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 Volume 9, No. 8
Friday, August 24, 2012
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Meet Guillermo

APEGA hires new Manager, Internationally Educated Graduates Integration and Liaison

GuillermoGuillermo Barreiro, P.Eng., understands what it takes for internationally-educated graduates (IEGs) to become licensed engineers or geoscientists in Alberta. He came to Canada from Columbia in 2001 and earned his P.Eng. in 2007.

In his role as APEGA’s Manager, Internationally Educated Graduates Integration and Liaison, Guillermo will help IEGs navigate the road to professional licensure.

His duties include

  • Meeting with IEGs one-on-one and in group sessions to help them understand the registration process.

  • Offering advice on how to best structure applications for quick processing.

  • Helping interpret application results.

  • Meeting with immigrant servicing agencies and employers to explain the registration process.

  • Helping APEGA registration staff with IEG applications.

APEGA is the first professional body in Alberta and first engineering regulator in Canada to hire a staff member to work specifically with IEGs.

Guillermo joined APEGA on July 16. He has a BSc in Electrical Engineering, an MSc in Computer Engineering and ten years of experience in Columbia and Canada.  

If you are an internationally educated graduate requiring assistance in becoming a licensed engineer or geoscientist, please contact Guillermo at 1-800-661-7020 or email to make an appointment.

Upcoming available dates at the Calgary APEGA Office
Tuesday, Aug. 28
Tuesday, Sep. 11
Friday, Sep. 28

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Online Receipts

Receipts Now Available Online

APEGA is pleased to announce that you can now print receipts through our member self-service center.  If you’ve made a payment to us in 2012, an online receipt will be available for printing within three to five days.

For payments prior to 2012 contact accounting and request a copy of your receipt.

PD Opportunities

APEGA Mentoring Conference

The seventh annual APEGA Mentoring Conference provides an opportunity for mentors, program coordinators and managers/supervisors to learn about best practices for mentoring programs, to share leadership tools and techniques and to discover new research and resources on mentoring.

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Robert Garvey - The Power of Mentoring
Dr. Francis Hartman, P.Eng. - The Neuroscience of Leadership and Mentoring

Concurrent Sessions
Dr. Robert Garvey
Dr. Francis Hartman, P.Eng.
Dr. Lionel Laroche (P.Eng.Ont.)
Mr. Shawn Bakkar, M.A.

The conference is open to all professional associations and the general public.

Early bird registration rate: $150 (until Aug. 27)
Regular registration rate: $199
Group rate (3-for-2): Register three people from the same company for the registration rate of two people.

Rates include breakfast and lunch.

Register online


Member Benefits

BMO APEGA MasterCard

BMODoes it really matter which credit card you use? Yes, it does, and here’s why.

When you choose the APEGA Education Foundation MasterCard from BMO Bank of Montreal, every purchase you make helps support the APEGA Education Foundation at no additional cost to you. And, by supporting the APEGA Education Foundation, you are encouraging and supporting young people to enter into the engineering and geoscience professions.

BMO Bank of Montreal is one of APEGA’s valued affinity partners. Over the last eight years, we have worked with BMO Bank of Montreal to build the foundation for a successful affinity credit card program; one that not only generates revenue to support investment in the future of our professions, but also offers valuable benefits that personally reward you for using the card.

More info

Volunteer Position

Calgary Planning Commission

The City of Calgary has invited APEGA to submit, for the consideration of Calgary City Council, the name of one professional member who may be interested in serving on the Calgary Planning Commission for the next two years commencing November 2012.  This is a volunteer position that requires members to attend meetings every second Thursday from approximately 1-5 p.m.  On occasion meetings go into the evening if the agenda is a particularly lengthy or complex one.  Interested individuals should note that proper preparation for meetings also requires the dedication of additional time.

If you are interested in having your name submitted forward a copy of your resume, no more than two single-sided pages, to Ms. Pat Lobregt, Manager, Executive & External Liaison, at by Aug. 31.

More info


Volunteers Needed

Career Scene Investigation (Career Fair)
12-12:30 p.m. (various time slots available)
Sep. and Oct. presentation dates
William Aberhart High School
3009 Morley Trail N.W.

We require one professional engineer for each of the two dates (flexible).

Volunteers will provide career-related presentations, 20 minutes in length with five to ten minutes for questions, for grade 10 and 11 students.

Career Fair
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Sep. 26
Springbank High School
32226 Springbank Road

We require one computer engineer and one P.Geo. to provide career-related presentations, 20 minutes in length with five to ten minutes for questions, for students in grades 9-12. Presentations would be given a total of four times.

Mentorship by Email
Oct. 2012-Mar. 2013
King George Elementary School

We require two P.Eng.’s or P.Geo.’s to provide mentoring, by e-mail only, for grade 5-6 students participating in a science fair. Volunteers will answer questions pertaining to engineering or geosciences.

Detailed information for the above volunteer positions will be provided upon booking.  Please email Fayrose Abdallah to volunteer no later than Aug. 31 at

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More News

Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation: Science, Society & Environment

GussowThe aim of this Gussow theme is to bring clarity to the scientific aspects of hydraulic fracturing within the context of the energy requirements of society. Also, discussions on the tangible environmental impacts of this industry activity will be addressed. The talks will focus on the most current information on what is actually known about the process based on observation. The program strives to be multidisciplinary with a strong science-based approach.

Nov. 6-8, Banff

More info 

Operation Bow Athabasca: the Geological Survey of Canada

This exhibit will be at the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre until the end of November. Read the recent article in the Rocky Mountain Outlook for more information.

Summer activities at the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre include

  • geology road tours and hikes

  • Jura Creek and Crowsnest Pass with Ben Gadd

  • local heritage hikes with Rob Alexander

  • Calgary Building Geology Tour with Bill Ayrton.

More info


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