|. . .former APEGGA councillor is named a fellow of
the Engineering Institute of Canada.
The Engineering Institute of Canada has announced the 2004
recipients of its honours, awards and fellowships, and a
number of APEGGA members are on the list.
Senior awards of the EIC are the highest distinctions awarded
and seven senior awards are being presented this month in
recognition of outstanding service to the engineering profession.
Edward C. McRoberts, P.Eng., of Edmonton, will receive one
of the senior awards, the Julian C. Smith Medal for achievement
in the development of Canada.
Another senior award goes to Dennis E. Becker, P.Eng., of
Calgary. The Canadian Pacific Railway Engineering Medal,
which recognizes many years of leadership and service by
members of societies within the institute at the regional
branch and section levels.
Annually, the EIC elects a number of engineers to the grade
of fellow for their exceptional contributions to engineering
in Canada. Among the 2004 fellows are Kenneth C.
Porteous, P.Eng., of Edmonton, Amin Ghali,
P.Eng., of Calgary, and
David Cruden, P.Geol., of Edmonton. Dr. Porteous is a past
Magazine Honours Permit Holders
Venture magazine has released its 2004 list of Alberta’s
30 Fastest Growing Companies. Several APEGGA permit holders
are among the recognized: Replicon Inc., BW Technologies,
WellPoint Systems Inc., GeoCan Energy Inc., Ceapro Inc.,
Red Flame Hot Tap Services Ltd., CSI Wireless Inc., AltaGas
Services Inc., and Zi Corporation.
U of C Dean’s Award Winners
The University of Calgary of Engineering and the Engineering
Associates Program has presented the 2003 Dean’s Award
for Corporate Leadership to VECO Canada and Burlington Resources. “VECO
Canada and Burlington Resources are both active members of
the Engineering Associates Program, strong supporters of
our engineering internship program, and strong contributors
to advisory councils and research initiatives,” says
Engineering Dean Dr. Wirasinghe, P.Eng. “Thanks to
their partnership, we are able to provide award-winning education.”
Paul Ruffell, P.Eng., president and chief operating officer
of EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., announced
recently that EBA has acquired a controlling interest in
Hay & Company
of Vancouver. The merger between the two firms recognizes
the growing importance of water resources on a global basis,
an EBA news release says.
Engineer Receives WCB Appointment
P.Eng., has been appointed to a three-year term on
the board of directors of the Workers’ Compensation
Board. Mr. Lalani will be part of a board that will help
set the strategic direction of Alberta’s workers’ compensation
I’ve asked these talented people to apply their skills
to keep Alberta’s workers’ compensation system
among the country’s strongest,” said the Hon.
Clint Dunford, Alberta Minister of Human Resources and Employment
and the minister responsible for the Workers’ Compensation
Board. (Mr. Dunford is also responsible for the EGGP Act,
which APEGGA must adhere to in governing its professions.)
Ms. Lalani, president and CEO of Aquila Networks Canada,
is an electrical engineer with over a decade of project management
and executive experience in the energy sector. An advocate
for leadership training that includes a diverse set of perspectives,
she is also a community volunteer for organizations that
support quality of life, economic enhancement for the poor,
and the development of children and youth.
One Engineer’s Globe-Trotting
Chuck Brawner, P.Eng., has written published
a book on his career, called Engineer…Around the World
in Fifty Years and published by BiTech Publisher Ltd. Mr.
Brawner, an APEGGA
member now living in B.C., is an accomplished professional
with numerous achievements on his resume. He has been recognized
as a senior engineer in various organizations and societies.
Mr. Brawner received the Daniel C. Jackling Award, which
is the highest award from the American Society of Mining
Engineers; the President’s Medal of the Canadian Good
Roads Association; and the McParland Memorial Medal from
the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He was also
elected a fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada.
Mr. Brawner has provided consulting engineering in over 40
countries and on all continents, including Antarctica.