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Civil Engineering Society Announces National Award Winners

Rod Ridley, P.Eng.

The Calgary section of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering has announced its national award winners. Dr. Walter Dilger, P.Eng., will receive the A.B. Sanderson Award for outstanding contributions to the development and practice of structural engineering in Canada; Dr. John Morrall, P.Eng., will receive the Sanford Fleming Award for outstanding contributions to the development and practice of transportation engineering in Canada; and Dr. Tom Brown, P.Eng., will receive the P.L. Pratley Medal for co-authoring the best paper on bridge engineering.
APEGGA Canadian Council of Professional Engineers Director Darrel Danyluk, P.Eng., a life member and former president of APEGGA, is among four Calgary members recently made CSCE fellows. Also named were Stan Ainslie, P.Eng., David Taylor, P.Eng., and Harvey Olsen, P.Eng.

Province Recognizes Volunteer Work
Of Medicine Hat Professional Engineer

James Hogg, P.Eng., bottom right, takes his place on the Volunteer Wall of Fame.

A Medicine Hat APEGGA member with a strong background in branch volunteering has been recognized provincially for volunteer work that extends beyond the Association. James Hogg, P.Eng., a former chair of the APEGGA Medicine Hat Branch, is among six Albertans added to the province's Volunteer Wall of Fame on Dec. 5, which was International Volunteer Day. Each inductee receives a Stars of the Millennium Volunteer Award.

Mr. Hogg volunteers with City of Medicine Hat Senior Services and the Alberta Council on Aging, and is president of the Cardiac Support Association. Mr. Hogg has "tirelessly donated countless volunteer hours at the provincial and local levels in a variety of initiatives and causes for almost 50 years," says a provincial government news release.

The Hon. Gene Zwozdesky, the Alberta minister responsible for volunteerism, says in the release, "One of the greatest gifts you can give is to volunteer." Adds Premier Ralph Klein: "Volunteers can really make a difference in the quality of life enjoyed by Albertans. The Volunteer Wall of Fame creates a legacy for those who give so much of themselves to others."

The wall is a permanent fixture in the Pedway Mall at Government Centre in Edmonton. In 2001, 13 Albertans became the first people to be recognized on the wall.

In the early to late 1990s, Mr. Hogg was a member-at-large on the Medicine Hat Branch executive for one year, branch chair for two years and past chair for two years.

ARC Names APEGGA Member
Manager of New Business Unit

An Alberta Research Council Inc. employee of more than two decades has accepted a new position with a new ARC unit. Rod Ridley, P.Eng., is manager of the new sensors engineering business unit. Mr. Ridley has been with ARC since 1979, after earning his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta.

Mr. Ridley will be responsible for a new business unit focused on engineering a variety of sensors-based enabling technologies, providing leadership, technical support and expertise to take these sensor technologies to the marketplace.
ARC is a Canadian leader in innovation and global solutions in energy, life sciences, agriculture, environment forestry and manufacturing.

Engineer Manages Edmonton Office
For Environmental Engineering Firm

URS Corporation, a major environmental engineering and remedial construction firm, has announced the appointment of Douglas Smith, P.Eng., as manager of its Edmonton office. Mr. Smith brings to the job 29 years of diverse management and engineering expertise in railway infrastructure, environmental site assessment, environmental impact assessments, environmental compliance audits and remediation projects. URS Corporation says its clients will profit from Mr. Smith's superior time management, cost control, budget control, and interpersonal and communication skills.

SAIT Opens Training Centre

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary officially opened North America's first training centre for the electrical power industry, Dec. 10. TransAlta and others in the industry opened phase one of the TransAlta epiCentre, which will focus on training workers for the electrical power industry and providing continuing education for industry professionals. It will also be a demonstration site for industry to showcase new technology in emerging alternative energy sources.

Wind Electric Partnership Announced

Big news in the renewable energy front broke in October, with the announcement that Enmax Corp. and Vision Quest Wind Electric are joining forces to develop a southern Alberta wind farm. Bob Nicolay, president and CEO of Enmax, and Fred Gallagher, P.Geol., chief executive of Vision Quest, hope their $100-million deal results in Canada's largest producer of wind power. The wind farm will begin operating in late 2003.

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