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.
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.)
Lisa Doig, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
Brian Pearse, P.Eng.
George Eynon, P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon.)
Terms Expire 2021
Claudia Villeneuve, P.Eng., M.Eng.
Jennifer Enns, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
Tim Hohm, P.Eng.
Walter Kozak, P.Eng.
Terms Expire 2022
David Johnson, P.Geo., PhD
Manon Plante, P.Eng., MDS, CD1
Melanie Popp, P.Eng.
Jason Vanderzwaag, P.Eng.
Terms Expire 2023
Margaret Allan, P.Eng., P.Geo., FGC
Darren Hardy, P.Eng.
RaeAnne Leach, P.Eng., PMP, FEC, FGC (Hon.)
Theresa Watson, P.Eng.
Mary Phillips-Rickey, FCA
Georgeann Wilkin, RN, LL.B, MBS
Engineers Canada Directors
Dr. David Lynch, P.Eng, FEC, FGC (Hon.), FCAE, FEIC, FCIC
Jane Tink, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
Tim Joseph, P.Eng., PhD, FCIM
Victor Benz, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
Geoscientists Canada Director
Colin Yeo, P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon.)