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Vol. 2, No. 9
Friday, Sept. 16, 2005


Your Professional Development Department is ready for a full autumn of PD offerings.

Coming soon

  • Fall Professional Development Day, Oct. 3 in Edmonton
    Register Now
  • Member in Training Seminars, Oct. 3 in Calgary and Oct. 12 in Edmonton
    Register Now
  • Geoscience Student Mixer, Sept. 27, Calgary – Volunteers Needed
    Register Now
  • Engineering Student Mixer - Volunteers Needed
    - Sept. 22 in Edmonton - Register Now
    - Oct. 5 in Calgary - Register Now

For more information on the above events and more, click here.

Plans are also well underway for next November Professional Development Days and spring’s Annual Conference, so watch upcoming PEGGs and e-PEGGs for information on our exciting line-up of presenters.

THE BEST OF YOUR PEERS Quickly – what do these projects and people have in common? A University of Calgary geomatics professor, a past president of the Edmonton Rotary Club, and the Deerfoot Trail South Extension?

The former chief executive officer of TransCanada Pipelines, the NSERC Industrial Chair in Oil Sands at the University of Alberta, and the executive director of the Idaho engineering registration board?

The Shawnessy LRT Station Project, APEGGA’s immediate past president, and a recently deceased, well-respected APEGGA director?

The common thread is that they’re all on the list of 2005 Summit Awards winners.

Each spring, APEGGA awards members and others in the community for the exceptional work they do for the professions and society.

The nominations come from you. Deadline for 2006 nominations is Sept. 30.

About the Awards
Nomination Forms



HURRICANE KATRINA Our hearts go out to the Gulf Coast victims of Hurricane Katrina. Alberta is strongly tied, economically and socially, to the U.S., so the devastation certainly strikes a chord with APEGGA members. We encourage members to donate to the charity of their choice as the City of New Orleans and all the other stricken communities work to get back on their feet.


Alexander Way (48th Street) is being recreated as a dynamic, pedestrian friendly corridor that will ultimately connect the City of Red Deer’s park system to the downtown. APEGGA members are invited to join in the opening celebration for the street. Join Mayor Morris Flewelling in a celebration featuring live music, street performers, buskers, vendors and art walk artists, and offering hands on demonstrations for the public.

The Central Alberta Branch of APEGGA will be dedicating its Centennial Legacy Project, a beautiful piece of art commemorating 100 years of engineering and geoscience contributions to Alberta.

The event kicks off at noon on Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Millennium Centre parking lot on 48th Street, with opening remarks from the mayor at 12:45 p.m.

For further details, visit the website.

U of C, Tom Oliver Memorial Fund Committee

The University of Calgary Department of Geology and Geophysics and the Tom Oliver Memorial Fund Committee present Past, Present and Future of the Professions in Geology and Geophysics, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. Featured are industry leaders and University of Calgary alumni.

Speakers: Lincoln Browning, P.Geol., founder of AccuMap; Brian Russell, P.Geoph., co-founder of the software company Hampson-Russell
Talks at 6 p.m. in ICT 121 at the University of Calgary (beside Earth Science Building ). Reception at 7 p.m. in the Gallagher Library of Geology and Geophysics. Research displays in the Earth Science Building and department open house starting at 5 p.m.

Everyone welcome. RSVP by Sept. 30 via phone, 403-220-5841, or e-mail, fnichols@ucalgary.ca.


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


When internationally educated graduates arrive in Canada, their struggles are legion. But APEGGA is doing something to smooth the transition into the professions. Over the summer, four Job Find events gave internationally educated graduates a full day of job skills training – and then put them in the same room as potential employers. Read about this innovative project and much more in the online version of APEGGA’s member newspaper, The PEGG.

Click here for the September PEGG Online



A gala reception and world premiere will celebrate this fascinating and timely documentary, which explores the oil sands phenomenon from the perspectives of developers, politicians, environmentalists and natives.

Friday, Sept. 30, at the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary. Screening is at 7 p.m.

Click here for more information.

OCT 13 , 2005

...find out more

OCT 18, 2005
  EDMONTON BRANCH LUNCHEON - Unique Aspects of the Edmonton River Valley Park System

Speaker: Gabriele Barry, City of Edmonton.

Registration is 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon, speaker at 12:35.

Watch for further details in the October PEGG and on the APEGGA website.



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