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e-PEG Newsletter: October 26, 2018

APEGA News & Events

November | President’s Visits

Connect with APEGA President Nima Dorjee, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.), during our annual President's Visits. President Dorjee will share information about APEGA's regulatory initiatives and current member-focused activities, as well as listen to members to learn more about their work and what matters to them.

President's Visits are excellent opportunities for members to receive relevant, profession-related updates, expand their networks, and participate in valuable discussions about engineering and geoscience.

Grande Prairie: November 6

Peace River: November 7

Medicine Hat: November 13

Lethbridge: November 14

November | Coffee Chats with President Nima Dorjee

Join APEGA President Nima Dorjee, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.), for this season’s coffee chats, coming to Edmonton on November 8 and Calgary on November 15. There’s no agenda—just register to secure your spot. You can share your stories, talk about what’s been on your mind, or discuss the issues you’re concerned about. Don’t miss this chance to connect with your President and expand your network!

Edmonton: November 8

Calgary: November 15

Act Now to Participate in Authentication Information Sessions

The end draws near for APEGA consultations on an improved and clarified approach to authenticating documents. Sessions continue until November 1, as a subject-matter panel shares information on a draft of APEGA's new Practice Standard for Authenticating Professional Work Products. For the 1 p.m. October 31 session in Edmonton, the panel will include a special emphasis on electronics, software, and firmware engineering because of specific concerns and questions from members practising within the disciplines. But the session—just like the others—will be open to all APEGA disciplines. The consultations are a critical part of the review. If you haven't participated yet but have questions or concerns, you need to act now.

Salary Survey

The free 2018 Salary Survey highlights report is now available to read. The full report and data set are also available for purchase. If your company is interested in participating in the survey in 2019, please have your HR Department contact us at salarysurvey@apega.ca.

APEGA AGM & Conference 2019

The next APEGA AGM & Conference will be held in Calgary at the TELUS Convention Centre on April 25 and 26. As always, you will be eligible to earn continuing professional development hours by attending the conference. Check back early in the new year for more information about the 2019 program, featured speakers, and registration details.

October and November | Managing Financial Performance

Join us for this informative session that highlights how you can assess financial information to carry out planning operations and controlling activities, and to make informed decisions.

Edmonton: October 30

Calgary: November 13

November | Leadership Training

Leadership is not a set of genetic characteristics, but rather it involves a lifelong process of self-discovery. This session will help you to get an understanding of your individual internal compass and to determine how it relates to some of the most effect leaders. The training will focus on three things: leading yourself, leading others, and leading within the organization

Calgary: November 2

Edmonton: November 16

November 7 | Advanced Ethical Decision Making

APEGA professionals occupy a very important position in relation to public trust. They must be sensitive to ethical issues, be able to use ethical judgment, be motivated to do the right thing, and be committed to take action that requires courage, persistence, influencing skills, and personal confidence. In this session, you will consider each one of these four requirements and apply your thinking to real problems.

Last Chance to Tell Us About the Professional Development Topics That Interest You!

APEGA’s Career Services Department aims to provide high-quality, relevant, career-focused activities, programs, and resources, which includes providing professional development opportunities. As we’d like to tailor our professional development services to your needs and interests, we ask that you take 5–8 minutes to complete our survey. After that, your name will be entered in a draw for the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. The survey closes October 31. 

Call for APEGA PD Presenters

Are you an expert in your field who would like to contribute to the future of engineering or geoscience? APEGA is actively seeking speakers to present on a variety of topics for our 2019 professional development schedule. To submit a presentation proposal, please fill out our form. Only presentations that fit our current member needs will be considered. All others will be kept on file. If you have any questions, please contact PD@apega.ca.

Read It Now—The Fall Issue of the PEG Is Online

The PEG connects you to a great big world of engineering and geoscience, at home and beyond. Take a peek at the latest issue to learn a few tips for succeeding in a tricky economy. In Movers & Shakers, read about a former University of Alberta student who hasn’t gotten over launching satellites. Check out The Watch to find out how researchers are engineering “microbreweries” that can monitor radiation. And, of course, don’t miss the results of the 2018 Salary Survey. These stories and features, and much, much more, provide a diverse and interesting look at the APEGA professions, virtual cover to virtual cover.


 

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Member Benefits

APEGA Wireless Program Powered by Rogers

Get access to exclusive member rates with the APEGA Wireless Program Powered by Rogers! On the $54 monthly plan, you can enjoy 5 GB 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!

Hand-crafted frames in four unique styles are available in both portrait and landscape orientation. A great solution for framing your professional designation or an excellent gift for a recent inductee. We can ship the frame to you or you may pick up your order at our Edmonton or Calgary office. Place your order today.


APEGA Outreach

APEGA’s Mentoring Program is Available Throughout Alberta

Potential mentees and mentors are invited to participate in APEGA’s mentoring program.

Mentees: Did you know that e-mentoring is an option? Consider connecting with a mentor via Skype, FaceTime, email, or phone! It will save you time and increase opportunities to connect with a mentor with the qualifications and background you’re looking for.

Mentors: Consider e-mentoring by Skype, FaceTime, email, or phone. Mentees apply to our program from throughout Alberta. Give them a chance to connect with you!

University Events

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

Speed Mock Interviews

Rapid Resume Reviews

Industry Mixers

The Ivan Finlay Leadership Award

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. The nomination deadline is February 15, 2019. For more information about this award, please review our criteria and nomination page.

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. We are now recruiting professional members with resume experience to join us in reviewing student resumes across the province. Please consider volunteering!

Calgary and Edmonton Science Olympics

Registration for the APEGA Science Olympics in Calgary and Edmonton is open! If your child may be interested in participating, talk to their teacher about registering a team today.

K-12 Classroom Expert

The APEGA Outreach Team is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with K-12 students. Volunteers will visit K-12 classrooms in their region or connect with classrooms virtually to act as subject matter experts. Specific topics will relate to the science or math curriculum students are learning in school and will vary based on the requests that we receive. Successful applicants can be located anywhere in Alberta.


Volunteer Opportunities

Edmonton Branch Member-at-Large

The AEPGA Edmonton Branch is looking for a member-at-large to represent APEGA and advance its strategic plan by assisting Council and staff with communications, outreach, and professional development. Get involved in policy engagement, organizational renewal, and organizational continuity, as well as the attraction, retention, and advancement of individuals in the engineering and geoscience professions. Apply to volunteer today!

Science Night Volunteers

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at local elementary Science Nights. Science Night events run throughout the school year, so you can choose the volunteer commitment most suitable for you. This is a great opportunity to foster a love for engineering and geoscience in students, promote your profession in the community, and log professional development hours with APEGA.


External

Expand Your Knowledge with C-FER Technologies Training

C-FER Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, works with energy industry companies to identify, develop, and evaluate the best available technologies to improve safety, efficiency, and environmental performance. Using our extensive experience in the energy industry, C-FER has a selection of courses and workshops to assist clients in expanding their knowledge on a variety of industry topics. Join us for our last two Calgary courses in 2018:

Wellbore Tubular Deformations: Characterization using Well Xplore | November 8 | Register

SAGD Thermal-Hydraulics | December 4-5 | Register

How to Reinvent Yourself for the Rapidly Changing Economy

Please join the GoldMind Project on November 14 at Mount Royal University for a full-day session on career opportunities for unemployed or underemployed professionals. The session will include a networking and coaching workshop with information and specific career-building strategies. Don’t miss this chance to learn about the opportunities available in various sectors and to receive materials on how to develop meaningful connections beneficial to your career search.

Mitacs Career Connect

Mitacs Career Connect is a wage-subsidy program that supports six-month placements for organizations interested in hiring recent post-secondary graduates for jobs that protect the environment, create positive environmental outcomes, or address an environmental or climate change–related challenge. For more information, visit the Mitacs Career Connect website.

Tesla Motor Night

The Calgary Tesla Society invites you to Tesla Motor Night on November 6 at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary. The evening will include addresses from distinguished speakers, an interactive exhibit about Nikola Tesla’s life and achievements, and an impersonator. There will also be appetizers and a cash bar. Visit the website to learn more and get your ticket.