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Vol. 4, No. 10
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 

Your Say On
Climate Change

Climate change – the implications surrounding it are many and varied. And so are the opinions of APEGGA members.

Where do you stand?

The APEGGA Environment Committee has devised a short consultation survey, so you can help APEGGA address the challenges this complex issue presents. We’re interested in what you believe and what you think – when it comes to the science and public policy of climate change.

You may complete and return the survey online, right now, or mail or fax the paper version in your October PEGG. Your participation is appreciated. Results from the survey will be reported back to the membership in a PEGG article and online.

  • Click here for the online member consultation

  • Click here for more about the APEGGA Environment Committee


Last Call:

Mentoring Conference

APEGGA’s second annual National Mentoring Conference is gearing up to be just as successful as the inaugural one. Registrations are coming in from across Canada and from various professions. Under the banner Celebrating Mentors, the conference in Calgary kicks off Thursday, Oct. 25, with a banquet and continues Friday, Oct. 26, with a full day of speakers, presentations and break-out sessions.


Another Last Call:

Summit Nominations

Your greatest achievers and achievements will be honoured at the 2008 Summit Awards gala, and we want to ensure we’ve got the best selection of nominations we can gather. Deadline for nominations has been extended to Oct. 31.

Click here for a downloadable nomination package and more information

Volunteer Code of Conduct

Hundreds of APEGGA members volunteer for our committees, boards, task forces, Outreach Program and many other programs, which reach thousands of children, students and adults alike. Our volunteers help APEGGA tremendously by delivering many of the programs and services that make us what we are to members and the general public.

Similarly, as APEGGA representatives their conduct reflects on APEGGA. Our image as a professional association is largely shaped by these volunteers.

For that reason, your Council has approved a new Volunteer Code of Conduct.

Click here for the Volunteer Code of Conduct



About Our Secondary Professional Liability Insurance Program?

APEGGA engineers, geoscientists and R.P.T.s automatically have extra protection for personal liability arising from practice in non-consulting occupations. Paid for in your annual dues, this coverage also may extend to past employees of consulting firms who no longer have access to other professional liability insurance.

Click here for more information



Our annual and Rock & Fossil Clinics – always a bit hit with the whole family – are just a few days away. The clinics take place Saturday, Oct. 20, in Edmonton and Canmore.

Geoscientists will identify materials collected by the public. Each Rock & Fossil Clinic also includes a guest speaker and a hands-on geoscience workshop for children.

Did you know diamonds are derived from volcanoes? Roy Eccles, P.Geol., with Alberta Geological Survey, will show and tell all about volcanoes in his presentation at the Edmonton clinic.

Do Hector Lake, Mount Hector and Kicking Horse Pass ring a bell? Ernie Lakusta, author of The Intrepid Explorer: James Hector’s Explorations in the Canadian Rockies, will be at the Canmore Geoscience Centre to share exciting stories and photos about the Palliser Expedition.

Note: In Edmonton, attendees must purchase general admissions at the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton to participate in the hands-on workshop and hear the guest speaker.

Click here for more

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 – Honouring APEGGA’s Best. Member Consultation on Climate Change. Outreach Call for Volunteers. President’s Notebook – Communication and Consultation. Getting a Return on Your People Investment. The Summit Series – A Profound and Critical Role; the Two-Million-Dollar Fundraising Man. The Keyser File – Old Light Industrial Site Contaminated No More. Council Briefs – Combined Geoscience Designation Could be in Association’s Future. World Watch – Straight Talk About the Leaning Tower of Pisa. These headlines and more await you in the October PEGG Online.


NOV. 13 – Calgary. Fears, Myths & Realities Regarding Climate Change and Industry, with Peter Alvarez, president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Click here for more.

NOV. 27 –  Edmonton. The Confederation Bridge – A 10-Year Perspective, with Stewart Nelson, P.Eng., of ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd. Click here for more.





OCT. 22 – Calgary. Engineering Your Financial Future, with executive financial consultant Girish Agrawal. Click here for more.


Plain Talk – Communication Skills That Work, with Rachelle Lee of Einblau & Associates. Nov. 14 in Calgary, Nov. 16 in Edmonton. Click here for more.


CAMP 18 – Nov. 17 at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. Click here for more.

CAMP 6 – Nov. 24 at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton. Click here for more.







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