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  • Moving Mountains: The Fight to Increase Representation in the Professions

    As our society wakes up to social inequalities, industry leaders are adopting strategies to foster equity, diversity, and inclusion in the engineering and geoscience professions.
  • The STEM Revolution: Finding Gender Parity

    Laleh Behjat, P,Eng., PhD, is working with industry to find better ways to recruit and retain women in engineering and science while preparing them to lead global change.
  • Water on the Moon: An Engineer's Plan for Space Resources

    The possibility of life on Venus. The discovery of water on the moon and Mars. The advancement of the Artemis program , which intends to return humans to the moon by 2024. Indeed, recent NASA announcements have the public buzzing with excitement about space exploration and the future of interplanetary travel. Zac Trolley, P.Eng., can relate. He has long been interested in what lies beyond our world and he has a plan for reaching the stars.
  • Diversity and Engineering: A Collision of Passion and Intellect

    A post-secondary facility without a women’s washroom. A professor sharing photos of topless women sunbathing in the Rivera. These are just two of the realities that left an impression on Anjum Mullick, P.Eng., as she started her first year of an undergraduate degree in civil engineering. Although it sounds like a story straight out of the 1940s, it actually took place half a century later, in 1992.
  • APEGA’s Top Stories: A Year in Review

    <p>As we close out the year&mdash;and one century of service to the public&mdash;join us for a walk down memory lane as we revisit some of the stories that meant the most to us and to our members. Over the next few weeks, we will highlight the APEGA&rsquo;s top-read stories and our member profiles as we get ready to dive into our next 100 years of leadership, innovation, and excellence.</p>
  • If: Ball, Then: Catch

    All Dot wants for her eighth birthday is a real, live puppy to cuddle. Instead, she gets a robot dog named Sparky. The duo's adventures are highlighted in this children's book that teaches kids about friendship, perseverance, computer programming, and robotics.
  • Paws for APEGA Centennial News: The Canada Task Force 2 Partnership

    In February, APEGA announced a partnership with Canada Task Force 2 (CANTF2) as part of our centennial celebrations. We kicked off the multi-year partnership by introducing three canine members of the team (and their handlers), and enjoyed a mock search performed by one of the dogs at TELUS Spark in Calgary. However, due to the global health emergency, we haven&rsquo;t been able to formally introduce the face of the partnership until now.
  • Coming to the Aid of Little Warriors: PCL and the Playground

    When health authorities deemed the playground at the Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch east of Sherwood Park, Alberta--the first specialized, intensive treatment centre in Canada for children and adolescents who have been sexually abused--unsafe, Little Warriors CEO Laurie Szymanski was at a loss.
  • Preparing for Takeoff: A Conversation with a Canadian Astronaut

    As part of APEGA's centennial celebrations, our Edmonton branch and The Personal Insurance Company invite you join us over the lunch hour on October 6 as we chat with Dr. Robert Thirsk, a highly decorated physician and astronaut.
  • We Remember: Canada's Military Engineers

    On Remembrance Day, we reflect on the sacrifices made by Canada&rsquo;s military veterans in times of war, conflict, and peace. This includes Canada's military engineers, who support the survival, mobility, and combat effectiveness of the Canadian Forces.
  • Never Settle: A Geophysics Journey

    As a young girl in Russia, Svetlana Bidikhova, P.Geoph., thought she'd grow up to become a theoretical physicist like her father. But when she learned about the world of geophysics, she knew she had found her calling.
  • Emerging Professionals Find Career and Networking Help at Inaugural Summit

    To help the next generation of professional engineers and geoscientists find their way, APEGA hosted the inaugural Emerging Professionals Summit earlier this fall. Read the recap from university student Evangeline Saclamacis.
  • From Humble Beginnings: An Examination of APEGA’s Investigations Department

    In 2013, APEGA became one of the first regulatory bodies in Canada to employ a professional investigator to review complaints. Seven years after that modest start, that solo position has grown into a team of six investigators with more than 100 years of experience between them.
  • CBC's Bob McDonald Tells Us About Science As He's Seen It

    Having brought science and engineering to television, radio, and stages across North America for more than 40 years, Bob McDonald, host of CBC Radio's long-running Quirks and Quarks program, can rightfully say he's seen it all. Read more about his approach to science, engineering, and our energy future.
  • Professional designations open a world of opportunity

    The work of professional engineers and geosciences is in demand around the world. You never know where your career might end up. For Calgarian Teresa Waddington, P.Eng., it was as a plant manager in Scotland.
  • Webinar for Internationally Trained Professionals

    On September 28, 2020, APEGA will host a webinar that celebrates APEGA's centennial and its future with internationally trained engineers and geoscientists, featuring speakers who were previously also internationally trained, including APEGA Compliance Manager Saumya (Sam) Barua, P.Eng.
  • Start Your Nomination: The Path to Council

    Nominations are now open for APEGA Council, and you might be asking yourself what the nomination process is like. Even if you're eligible, what can you expect when you submit a nomination? Hear the perspective of President-Elect Brian Pearse, P.Eng., who was elected in the 2019 APEGA Election.
  • Making Room at the Drafting Table: One Woman’s Quest for Gender Equality in Engineering

    How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. This proverb, which has been attributed to several different historical figures, including a philosopher, an activist, and an army general, offers a charming visual, but for Elinor Linney, P.Eng., it wasn't just a statement. It was a way of life.
  • Meet the President: In His Own Words

    Last week, we brought you part one of our two-part Meet the President series designed to introduce the man leading APEGA through our centennial year. In part two, we sat down with John to get to know the man behind the presidency in his own words.
  • Meet the President: A Lifetime of Leadership

    This past April, amid a global health emergency, collapsing oil prices, and a strained economy, APEGA welcomed its 101st president. From the very first days of his term, John Van der Put, P.Eng., has been paving his own way as the first president in the association's history to take the helm during a pandemic.
  • Emerging Professional Summit

    After the success of last year&rsquo;s APEGA Student Conference and Members-in-Training (M.I.T.) Boot Camp, APEGA is coming back with a special virtual event that will combine both audiences in one jam-packed day that&rsquo;s sure to inspire.
  • Recipients of the Geoscientists Canada Fellowship

    APEGA and Geoscientists Canada are proud to congratulate the 2020 recipients of the Geoscientists Canada Fellowship.
  • The next evolution of The PEG

    In recognition of our centennial, we are proud to announce the next iteration of The PEG magazine as a new section on APEGA.ca. Welcome to yourPEG!
  • Everybody wins at Branchopoly

    In early June 2020, the executive leadership from all 10 APEGA branches came together for a two-day, online conference to discuss new and innovative ways to connect the branches with their membership.
  • From Venezuela to Canada: A Professional Engineer’s Journey Home

    Being a great engineer means following your passion, regardless of which continent you end up on. After growing up in Venezuela and training in Spain and Scotland, Sara Naveda is proud to call Calgary home.
  • APEGA reheats branch luncheons as online learning opportunity

    On March 26, the APEGA Calgary Branch took its luncheon event, Pioneering Alberta's First Conventional Geothermal Energy Facility, online and accepted registrants from across the province, setting a precedent for a post-pandemic world.
  • Parenting Resources: #MakerMonday with the TELUS World of Science

    Looking for a new way to bring science into your child's life? Look no further than your kitchen (and the TELUS World of Science - Edmonton) for #MakerMondays!
  • Parenting Through COVID-19

    As we move through our new normal, the demands on working parents are at an all-time high. The line that separates work and home life is blurred at a time when maintaining that balance has never been more important.
  • E-mentoring: Spend This Time Finding the Right Fit

    As Albertans continue to work from home to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, professionals are forced to find new ways to connect to keep the economy moving. However, this change in how we communicate also creates new opportunities for professional engineers and geoscientists to build stronger connections with each other and help nurture the next generation of self-regulated professionals.
  • A Powerful Impact

    From Afghanistan to Kenya and beyond, solar power expert Faruq Vishram, P.Eng., is using his professional engineering skills to empower developing communities in Central Asia and East Africa, paying it forward as a volunteer with the Aga Khan Development Network.