An APEGGA member since 2001, Jared Paddock, E.I.T., has
already made an impact in APEGGA as chair of the Lakeland
Branch. Employed by Imperial Oil Ltd. in Cold Lake, Jared
is also heavily involved in promoting the engineering and
geoscience professions through the schools in the Lakeland
When did you join APEGGA?
I joined APEGGA in 2001 when I graduated from engineering
and started my first job in Calgary with Imperial Oil.
How do you contribute to APEGGA?
I contribute first by volunteering as a branch member,
but I think my most significant contribution would be helping
to promote engineering and geoscience in schools, through
both the Lakeland branch activities and also through various
Imperial Oil high school partnerships.
Why do you volunteer with APEGGA?
I volunteer because I really enjoy meeting new people both
in the Association and in my community. Working with
APEGGA has allowed me to meet many interesting people,
provincially and locally.
What are your other hobbies and interests?
My other hobbies include golf, curling, slo-pitch, coaching
baseball, camping and hiking.
Have you received an award or special recognition that
is important to you?
I received a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council of Canada postgraduate scholarship when I finished
my engineering degree. Even though I didn't pursue a master's
degree, I still think it was nice to be recognized.
Is there a person who has been helpful in your development
as a professional?
I would say that my father is the most helpful person in
my professional development. He has been a great role model
as a professional, both through his volunteer work with
and subsequent employment with the Association of Professional
Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan.
What would you consider as a dream project, one that you
would like to be involved in?
I would like to be involved in the discovery and development
of a large new hydrocarbon reservoir. Currently I work
on the depletion of existing reservoirs and I've always
wondered what it was like in the beginning when these areas
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would
I would like to complete a tour of Southeast Asia. I like
exploring different cultures and this would be one of the
areas that has a very different culture than Western Canada.
What made you decide to become an engineer?
I decided to become an engineer because I really enjoy
problem solving. Engineering is one of those professions
where there will always be interesting problems and issues
to work on with almost endless variety.
What high-tech product could you not live with out and
I couldn't live without my e-mail/MSN Messenger. I use
it to keep in contact with a lot of friends, who are scattered
around the world.