The PEGG September 2000

Please check the September PEGG on the specified pages for more information on the items listed, or link to the stories where indicated.


Eleven Engineering Has Things Nicely Under Control With AIRPLAY /1

John Sobota, P.Eng., of Eleven Engineering in Edmonton, has guided the wireless game controller AIRPLAY from concept to consumers' hands.

Software Engineering Solution in Sight/ 1

Two of key stakeholders involved in the dispute over "software engineering" and how it is to be used in Canada's undergraduate university community have joined forces to reach a lasting settlement.

Editorial Thanks/ 2

Departing PEGG Editor Nordahl Flakstad thanks PEGG readers and contributors.

In the Picture -- Outreach Recognition /2

Six APEGGA Outreach volunteers who have been particularly busy this past year have received special recognition.

No Shortage of Opportunities For Professional Development/ 3

APEGGA President Sue Evison, P.Eng., encourages APEGGA members to take advantage of the many opportunities for continuing professional development available throughout the fall and winter.

New Approach to Dinners for Life Members/ 3

APEGGA has added a new twist to its traditional dinners honouring those who have received Life Membership in the Association within the past year.

PEGG Redesign Garners Award/ 3

The PEGG has received an APEX Award of Excellence in recognition of a redesign the APEGGA's monthly publication.

Professional Members Needed For U of C Student Mixer/ 3

Professional Members are encouraged to participate in a University of Calgary "Student Mixer" on Oct. 4.

Readers' Forum/ 4

Marie Lemay Appointed New COO of CCPE/ 5

The Canadian Council of Professional Engineers has appointed Marie Lemay, ing., as its a new Chief Operating Officer.

Nominations Sought for Canadian Engineers' Awards/ 5

Nominations are being sought for the 2001 Canadian Engineers' Awards.

* CCPE Award Recognizes Support of Women in Engineering/ 5

The Canadian Council of Professional Engineers has added a new Canadian Engineers' Award to recognize engineers who have demonstrated noteworthy support for women in the profession.

Other Jurisdictions Eyeing Alberta's New Limitations Act/ 5

Eighteen months after Alberta implemented limitations legislation which restricts to 10 years the period for discovering and making a claim against professional services, there are signs that some other provinces are edging in the same direction.

An Interview With Elaine Honsberger, P.Geoph., Chair of APEGGA's Geoscience Task Force/ 6

For the last two years, a Geoscience Task Force struck by APEGGA Council has sought ways to make geologists and geophysicists feel they are more a part of the Association. The current Task Force Chair, Elaine Honsberger, P.Geoph., recently shared some thoughts on what has been accomplished and on what remains to be done.

Professional Licensing & Code Carry Ethics Beyond Personal Standards/ 6

As an active volunteer in the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists and APEGGA, Elaine Honsberger, P.Geoph., considers the two organizations to have critical, but distinct, roles.

Disciplinary Actions/ 7

The APEGGA Discipline Committee has issued two separate disciplinary actions -- for details case 1 (click here) for details case 2 (click here).

Public Review of National Codes Objectives/ 8

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes is seeking input as part of the process of converting the National Code Documents to objective-based form.

Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook For Engineers Under Development/ 7

The Calgary chapter of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers is in the process of developing a Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook.

World Watch/ 8

Briefs from the international engineering and geoscience press.

Across Canada/ 8

News from associations in other provinces and territories.

CCWEST Gathers in St. John's/ 9

More than 240 delegates attended the 8th National Conference for the Advancement of Women in Engineering, Science and Technology, held in St John's in July.

PBS Programs to Probe Major Engineering Feats/ 10

Building Big a five-part PBS series will exploring large structures and what it takes to build them.

Geology Once a Rocky Road For Women Alice Payne Tells U of C Convocation/ 11-12

Former APEGGA Councillor Alice Payne, P.Geol., well known for her many contributions to the earth sciences and to a wide range of community causes, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Calgary on June 16. The PEGG publishes her convocation address.

Edmonton Firms Walk the Laser's Edge/12

Lacent Technologies Inc. and RD Corp., are among the Edmonton-based firms that have built on strategies to use lasers and related technologies in cutting applications.

* Summit Nominations Insert and Forms/ 13-16

The PEGG contains information about APEGGA's Summit Awards and how you can nominate deserving individuals and teams for these prestigious award. Click here for information and nomination forms on the APEGGA website.

Lifespan Extended on Calgary's Historic Centre Street Bridge/ 17

Calgary's Centre Street Bridge has undergone extensive renovations in the past year.

In the News/ 19

News briefs about individuals and firms with APEGGA connections.

Guide to Technical Societies/ 20-21

The PEGG carriers its annual listing of APEGGA-related technical societies and key contacts in these organizations.

Through the Decades/ 22

The series on engineering and geoscience highlight of the last century, this month centres on the 1970s a busy period for Alberta engineers and earth scientists.

Careers/ 23

Registration/ 23-24

PEGG These Dates/ 26

APEGGA Calendar/ 27

Respect for Students Holds the Key To Anil Mehrotra's
Success as a Teacher /28

Check Page 28 of the PEGG for a profile on the University of Calgary's Anil Mehrotra, P.Eng., PhD, the first recipient of the APEGGA Excellence in Education Summit Award.


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