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Member Named to Order of Canada

Gov. 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

APEGGA 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 of experience.

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