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e-PEG Extra: March 6, 2018

Lift the Barricades

Does a recession influence suicide rates? The correlation is there, the experts say. Find out what you can do for your own mental health and that of your colleagues. Learn about a national effort to raise awareness about suicides and prevent them from happening. Click through to online resources.

Be a Voter in APEGA Election 2018

Do right by your professions and vote in the Council election. The PEG has everything you need to know—candidate statements, the mechanics of voting, links to further information, and more.

Discipline Decisions

Read the most recent orders and decisions in the APEGA discipline process—a critical function in the self-regulation of your professions.

Second Phase of Permit Dues Increase Set to Launch

If your company employs fewer than six members, our permit dues increase could affect your invoice as early as this summer. Are you prepared?

President's Notebook

What are the APEGA professions all about and what are your obligations? Read the take from Jane Tink, P.Eng., in her final President's Notebook column for The PEG.

Annual General Meeting & Conference 2018

Hear a Harvard-educated physician and scientist speak about taking technology to the extreme to benefit the world. Earn continuing professional development hours by choosing from 25 seminars over a day and a half. Recognize excellence at the Summit Awards. Take part in self-governance through the Annual General Meeting. It all happens April 19 and 20 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton.

Lots of Latitude

Our Latitude section celebrates member and permit holder accomplishments, recaps recent Alberta news affecting the professions, shines a spotlight on weird and wonderful engineering and geoscience around the world, and reviews two member-written books.

Registrar & CEO's Message

RCEO Jay Nagendran, P.Eng., tackles that oft-asked question about membership in APEGA: what's in it for me?

e-PEG Newsletter: March 6, 2018


Be a Voter

Join more than 1,200 of your peers who've exercised their franchise so far. Cast your votes now in APEGA Election 2018.

2018 President's Visits

Join your colleagues in welcoming APEGA President Jane Tink, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.), at your branch President's Visit. She's visiting branches around the province to meet with members and permit holders, hear about their work, and share updates on activities being undertaken by APEGA. She will also present information on core regulatory responsibilities. Please register:

  • Fort McMurray Branch, March 7—Register by February 28
  • Yellowhead Branch (President's Visit & AGM), March 26—Register by March 19
  • Peace Region Branch, Grande Prairie, March 28—Register by March 21
  • Peace Region Branch, Peace River, March 29—Register by March 21

APEGA Annual General Meeting & Conference 2018

The APEGA AGM & Conference 2018 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.

K-12 Outreach: APEGA Science Olympics—Edmonton

Bring your family to watch the excitement at APEGA Science Olympics—Edmonton 2018! It's happening this Saturday, February 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the University of Alberta Pavilion (Butterdome). This free event is an interactive, team-based, engineering and geoscience competition for youth from across the Capital Region, registered through their schools.

Women in APEGA Advisory Group

The Women in APEGA Advisory Group seeks a chair and a vice-chair for a minimum one year commitment. The primary purpose of the group is to make recommendations to APEGA's Registrar & Chief Executive Officer about increasing the representation of women in the professions.

Updated Authentication Standard: General Consultation Planned for Fall

Understanding professional authentication is one of the most talked-about challenges in the professions. Intensive consultations on a revised Practice Standard for Authenticating Professional Documents are planned for late summer of this year.

Shining a Light on the IES

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) keeps professionals out of the dark throughout the province. The Edmonton section serves, roughly speaking, from Red Deer north, and the Calgary section serves the south. Both have some great professional development opportunities on the horizon, including Listen to the Architecture, April 18 in Calgary and April 19 in Edmonton. Through the Edmonton section, there's a webinar on layers of light, residential and hospitality, on March 15; and, in Calgary, a technical lunch on connected lighting and the internet of things, on February 28.

Schulich School of Engineering Alumni 2018 Distinguished Speakers Panel: The Future of Jobs in an Automated World

As the age of artificial intelligence dawns, is it a simple question of whether humans will still have jobs in the future? Or is this so-called fourth industrial revolution more of an opportunity? Join the discussion March 20, in Calgary.

The Canadian Society of Senior Engineers Annual General Meeting & Awards Dinner

The Canadian Society of Senior Engineers holds its 2018 Annual Meeting and Awards dinner on May 12 in Calgary.

Change for Climate—EPCOR Stage

This free public event, March 5–7, runs parallel with the City of Edmonton's 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference. Exciting sessions from many perspectives will update Edmontonians and Albertans on current climate science, the need for action, and showcase solutions—including the important role of cities and made-in-Alberta solutions.

Requirements for Registration Seminar Presenters

APEGA seeks experienced presenters to deliver information sessions on our registration process to new graduates and internationally trained prospective applicants.

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Professional Development—APEGA

Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis to Discover Latent Causes

Have you ever gone through an investigation only to wonder if you've found the right causes? Or walked away with a laundry list of action items in the hundreds? Sign up for one of these sessions to learn how to uncover causes and explore methods to rank and manage your actions.

  • March 7, Edmonton—Register by February 28
  • March 15, Calgary—Register by March 8

Professional Development—Other

Tall Wood Buildings Seminar

The Canadian Wood Council and the SAIT Civil Engineering Technology Student Club bring together leading experts in the field of engineered wood design and manufacture, to discuss the exciting potential of Tall Wood Buildings in Canada and the world. Keynote speaker is Michael Green (TED Talks). March 1, at Theatre Junction Grand, Calgary.

Wetland Policy Basics: Register Now

This online course from SALMTEC becomes available on March 1, designed for anyone with an interest in Alberta's wetlands who's looking for a good starting point. Tips on identifying wetlands, regulatory basics, and much more.

APEGA Career Opportunity

Admissions Officer, Full-time, Permanent, #18-03, Location: Edmonton

Reporting to the Admissions Manager, the Admissions Officer plays a key, hands-on role in evaluating applications for membership on behalf of the Registration Executive Committee and Registration Committee. Full position description.

Volunteer Opportunities

Participate: Volunteer with APEGA

APEGA is currently recruiting a large number of volunteers for many different positions within the association. Check out our volunteer opportunities, become involved and contribute to the engineering and geoscience professions!

APEGA Science Olympics Volunteers

Share your excitement for engineering and geoscience with K-12 students! APEGA is looking for enthusiastic general event volunteers for the 2018 APEGA Science Olympics in either Lloydminster or Calgary. We are also seeking challenge managers for the Calgary event.

Spring Graduating Students' Workshop Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate a small group of students in evaluating case studies intended to demonstrate the importance of ethical considerations in the practice of the professions. Volunteer now:

APEGA's Mentoring Program Has Branched Out

We have expanded to all 10 of our branches provincewide.

  • Share your expertise and give back to your profession. Be a mentor.
  • Learn new skills and grow your career. Be a mentee.

Member Benefits

Local Hospitality—Make a reservation from December to March and you will be entered into a draw to win a complete reimbursement of your booking!

APEGA Wireless Program by Rogers—Thank you to all of our members who are already on the program or have inquired about APEGA's exclusive rates. We appreciate your patience while we work on re-opening registration in the coming weeks.