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In concert with the regulatory authority of provincial and territorial
governments, engineers and other professionals should take "ongoing
responsibility" for the safety of drinking water in Canada, a CCPE
report recommends. The report on water quality, which arises out of the
tragedy in Walkerton, Ont., includes a list of other recommended positions
and was presented to APEGGA Council at its regular June meeting in Edmonton.
Public's APEGGA Role
Council learned of several public member appointments approved by Alberta Human Resources and Employment Minister Clint Dunford. Dr. Norman Wagner is the newest public appointee on Council, and Dr. Terry Gunderson has been appointed to the Board of Examiners. George Jones was reappointed to Appeal Board.
The CCPE has created a major report on making sure the associations remain
relevant, but some of the strategies recommended are already established
practices in Alberta. The report, Meeting the Challenge of Continuing
Relevance of the Engineering Profession, was presented to the CCPE Board
of Directors in May as a response to lowering licensure "uptake"
by engineering graduates in Canada. Alberta, however, has an enviable
and growing uptake record.
The report also calls for improved national and international mobility through the streamlining of applications for licensure between jurisdictions. APEGGA has played a leading role in mobility both within Canada and with the United States. APEGGA held a mobility forum with U.S. officials in April, and an inter-association agreement for Canadian geoscientists was signed in May.
Strategy Hand Off
Council participants in a May strategy session in Jasper passed their
reports along to staff, June 14. Council heard a series of recommendations
on advocacy, certification and specialization, and the definition of professional
practice and scope, during the regular June meeting.
Honorarium Payment Approved
With approval for a president's honorarium decided by a mail-in vote
by members, Council took the next step last month. Payment of APEGGA's
first president's honorarium was approved. Council based the payment,
to be made in quarterly instalments, on 40 per cent of the F-level salary
for engineers in the latest salary survey data.
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