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Volunteer for a Committee or Board

APEGA's committees and boards assist with the Association's governance and operations. They are involved in a wide range of engineering and geoscience initiatives like examinations and professional admission, the ongoing improvement of guidelines and standards, and member recognition and awards. Boards and committees play a vital role in the engineering and geoscience professions by ensuring members are held to the highest standard.

For more information on volunteering or the current opportunities, email the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca.

APEGA Council Dinner 2016

 

Get Involved with APEGA's Complaints and Enforcement Process

When you join one of the boards or committees involved in APEGA's complaints and enforcement process, you will help to ensure that the regulations in the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act are properly and fairly enforced.

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Expert Witness in Geoscience

APEGA Compliance is seeking two Geoscience Expert Witnesses to act in short-term contract positions. These individuals will assist APEGA's Compliance Department with three specific Compliance cases.

As part of APEGA's criteria for selection for this volunteer position, volunteers must undergo a credit and criminal background check, performed by Sterling Backcheck on behalf of APEGA.

Qualifications

  • Be licensed as a Professional Geoscience Member of APEGA (P.Geo., P.Geol., or P.Geoph.), who is in good standing
  • Have experience working as a geoscientist in the financial industry
  • Have experience reading financial reports and sound working knowledge of business activities
  • Have a sound understanding of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act
  • Knowledge of the Alberta court system, injunctions, and court orders is considered an asset

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Discipline Committee Members

Volunteers needed: Up to 10

The Discipline Committee adjudicates on allegations of unskilled practice and unprofessional conduct brought before it by the Investigative Committee, following complaints against APEGA Members (individuals and/or permit-holding entities).

As part of APEGA's criteria for selection for this volunteer position, volunteers must undergo a credit and criminal background check, performed by Sterling Backcheck on behalf of APEGA.

Qualification

  • Active Professional Member licensed as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.L. with APEGA.
  • Professional Members, if mid-career, can be of non-practicing status. Life Members will be considered if it has been less than five years since becoming a Life Member.
  • Minimum of ten years of industry experience.
  • Prior APEGA volunteer experience on statutory committees is considered an asset. Cannot serve on conflicting statutory boards, such as the Appeal Board or the Investigative Committee.
  • Experience in tribunal decision making, communication, listening, and decision writing are considered an asset.
  • Committee and governance experience is considered an asset.

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Share Your Professional Practice Expertise

When you volunteer for these opportunities, you will take part in the creation and update of professional practice guidelines and standards for the engineering and geoscience professions. These documents are trustworthy sources of information that detail the professional standards that must be met by all practising members.

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No Current Volunteer Opportunities

There are no volunteer openings of this type right now. Check back again later!

 

Join Your Branch's Executive Committee

The APEGA branches are integral to APEGA operations. With 10 branches across the province, they are the conduit between APEGA Head Office and APEGA members. 

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Edmonton Golf Committee Member-at-Large

Volunteers needed: Up to 5 

This position supports the Edmonton Branch toward their goal of creating a successful golf tournament that promotes networking amongst our members.

Qualifications

  • Licensed as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., P.L., E.I.T., or G.I.T with APEGA  

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Enhance APEGA's High Qualification and Exam Standards

Maintaining APEGA's high standards for professionalism and expertise requires a high standard of membership. Help assess new member applications and qualifications or contribute to the regulation of the examinations used in the application process.

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National Professional Practice Exam Question Author

Volunteers needed: Up to 10 

APEGA Members are invited to volunteer to help produce new, high quality examination questions to add to the National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) item bank to be used on future administrations of the NPPE.

Qualifications

  • Willingness and commitment to write exam questions regularly
  • Strong English language skills used to write high quality examination questions
  • Professional Engineer or Professional Geoscientist registered in Alberta or other Canadian association
  • 2+ years of work experience
  • Working knowledge of professionalism, law, and ethics as outlined in the NPPE scope and syllabus

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Registration Committee - Subject Matter Expert

Volunteers needed: 35 

APEGA is looking for members to act as Subject Matter Experts (SME) on the Registration Committee. The primary duty of an SME is to review and provide recommendations on whether an applicant for professional registration has met the minimum requirements for registration.  

Academic SMEs and Experience SMEs with the following  areas of expertise will be given preference:

Geoscience

  • Geology
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Geophysics  

Engineering

  • Agricultural
  • Biotechnology/ Bioresource/ Biochemical
  • Chemical (Processing)
  • Civil/Structural
  • Computing/Software
  • Electrical - Electronics
  • Electrical – Power and Transmission Systems
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental
  • Forestry

 

  • Geological Engineering
  • Geomatics
  • Industrial
  • Materials
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Mining and Mineral Processing/ Metallurgical
  • Nanotechnology
  • Naval
  • Petroleum

 

As part of APEGA's criteria for selection for this volunteer position, volunteers must undergo a credit and criminal background check, performed by Sterling Backcheck on behalf of APEGA.

Qualifications

Academic SMEs must:

  • hold a faculty position in Engineering or Geoscience at a university within Canada, or hold professor emeritus designation with the university.
  • have held non-practising status for no longer than five (5) years. 

Experience SMEs must:

  • have demonstrated expertise in an area of engineering or geosciences with at least ten years experience in the field of practice, and
  • be in good standing with APEGA and have a license to practice engineering or geoscience, or have held non-practising status for no longer than five (5) years.

 
  

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Get Involved with Nominations, Honours, and Awards

Review, vet, and recommend nominees for APEGA's annual Council Election and for awards and honours bestowed by APEGA and external organizations.

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No Current Volunteer Opportunities

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Represent APEGA in Joint and External Initiatives

Represent APEGA's interests and offer your expertise by participating in initiatives, on boards, and on committees organized by external groups.

Note: These outside volunteer hours do not qualify for APEGA volunteer hours, but they do qualify for Continuing Professional Development hours. 

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APEGA/ASET Joint Board of Examiners

The purpose of the APEGA/ASET Joint Board of Examiners is to review and evaluate the qualifications of Professional Technologist (Eng.) and Professional Technologist (Geo.) applicants for registration with the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET), pursuant to Part 8 of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions (EGP) Act and Part 1 of the Professional Technologists Regulation.

As part of APEGA's criteria for selection for this volunteer position, volunteers must undergo a credit and criminal background check, performed by Sterling Backcheck on behalf of APEGA.

Qualifications

APEGA's appointees to the joint board must be a practising Professional Member with at least 10 years of experience.

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Practice Standards Committee – Electrical Technical Council Representative

APEGA will be nominating a professional member to serve as a representative on the Electrical Technical Council, a sub council of the Safety Codes Council (SCC). If the nomination is confirmed by the SCC, the member must also accept membership in the Engineering Subcommittee of APEGA's Practice Standard Committee (PSC). Accordingly, the member shall additionally meet the duties and obligations as a member of that subcommittee.

As part of APEGA's criteria for selection for this volunteer position, volunteers must undergo a credit and criminal background check, performed by Sterling Backcheck on behalf of APEGA.

Qualifications

  • Licensed with APEGA as a P.Eng. or P.L.(Eng.)
  • Minimum of 7 years' practice experience, with expertise in
    • CSA C22.1-15 Canadian Electrical Code (latest addition)
    • Code for Electrical Installations at Oil and Gas Facilities (latest addition)
    • Alberta Electrical Utility Code (latest addition)

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