May, 2000

APEGGA 2000 Summit Award Winners

Hon. Stan Woloshyn, MLA

tan Woloshyn was appointed Minister of Public Works, Supply and Services in 1996. In 1997, he was re-elected as the MLA for Stony Plain and re-appointed to the Alberta cabinet with responsibility for the same department. In May of 1999, he was named Minister of Community Development.

While leading Public Works, Supply and Services, Mr. Woloshyn was responsible for the Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions (EGGP) Act. In 1999, Mr. Woloshyn successfully guided amendments to the EGGP Act, which permit independent practice within a defined scope by qualified registered professional technologists. His visionary leadership, guidance and understanding of the role of self-governing professions were instrumental in the conceptual formulation and finalization of this landmark change to the EGGP Act. Under Mr. Woloshyn’s guidance, the new --legislation, which established a new designation, Registered Professional Technologist (Engineering), has contributed significantly to resolving a long-standing issue between APEGGA and the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists with regard to finding appropriate ways to give greater recognition to engineering technologists and their role on the engineering team.

Born in Edmonton, Mr. Woloshyn now resides in Clymont. He received a bachelor of education degree from the University of Alberta, and went on to serve as teacher, department head and principal of Memorial Composite High School in Stony Plain. From 1977 to 1989, he served as principal of Kitaskinaw School on the Enoch Indian Reserve.



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