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Philip Mulder, APR
Director of Communications
Office: 780-426-3990
Toll Free: 800-661-7020
Cell: 780-218-4772
Philip.Mulder@apega.ca

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June 1, 2017 - Wildfire stories celebrating APEGA member contributions recognized with national award

Edmonton – When wildfires devastated the Fort McMurray region last spring, Alberta professional engineers and professional geoscientists played a crucial role in the response and recovery efforts.

A series of articles published in APEGA's member magazine, The PEG, highlighted their commitment and courage under extraordinary circumstances. The articles were recognized May 30 with a Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) National Award of Excellence. APEGA received a silver award in the Best Writing Projects category.

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May 12, 2017 – APEGA past-president Alberta Order of Excellence inductee

Edmonton – APEGA past-president Dr. Steve E. Hrudey, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.), FCAE, FRSC, FSRA, IWAF will be inducted into the Alberta Order of Excellence, Alberta’s highest civilian honour, in Edmonton this October. An Edmonton native now residing in Canmore, Hrudey joins 15 other APEGA professional members inducted into the order.

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April 28, 2017 – Alberta engineering and geoscience excellence honoured with APEGA Summit Awards

Calgary – Nine champions of Alberta leadership and excellence in professional engineering and professional geoscience were recognized by The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) at the Summit Awards in Calgary last night.

Award recipients enhance the lives of Albertans by reducing environmental impacts and advancing sustainable development, improving business effectiveness through new and emerging technologies, volunteering their talents in our communities, promoting outreach and diversity initiatives, and demonstrating outstanding innovation and leadership in their professions.

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March 22, 2017 - APEGA announces new president, executive, and councillors

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) is proud to announce that Jane Tink, P.Eng., will become APEGA's 98th president at the 2017 annual general meeting in Calgary on Friday, April 28.

Tink will lead APEGA's executive committee of council, which will be composed of newly elected president-elect Nima Dorjee, P.Eng., newly elected vice-president John Rhind, P.Geol, and current president Dr. Steve Hrudey, P.Eng., who will transition into the role of past-president.

APEGA will also welcome re-elected council members George Eynon, P.Geo., and Darren Hardy, P.Eng., as well as newly elected council members RaeAnne Leach, P.Eng., Jason Vanderzwaag, P.Eng., and Emily Zhang, P.Eng.

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January 31, 2017 - Jay Nagendran, P.Eng., Appointed APEGA Registrar & CEO

Jay Nagendran, P.Eng., QEP, BCEE, becomes Registrar & CEO of The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta effective Monday, April 3, 2017.

With the creation of the newly combined Registrar & CEO position, the key individual responsible for APEGA’s regulatory role and operations role will report and be directly accountable to our elected Council.

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January 13, 2017 - Court Decision Reconfirms Fairness of APEGA’s Application Process

Edmonton – The Alberta Court of Appeal has dismissed Ladislav Mihaly’s application to appeal a Court of Queen’s Bench ruling from last January that reversed a 2014 Alberta Human Rights Commission (AHRC) tribunal decision against APEGA.

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January 4, 2017 - APEGA Announces Discipline Decision for 2007 CNRL Tank-Roof Collapse

APEGA announced the results of its formal investigation regarding permit holder Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) and the Horizon Oil Sands Project tank roof-support structure that failed during construction on April 24, 2007, resulting in the tragic loss of life and injuries to workers.

The investigation considered whether CNRL as a permit holder with responsibility for approving designs, design changes, and construction plans, as well as meeting building and safety code requirements, did so in a skilled or professional manner.

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Recommended Discipline Order