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Please check the June PEGG for more information on the items listed or link to the stories where indicated.
Nat Rutter Searches Out Past Weather/ 1 The University of Alberta's Nat Rutter, P.Geol., PhD, one of the world's leading Quaternary scholars, is searching out geological evidence to better understand past weather patterns. CEA Holds AGM/ 1 Consulting Engineers of Alberta held its annual general meeting in the historic surroundings of Calgary's recently restored City Hall. President's Notebook Facing the Future/ 3 APEGGA President Dennis Lindberg, P.Eng., writes about a recent strategic planning session held by APEGGA at which participants tried to project where the Association and its membership might be 10 years hence. Education Foundation / 3 The APEGGA Education Foundation is now up and running and provides a vehicle through which the Association's support for various educational initiatives will be channelled. Harry Moore, P.Eng., heads the foundation's eight-member board. Letters to the Editor/ 4 CSEG Conference / 5 The Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists attracted record numbers to its national conference. Steve West Speaks to APEGGA / 5 In his first major speech since taking over as Alberta Energy Minister, Steve West outlines major priorities of his department. Competency Questions / 6 More questions and answers are provided about APEGGA's Continuing Professional Development Program. Calgary's Traffic Goes High-Tech / 6 Calgary soon will have one of the most modern traffic control systems in Canada. Driving Toward Better Asphalt / 7 The University of Calgary's Ludo Zanzotto, PhD, P.Eng., is leading a multi-disciplinary team in a drive to improve asphalt. Donors Support Engineering Traditions / 7 Eighteen consulting firms have contributed toward the refurbishing of the Engineering Traditions Committee Room at Calgary's City Hall. Getting Ready For FIDIC / 7 Plans are well under way for Edmonton to host a major international conference of consulting engineers next year. Practice Reviews / 8 APEGGA has launched its program of proactive practice reviews. Learn more about how the process works. Executive MBA Program / 9 The Alberta Executive MBA Program requires a strong commitment from students. APEGGA Reaches To Schools / 9 APEGGA's School Outreach Program has had another successful year. Volunteer Service Awards / 9 Fourteen members have been recognized for their contributions toward Association committees by being presented APEGGA Voluntary Service Awards. World Watch /10 Briefs from the international technical press. New Approach To Partnership / 11 Bromley*Marr ECOS Inc. is developing innovative links with industry and local government. Canol Symbol Of Can Do / 12 The Canadian Oil (Canol) Pipeline may almost be forgotten but Ken Johnson,P.Eng., reminds us of this wartime mega project. Where "Spartans" Are in Control / 13 Among Alberta companies Spartan Controls Ltd. was a pioneer when it came to employee shareholders. The resulting commitment and loyalty have served the company, its clients and the "Spartans" well. In the News/ 14 Among the items in the news is a report on Catherine Petrow, P.Eng., of the City of Calgary, being part of the Leadership for Environmental Development (LEAD) training program. Looking Within For New Outlook / 16 A.D. Williams Engineering took a good look at itself and came up with a different way of going about its business. The Soars & Sores Of Paragliding / 17 Steve De Maio explains the ups and downs of paragliding. Placing a Lid On Litigation / 18 Construction disputes can lead to costly legal actions but there are alternatives, suggests Edmonton lawyer William G. Geddes, LLD. Registration / 19-20 APEGGA Calendar / 20 Canadian Notes / 20 News from other provincial associations. PEGG These Dates / 21 Careers / 22 Komex Reaches Around the World / 24 Calgary is home for Komex International Ltd. but the world is its marketplace.