Award Winner Brings New Light to Remote Places /1
use of white light emitting diode (WLED) lighting, Dave Irvine-Halliday,
P.Eng., PhD, the recipient of APEGGA's 2000 Summit Award for Community
is bringing light to Nepalese villages where before there was darkness.
New Ads Communicate Licensure Requirements /1
APEGGA's Communications Planning Committee and Enforcement Review Committee
have teamed up to raise awareness of the value and legal requirements
of professional licensure of engineers, geologists and geophysicists in
PEGG Postponed for November
Names on APEGGA's website:
Balancing Privacy With a Right to Know /3
In this month's President's Notebook, Sue Evison, P.Eng., examines issues
related to posting APEGGA's Membership Register on the APEGGA website.
Calgary Branch Kick-Off /3
Approximately 250 people attended the APEGGA Calgary Branch's Sept. 21
kick-off of its 2000-01 luncheon speaker series. Eric Potter, P.Eng.,
business development manager
First Registered Professional Technologists (Engineering) /4
Six new RPTs (Engineering) were presented with their licences during the
APEGGA visit to Medicine Hat on Sept. 20.
Council Meets in Medicine Hat /4
As part of its effort to hold one meeting each year outside Calgary and
Edmonton, APEGGA Council last month met in Medicine Hat. In addition to
full agenda, the gathering in Medicine Hat provide an opportunity for
the first six Registered Professional Technologists (Engineering) to be
presented with their certificates (link to photo).
Heron: Volunteering Widens Understanding of Professions /6
This month's Our Volunteers features Vince Heron, P.Eng., who has been
active on a number of APEGGA committees, including the Acts Regulation
and Bylaws Committee and the Enforcement Review Committee.
Survey Trends Mostly Positive /6
Employer Salary Survey points to earnings by geologists and geophysicists
generally keeping pace with the current 3.5-per-cent annual rise in the
consumer price index (CPI) in Alberta, while figures for engineers suggest
a more mixed picture.
the Branches /6
Check out the first in a regular series of reports from APEGGA's branches.
Program Aims to Put Student on the Road to Future Careers /8
Consulting Engineers of Alberta has teamed up with Alberta Infrastructure
and the Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association to provide
valuable co-op work experience for engineering students.
Success on the Internet /8
The PEGG carries first of a two-part series by Peter Reath, P.Eng., on
how engineers and geoscientists can make use of the Internet to get out
and Three Jobs Later
A Co-op Engineering Student's Story /9
Brian Martin, a University of Alberta electrical engineering student,
writes about the three work terms he has taken part in during the U of
A's co-op program.
of Alberta Student News /9
The PEGG carries the first instalment of student news for the 2000-01
Without Borders Ready To Help When Disasters Strike /10
A relatively new Canadian organization, Builders
Without Border, is providing Canadian expertise in areas of the world
hit by disasters. Another existing group, RedR,
has provided similar relief support for some time.
APEGGA member Turgay Ogut, P.Geoph., writes about the devastating earthquake
which hit part of Turkey last year. The author draws parallels to that
earthquake zone and the areas adjacent to California's San Andreas Fault.
Vincent Duckworth writes about how slide rules, once indispensable tools
of engineers, have become curiosities and, some cases, collectors' items.
The PEGG carries four pages containing summarized material; and tables
from the most recent APEGGA Salary Survey.
Fall into Place For Techna-West /17
Edmonton-based Techna-West Engineering includes expertise on fall protection
in its suite of consulting services.
APEGGA members making news.
the Decades /20
The series highlighting Alberta engineering and geoscience developments
of the last century makes its next to last stop, by examining the 1980s.
Directives Impact Export of Products to Europe /21
The recent establishment and upcoming implementation of the Canadian/E.U.
and U.S./E.U. Mutual Recognition Agreements have triggered a new wave
of questions and interest in compliance with European Directives and use
of the CE Marking.
APEGGA Teacher Award Recipients Helping
to Make Alberta Schools "Cool" /23
Fourteen educators have been presented with APEGGA Teacher Awards in recognition
of their efforts to make math and science classes interesting for their
These Dates /25
Happy to Help As Rural Systems Power Up /28
Stan Haner, P.Eng., is providing advice as Alberta's rural electrification
associations show signs of a resurgence.