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e-PEG Newsletter: March 1, 2019

APEGA News & Events

Vote Now in APEGA Election 2019

Everything you do as a professional member is informed by a council that oversees the APEGA professions. Visit our election page to get to know the Council candidates and be a voter. Voting is open now and continues until Thursday, March 14, at 4:30 p.m.

Council’s Role Joins APEGA Election Conversation

Members are interacting with their Council candidates like never before, as APEGA Election 2019 nears the halfway point. This is great news, and we’re hopeful that it translates into a strong turnout at the polls. Find out more about the role of your Council.

APEGA Annual General Meeting & Conference 2019

The APEGA AGM & Conference 2019 has something for everyone: 25 professional development sessions, the annual Summit Awards, and the Annual General Meeting & Keynote Luncheon. Check out the opportunities for learning, celebrating, and discussing topics important to your association.

Let’s Get Social

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Make Your Mentoring Mark

Make a valued impact on the next generation of professional engineers and professional geoscientists by volunteering with the APEGA Mentoring Program. Each mentoring partnership lasts a full year and can be done in person or online. Time commitment throughout the year is flexible. We encourage you to embark on this leadership role, contributing to a lifetime of good practice for your mentee.

Virtual Resume Reviews

APEGA University Outreach is excited to announce a new initiative—Virtual Resume Reviews! We have created an online platform for engineering and geoscience university students to upload their resumes for review by HR and industry professionals. We are now recruiting professional members with resume experience to join us in reviewing student resumes across the province. Please click here to volunteer!

Industry Mixers

We are seeking engaged professional engineers and geoscientists to mix and mingle with undergraduate and graduate students in the engineering and geoscience departments. These students are exploring career options, looking to make professional contacts for internships, or simply seeking to network.

Experiential Schooling Initiative

We are currently seeking companies and organizations interested in hosting a class of Grade 10 students for a week of activities during February to June 2019 as part of our experiential schooling program. You’ll have an opportunity to interact with the students and highlight the important work you do every day. Please contact us at outreach@apega.ca if your company is interested in participating in this initiative.

APEGA Innovation in Education Awards

Applications are now open for the 2019 APEGA Innovation in Education Awards. Grants of up to $5,000 are available to facilitate innovative, STEM-focused classroom initiatives with an engineering or geoscience focus. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm on April 7, 2019. Please share this exciting opportunity with your children’s teachers, from Grades 1 to 12.

Member Benefits

NEW! Discount on Fuel Purchases

Enjoy a discount off your fuel purchases at nearly 1,800 Esso stations in Canada and nearly 10,000 Exxon and Mobil stations in the U.S. Email memberbenefits@apega.ca for more information and to redeem this offer.

Get Connected with the APEGA Wireless Program Powered by Rogers

Gain access to exclusive Member-only rates through the Member Self-Service Centre. Enjoy 3GB of data for $49 a month or bump it up to 5GB for just $5 a month extra! You can also pool your data with other lines on the account to share with the whole family or add a tablet plan for $10 and keep it all for yourself.

Beautiful Wooden Frames Available Now!

APEGA is now offering high-quality certificate frames. These hand-crafted wooden frames are stamped with a silver APEGA logo and come in four unique designs, from a contemporary style to a more modern look. A perfect solution for framing your professional designation. Click here for more details and images of the products.


APEGA Advances Equality and Diversity Project

APEGA is working with the Department for Women & Gender Equality to look at workplace barriers facing female engineering and geoscience professionals. Want to share your thoughts? Take the survey

If you’re interested in participating in a deeper discussion about the status of women and equity in the professions, you can submit your contact information at the end of the survey.

Committees & Boards

Members with five or more years of industry experience are encouraged to apply for committees and boards. Our volunteer team will work with you to find the best fit for your skill set and interests.

Lethbridge Branch Member-at-Large

The Lethbridge Branch is seeking a volunteer to fill a member-at-large position. Reporting to the chair of the Lethbridge Branch executive, the member-at-large will actively participate in the activities of the branch, including events and subcommittees. Deadline to apply is March 4.

Graduating Students' Workshop

Volunteers are needed in Calgary and Edmonton to help new graduates evaluate case studies on registration, compliance, ethics, and investigative issues, highlighting the importance of ethical considerations in practice.

Conference Room Host for PD Sessions

As a dynamic volunteer, you will introduce the presenters of a PD session at APEGA’s Annual Conference and help with housekeeping tasks such as attendee registration. Deadline to apply is March 25. For more information, email the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca with the subject line: Conference Room Host.

Science Olympics

Share your passion for engineering and geoscience with students at the APEGA Science Olympics! This event is a great opportunity to foster enthusiasm for engineering and geoscience, to promote your profession in the community, and to log professional development hours with APEGA. Volunteers are needed as judges, event assistants, and challenge managers in Edmonton, Calgary, Lloydminster, and Red Deer.


Summer Students Needed for WISEST Program

Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology is preparing for the 2019 WISEST Summer Research Program. The organization needs 40 capable and enthusiastic Grade 11 girls for six weeks of paid summer work through the University of Alberta. SRP includes work experience, personal and professional development, and other activities. Program takes place July 3 to August 15. Student applications accepted until April 5. Know someone suited for this placement?

Wetland Tool Training

SALMTEC offers training in Alberta Wetland Rapid Evaluation Tool—Actual, July 9 in Calgary and July 11 in Edmonton. Act now for early bird registration, which closes March 31.

Screening Infrastructure for Climate Change

How much do you know about Canada’s PIEVC Protocol? PIEVC stands for Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee, and the protocol is used to assess climate risks to infrastructure at a screening level. Engineers Canada is delivering an online training course, starting April 2. Registration closes March 15.

How Secure is the Internet of Things?

IEEE addresses privacy and the internet of things, during a professional development event March 5 in Calgary. Register now for this evening event.

PCP System Design and Performance Optimization

C-FER Technologies offers this course from May 6 to 10 in Calgary, focusing on the fundamentals, design, and operation of PCP systems. Find out more now.