Council

Council is APEGA's governing body. Members of Council set direction, develop policy, ensure resources, and provide oversight. You can find information about Council's authorities and responsibilities in the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act. You may also want to review the Councillor Term & Duties for a more detailed list.

Council uses a governance model similar to a corporate board structure. This model uses committees, working groups, and task forces to carry out many of its duties.

Council meets quarterly, and its meeting minutes are available to the public. Committees and working groups usually meet once between each Council meeting.

Council is made up of 16 elected professional members, including a Council president, plus three appointed public members. At the end of all Council presidents’ terms, they are presented the Honorary Life Membership award to recognize their year of service. This is given in the form of a framed medallion at the annual general meeting (AGM) and is an exclusive honour to the outgoing president.

Engineers Canada and Geoscientists Canada directors attend Council meetings but do not sit as Councillors. They are not involved in Council committee work, and they do not vote in Council meetings. 

A Message From Council

APEGA Council executive and senior staff would like to thank Nima Dorjee, P.Eng. (Council executive and past-president, 2017–2020); Tim Joseph, P.Eng. (vice-president and councillor, 2017–2020); Emily Zhang, P.Eng. (councillor, 2017–2020); and Bob Rundle, P.Eng. (councillor, 2018–2020) for their dedication, energy, and thoughtful work as valued members of Council. Their contributions over the past few years have been immeasurable. We would also like to thank Lisa Doig, P.Eng., and Gary Faulkner, P.Eng., for their time and dedication in their roles as APEGA directors on the Engineers Canada Board. 

We want to welcome to APEGA Council Brian Pearse, P.Eng. (president-elect), Lisa Doig, P.Eng. (vice-president); Margaret Allan, P.Eng., P.Geo. (councillor); and Theresa Watson, P.Eng. (councillor). We are looking forward to working with all of you. 

Congratulations to our re-elected councillors, Darren Hardy, P.Eng., and RaeAnne Leach, P.Eng. We are excited to have you on Council for another three years and appreciate your great work in each meeting and committee you are involved with. 

 

  

Upcoming Council Meetings

  • June 23-24, 2020
  • October 7-8, 2020
  • December 9-10, 2020
  • March 24-25, 2021

Annual General Meeting Speeches

As we were unable to convene for this year’s annual general meeting (AGM) on Friday, April 24, in Edmonton, we are happy to share the following video messages. We hope to see everyone next year.

Jay Nagendran, P.Eng., Registrar and CEO

 George Eynon, P.Geo., Past-President

 John Van der Put, P.Eng., Incoming President

APEGA's Current Council

2020 Council Executive

John Van der Put, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
President

John Van der Put, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Lisa Doig, P.Eng.
Vice-President

Lisa Doig, P.Eng.

Brian Pearse, P.Eng.
President-Elect

Brian Pearse, P.Eng.

George Eynon, P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon.)
Past-President

George Eynon, P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon.)


2020 Council

Terms Expire 2021

Claudia Villeneuve, P.Eng., M.Eng.

Claudia Villeneuve, P.Eng., M.Eng.

Jennifer Enns, P.Eng.

Jennifer Enns, P.Eng.

Tim Hohm, P.Eng.

Tim Hohm, P.Eng.

Walter Kozak, P.Eng.

Walter Kozak, P.Eng.

Terms Expire 2022

David Johnson, P.Geo., PhD

David Johnson, P.Geo., PhD

Manon Plante, P.Eng., MDS, CD1

Manon Plante, P.Eng., MDS, CD1

Melanie Popp, P.Eng.

Melanie Popp, P.Eng.

Jason Vanderzwaag, P.Eng.

Jason Vanderzwaag, P.Eng.

Terms Expire 2023

Margaret Allan, P.Eng., P.Geo.

Margaret Allan, P.Eng., P.Geo.

Darren Hardy, P.Eng.

Darren Hardy, P.Eng.

RaeAnne Leach, P.Eng., PMP

RaeAnne Leach, P.Eng., PMP

Theresa Watson, P.Eng.

Theresa Watson, P.Eng.

Public Members

Mary Phillips-Rickey, FCA

Mary Phillips-Rickey, FCA

Georgeann Wilkin, RN, LL.B, MBS

Georgeann Wilkin, RN, LL.B, MBS

 


 

National Organizations

Engineers Canada Directors

Dr. David Lynch, P.Eng, FEC, FGC (Hon.), FCAE, FEIC, FCIC

Dr. David Lynch, P.Eng, FEC, FGC (Hon.), FCAE, FEIC, FCIC

Jane Tink, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Jane Tink, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

timothy-joseph

Tim Joseph, P.Eng., PhD, FCIM

Victor Benz, P.Eng.

Victor Benz, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Geoscientists Canada Director

Colin Yeo, P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon.)

Colin Yeo, P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon.)