E.I.T. Volunteers to Meet People
And Promote Professions in Schools

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 area.

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 were discovered.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
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 why?
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.

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