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Volunteer for a Committee or Board

APEGA's committees and boards assist with the Association's governance and operations. They are involved in a wide range of engineering and geoscience initiatives like examinations and professional admission, the ongoing improvement of guidelines and standards, and member recognition and awards. Boards and committees play a vital role in the engineering and geoscience professions by ensuring members are held to the highest standard.

For more information on volunteering or the current opportunities, email the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca.

APEGA Council Dinner 2016

 

Get Involved with APEGA's Complaints and Enforcement Process

When you join one of the boards or committees involved in APEGA's complaints and enforcement process, you will help to ensure that the regulations in the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act are properly and fairly enforced.

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Appeal Board Members

Volunteers needed: 3

The Appeal Board provides APEGA members and the public full protection of their statutory right of appeal and right to natural justice, in accordance with the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act, through review of decisions and actions by the Discipline Committee, Practice Review Board, Investigative Committee, or Board of Examiners. The Appeal Board is established under section 18.1 of the EGP Act.

As part of APEGA's criteria for selection for this volunteer position, volunteers must undergo a credit and criminal background check, performed by Sterling BackCheck on behalf of APEGA.

Qualifications

  • Active Professional Member licensed as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.L. with APEGA for a minimum of 5 years
  • Professional Members, if mid-career, can be of non-practicing status; Life Members will be considered if it has been less than five years since becoming a Life Member
  • Minimum of 10 years of industry experience in Canada

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Discipline Committee Members

Volunteers needed: 5-8

The Discipline Committee adjudicates on allegations of unskilled practice and unprofessional conduct brought before it by the Investigative Committee, following complaints against APEGA members (individuals and/or permit-holding entities).

As part of APEGA's criteria for selection for this volunteer position, volunteers must undergo a credit and criminal background check, performed by Sterling BackCheck on behalf of APEGA.

Qualifications

  • Active professional member licensed as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.L. with APEGA
  • Professional members, if mid-career, can be of non-practicing status; life members will be considered if it has been less than five years since becoming a life member
  • Minimum of 10 years of industry experience
  • Prior APEGA volunteer experience on statutory committees is considered an asset; cannot serve on conflicting statutory boards, such as the Appeal Board or the Investigative Committee
  • Experience in tribunal decision making, communication, listening, and decision writing are considered an asset
  • Committee and governance experience is considered an asset

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Enforcement Review Committee Members

Volunteers needed: 4-6

The Enforcement Review Committee regulates unlicensed practice and title use as per the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act.

As part of APEGA's criteria for selection for this volunteer position, volunteers must undergo a credit and criminal background check, performed by Sterling BackCheck on behalf of APEGA.

Qualifications

  • Professional member licensed as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.L. with APEGA
  • Minimum of 10 years of industry experience in Canada
  • Be competent in group decision-making, analytical thinking, and cooperation
  • Committee and governance experience is considered an asset

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Investigative Committee Members

Volunteers needed: 3

The Investigative Committee is a statutory committee established under the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act. Its mandate is to investigate complaints against APEGA members and permit holders received by the Registrar's designate in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

As part of APEGA's criteria for selection for this volunteer position, volunteers must undergo a credit and criminal background check, performed by Sterling BackCheck on behalf of APEGA.

Qualifications

  • Licensed as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.L. with APEGA
  • 10+ years as professional member with APEGA or another Canadian association (a minimum of 5 of the 10+ years must be as an APEGA professional member)
  • Experience in residential and commercial construction, building envelope engineering, and geotechnical engineering

Commitment

  • 5-8 hours per month for committee activities
  • Meet approximately 5 times per year (meetings are typically 1 half day each)

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Share Your Professional Practice Expertise

When you volunteer for these opportunities, you will take part in the creation and update of professional practice guidelines and standards for the engineering and geoscience professions. These documents are trustworthy sources of information that detail the professional standards that must be met by all practising members.

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ABC Task Force

Volunteers needed: 15 

APEGA is looking for volunteers with extensive professional practice working with the existing Alberta Building Code to participate in an Alberta Building Code (ABC) Task Force. This task force has been set up under the direction of a working group comprised of senior staff from Alberta Municipal Affairs, the Safety Codes Council, the Alberta Architects Association, and Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

The task force's mandate is to explore the value and adequacy of the schedules associated with the Alberta Building Code with the goal of providing alternatives and/or recommendations for the working group to consider.

Date: Fall 2019

Qualifications

  • 10 years professional practice experience working with the ABC schedules in any provincial jurisdiction
  • a Responsible Member for an APEGA permit holder
  • APEGA member in good standing for 5 years
  • Practical experience in one of mechanical, electrical, or geotechnical engineering (other disciplines may be considered)

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Join Your Branch's Executive Committee

The APEGA branches are integral to APEGA operations. With 10 branches across the province, they are the conduit between APEGA Head Office and APEGA members.

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Enhance APEGA's High Qualification and Exam Standards

Maintaining APEGA's high standards for professionalism and expertise requires a high standard of membership. Help assess new member applications and qualifications or contribute to the regulation of the examinations used in the application process.

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Joint Board of Examiners

Volunteers needed: 2 

The APEGA/ASET Joint Board of Examiners reviews and evaluates the qualifications of Professional Technologist (Eng.) and Professional Technologist (Geo.) applicants for registration with the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET), pursuant to Part 8 of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions (EGP) Act and Part 1 of the Professional Technologists Regulation.

As part of APEGA's criteria for selection for this volunteer position, volunteers must undergo a credit and criminal background check, performed by Sterling BackCheck on behalf of APEGA.

Qualifications

  • Professional Member licensed as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.L. with APEGA
  • Minimum of 10 years of industry experience in Canada

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National Professional Practice Exam Question Author

Volunteers needed: 3-4 

APEGA members are invited to volunteer to help produce new, high-quality examination questions to add to the National Professional Practice Examination (NPPE) item bank to be used on future administrations of the NPPE.

Qualifications

  • Professional licenced engineer or geoscientist registered with Alberta or another Canadian association
  • Strong English language and comprehension skills to write high-quality examination questions
  • Working knowledge of professionalism, law, and ethics as outlined in the NPPE scope and syllabus

Commitment

  • A minimum of 5 new questions per month (equivalent to approximately 5-8 hours per month)
  • Can be done remotely - you can live anywhere in the world provided you are licensed with a Canadian engineering or geoscience association and have a high-speed Internet connection to access the online question authoring platform

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Registration Committee - Subject Matter Expert

Volunteers needed: 16 

APEGA is looking for members to act as subject-matter experts (SME) on the Registration Committee. The primary duty of a SME is to review and provide recommendations on whether an applicant for professional registration has met the minimum requirements for registration. 

As part of APEGA's criteria for selection for this volunteer position, volunteers must undergo a credit and criminal background check, performed by Sterling BackCheck on behalf of APEGA.

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years as Professional Member with APEGA

Academic SMEs must:

  • hold a faculty position in engineering or geoscience at a university within Canada, or hold professor emeritus designation with the university
  • area of expertise in one of the following:
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Geological Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Petroleum Engineering
    • Geology

Experience SMEs must:

  • have 5-7 years of experience and demonstrated expertise in one of the following areas of engineering or geoscience: 
    • Geomatics Engineering
    • Geological Engineering
    • Mining and Mineral Processing
    • Computer/Software Engineering
    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Materials Engineering
    • Biomedical/Biomechanical Engineering
    • Instrumentation

 

Commitment 

Review 5-15 files per month (equivalent to about 10 hours per month) and attend 2 workshops per year 

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Get Involved with Nominations, Honours, and Awards

Review, vet, and recommend nominees for APEGA's annual Council Election and for awards and honours bestowed by APEGA and external organizations.

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Represent APEGA in Joint and External Initiatives

Represent APEGA's interests and offer your expertise by participating in initiatives, on boards, and on committees organized by external groups.

Note: These outside volunteer hours do not qualify for APEGA volunteer hours, but they do qualify for Continuing Professional Development hours.

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No current volunteer opportunities

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