Member Named to Order
Gen. Adrienne Clarkson, in her List of Honours issued in January,
appointed Ron Grantham, P.Eng., as a member of the
Order of Canada.
Born in Vancouver, Mr. Grantham received a bachelor of applied
science degree in civil engineering from the University of
British Columbia in 1948. For nine years following his graduation,
while an employee of the B.C. Electric Company, Mr. Grantham
was a member of the B.C. Association of Professional Engineers,
where he was active in several committees.
In 1957, Mr. Grantham and his family moved to Edmonton, and
he became a member of APEGGA, where he took a leadership role
in Association activities. Mr. Grantham is a 1980 winner of
the recipient of the L.C. Charlesworth Summit Awardâ
for outstanding service to his profession.
New Councillor Appointed to ASRA
President-Elect Linda Van Gastel, P.Eng., is a recent
appointee to the board of the Alberta Science and Research
Authority. Alberta Minister of Innovation and Science Victor
Doerksen says, "I know the experience brought to the
table by these new board members will ensure that the authority
continues to provide excellent recommendations to government
to create an even stronger knowledge economy in Alberta."
David Nedohin Wins Again
Featured in the April issue of The PEGG on page 8, Dave Nedohin,
P.Eng., celebrated a record third straight Brier championship.
Now the Randy Ferbey rink of Edmonton has pulled off another
big win. Mr. Nedohin, who throws skip rocks, and his teammates
have more gold to sport after winning their second world curling
championship in a row.
U of A Building Project Earns Provincial Dollars
Premier Ralph Klein recently announced that Alberta will
spend more than $600 million on Edmonton construction projects.
A green light has been given to deferred projects including
a $51 million overhaul of the Victoria School of Performing
and Visual Arts, $110 million for a health research innovation
centre, a $28 million power-plant expansion - and $25 million
towards a natural resources engineering facility at the University
of Alberta. Construction on the health research centre is
expected to begin within five months, said Don Hickey, vice-president
of facilities and operation for the U of A.
Golder Merges with GAIA
Golder Associates has announced a merger with Calgary-based
GAIA Consultants Inc. The merger enhances Golder's presence
as a provider of geospatial solutions and reinforces its leadership
position within the geographic information systems industry
in Western Canada. The Calgary group grows to 44 full-time
employees, providing GIS, Internet GIS, remote sensing, computer
assisted drafting and design, Internet GIS, and application
and database management development.
Member Promoted to Manager
RS-Canada recently promoted Andy Thompson, P.Eng.,
to manager of its Calgary office. Mr. Thompson has been with
Ryder Scott since 1995 and with his leadership, the office
will continue to provide timely, quality reports for their
clients, information from the company says. All RS-Canada
engineering staff are members of APEGGA with at least 10 years