For Alberta's Engineers /1 As Canadian athletes head for this year's
Winter Olympics in Nagano, the legacy of the 1988 Calgary Games
lives on, not only in the facilities themselves, but also in the
experience Alberta engineers gained in their design.
Technology Cuts Greenhouse Gas
Emissions/ 1 A small Edmonton-based research and development
company has come up with an advanced oil field drilling
technology which will cut down carbon dioxide emissions, one of
the biggest contributors to so-called greenhouse gas.
Notebook / 3 APEGGA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding
with Alberta Labor under the Partnerships in Health & Safety
Program. Participation in this program, writes APEGGA President
Dennis Lindberg, P.Eng., is in keeping with APEGGA¹s traditional
responsibility of helping ensure public safety.
Engineering Week Plans in Place / 3 APEGGA volunteers again are getting ready to
participate in National Engineering Week, scheduled for Feb.
Letter/ 4 Members express their opinions.
Signs Safety Memorandum / 5 APEGGA Edmonton District¹s January Meeting
provided the setting as APEGGA President Dennis Lindberg, P.Eng.,
signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alberta Labor making
APEGGA a party to the promotion of occupational health and safety
in the province.
Nominations For APEGGA Council / 5
Canada / 5 News from APEGGA¹s sister associations
elsewhere in Canada.
Keeping Things Up in the Air / 6 Transport Canada¹s aircraft certification
engineers make sure that Canadians are in for a safe ride.
Finds Right Fit / 6 Formation last year of Quantel VECO Engineering
Ltd., allowed a firm with a strong Alberta presence to combine
forces with a company with a strong financial base and extensive
connections in North America and beyond.
A Fix For City
Hall / 7 Restoration of Calgary¹s Old City Hall
required some innovative "behind the scenes"
Petroleum Data Model Version/ 7
Inventions From Down on the Farm / 8 Canadian Prairies farms have been fertile
ground for inventions. Mike Braithwaite looks into some
implements, such as the Noble cultivator, which originated in
New Executive For Calgary Branch / 8 APEGGA¹s Calgary Branch endorsed its new
Executive Jan. 15.
Students Congress / 9 Canadian engineering student leaders joined
counterparts from the United States and the United Kingdom during
the 30th annual Congress of Canadian Engineering Students held
recently in Edmonton.
Virtual Schooling Shared Opportunity / 9 Professionals on the move and their
high-school-aged students could benefit from new opportunities to
access Alberta schooling via the Internet.
Straddle Plants Draw Added Value From Alberta Gas / 12 Straddle plants adjacent to the
Alberta-Saskatchewan border capture valuable petrochemical
feedstock before Alberta¹s natural gas leaves the province.
Continuing Education An American Tale / 13 Various U.S. jurisdictions are implementing
mandatory continuing education for professional engineers. An
article reprinted from Engineering Times surveys the American
In the News / 15 Moves, promotions and recognition involving
World Watch / 16 Briefs from the international engineering and
geoscience press include an item about a new device for sniffing
Professional Development / 17 News from the professional development front
includes the fact that more than 2,000 APEGGA members have
attended seminars on APEGGA's Continuing Professional Development
Program. The PEGG also provides a summary of what¹s happening
regarding PD elsewhere in the country.
Have Your Say /
PEGG These Dates / 20
APEGGA Calendar / 21
Careers / 22
On With Business At Research Council / 24 John R. McDougall, P.Eng., the Alberta Research
Council¹s new managing director and chief executive officer,
discusses where he sees the research agency headed.