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Serving the Public Interest
The protection and safety of the public remains the paramount
responsibility of APEGGA. Technical competence, ethical
conduct, integrity and the ability to place the benefits
to society above personal considerations are the hallmarks
Engineers, geologists and geophysicists adopt excellence
as a fundamental goal and govern themselves according to
the practice standards and code of ethics outlined by their
In Alberta engineers, geologists and geophysicists use their
expertise in such areas as resource development, construction,
public works, transportation, agriculture, communication,
information technologies, manufacturing, processing, etc.
The diversity of talent represent in membership can be seen
through the vital contribution made towards improving and
maintaining the quality of life inside and outside of Alberta.
Permit holders are competing on the world stage with a high
measure of success. Numerous challenging projects have been
carried out by Alberta-based firms, and the expertise of
APEGGA's members is widely recognized. Alberta knowledge-based
industries are becoming well regarded as a significant component
of Alberta's export.
APEGGA's membership services are designed to enhance professional
and personal development.
Examples of these services include
· salary survey
· employment service
· achievement awards
The association's head office is located in Edmonton and
an administrative office is in Calgary. Nine branches are
active in major centres throughout Alberta:
· Peace River
· Central Alberta
· Fort McMurray
· Medicine Hat
The branches reach out to both members and the public through
various networking opportunities. They support and promote
association activities in their respective areas.
People Behind the Organization
· An elected Council of 17 professional members including
three public representatives appointed by the government
directs Association affairs.
· Five hundred member volunteers, working on committees
and boards, and more than 40 permanent staff support the
· APEGGA is accountable to the Government of Alberta
through the Minister of Human Resources and Employment.
Life Long Learning
Ongoing professional development is essential in this world
of rapidly changing practice in order to provide assurances
to the public and to government that members have maintained
their technical and professional competencies. To keep learning,
not just about their specialized areas or disciplines but
also keeping abreast of development affecting the wider
professional environment is key to remaining competitive
in a global market. APEGGA is providing leadership in the
professional development area for members.
In the Community
APEGGA members are actively involved in the community, in
various committees and in community leagues. They volunteer
for both community activities and association events.
Through our outreach program, APEGGA members go to schools
to demonstrate science and math principles and act as judges
for science fairs and science Olympics.
· Outreach informs young people of opportunities
in engineering, geology and geophysics.
· Outreach tries to develop an awareness of how
these professions affect our daily lives and inspire an
interest in the students to pursue careers in engineering,
geology and geophysics.
Committed to educating the public about the professions,
APEGGA formally introduces post-secondary students to their
future profession, while information on career opportunities
in science and technology is readily available to young
people at the junior high and senior high school levels.
At the elementary school level, the association motivates
and excites students about science and math through in-class
demonstrations and discussions.
· APEGGA sponsors teacher award programs, Science
Olympics competitions, math contests and regional science
· APEGGA allocates in funds annually to The APEGGA
Education Foundation for scholarships.
· APEGGA is a member of the Excellence in Education
· APEGGA is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce
in Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer.