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e-PEG Newsletter: June 29, 2018

APEGA News

Nominate a Member for a Summit Award

Nominations for the 2019 Summit Awards are now open, and the deadline for submissions is September 21. To begin the process, read the guidelines, click on the appropriate button—and shine a light on the outstanding work of APEGA members.

Do you know a professional engineer or professional geoscientist who has made valuable contributions in his or her field or community? What about a project that helped better society? If so, we want to hear from you!

Authentication Consultations Coming Soon

An intensive series of consultations will reach members across Alberta as we update our Practice Standard for Authenticating Professional Documents. Watch for login and in-person registration details later this month for consultations beginning in September, as APEGA tackles some of the most talked-about challenges members face in their practices.

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?

APEGA Charity Golf Tournaments

Network, golf, and enjoy a barbeque lunch—support the education of our future professional engineers and professional geoscientists. No golf experience is required, just come out and have fun! Register now.

Salary Survey

Participation in the 2018 APEGA Salary Survey has closed. Pre-order the full 2018 APEGA Salary Survey Report here. Results will be available in September 2018.

Lunch-'n'-Learn—The Cannabis Quagmire: Accommodation 2018 and Beyond

With cannabis legalization just around the corner, organizations and HR professionals need to find answers to troubling questions: questions regarding usage, policy and procedure, and violations of rules. Be informed of your rights and responsibilities as an employer. Register by July 3 for the informative Cannabis Quagmire Lunch-'n'-Learn to get informed. Get 50 per cent off on every third registration in a group—group info must be submitted on the same registration form at the same time.

Former U of A Dean is Engineers Canada President-Elect

David Lynch, P.Eng., PhD, FEC, FGC (Hon.), will be president of Engineers Canada in 2019-2020. Dr. Lynch, a University of Alberta professor emeritus and former dean of engineering, serves alongside this year’s president, Annette Bergeron, P.Eng. (ON), FEC, on the 2018-2019 executive. Meanwhile, Mark Priddle, P.Geo. (ON), FGC, has taken office for the 2018-2019 term as Geoscientists Canada president. Engineers Canada and Geoscientists Canada represent their constituent associations (self-regulating organizations in the provinces and territories) on the national stage.


Member Benefits 

APEGA Wireless Program Powered by Rogers

Get access to exclusive member rates starting as low as $54 per month for a 5GB voice and data plan. This offer is only available through the APEGA member portal. For more information visit the Member Self-Service Centre.


Outreach 

2018 Innovation in Education Awards Applications—Now Open

Ten grants of up to $5,000 are up for grabs for STEM learning in Alberta schools. APEGA is accepting applications for its Innovation in Education Awards, which support and facilitate innovative, STEM-focused classroom initiatives. Grant recipients must be ATA-certified, grade 1-12 teachers. Call for applications closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 15, 2018.


Volunteer Opportunities

APEGA Science Olympics—Curriculum Development Work Group Volunteers

The APEGA K-12 Outreach team is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in developing creative engineering and geoscience related projects for the 2019 APEGA Science Olympics. Meetings will take place in Fall of 2018 in Edmonton and Calgary, and there is an opportunity to participate remotely. Applicants must have volunteered at the APEGA Science Olympics in 2017 or 2018, or have Outreach or Education experience. Apply by September 3, 2018.

Get Involved: Volunteer with APEGA

APEGA is currently recruiting volunteers for a variety of positions that suit all levels of commitment and interest. Explore our opportunities, get involved, and make a difference!


 APEGA Mentoring

APEGA Mentors Going the Distance

Did you know that many of our mentors and mentees connect via distance mentoring? Members who can't find a local match can connect with someone outside their region. Discussions can be conducted using technology such as Facetime, Skype, phone, or email—whatever works best for each matched pair. Apply to join our mentoring program today.


External 

University of Alberta—Faculty of Engineering Networking Session

The Faculty of Engineering Graduate Research Symposium at the University of Alberta invites professional engineers across Alberta to attend a networking session on July 4 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Register here.

Register for Alberta Wetland Rapid Evaluation Tool­­­ – Actual Training Course

The last day to register for the SALMTEC online ABWRET-A training course is July 10. The course is designed for professionals intending to conduct wetland assessments or requiring a solid understanding of the government’s Alberta Wetland Rapid Evaluation Tool – Actual (ABWRET-A). Course includes eight online modules and a one-day field training component on Tuesday, July 17, in Calgary and Thursday, July 19, in Edmonton.

Transition and Transform Your Career

Unemployed? The innovative Shuttle Program provides individual coaching, workshops, clinics, and the chance to present to a live panel of decision-makers. The federal and provincial governments have partnered with an Alberta-based career transformation company to provide this unique opportunity. Individuals who qualify will have their Shuttle Program fully funded by the Government of Alberta.