The PEGG October 1999

Please check the October PEGG on the specified pages for more information on the items listed, or link to the stories where indicated.


President's Notebook / 3

Darrel Danyluk, P.Eng., continues to examine change, this time, its impact on human resources management

R.P.T. (Eng.) an Update / 3

Plans are proceeding to permit the first Registered Professional Technologists (Engineering) to be registered.

Letters / 4

Professional Corporation / 4

APEGGA Members enjoy some advantages relative to other professions in setting up corporations.

Council Briefs / 5

Council met in Fort McMurray on Sept. 16

New Ads Launched / 5

"We are everywhere" is the theme of a new APEGGA advertising campaign.

Luncheon Launches / 6

APEGGA Calgary Branch and the Edmonton District held their inaugural luncheons of the 1999-2000 season.

Executive Director's Notes / 6

You Asked / 7

The Code of Ethics is the subject of this months 'You Asked' question.

Support Recognized / 7

Meeting Professionals International recognizes APEGGA's support.

October Profile / 7

The PEGG continues its series on active APEGGA volunteers with a profile on Darcie Greggs, P.Geol.

Salary Survey / 7

APEGGA's 1999 Salary Survey is published as an insert in this month's PEGG. A page 7 story compares salary findings and cost of living rises.

Rating Risk / 8

APEGGA Members Simon Thomas, P.Eng., and Steve Hrudey, P.Eng., PhD, are co-authors of Risk and Dead in Canada, What We know and How We Know It.

Get with the Program, ASAP! / 9

The just-begun APEGGA Student Advantage Program (ASAP) is offered free to all university students in second, third and fourth-year engineering, geology and geophysics. ASAP offers a number of benefits for those who enroll.

Centre Adds Value to Math/Science Teaching / 9

Students and teachers alike stand to benefit from the Imperial Oil National Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education at the University of Alberta.

Boyd Geomatics Maps its Future / 10

Boyd GeoMatics Ltd. envisions multiple applications for its computer-based high resolution aerial photography services.

Overcoming Differences / 10

Cultural differences can lead to misunderstandings when hiring professionals with non-Canadian backgrounds.

Staving Off History / 11

The last wood stave syphons owned by the province and used to carry water are about to be replaced.

World Watch / 11

Engineers may be able to teach paleobiologists some lessons about dinosaurs.

Reg Isley on the Cutting Edge / 14

Whether it's aircraft or forestry equipment, APEGGA Honorary member Reg Isley applies inventive solutions.

Success of Price is Axia-Matic / 15

After a meteoritic rise in the oil industry, Art Price, P.Eng., has set new targets for personal and corporate growth.

Warehouse Savings / 17

A new energy-efficient Calgary warehouse will bring savings.

CCPE Report / 19

Research needed to counteract brain drain hype.

APEGGA Golf Results / 23

PEGG These Dates / 24

APEGGA Calendar / 25

Careers /26

Turning R&D Into Dollars

The Alberta Research Council and the province's major universities are pacesetters when it comes to commercializing research.

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