APEGA has existed for more than 100 years, and for every year of its existence, there has been a president of Council to uphold the pillars that APEGA stands for: integrity, accountability, innovation, and service. Through the decades of change and growth, the men and women listed below led APEGA’s Council.

They have worked across the globe, from Mississippi to Venezuela, but all settled their talents here in Alberta. Each came from different walks of life, from serving in the Second World War, to teaching aeronautics, to instigating first-time overseas ventures. This incredible group of outstanding people made their mark on the world and helped make APEGA what it is today.

1936: Albert W. Haddow, P.Eng.

Albert W. Haddow, P.Eng.

Born in Simcoe, Ont., Albert Haddow headed west after obtaining his degree in civil engineering from Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., in 1909.

For the next 41 years he worked for the City of Edmonton, advancing shortly after his arrival to assistant city engineer and then in 1919 to city engineer. In 1920 he was appointed city public works commissioner, but stepped down a year later to return to his city engineer post.

During his long civic career Haddow oversaw the construction of the EdmontonMunicipalAirport, designed the Riverside Golf Course and contributed to the construction of many of Edmonton's bridges, roads and sewer lines. He also promoted the use of former landfill sites as recreational areas.

Three sites are now home to Commonwealth Stadium, the Muttart Conservatory and the Shaw Conference Centre. The American Public Works Association recognized Haddow's record in 1940 and presented him with its long service award. He retired from the city in 1950, but was retained for several years as a consultant to help plan Edmonton's post-war growth explosion.

Haddow served on council for the Association of Professional Engineers of Alberta (APEA; now The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta) for several years beginning in 1924. He was elected vice-president in 1935 and president the following year. He was granted Honorary Life Membership in the association and in the Engineering Institute of Canada in 1951.

Haddow spent his later years in Victoria and passed away in 1958. In 1986 the association paid tribute to his work by posthumously naming him Engineer of the Year.