Please check the May PEGG for more information on the items listed or link to the stories where indicated.


Summit Awards a Journey
With Some Special Moments / 1

Outgoing APEGGA President Dennis Lindberg, P.Eng., who has been quite ill during the latter part of his presidency, accepted an Honorary APEGGA Life Membership to a standing ovation from the audience of approximately 800 gathered at Edmonton's Shaw Conference Centre on April 16 for the Annual APEGGA Summit Awards. Check also on other Summit Award recipients.

AGM Approves Permit Changes /1

Meeting in Edmonton April 17, participants in APEGGA's 78th annual General Meeting approved major changes to Permits to Practice and regulation of corporate practice. Click for more information on AGM.

President’s Notebook / 3

APEGGA President Dan Motyka, P.Eng., offers his views in his inaugural column.

CCPE Chair Visits APEGGA / 3

CCPE Chair Pierre Desjardins, ing., recently spoke to APEGGA Council members.

Legislation Approved / 3

The Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions Amendment Act received royal assent March 26.

Council Briefs / 4

Decisions reached at the April 16 APEGGA Council meeting included the appointment of Bob Comer, P.Geoph., as Alberta Director to the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists.

Letters / 4

Listing of APEGGA Council For 1998-99 / 5

Please check out the new members of APEGGA Council and those who will continue to serve in the coming year.

Dan Motyka Responds / 6

Dan Motyka, P.Eng., was installed as APEGGA President on April 17. In an interview, he reviews some key issues facing the Association and the professions.

Presidential Profile / 7

The career path chosen by Dan Motyka, P.Eng., was influenced in part by the fate of the Avro Arrow.

A Thanks To Sponsors / 7

Sponsors contribute to the Summit Awards’ success.

Members Services / 7

Members services was on the agenda at a recent APEGGA Information Forum in Calgary.

Engineering Enrolment Survey / 8

The Canadian Council of Professional Engineers recently released a survey on enrolment trends and graduation patterns in Canada’s engineering faculties.

Ideas ’98 / 8

APEGGA held an expanded two-day professional development conference as a prelude to the Summit Awards Annual General Meeting.

Bright Grad Job Prospects / 9

"The best year in memory" — that’s one assessment of employment prospects for this year’s engineering graduates. The future also looks bright for geoscience grads.

Summit week Speakers / 9

Glenn Spratt, Mel Cooper and Jim Edwards were guest speakers at APEGGA luncheons during Summit Week.

Summit Recipients / 11

Find out more about the 1998 Summit Award recipients.

BFC Has More Plans
In the Pipelines / 12

These are busy times for BFC Pipelines and its recently appointed general manager, Jim Topping, P.Eng.

Tesco Drives Toward
New Opportunities / 13

Innovation and a willingness to take risks make a Calgary-based drilling technology firm, Tesco Corporation, one of the fastest growing Alberta corporations.

In the News / 14

Who is being recognized? Who is taking up new challenges? Check out In the News.

Anderson Exploration
Takes On Y2K / 15

Anderson Exploration is actively working on plans to deal with the millennium bug and hopes its oilpatch partners are equally serious.

Gearing Up
For Geo-Triad / 16

Three technical societies, the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the Canadian Well Logging Society, are combining forces to stage a joint conference and exhibition, Geo-Triad ’98.

Branch bounces back / 16

APEGGA's Vermilion River Branch has been invigorated by new additions to its Executive Committee.

Have Your Say / 17

Take a look at the funny side of engineering and geoscience.

Careers / 19

Registration / 20-21

APEGGA Calendar / 22

PEGG These Dates / 23

CIM Digs Into the Past / 24

Members of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum are restoring an 81-year-old dragline as a CIM centennial project.

Habitat Help Hits Home / 24

Horst Depner, P.Eng., is following up on a successful engineering and business career by volunteering through Habitat for Humanity to build affordable housing.




The May PEGG contains an insert recognizing the special contributions of APEGGA volunteers, particularly those who have served on Association committees, boards and task forces in the past year.



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