The PEGG January 2000
Please check the January PEGG on the specified pages for more information on the items listed, or link to the stories where indicated.
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A New Look for The PEGG at a Special Time / 1
PEGG readers get to see a redesigned PEGG and are greeted by an illustration which reflects both on the season, and great inventions and discoveries of the past.
The D.A. Lindberg Conference Centre, a new state-of-the-art conference and meeting centre, which forms part of the APEGGA head office in Edmonton, has opened. It is dedicated to the memory of the late Dennis A. Lindberg, P.Eng., APEGGA's 1997-98 President.
APEGGA President Darrel Danyluk, P.Eng., urges APEGGA Members to take pride in themselves, their profession and their Association. He also explains how APEGGA supports and encourages Members at various stages along their career path.
Candidates nominated for APEGGA's 2000 elections are listed.
Readers' Forum / 4
PEGG readers share their views.
APEGGA Council's Emerging Disciplines Task Force has completed the first phase of its work by submitting a report prepared by KPMG Consulting. The task force is seeking a better understanding of how APEGGA can work with professionals involved in emerging technologies.
In its latest series of suggestions, Council's Geoscience Task Force recommends the Board of Examiners review current policies, as well as academic and experience requirements for geoscientists.
APEGGA Executive Director Neil Windsor, P.Eng. discusses the value of professional engineering as it relates to purchasing professional services and selecting consultants.
Reassignment of senior staff responsibilities in APEGGA has resulted in Mark Tokarik, LLB, P.Eng., being named Director of Registration and Dave Todd, P.Eng., Director of Compliance.
A subcommittee of the Practice Standards Committee is working on revisions to APEGGA's Code of Ethics.
Andrea Dawson, E.I.T., chair of APEGGA's Central Alberta Branch, is this month's featured APEGGA volunteer.
Can geoscientists serve as passport guarantors? Check page 7.
APEGGA's Calgary Branch holds its elections Jan. 20.
Improvements to APEGGA's Members-In-Training program includes a new guideline, will be complemented by a mentorship guideline, a new mentorship seminar, and a series of workshops.
Girls Discover Where IT's At / 8
The Explore IT Conference, recently held in Calgary, told Grade 9 girls about exciting futures in the Information Technology sector.
News / 9
L. Mark Larsen, P.Eng., P.Geol., has taken up The PEGG's invitation for readers' to share what they consider to be an important technical or professional development of the 20th century.Mr. Larsen's suggests that the development of the theory of plate tectonics is a major advance of the last century.
CSPG/ CSEG Honorary Address 10
The link between birds and dinosaurs was the topic of this year's CSPG/ CSEG Honorary Address.
IBM's Scott Rowland told the Edmonton Association of Technical Societies (EATS) dinner about evolving uses of the Internet in business.
City of Calgary Manager of Transportation Planning Ken Reashor, P.Eng., told the Calgary Branch Luncheon about the city's ten-year plan to alleviate mounting frustration by commuters.
Check out photos from APEGGA's Christmas receptions.
APEGGA, the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, and the geology and geophysics departments at the University of Calgary invited Russian researchers, Dr. Youri Kouznetsov and Dr. Andrei Karakin to present their methods of investigation.
Iron Ring Postage Stamp / 11
Canada Post will issue a postage stamp commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer.
Jim Carter Leads Syncrude Toward a New Era / 12
Syncrude Canada President and Chief Operating Officer Jim Carter, P.Eng., the 1999 recipient of APEGGA's Centennial Leadership Award, has made significant contributions to his profession, his community and to his company which is embarked on an ambitious expansion.
Syncrude's Aurora Mine Takes Oil Sands Down a New Route / 13
Application of new technologies and approaches toward project management that let builders, consultants and owners share risk and rewards are making a difference at Syncrude's soon-to-be-completed Aurora Mine.
Vincent Rogers, P.Eng. is among the six recipients of Canadian Council of Professional Engineers 1999 National Scholarships.
In the News / 15
Through the Decades / 16
The PEGG begins a year-long series in which major accomplishment by Alberta engineers and geoscientists during the 20th century are highlighted decade by decade.
Benefiting From Cultural Diversity / 17
Lionel Laroche, PhD, P.Eng., concludes a three-part series on working in a culturally diverse world. He maintains that teams drawn from differing cultural backgrounds can produce initial misunderstandings but superior long-term results.
The PEGG provides an abbreviated version of PEGG These Dates. Check APEGGA's website for more details.
Registration / 20
Have Your Say / 21
Electrical Restructuring / 24
The PEGG presents the second installment of a three-part series examining changes already affecting the way Albertans generate, distribute and purchase their electricity.
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