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e-PEG Newsletter: December 21, 2018

APEGA News & Events

APEGA Announces Election 2019 Candidates

The nomination period is over for APEGA Election 2019, and candidates for President and Council have been reviewed by the Nominating Committee. View the list of candidates here. More information about the candidates and APEGA Election 2019 appears in The PEG magazine, online now.

Notice of AGMs: Three APEGA Branches

Attend the annual general meeting (AGM) of your branch and take part in the grassroots business of your association.

Calgary – January 24, 2019

Central Alberta – February 6, 2019

Edmonton – January 22, 2019

peg cover winter 2018Winter PEG Live Now

Make the most of your vote in APEGA Election 2019—find out how in the year-end edition of The PEG magazine. Also: check out the discipline decisions appearing in our blue pages, read your President’s take on Alberta’s future use of its deep pool of engineering and geoscience talent, and impress your friends with details about Calgary’s spectacular new library, the U.K.’s space program, and Antarctica’s disappearing under-glacier lakes.

Give the Gift of Science

APEGA has curated the hottest STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) toys of 2018. The APEGA Holiday Gift Guide is chock full of ideas for children of all ages. Who said the holidays can’t be holly, jolly, and educational?

TWoSE volcanoes thumbAPEGA Erupts onto the Very Big Screen

Check out our exciting new video about how professional engineers and professional geoscientists shape Alberta. It precedes every showing of the IMAX film Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation, now playing at the TELUS World of Science.

Salary Survey

Free 2018 Salary Survey highlights are available to read online. Also, the full report and dataset are also available for purchase here. If your company is interested in participating in the 2019 Value of Professional Services, please have your human resources department contact us at salarysurvey@apega.ca.


Let’s Get Social

Keep up to date with APEGA news and events by following us on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter.


Outreach

Young Leaders Needed for Ivan Finlay Leadership Award Nominations

The Ivan Finlay Leadership Award recognizes Alberta university engineering and geoscience students who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities. The award includes a prize of $1,000, and the nomination deadline is February 15, 2019. For more information, please review our criteria and nomination page.

Tell Us About Your Awesome Outreach

We know that many of our permit holders and members put on great outreach activities and programs for K-12 students. Perhaps you and APEGA can collaborate. Let’s connect and explore the ways. Maybe you want to add community outreach to your company’s 2019 plans—that interests us, too. Please email us at outreach@apega.ca to initiate the conversation. We look forward to hearing from you!


Member Benefits

APEGA Wireless Program Powered by Rogers

Get a $100 credit if you sign up before the end of the year with the APEGA Wireless Program powered by Rogers! On our $54 monthly plan, you can enjoy 5GB of data with unlimited calling Canada-wide and to the USA. This offer is only available through the APEGA member portal. For more information, visit the Member Self-Service Centre.

APEGA-Branded Frames Now Available

APEGA is now offering high-quality certificate frames. These handcrafted, wooden frames come in four unique designs, from traditional to modern, and are stamped with a silver APEGA logo. They are a perfect solution for framing your professional designation. Click here for more details.

Where Will You Go?

Book a hotel with Local Hospitality before March 31, 2019, and you could win your trip for free! Log in to the Member Self-Service Centre to take advantage of this exciting opportunity.


Career Services

Rev Up Your Career with Speed Mentoring

These events will feature a chance for junior, intermediate, and senior APEGA members to share experiences and advice, and learn from each other. Experience speed mentoring, meet Mike Conway, APEGA’s new mentoring coordinator, and discover the value of mentorship. Find out how APEGA’s mentoring program will grow through future initiatives. Registration details coming soon.

  • February 2: Calgary
  • February 16: Edmonton

Volunteering

Help Us Offer Career-building University Student Events

We are seeking engaged professional engineers and geoscientists to join our exciting university events in Calgary and Edmonton. Consider spending an evening or two with us to help develop the skill sets of university students. Check out the links below.

Speed Mock Interviews

Rapid Resume Reviews

Industry Mixers

Virtual Resume Reviews

APEGA University Outreach is excited to announce a new initiative—virtual resume reviews! We’ve created an online platform for engineering and geoscience university students to upload their resumes for review by HR and industry professionals. Now we need professional members with resume experience to join us in reviewing student resumes from across the province. Please click here to volunteer.

Inspire Future Applied Scientists at 2019 APEGA Science Olympics

Join K-12 students at the University of Alberta for this fun competition involving the sciences you know and love! Students will try to solve several challenges crafted by professional engineers and professional geoscientists. As a volunteer, you get to help them succeed. Volunteer now as a judge, event assistant, or challenge manager.

Give the Gift of Professionalism at a Spring Graduating Students' Workshop

We are accepting applications for the Graduating Students’ Workshop, being held in Edmonton and Calgary. In this workshop, you will be helping graduating students evaluate case studies on registration, compliance, ethics, and investigative issues, highlighting the importance of ethical considerations in practice. 


External

Pipeline Leak Detection Methods, Requirements, and Practical Considerations

Learn how leak detection fits into pipeline safety and loss management programs. Explore the methods used for upstream and midstream liquid pipelines. Hosted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Southern Alberta Branch and featuring Ian Butterworth, P.Eng., of Beta-Tech Inc., this evening event takes place January 8, 2019, in Calgary. Find out more and get tickets.

Scholarship Program Targets Engineers Returning to University

Engineers Canada is accepting applications now for its 2019 scholarship program. Six scholarships totalling $60,000 in value will be awarded to engineers returning to university for further studies or research in an engineering or non-engineering field. Application deadline for all scholarships is Friday, March 1, 2019.

Award for Geoscience Achievement Accepting Nominations Now

Geoscientists Canada is accepting nominations for the 2019 Canadian Professional Geoscientist Award. The award recognizes the achievements of an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and practice of professional geoscience. 

Cold Cities Present a Common Front

Winter Cities Shake-Up 2019 is the place to be for urban planners and engineers who keep their tuques handy, nine or so months of the year. Registration is open now for the event, January 23 to 26, 2019, in Saskatoon. Expect some cool ideas about living in cold climates!