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Media Contact

Philip Mulder, APR, FEC (Hon.), FGC (Hon.)
Director, Communications
Office: 780-426-3990
Toll Free: 800-661-7020
Cell: 780-499-3873
Philip.Mulder@apega.ca

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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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Court Decision

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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

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July 15, 2016 - APEGA Announces Results of Investigations

Edmonton – The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) announced today the results of its investigations of certain Professional Members who were either current or former employees of the National Energy Board (NEB). After thorough investigation, the APEGA Investigative Committee concluded that there was insufficient evidence of either unskilled practice or unprofessional conduct by the APEGA Members; therefore, the investigations were closed.

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May 13, 2016 - APEGA Appoints Interim CEO

Edmonton – APEGA President, Dr. Steve Hrudey, P.Eng., is pleased to announce an interim CEO and a change in the reporting structure.

Effective immediately, Heidi Yang, P.Eng., is the interim CEO. APEGA Registrar, Carol Moen, P.Eng., will continue in her senior leadership role and now reports directly to APEGA council together with the interim CEO.

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May 12, 2016 - CEO Departs APEGA

Edmonton – Dr. Steve Hrudey, P.Eng., president of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, regrets to announce that effective today CEO Mark Flint, P.Eng., is no longer on staff with APEGA

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April 22, 2016 - Alberta engineering and geoscience excellence honoured with APEGA Summit Awards

Edmonton – Eleven examples of Alberta excellence in professional engineering and geoscience were recognized with Summit Awards from The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) at the Summit Awards Gala last night.

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March 31, 2016 - APEGA announces new executive and councillors

Edmonton – The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) is proud to announce that Steve E. Hrudey, P.Eng., PhD, will become APEGA president. Hrudey will lead APEGA’s new executive committee, as well as new and returning council members.

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Executive and council member profiles

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March 2, 2016 - Mihaly Decision Update

Edmonton — A Court of Queen’s Bench ruling that upholds APEGA’s appeal of an Alberta Human Rights Commission (AHRC) decision is returning to court. This time, the case is headed to the Alberta Court of Appeal.

In January this year, a Court of Queen’s Bench decision reversed an AHRC tribunal decision that found that APEGA discriminated against applicant Ladislav Mihaly based on his country of origin. Mr. Mihaly is appealing that decision to the Alberta Court of Appeal.

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Earlier decision

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February 17, 2016 - APEGA Statement on OH&S Report

Edmonton - Based upon new information contained in a recently released Occupational Health & Safety report, APEGA has restarted its review into the 2007 CNRL Horizon project tank farm structure that failed during construction.

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