APEGGA Member Recipient of
CCPE-Meloche Monnex Scholarship
Vincent Rogers, P.Eng., an APEGGA Member currently pursuing a PhD
in toxicology at the University of Saskatchewan, is among the six recipients
of Canadian Council of Professional Engineers
(CCPE) 1999 National Scholarships.
Along with Evelyne Coulombe, ing., of Quebec, Mr. Rogers has won the
CCPE-Meloche Monnex Scholarship. Both were awarded $7,500 to pursue postgraduate
studies in a non-engineering field.
CCPE announced the winners of its National Scholarships Competition on
Nov. 13, and awarded a total of $52,500. Also receiving awards to pursue
postgraduate studies and research are: T. Scott Benson, P.Eng., (New Brunswick);
Nick Pfeiffer, P.Eng., (British Columbia); Carlo Coscia, ing., (Quebec);
and Jianpeng Zhou, P.Eng. (British Columbia).
Mr. Roger already holds a master's degree in toxicology from the University
of Saskatchewan, as well as a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering
from the University of Alberta. In support of his studies, he is conducting
toxicology assessments of the naphthenic acids contained in the effluent
water produced when raw petroleum, or bitumen, is extracted from Alberta's
tar sands. His work could help scientists and engineers to understand
the toxic effects of low-level repeated exposure to naphthenic acids on
mammals, including the mechanisms of toxicity, and to develop techniques
to reclaim the land around the holding ponds used to store the effluent
water produced during the extraction process. Humans could be exposed
to naphthenic acid through surface and ground water, or in food. His engineering
work experience has primarily been in the petroleum industry.
Mr. Coscia, Mr. Pfeiffer, and Mr. Zhou are the 1999 recipients of the
CCPE-Manulife Financial Scholarship, and will each receive $10,000 to
undertake postgraduate studies or research in an engineering field. As
the recipient of the CCPE-Encon Endowment, Mr. Benson will receive $7,500
to pursue postgraduate studies and research in engineering failure investigation,
risk management, and/or materials testing.
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