|Dr. Dave Irvine-Halliday, P.Eng...
a hero comes to light.
Dr. Dave Irvine-Halliday, P.Eng., has received the Reader’s
Digest Canadian Hero of the Year 2004 award for his work
in developing the Light Up The World Foundation.
Nearly half the homes in the developing world are without
light after the sun sets. The professor of photonics and
leading fibre-optic specialist at the University of Calgary
founded LUTW to change that. A feature article in the July
issue of Reader’s Digest pays tribute to this special
In 1997, Dr. Irvine-Halliday and his wife Jenny founded the
LUTW, a humanitarian organization that provides low-cost,
long lasting, durable and environmentally friendly solid-state
lighting solutions. The foundation has developed strong relationships
with organizations such as Rotary International and universities
such as Stanford and MIT.
In partnership with the University of Calgary, these organizations
have helped LUTW make huge advancements in development infrastructure,
effective business modeling and innovative lamping ideas.
The PEGG featured Dr. Irvine-Halliday in an October 2000
story, after he’d won the APEGGA Summit Award for Community
Service, earlier that year.
U of A Dean Earns
Dr. David Lynch, P.Eng., has been recognized
as one of the province's most influential leaders and "science
Lynch makes Alberta Venture magazine’s 50 Most Influential
People In Alberta listing.
Lynch, P.Eng. . . .another award for the dean.
Under the leadership of Dr. Lynch, the University of Alberta
Faculty of Engineering has become one of the biggest and
best schools in North America, with 4,300 full-time students.
When an ambitious expansion is completed in 2005, his engineering
school will vault into the elite in the continent, Dr. Lynch
His abilities have also earned Dr. Lynch accolades from the
Alberta Chamber of Resources, which recognized him as 2004
Resource Person of the Year.
Other influential leaders in the Alberta Venture special
section include: Gwyn Morgan, P.Eng., president and CEO of
EnCana Corporation, and Pat Daniel, P.Eng., president and
CEO of Enbridge Inc., both in the business elite category;
and Neil McCrank, P.Eng., chair of the Alberta Energy and
Utilities Board, as a community builder.
To APEGGA Members
This year’s awards of the Petroleum Society of the
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum were
presented at the Canadian International Petroleum Conference,
in Calgary June 9. Lifetime achievement awards went to Dr.
Donald Flock, P.Eng., Bill Good, P.Eng.,
and Bob Porteous,
Dr. Flock, a past winner of CIM awards, has over 40 years’ experience
as an energy consulting engineer, educator and administrator
in both the public and private sectors of energy business
in Calgary, the U.S. and overseas. He is very active in APEGGA
and the CIM, and was the third vice-president and first president
of the Alberta Chamber of Resources.
Mr. Good, a member of APEGGA and the Petroleum Society, has
authored and co-authored many technical papers in his career,
two of which received best paper recognition, one by the
Canadian Heavy Oil Association and the other from the Petroleum
Mr. Porteous, a long-term member of the Petroleum Society,
SPE and APEGGA, is most proud of his involvement with many
others in helping to establish petroleum engineering at the
University of Calgary through years of persuasive effort
Outstanding service awards went to Harry Jung, P.Eng., Karl
Miller, P.Eng., and Colin Outtrim, P.Eng.
Mr. Jung is a member of APEGGA, CIM, SPE and SPEE. He is
currently chairman of the Petroleum Society of CIM Standing
Committee on Reserves Definitions, a member of SPE Reserves
Committee, and a member of the SPEE Canadian Oil and Gas
Evaluation Handbook Committee. He was also a member of the
ASC Oil and Gas Securities Task Force, and has extensive
experience in oil and gas reserves studies, ultimate potential
studies and asset evaluations.
Mr. Miller is a member of the Petroleum Society, CHOA, SPE,
APEGGA and Sigma Xi. His volunteer work within the society
has focused on the CIPC Technical Program Committee, where
he has served for a number of years as a committee member,
and as the 2003 co-chairman and the 2004 chairman. Mr. Miller
has worked internationally for the last 23 years in diverse
areas of heavy oil exploitation. He has given 20 technical
papers and authored 16 publications.
Mr. Outtrim, a member of APEGGA, APEGBC, SPE and the Petroleum
Society of CIM, has served the oil-and-gas industry for 31
years, encompassing projects in 24 countries. He was president
for 12 years of Outtrim Szabo Associates Ltd., before it
merged with DeGolyer and MacNaughton of Dallas. Mr. Outtrim
is now senior vice-president for the Canadian division of
The distinguished service award went to Brant Bennion,
Mr. Bennion has been a member of the Petroleum Society since
1985, and has volunteered with the organization in a number
of capacities over the last two decades. As a contributor
to the JCPT and the society’s educational offerings,
Mr. Bennion has presented, co-authored or published over
200 technical papers on a variety of topics.
The CIM District 5 distinguished service award went to Steve
Gordon, P.Eng., an active member of the Petroleum Society
and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
since 1975. Most recently Mr. Gordon participated on the
Alberta Securities Taskforce, and has served as chairman
of the APEGGA subcommittee that developed the APEGGA Practice
Standard for the Evaluation of Oil and Gas Reserves for Public
Receives Order of Canada
Retired Quebec engineer Robert G.H. Lee recently received
the Order of Canada for his career of innovative inventing.
With 200 patents, Mr. Lee, now living in Calgary, has inventions
to his credit that reflect the best of Canadian ingenuity.
He made his name in the field of metallurgy while working
with Canadian Liquid Air Limited, inventing techniques for
refining metal that have increased production efficiency
worldwide. Another of his innovations is gaining wide acceptance
as a safe replacement for harmful insecticides. He has been
a key contributor to the areas of pulp and paper production,
gas injection technology, improved combustion capacity and
environmental protection, confirming his international status
as a creative inventor.
Golder Associates Ltd. recently announced the appointment
of one new principal and 11 new associates to the company’s
prairie regional team. The group represents 200 years of
combined experience in providing clients with environmental
and ground engineering services. APEGGA members among them
are Anil Beersing, P.Eng., Calgary associate, hydrology;
Greg Misfeldt, P.Eng. Saskatoon associate, geotechnical
engineering; and Murray Fitch, P.Eng., Calgary associate,
water resources engineering.
In other Golder news, engineers and scientists from the company
shaved their heads June 25 for the Shave Your Lid for a Kid
fundraising event. The eight participants raised almost $9,500.
Golder matched the funds, making the total donation to kids’ cancer
research $19,000. Among those with shaved heads are members
Dejiang Long, P.Eng. and Bill Liu, P.Eng.
Levelton in Montreal
Levelton Consultants Ltd. has opened its ninth branch office,
in Montreal, and a Calgary engineer has made the move east
to be its manager. Elisabeth Lord, ing, P.Eng., is the former
manager of the Calgary Levelton office.
Dr. Peter Hackett, an internationally recognized chemical
physicist and research leader, has been appointed president
and CEO of Alberta Ingenuity, an organization with a strong
Alberta Ingenuity’s role is to nurture the discovery
of new knowledge and encourage its application to benefit
Albertans. Its support of world-class research also advances
science and engineering internationally.
Alberta Ingenuity, which operates at arm's length from the
provincial government, is governed by a board of trustees,
headed by a president and CEO, and advised by an international
science and engineering advisory council. Alberta Ingenuity
is accountable to Albertans.
It sponsors the Alberta Ingenuity Fund Research Excellence
Award, in the APEGGA Summit Awards program. APEGGA members
Darrel Danyluk, P.Eng., the president of the CCPE, and Ron
Triffo, P.Eng., a former APEGGA councillor and the 2004 Centennial
Leadership Summit Award winner, both sit on the Alberta Ingenuity
Klohn Crippen Names
Dr. Ernest Portfors, P.Eng., president and CEO of Klohn
Crippen Consultants Ltd., has announced the appointment of
Brian T. Rogers, P.Eng., as vice-president, Alberta. Born
and trained in Great Britain at Imperial College of Science
and Technology, Mr. Rogers came to Canada in 1980.
He has 28 years of experience in the design and construction
of a diversity of civil engineering and resource development
projects. These include: the engineering design and field
support for hydrocarbon development in the Canadian Beaufort
Sea, Hibernia Grand Banks, Newfoundland, and offshore Russia;
water storage dams, irrigation, and land reclamation; tailings
dams and mine waste rock disposal.