The PEG Magazine, now yourPEG
The PEG is the official publication of APEGA, published online for members and other stakeholders. A weekly electronic newsletter called the ePEG complements The PEG.
The PEG has been a fixture of APEGA since our earliest days. It has taken many forms, aligning itself with the information-consumption trends we have seen in our readership and the publishing industry as a whole. Created originally as a newsletter, it transitioned to a newspaper in 1969 and then to a glossy magazine in 2010. In 2017, as magazine publishing as a whole transitioned to a more digital world, The PEG ceased print production and became a totally digital magazine, but still with a layout reminiscent of a magazine.
In our centennial year, we are reimagining The PEG once again, this time as a section of the APEGA website, called yourPEG. It’s still in the early stages, but we’re proud of its progression and the initial feedback we’ve received has been positive.
yourPEG will continue to feature news and articles about things our members care about, such as:
- APEGA's regulatory work on behalf of the public and members
- APEGA's services and benefits that support members and their practices
- APEGA's progress in meeting strategic goals set by APEGA Council
- APEGA's members and their volunteering and professional successes
We hope you’ll join us for yourPEG. See some our latest articles below, and bookmark this page to stay current with our latest news and stories from the world of engineering and geoscience.
Oil and gas professionals lean in head to head, watching a geoscientist's fingertip run along the edge of a drawing of a mountain formation on the page, tracing out the range's stress direction. It's 1996, and the group is using the Geological Atlas of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin to find new areas to develop for the oil and gas industry. Now, the atlas is getting an update, going digital, and helping drive green industry development. The industry-famous tome is targeted for completion by 2027, thanks to a group of dedicated geoscientists.
Dr. Maydianne Andrade, a professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), is the leading expert on neurotoxin-rich Australian redback spiders, working out of a lab complete with 100,000 elegant, black-hinged legs stretching across white webs. Ironically, entering a lab teeming with spiders bearing enough poison to down a human is not the most courageous thing Dr. Andrade does. She is an activist, president and co-founder of the Canadian Black Scientists Network, and founder and co-chair of the Toronto Initiative for Diversity and Excellence, and she has served as the vice-dean of faculty affairs and equity at UTSC. She shares data and stories of bias to educate others in hopes of creating a more equitable world.
After related incidents causing injury and loss of life occurred, APEGA Council saw the need to develop a clear and defined standard to regulate the practice of outsourcing engineering and geoscience work to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future and to safeguard Alberta's public welfare. The practice standard, Relying on the Work of Others and Outsourcing, defines the requirements APEGA licensed professionals and permit holders must follow when they outsource or rely on the work of others. After a year-long transition period, this practice standard becomes enforceable on May 1, 2022.
APEGA's 2022 Women in Engineering and Geoscience Champion Summit Award recipient, Dr. Qiao Sun, P.Eng., is simultaneously an educational leader, a government influencer, and an entire grassroots organization unto herself. She imparts the courage to fail and succeed on her mentees, and is a symbiotic asset to her students and colleagues at the University of Calgary's Schulich School of Engineering. She says, "Engineering training gives you that attitude: If you don’t like it, change it."
The sun shines on Murray Smith as suit-clad, he treads five blocks of grey sidewalk, from 501 Pennsylvania Avenue to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., pitch book enclosed in his grip. It's 2006, a hot day in May, and a congressman from the Carolinas has phoned: he wants to meet in the Canadian Embassy to talk about Alberta's oilsands. He ponders what the potential $100 billion of investment capital in this 14-month endeavour of proving the oilsands exist will mean for Alberta's economy.
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