vibrant Alberta economy resulting in record amounts of capital expenditure
is placing very high demands for professionals in certain disciplines.
Our universities are unable to meet the demand and for each application
received from Alberta graduates another application comes from outside
the province bringing with them qualification and cultural differences.
disciplines and fringe disciplines continue to challenge the need
for professional licensure as the professions struggle to define
what exactly is the practice of engineering and geoscience and how
the professions must change in order to remain relevant to society.
and rapid advances in technology and communications are changing
the face of the professions and creating greater demands for ease
of mobility both nationally and internationally.