Task Force Outlines Possible Future Paths For APEGGA / 1
With an APEGGA Council Task Force on Relevance having completed its work,
the Association has taken an important first step in defining the role
will play over the next decade, and possibly beyond.
Cleland Elected Chairman of CCPE/ 1
Noel A. Cleland, P.Eng., currently an Alberta Director of the Canadian
Council of Professional Engineers and a former president of APEGGA (1991-92),
has been elected as Chairman of CCPE.
Environmental Summit Award/ 1
Following a recommendation from the Environment Committee, Council has
approved the terms of reference for a new Summit Award for Environmental
2000-2001 Council Holds First Meeting/ 1
The first meeting of APEGGA's new Council provided an opportunity to take
a group photo.
the Picture/ 2
There was an APEGGA presence at GeoCanada2000 and at the Calgary Youth
Sue Evison, P.Eng., discusses some of the possible repercussions on APEGGA's
future and actions which may result from recommendations by Council's
Task Force on Relevance. One recommendations from the Task Force already
has led to a subtle but important change in the wording of APEGGA's Mission
Council approved a number of new appointments to the Board of Examiners.
Check for additional news briefs about the June 15 Council meeting.
APEGGA Logos/ 5
The PEGG publishes an update on how members, Permit, firms, members-in-training
and Students involved in the APEGGA Student Advantage Program can use
the APEGGA logo. Click here to
see guidelines for using the logo on the website.
Director's Notes -- Mobility Top Priority/ 5
APEGGA Executive Director Neil Windsor, P.Eng., explains that inter-jurisdictional
mobility of professional engineers and geoscientists has become an important
Tobin Speaks at APEGGA Education Foundation Fund-Raiser/ 6
Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Brian Tobin told an APEGGA Education
Foundation fund-raiser that when it comes stewardship of its resources,
his province has lessons to learn from Alberta.
APEGGA's Discipline Committee has taken disciplinary action in the case
of a professional engineer and a Permit holding firm involved in designing
Whitecourt Mall of which a portion of the roof collapsed.
Magic of Outreach/ 7
APEGGA's Outreach program which involves APEGGA volunteers in school presentations
and other efforts to promote engineering and science has had another successful
year, judging by feedback from students, teachers and parents.
to Be a Volunteer/ 8
The PEGG republishes an article explaining how volunteers are likely to
benefits by giving of their time, skills and energy.
Introduces New M.I.T. Seminars/ 8
Member-in-Training as well as their mentors stand to benefit from seminars
being offered on a regular basis, starting in October. Covering topics
such as workplace teams, problem solving and conflict resolution, the
program provides M.I.T.s with communication and management skills needed
to succeed as professions.
For dates and times of seminars click here.
in Science and Engineering Assuming Wider Campus Presence/ 9
Women in Science and Engineering associations on Alberta campuses continue
to encourage women to seek careers in engineering and the sciences, and
increasingly are drawing men into the WISE ranks.
Engineering Management Program Back in Business at the University of
The University of Alberta's master's program in engineering management
is up and running, and ready to accept students in September.
Prepare For Major Meeting In Calgary/ 10
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists holds its 70th International
Exposition and Annual General Meeting from Aug. 6 to 11.
International Petroleum Conference Represents New Approach/ 10
The Canadian International Petroleum Conference held in Calgary brought
a broader focus and fresh ideas to what formerly was the Annual Technical
Meeting of the Petroleum Society of CIM.
2000 Brings Geoscientists Together/ 11
Canadian geoscientists celebrated the new millennium with a historic
convention in late May, when close to 5,000 geologists, geophysicists
and other earth scientists gathered in Calgary.
Exhibition Ranges from Mammoths to Meteorites/ 11
GeoTreasures, an exhibition, held in Calgary from May 26 to June 24 in
conjunction with GeoCanada 2000, proved to be a mammoth success in more
ways than one.
Petroleum Congress Report/ 12
There was more to the recent World Petroleum Congress in Calgary than
oil and gas, and leading lights in the petroleum industry. Volunteers
(See PEGG story "WPC Volunteers Supply Important Energy Source")
contributed to the success of congress which also delved into alternative
energy sources, such as the hydrogen-powered fuel cells (See PEGG story
"Fuel Cells Fuel Discussion").
Latest to Benefit From Graham Lock's Enthusiasm/ 13
With the addition of Graham Lock, P.Eng., as a member, the Alberta Energy
and Utilities Board not only gains his legendary enthusiasm but also profits
from his decades of energy industry experience.
Lease on Life/ 14
A heart attack in 1997 prompted Manny Kassam, P.Eng., to commit himself
to a healthier lifestyle and to serve as a volunteer for heart-related
APEGGA 2nd Vice President Gordon Williams, P.Geol., PhD, is this year's
recipient of the J. Willis Ambrose Medal, awarded by the Geological Association
of Canada. Check the regular In the News feature for information on other
APEGGA members who recently have gained recognition.
Warming and the Sun/ 16
Is the reported global warming of the 20th century really due primarily
to increased concentrations of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere
from human activity? Apparently not, writes professional geophysicist
and amateur astronomer Ken Allen, P.Geoph.
Members Have Relatives Among New Grads/ 17
A number of APEGGA members responded to The PEGG's request to forward
names of family members who recently graduated from university engineering
or geoscience programs. The PEGG salutes the graduates and their families.
the Decades -- the Sixties / 18
The seventh in a ten-part series on engineering and geoscience developments
in Alberta in the last century looks at the 1960s, a decade which brought
Alberta many new challenges as its petroleum and gas industries continued
to grow and mature.
Say / 19
Readers have their last say before The PEGG's cartoon feature takes a
These Dates/ 22
Helping Tyrrell Dig Into the Past/ 23
By lending the use of its Geographic Information Systems, BP Amoco is
helping the Royal Tyrrell Museum locate and map all the quarries in the
Dinosaur Provincial Park from which paleontologists have mined dinosaur
Sponsors Math Contests / 23
APEGGA once again sponsored the Edmonton area Gauss Mathematics Contest
(for Grades 7 and 8) and the Edmonton Junior High Mathematics Contest
(for Grade 9)
Laureates Set to Share Secrets of Success/ 23
The Alberta Teachers' Association Science Council has arranged for seven
Nobel Laureates to speak at its annual conference Nov. 16-19 in Edmonton.
of Life After Graduation:
Recent Grads Talk About Employment/ 24
With recent news in downsizing, boom/bust cycles, and mergers and acquisitions,
what do recent geoscience and engineering graduates face in the job market?
What skills are employers looking for and what difficulties must grads
overcome? Monika Ulagaraj, E.I.T., invited six recent graduates to share
their thoughts on "Life after Graduation".