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e-PEG Newsletter: August 31, 2018

APEGA News

Information Session: Proposed Updates to the Authentication Standard

Understanding and properly implementing authentication, particularly in the digital space, is one of the most talked-about challenges licensed professionals face in their practice. APEGA is holding information sessions in September, October, and November to inform members of the proposed updates to the Authentication Practice Standard. Productive dialogue and professional feedback are encouraged. 

Register now to participate in this critical step in the practice standard review.

Council Nominations Now Open

Are you interested in serving your profession? Become a candidate for the 2019 APEGA Council election. Here’s what you need to know and do. Nominations for the 2019 APEGA Election close on September 27.

Nominate an APEGA Member for a Summit Award Before September 21

Do you know a professional engineer or professional geoscientist who should be recognized for their achievements or leadership? How about an innovative project that has advanced engineering or geoscience in Alberta? If so, then nominate them for a Summit Award today!

Fall PD Schedule Ready for Registrations Now

Learn something new. Advance your technical or soft-skill knowledge. Become a better manager. Prime yourself for that next great career opportunity. There’s all that and more in the new lineup of APEGA PD offerings. Project Everest: Reaching New Heights in Project ManagementAdvanced Ethical Decision MakingAssertiveness: A Powerful Communication Skill for Career SuccessLeadership Training—use these or other sessions to help you meet the mandatory requirements of APEGA’s CPD program.

Read it Now—The PEG Online

The PEG connects you to a great big world of engineering and geoscience, at home and beyond. Check out The Watch, where you’ll find stories on the reboot of Edmonton’s downtown library, the latest developments on the cannabis front, and a new fund to fortify Canadian communities against natural disasters. In Movers & Shakers, read about the achievements of your professional peers and the companies they work for. A book about improving your presentation skills and a paper on nothing less than changing the course of Canada by reimagining its geographic and economic structure—these are highlighted in Readings.


Let’s Get Social

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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 Outreach

University Outreach Volunteer & Networking Opportunities

We’re seeking professional engineers and professional geoscientists to share career lessons with budding engineers and geoscientists at our university events. Join us in helping university students develop the job-search skills and confidence they need to successfully launch their future careers.

Sign up now for the following events!

Speed Mock Interviews
Rapid Resume Reviews 
Industry Mixers

APEGA Rock & Fossil Clinic—October 13, 2018

Are you into rock? Join us at the annual APEGA Rock and Fossil Clinic at the TELUS World of Science Edmonton. This free, family-friendly event is designed to introduce the wonders of geoscience to people of all ages!


APEGA Mentoring

Be a Mentor, Change a Life

“Mentoring is an extremely rewarding experience—you can see for yourself, how some little advice here and there truly makes a difference in the life of our future engineers.” 

-Dr. Husam Kinawi, P.Eng., Calgary

Are you interested in having that kind of impact on the life an APEGA professional? How about becoming a mentee, to grow in your professional career with the support of someone who’s understands your journey? Now available throughout the province. Learn more now.


Volunteer Opportunities

Get Involved: Volunteer with APEGA

APEGA has hundreds of volunteer opportunities available now—each one a potential chance to serve the public and help advance your professions. Serve on committees and boards, support the professional development of others, help us deliver community outreach and put on member events. Find out more.


External

Reach Your Potential: the WinSETT Leadership Program

WinSETT—that’s Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology—offers six leadership sessions this year and next, starting October 17. Also coming in October is a fundraising breakfast, Overcoming Obstacles, with Helen Chang, P.Eng., Chief Engineer for Alberta. Full details at Friends of WISEST.

Women’s Summit Targets Career Satisfaction

Who said: “I wear the pink hardhat to make a statement that a woman can do this job”? During WES 2018, you’ll hear from her and many others with inspiring and practical messages for APEGA’s female members. The first-ever Women in Engineering Summit allows you to join a growing Alberta network of women in engineering and geoscience. APEGA is a sponsoring organization of the day-long summit, Friday, September 14, at the TELUS World of Science Edmonton. Register now.

Pros&Babes Initiative Connects Career-Minded Moms and Moms-to-Be

Are you an Edmonton-area woman and an APEGA professional balancing your career and parenthood? If so, check out the activities and programs of Pros&Babes. "We provide a forum for meaningful discussion, networking, and support for parents who love their families but also value their careers," the initiative's website reads.

The Science of Fundraisers

TELUS World of Science Edmonton wants to show you a fun time, all in the name of supporting science in the community. The second annual fundraiser, under the banner LUMEN—Where Science Meets Cocktails, takes place September 27 at TWOSE. Ticket buyers attending this event for grownups will visit spectacular stations featuring cocktails crafted by award-winning bartenders, enjoy hors d’oeuvres created by locally renowned chefs, and generally connect with science in interesting and imaginative ways. Buy your ticket now.

Solar Events—of a Terrestrial Kind

In Edmonton, Calgary, and elsewhere in Alberta, the Solar Energy Society of Alberta has a number of great events coming up very soon. If you want to learn more about solar energy, from a business, professional, or personal perspective, check out the society’s website and listings.