Geoscience Task Force Outlines Priorities
for APEGGA Action
Following up on a report delivered last April, Council's Geoscience
Task Force has made suggestions to implement its recommendations and improve
APEGGA relations with earth scientists.
Last April's report called for a number of initiatives to increase participation
by geoscientists in APEGGA and to raise the Association's profile among
The latest series of suggested actions includes a request by the task
force to meet with the Board of Examiners to review current policies as
well as academic and experience requirements for geoscientists.
In order to strengthen communication with geoscience technical societies,
the task force suggests that geoscientists on APEGGA Council be appointed
to liaise with key geoscience technical societies. Furthermore, staff
and Council should participate regularly at geoscience technical luncheons.
There is a call for publication of a pamphlet aimed at non-member geoscientists
to outline the value of professional geoscience registration.
Further action should be taken to increase APEGGA's profile at the geoscience
undergraduate level and to encourage universities to offer a mandatory
geoscience ethics course comparable to ones now given to engineering students.
In a related move, APEGGA Council has disbanded the existing APEGGA/CSEG/CSPG
Liaison Committee in favour of other means of enhancing communication
with geoscientists, including via an ad hoc committee to link to technical
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