May, 2000


Executive Committee

S.E. (Sue) Evison, P.Eng.

Sue Evison, P.Eng., holds undergraduate degrees in civil engineering and mathematics, respectively from the universities of Canterbury and Otago in New Zealand, where she was born and raised.

She obtained her masterís degree in geotechnical engineering from the University of Alberta and currently is a senior geotechnical engineer and manager of business development with Klohn-Crippen Consultants Ltd. in Calgary.

She served as an APEGGA Councillor from 1996 to 1999 and was elected 1st Vice-President in 1999. Prior to joining Council, she was an active APEGGA volunteer, having served on several committees, including the Public and Members Relations, and Convention Planning committees. She also has been a director of the Canadian Geotechnical Society. (See also profile. )


D.J. (Darrel) Danyluk, P.Eng.

Darrel Danyluk holds a degree in civil engineering from the University of Manitoba and currently is chief operating officer of Reid Crowther & Partners Ltd., a firm with which he has a long association. He was an APEGGA Councillor from 1981 to 1984 and served as APEGGA 1st Vice-President in 1998-99 prior to assuming the presidency of the Association.

Now based in Calgary, Mr. Danyluk is a former president of the Consulting Engineers of Alberta. On the national level, he has served as a director of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (ACEC) . In connection with the ACEC, he led a major study of human resources in the consulting sector.

1st Vice President
H.D. (Dale) Miller, P.Eng.

Born and raised in Odessa, SK, Dale Miller graduated in civil engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 1974. He is currently national director of water resources for UMA Engineering Ltd., and is also the firmís water resource manager for Lethbridge and Calgary. He previously has worked as a design engineer for Saskatchewan Agriculture and was co-founder and principal of MPE Engineering Ltd.

A resident of Lethbridge, Mr. Miller has served two consecutive three-year terms on APEGGA Council, starting in 1994, and also has chaired the Investigative Committee. Prior to joining Council, he served on the Member, Publications and Editorial Advisory Committee. He has been active in the Lethbridge Branch, serving as its chair.

2nd Vice President
G.D. (Gordon) Williams, P.Geol., PhD

Gordon Williams served two three-year terms as an APEGGA Councillor and last year was the Associationís 2nd Vice-President. He is a past chair of the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists and was instrumental in the formation of CCPG. A resident of Calgary, where he runs his own private consulting firm, Dr. Williams received his B.Sc. from Brandon College (University of Manitoba ) and his PhD from the University of Alberta. In addition to extensive experience in the private sector, he has taught geology at the post-secondary level and held senior administrative positions in the education field. Long active on various APEGGA committees, he received the Associationís L.C. Charlesworth Professional Service Award in 1997.



Councillors Newly Elected for
Three-Year Terms (Expiring 2003)

N.G. (Nima) Dorjee, P.Eng.

Nima Dorjee, P.Eng., is a 1992 graduate in chemical engineering from the University of Calgary, where he now is director of the Engineering Internship Program. Born and raised in a Tibetan refugee settlement in India, Mr. Dorjee immigrated with his family to Canada in 1981. While a U of C student, he served as president of the Student Union and, following graduation, he started EngIT Engineering Services Ltd., to help unemployed engineering students find career-related experience. He has chaired the Canada-Tibet Committeeís Alberta Branch and volunteers at refugee settlements in Northern India. In 1997, he received the YMCA Canada Peace Medal.



S.W. (Shawn) Morrison, P.Eng.

Shawn Morrison earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta while also working as a process operator with Celanese Canada Ltd. He currently is employed in Calgary by Fluor Daniel Canada Inc. as a senior mechanical engineer in the pressure vessel and piping department. He spent 14 years in Fort McMurray employed by Syncrude Canada. He was active (including a term as chair) in the Fort McMurray APEGGA Branch and currently is the treasurer of the Calgary Branch. He has been active in volleyball and softball, and as a high school science and math tutor.

P.E. (Peter) Putnam, P.Geol., PhD

Peter Putnam received his B.Sc. in geology from Brock University and obtained his masterís and PhD degrees from the University of Calgary.

He is vice-president and director of Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd. in Calgary. From 1979 to 1985, he worked with Husky Oil Operations Ltd. He has been involved in a variety of technical and managerial upstream activities including exploration and development, evaluations and acquisitions, operations, research, corporate training and strategic planning.

Dr. Putnam is a former president of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. He is an adjunct professor of geology at the University of Calgary and has been a guest lecturer at several other Canadian universities.

R.P. (Ronald) Triffo, P.Eng.

Ron Triffo is chairman of Stantec Inc. He holds a degree in civil engineering (University of Manitoba) and a M.Sc. in engineering (University of Illinois).

He worked in municipal government (in Winnipeg and Calgary) and held operating, research and policy positions with the federal government before joining the private sector in 1974. He joined Stantec in 1977, becoming president in 1983. He lives in Edmonton.

He is interim chairman of BCT.TELUS and serves on a number of corporate and non-profit boards, including with NAIT, the University of Alberta and Junior Achievement. He is a past president of the Consulting Engineers of Alberta and the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada, which last year awarded him the Beaubien Award for Lifetime Contributions.


Elaine Honsberger
P.Geoph., Calgary
(term expires 2001)

Ken Porteous, P.Eng., PhD.
(term expires 2002)

Bill Roggensack, P.Eng., PhD
(term expires 2002)



Gordon Stewart, P.Eng.
(term expires 2001)

Mike Smyth, P.Eng
(term expires 2001)

Ron Tenove, P.Eng.,

(term expires 2002)

Linda Van Gastel, P.Eng.
(term expires 2001)

Brenda Wright, P.Geol.
For McMurray
(term expires 2002)


Public Members of Council

Hugh Planche,

Stanley Souch, PhD

Michael Stevens-Guille, Q.C.








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