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Vol. 4, No. 05
Thursday, May 17, 2007

APEGGA Monitors Investigation Of
Horizon Tank Collapse

APEGGA issued a news release today related to a recent tragedy in the oil sands.

“There is no evidence to suggest that unskilled practice or unprofessional conduct played a part in the tragic failure of the structure on the CNRL Horizon site in April. Should such evidence come to light, as a result of ongoing investigations by the province, then APEGGA’s disciplinary process would come into play,” says President John McLeod, P.Eng.

Click here for the full news release

Meet Your New President

John McLeod, P.Eng.

Your Association’s 88th President wrestles with the challenges of a boom economy while APEGGA enters a new era of joint regulation with ASET. John McLeod, P.Eng., a veteran of upstream oil and gas, took the helm April 28 at the Annual General Meeting in Calgary.



Salary Survey

It's time again for you to help us gather data on what APEGGA professionals are being paid. The annual APEGGA Salary Survey needs you!

Your organization is invited to participate in the 2007 APEGGA Employer Salary Survey for engineers, geologists and geophysicists. We’ve sent letters to chief operating officers or human resources managers of our permit-holding companies, inviting them to participate, and we would like you to demonstrate your support for this important initiative. Regardless of the size of your firm, we want to hear from you.

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Two Ways to Serve Your Professions

We’re currently seeking applications for positions on the Board of Examiners and the APEGGA Staff Benefits Committee. If you’ve been looking for a way to give back to your professions, find out more about these volunteer positions.

  • Click here for Board of Examiners call for applications

  • Click here for Staff Benefits Committee call for applications

And One More Way

Make a lasting impression by sharing your wisdom and experience. We’re in critical need of mentors in the Edmonton area. The APEGGA Mentoring Program, in fact, has a waiting list of Edmonton protégés. You and your protégé shape your commitment based on the time you have available. Contact Arlene Lack at alack@apegga.org for further information.

Click here to register


Are We on Target?

Check out Sight Lines, the APEGGA Annual Report 2006, and see how your Association’s performance last year lines up with business and strategic planning.


More Climate Change Perspective Needed

In last month’s e-PEGG, we linked readers to a Canadian Standards Association survey on climate change. More response is still needed, the CSA tells us, from engineers involved in water infrastructure, transportation infrastructure and buildings. If any of those areas apply to your work, the CSA would appreciate a few minutes of your time.

Please participate in this important initiative by going to  http://ws5.voxco.com/intweb.dll/online/RIS/climate


Welcome to Wonderville

Student innovation takes centre stage in the Wonderville.ca Science Challenge. The Science Alberta Foundation has announced winners in the most recent Wonderville competition, which APEGGA supported through sponsorship. Members helped out as well, by volunteering as judges.

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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

MAY PEGG ONLINE - Annual Conference Coverage. Regulatory Model Ballots Succeed. Aboriginal Awareness Series Kicks Off. APEGGA Powers up Ad Campaign. Steel Shines. Calgary Dean Outlines Plans. Saskatchewan’s Runaway Train. These headlines and many more await you in the PEGG Online.

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MAY 24 – Human Factors Engineering. Learn about design principles that enable engineers to manage the interaction between people and their environments. An Edmonton Branch Professional Development evening featuring Lorna Harron, P.Eng. ...more


Risk and Loss Management – featuring Dr. George Jergeas, P.Eng., of the University of Calgary Schulich School of Engineering Faculty, and Doug McCutcheon, P.Eng., University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering. Two-day seminar runs twice – in Edmonton, June 19 and 20, and in Calgary, June 25 and 26 ...more


APEGGA Tourney – Register now for the 30th annual APEGGA Golf Tournament. This popular event is limited to 132 participants. Shotgun start is Aug. 20 at Red Deer Golf and Country Club ...more

Calgary Branch Tourney – Register now for the annual Calgary Branch Golf Tournament. Deadline is Aug. 10, Texas scramble format event takes place Sept. 13 at Lynx Ridge Golf Club. ...more


ASTech Awards – Six awards, five prizes, $85,000. Nominate your team, recognize a colleague or acknowledge and organization for science and tech excellence. Deadline: May 31 ...more

APEGGA Summit Awards – We accept nominations year-round. Watch for your June PEGG for stories on two of the 2007 winners ...more

Various Awards – We maintain a list of external awards that may be of interest to members. Our most recent list is a click away ...more.





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