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Vol. 5, No. 03
Monday, March 17, 2008

Annual Conference We Will Rock YouVoting

Don't Forget to Vote! Eligible Voters Only

Please note that not all classes and categories of members may vote in Council elections. If you are an Honorary Life Member, Life Member, a Professional Member (P.Eng., P.Geol., P.Geoph.) or a Registered Professional Technologist, you may vote.

If you are a Foreign Licensee, Provisional Licensee, Member-In-Training, Student Member, Exam Candidate, ASAP Student, or an Honorary Member, you are not entitled to vote.

Deadline is March 30 at 12 noon

Conference Registration Deadline
is April 1 Register Now!

Rock Solid Professionalism is the theme of APEGGA’s 2008 Annual Conference in Edmonton, which ties in perfectly with International Year of Planet Earth and the approaching term of President-Elect Gordon Williams, P.Geol. The conference and Annual General Meeting take place April 17-19, and we’ve got the information to help you make your conference plans.

  • Click here for more on International Year of Planet Earth

Can't attend the Annual General Meeting in person? Attend via webcast. APEGGA is pleased to provide members with a no-travel option through the convenience of your own personal computer. If you choose this option you will be able to submit questions but you will not be able to vote.

Professional Development

Choose from five two-day professional development streams, and a full-day Executive Track seminar. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Dr. Alan Lightman on The Physicist as Novelist and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, listen to panels of professionals talk in Managing Engineering Design: Industrial Infrastructure and Commercial, or take in one of the other PD streams.
The technical and non-technical subjects offer a choice of valuable professional development for everyone, including one session on high performance leadership and one offering a new approach on strategic planning.

Corporate discounts available. Non-members welcome.

Calling All Visual Artists

It’s become a staple of the Annual Conference – the APEGGA Art Show. Set for April 17, just before the 2008 Summit Awards Gala in Edmonton, the seventh annual show seeks paintings, sculptures and photographs from members and their families.

  • Click here to find out more and register space through Nanica Brown, Public Relations Coordinator. Registration deadline is March 31


2008 APEGGA Teacher Awards

Members are asked to promote and nominate teachers in Grades 1-12 who inspire learning in science and math. Circulate the link below to parents at your workplace, send the link to the Parent Advisory Committee at your child’s school, and talk to your children about initiating a nomination at their school.

The APEGGA Teacher Awards recognize science and math teachers whose superior teaching skills have made math or science fun and inspired students to succeed academically. Award recipients receive an award and recognition, and the school receives $2,000 to further science and math education. A total of 14 teachers in Alberta will be selected as award recipients. 

Nomination deadline has been extended to April 15.

  • Click here for nomination form and more information

Mentors Wanted

Would you like to give back to your profession in a direct, fulfilling way? The APEGGA Mentoring Program could be for you. It allows you to share your knowledge, reach pools of new talent, enhance your coaching skills and earn Continuing Professional Development credits.

We have a particular need for mentors in the Edmonton and Calgary areas.


Léopold Nadeau TD Meloche Monnex-Engineers Canada Scholarship

The application deadline date of April 1 for the Léopold Nadeau TD Meloche Monnex-Engineers Canada Scholarship is fast approaching.

The scholarship provides financial assistance of $10,000 to engineers returning to university for further study or research in the area of public policy development.


2008 Global Marathon on Women in Engineering

March 26-27

The Global Marathon is supported by corporations such as: IBM, BP, and Fluor, and the efforts of many engineers.  At any and all times during a 24-hour period a “conversation” will take place somewhere in the world on issues for, by and about women in engineering. The marathon is a combination of live Internet chats and teleconferences, and all are accessible to a worldwide audience.

  • Click here for more information about how to participate.

Help by spreading the news. Think of your professional, civic and education networks and let them know about the marathon.



Judges for Hanna Science Fair

Hanna science fair organizers invite APEGGA members to judge science fair projects on Thursday, April 3. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon. If you can volunteer please e-mail Andrew.billings@plrd.ab.ca


Judges needed for online Science Challenge

Members are again invited to judge the Wonderville.ca Science Challenges, organized by the Science Alberta Foundation. The challenges, designed for Grades 7, 8 and 9, are integrated into science classes to engage and inspire the next generation of engineers, designers, and scientists with hands-on solutions. This year organizers advise that a science or engineering degree is not a prerequisite, so you, your family and your friends can help.

  • Click here for more information on how to become a judge

  • Click here for more information on the Wonderville.ca Science Challenges

Watch For Them

Coming in the April PEGG

Computers For Schools – A recycling and refurbishing effort that helps the environment, helps students and connects with APEGGA permit-holding companies celebrates the donation of its 100,000th computer in Alberta.

Computers for Schools
CFS SUPPORTERS pose with their certificates at a milestone celebration at Calgary’s Crescent Heights High School.

Shuttle Back in the Day – Dr. Tokunosuke Ito, P.Eng., actually has a NASA assignment on his resumé. Freelancer Tom Keyser will tell you all about Zedi Inc. and its chief technology officer.

A Look at the Books – Check out a printed version of your Association’s audited financial statements in our April centre section.

APEGGA Head Office
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave. NW
Edmonton AB T5J 4A2
Tel: 780-426-3990 1-800-661-7020
(within North America)
Fax: 780-426-1877
E-mail: email@apegga.org
Website: www.apegga.org
Calgary Office
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2nd Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2W1
Tel: 403-262-7714
Fax: 403-269-2787


THE PEGG ONLINE – Click Marks the Ballot – All About Electronic Voting. We Make a Difference, You Make a Difference – President John McLeod Comments on President’s Visits. Manny’s Next Steps – One Member’s Journey in Heart Disease Recovery. Engineering Challenges Top $3 Million. Our Series on Engineers Without Borders Continues. Council Briefs. Engineers Canada Selects New CEO. The Nuts and Bolts of Working Together – the Aboriginal Awareness Series Continues.

These headlines and more await you in the March PEGG Online.


APRIL 8 - Edmonton

An update with James Grattan, Manager, Pricing ATCO Electric Delivering power north of the 60th parallel can be both rewarding and challenging. Yukon Electrical and Northland Utilities have been operating in this environment for several decades. As full-service utilities, the North of 60 companies offer distribution, transmission and generation services to over 23,000 customers. Along with their proud history and unique operating environments, the northern utilities offer employees career and growth opportunities that are second to none in locations that are among the most beautiful in the world. Click here for more.

APRIL 17 – Calgary.

Market Forces that Influence the Price of Natural Gas to 2015A discussion with W.P. (Bill) Gwozd, P.Eng., vice-president of Gas Services, Ziff Energy GroupAttendees will be shown the supply and demand outlooks for several key factors that are exerting an influence on the gas price. The resultant gas price outlook for Henry Hub and AECO to 2015 will be discussed. Click here for more.


RISE Awards - (Edmonton
Mennonite Centre for Newcomers) Deadline is mid-April.

Click here for more.

YWCA Women of Distinction
(Edmonton) Deadline is mid-April.

Click here for more.

More Awards – APEGGA keeps a regularly updated list of awards you, your projects or someone you know might qualify for. The list links directly to the appropriate websites. Enter now – and if all goes well, collect later.

Click here for more.




CLIMATE CHANGE CONSULTATION- The scientific debate is not settled yet – that's what a survey suggests the majority of APEGGA members believe.

Click here for complete PEGG article.

LABOUR LANDSCAPE Is the end in sight for a tight labour supply? An APEGGA study suggests supply will catch demand for engineers and geoscientists.

Click here for more.



NATIONAL SURVEY TARGETS ENGINEERS, TECHNICIANS AND TECHNOLOGISTS Would you like to help two national groups study the engineering and technology labour market in Canada? If so, link from this e-PEGG to a new survey. You’ll be part of a study generating new information for APEGGA and other groups across Canada, as they create and refine their policies and programs.

The 2008 National Survey of Engineers and Engineering Technicians and Technologists will lead to a better understanding of trends in professional development, association and society membership, employment and more. A project of Engineers Canada and the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists, the study promises that your confidentiality is “absolutely assured.”

Click here to take the survey.




CONSTRUCTIVELY COLD Don’t forget the Cold Climate Construction Conference and Expo, April 8 and 9 in Edmonton. This is the premier event for design, engineering and construction professionals, and building and project owners, managers and investors.

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