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.
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
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
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
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