management Plan (PPMP) documents. Sam is currently the Assistant Director of Enforcement in APEGA's Regulatory group helping to oversee Compliance and Discipline Portfolios and was the recipient of Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award from APEGA in 2015.

Where

APEGA Calgary Office
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2nd Street SW

Presenter

Saumya (Sam) Barua, P.Eng., MBA 

CostFree
Eligible PDH2.5
Registration DeadlineMarch 12, 2018

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21
March
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by March 18, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process 

Presenter Biography  

Saumya (Sam) Barua, P.Eng., MBA  Saumya (Sam) Barua, P.Eng., MBA, has practised engineering for over 35 years in North America, South America, Middle-East, South-East Asia and South Asia. Over the past decade he has delivered major projects as a Mechanical Engineer and Engineering Manager in Alberta's Oil Sands for Suncor, Syncrude, Shell, Husky, and TransCanada.

As an Engineering Manager in Amec Foster Wheeler, SNC-Lavalin Inc., WSP Canada Inc., and a former member of APEGA's Practice Review Board, Sam brings in unique hands-on experience of being a Responsible Member (RM) and a reviewer of Professional Practice Management Plan (PPMP) documents. Sam is currently the Assistant Director of Enforcement in APEGA's Regulatory group helping to oversee Compliance and Discipline Portfolios and was the recipient of Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award from APEGA in 2015.

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office
15th Floor, Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW

Presenter

Saumya (Sam) Barua, P.Eng., MBA 

CostFree
Eligible PDH2.5
Registration DeadlineMarch 18, 2018

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18
April
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by April 16, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process 

Presenter Biography  

Daniel Lawrysyn, P.Eng. FEC, FGC(Hon.) Daniel Lawrysyn, P.Eng. FEC, FGC(Hon.), has been with APEGA since May 2017 in the role of Professional Practice Advisor responsible for Individual Practice.  Daniel graduated from the University of Regina and has been working within the engineering profession for 20 years. His work experience focused on environment and public safety and included roles with consulting companies, private industry and municipal government. He attained his Fellowship with Engineers Canada and Geoscientists Canada (Honorary) through his volunteer work with APEGA.

Where

APEGA Calgary Office
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2nd Street SW

Presenter

Daniel Lawrysyn, P.Eng. FEC, FGC(Hon.)

CostFree
Eligible PDH2.5
Registration DeadlineApril 16, 2018

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25
April
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by April 23, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process

Presenter Biography  

Daniel Lawrysyn, P.Eng. FEC, FGC(Hon.) Daniel Lawrysyn, P.Eng. FEC, FGC(Hon.), has been with APEGA since May 2017 in the role of Professional Practice Advisor responsible for Individual Practice.  Daniel graduated from the University of Regina and has been working within the engineering profession for 20 years. His work experience focused on environment and public safety and included roles with consulting companies, private industry and municipal government. He attained his Fellowship with Engineers Canada and Geoscientists Canada (Honorary) through his volunteer work with APEGA.

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office
15th Floor, Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW

Presenter

Daniel Lawrysyn, P.Eng. FEC, FGC(Hon.)

CostFree
Eligible PDH2.5
Registration DeadlineApril 23, 2018

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16
May
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by May 14, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process 

Presenter Biography  

Amit Banerjee, P.Eng., M.Eng.Amit Banerjee is APEGA's Deputy Director of Registration, based out of the Edmonton office. Prior to joining APEGA in June 2016, Amit spent over 15 years working for Alberta Environment and Alberta Energy Regulator, where his focus was on regulating industrial and municipal activities from an environmental perspective.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from India, and Masters level degrees in Environmental Engineering University of Manitoba and University of Alberta. In his free time, Amit volunteers for a number of community events.

Where

APEGA Calgary Office
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2nd Street SW

Presenter

Amit Banerjee, P.Eng., M.Eng.

CostFree
Eligible PDH2.5
Registration DeadlineMay 14, 2018

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23
May
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by May 21, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process

Presenter Biography  

DS (Pal) Mann, CD, MDS, P. Eng.Upon retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces after 33 years of service at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels as an Army Engineer Officer, Pal Mann, CD, MDS, P.Eng., joined APEGA in March 2015.

Serving almost two years as the Director, Corporate Services, he was responsible for planning and providing proactive, transparent, accountable, cost effective Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and General Services support to APEGA and other stakeholders.

In January 2017, he moved to the Professional Practice portfolio, responsible for establishing, enforcing, and advising on standards of practice for the professions of engineering and geoscience across Alberta. Specifically, the Professional Practice Department provides administration and oversight in support of APEGA's Practice Review Board, its committees and subcommittees, for the following core functions:

  • Practice Standards and Guidelines
  • Individual and Permit Holder Practice Reviews, and
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Where

APEGA Edmonton Office
15th Floor, Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW

Presenter

Pal Mann, CD, MDS, P. Eng.

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline May 21, 2018

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13
June
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by June 11, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process 

Presenter Biography  

Amit Banerjee, P.Eng., M.Eng.Amit Banerjee is APEGA's Deputy Director of Registration, based out of the Edmonton office. Prior to joining APEGA in June 2016, Amit spent over 15 years working for Alberta Environment and Alberta Energy Regulator, where his focus was on regulating industrial and municipal activities from an environmental perspective.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from India, and Masters level degrees in Environmental Engineering University of Manitoba and University of Alberta. In his free time, Amit volunteers for a number of community events.

Where

APEGA Calgary Office
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2nd Street SW

Presenter

Amit Banerjee, P.Eng. 

CostFree
Eligible PDH2.5
Registration DeadlineJune 11, 2018

Register Now

20
June
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by June 18, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process

Presenter Biography  

DS (Pal) Mann, CD, MDS, P. Eng.Upon retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces after 33 years of service at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels as an Army Engineer Officer, Pal Mann, CD, MDS, P.Eng., joined APEGA in March 2015.

Serving almost two years as the Director, Corporate Services, he was responsible for planning and providing proactive, transparent, accountable, cost effective Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and General Services support to APEGA and other stakeholders.

In January 2017, he moved to the Professional Practice portfolio, responsible for establishing, enforcing, and advising on standards of practice for the professions of engineering and geoscience across Alberta. Specifically, the Professional Practice Department provides administration and oversight in support of APEGA's Practice Review Board, its committees and subcommittees, for the following core functions:

  • Practice Standards and Guidelines
  • Individual and Permit Holder Practice Reviews, and
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Where

APEGA Edmonton Office
15th Floor, Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW

Presenter

Pal Mann, CD, MDS, P. Eng.

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline June 18, 2018

Register Now