What's in The PEGG Please check the July PEGG for more information on the items listed or link to the stories where indicated.

Biomedical Engineering / 1 The Universities of Calgary and Alberta have received a major grant from the U.S.-based Whitaker Foundation, allowing them to expand their collaborative efforts in the field biomedical engineering. Joint efforts of medical and engineering specialists at the universities are helping Alberta become an important centre for biomedical engineering research and related economic activity.

Emerging Air Issues Conference / 1

APEGGA is teaming up with the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists and the Canadian Prairie and Northern Section of the Air & Waste Management Association to stage Emerging Air Issues for the 21st Century, a major conference scheduled for September in Calgary.

President's Notebook "A Matter of Relevancy" / 3

President Dennis Lindberg, P.Eng., concedes some members question the relevancy of APEGGA. However, he stresses that the more involved members become in the life of the Association, the more likely they are to realize the impact APEGGA has upon their professional lives and, most importantly, upon public safety.

Membership Register / 3

APEGGA has published a new Membership Register and also plans a CD-ROM version. Members who have concerns about inclusion of specific information in the register are asked to contact APEGGA.

Council Briefs / 4

APEGGA's June Council meeting was told Novell, under the terms of an agreement with the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, will stop using "Certified NetWare Engineer". Check also for further items discussed at the June 18-19 Council meeting in Edmonton.

Former Presidents Named To CCPE Positions / 4

Noel Cleland, P.Eng., and Fred Otto, P.Eng., PhD, have been elected to posts with CCPE.

New APEGGA Director of Administration / 5

Melora Jones, C.A., has joined APEGGA as Director, Administration.


Pierre Desjardins To Lead CCPE / 5

Re-cycling Concrete / 5

Construction and demolition waste can become useful material thanks to the process developed by Integrated Construction Engineering Systems of Edmonton.

The Drive Toward Safer Roads / 6

Working together, engineers and medical researchers have helped reduce death's on Canada's highways.

Global Networking / 7

A recent Calgary conference focused on how communications technologies at are converging and overlapping.

CSPG & SEPM Meet / 7

The Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and the (American) Society for Sedimentary Geology recently held a joint convention in Calgary.

Edmonton GeologicalSociety / 8

Around since 1954, recently the Edmonton Geological Society has made a concerted effort to broaden its membership.

Wireless Winner / 8

A Calgary firm, Wi-LAN Inc. is making it easier for small and remote sites to gain high-speed access to the Internet.

APEGGA Teacher Awards / 9

Thirteen teachers who have "Made School Cool" have been rewarded for their efforts in teaching science and math.

Volunteers Recognized For Student Outreach / 9

Youth Challenge International / 9

Have Your Say / 10

Gauss Math Results / 10

Environmental Reps Meet / 11

Persistence Pays Off For Gordon Williams / 12

Gordon Williams, P.Geol., PhD., has played a major role in paving the way for geoscience registration in most provinces.

Carrying a Message / 13

It takes more than high tech gizmos to get across a message, say Philippa Campsie and Norman Ball.

Hibernia Offers Teamwork Example / 14

APEGGA Executive Director Neil Windsor, P.Eng., had an opportunity to observe the Hibernia production platform as it was readied for its journey to the Grand Banks.

In the News / 15

Cory Sutela,P.Eng., who has received a prestigious Churchill Scholarship to study at Cambridge, is among the APEGGA members whose names have been in the news.

Paddle Power / 16

Paddle streamers were once a common sight on Alberta waterways.

Facing the Flood / 17

Members of the Edmonton-based 1 Combat Engineer Regiment were part of the army battling the recent Manitoba flood.

AWSN Opens Web Site / 18

Calgary Wives' Club Executive / 19

The Professional Engineers' Geologists and Geophysicists' of Calgary Wives' Club has announced its 1997-98 executive and the recipients of the club's four bursaries.

Registration / 20

Careers / 21

PEGG These Dates / 22

APEGGA Calendar / 22


Fostering R&D / 24

Glenn Rainbird, P.Eng., of TRLabs believes recognition of research and development must springs from society's basic belief structure.

 Remember , The PEGG does not publish in August. The next PEGG will be published in September.  Deadline for submission of notice and advertising copy for the September issue is noon, Friday, Aug. 15.

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