A Century Well Built
2020 is a special year for APEGA. We are celebrating a century of serving the public interest through the regulation of the engineering and geoscience professions in Alberta. APEGA members play a critical role in building a sustainable and diversified economy by developing innovative solutions across all industries.
Learn more about how you can join us in celebrating A Century Well Built.
Did You Know?
A Historical Fact About APEGA and Our Members
September's Trivia Fact: Calculators that Fit in the Palm of Your Hand
Humans have become quite reliant on technology in our daily lives. Over the years, technology has evolved from large, bulky equipment to small, wearable items that have been seamlessly integrated into our personal and work routines.
When handheld calculators first came onto the market in the early 1970s, Hewlett-Packard hailed their HP-65 model as a “personal computer.” The HP-65 was able to run software from pre-programmed cards and sold for around $800.
Over the next decade, these handheld devices became more powerful and less expensive. In 1982, Hewlett-Packard—or HP as it is now called—released the HP-15C (pictured), which was touted as being “popular for science and engineering.” It sold for around $150 and was considered very advanced for its time.
Fun Fact: When Bill Hewlett, co-founder of HP, specified what he required for the design of the first calculator, he challenged his engineers to create a device that could fit in his shirt pocket.
Discover APEGA and Our History
Do you know how Alberta’s first female geoscientists chiselled, charted, and championed the way for women in the profession? How a tiny hamlet holds the key to landmine and explosives detection? How one city’s breakthrough in transplant technology
changed the global landscape of diabetes treatment?
As we celebrate our centennial, we’re commemorating the many ways our members have shaped our province over the past 100 years—and we’re bringing their stories to you. How much do you know about the history of engineering and geoscience in Alberta?
Social Media Partner Toolkit
You can help spread the word! We’ve created an e-toolkit that includes suggested copy and images for communication on your social media, websites, e-newsletters – wherever you engage with your community.
- A PDF with background information and instructions
- Four suggested messages with APEGA's social media handles and hashtags
- 30 image files (10 base images, each in 3 variations formatted for different social platforms)
APEGA's Centennial in Video
Watch all of the latest videos, and check back often for new ones.
More to See
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Watch: A Century of Accomplishments: Jessica Vandenberge, P.Eng.
Watch: A Century of Accomplishments: Dr. Lianne Lefsrud, P.Eng.
Watch: A Century of Accomplishments: James Carter, P.Eng.
Watch: A Century of Accomplishments: Larry Staples, P.Eng.
Watch: Panel on Disruption and Opportunity in a Digital Future
Watch: Centennial Media Launch (Edmonton)
Watch: Kids Imagine the Not So Distant Future, with McNeil the Engineer-in-Training
Watch: Kids Imagine the Not So Distant Future, with Shar the Professional Geoscientist
Watch: Kids Imagine the Not So Distant Future, with Jessica the Professional Engineer
Watch: A Century Well Built
Watch: Global News Interview, February 15
Watch: Global News Interview, February 4
Other Media Coverage of APEGA's Centennial
To celebrate a century of commitment to public safety and well-being, check out our centennial-branded clothing and accessories. See what we have—pride in your profession looks good on you! Order your custom APEGA centennial gear now.
Centennial Photo Contest
In June 2019, to celebrate our centennial year, we asked APEGA members to send us their best photos capturing the spirit of engineering and geoscience in Alberta. Our members enthusiastically answered that call: we received almost 200 photos exhibiting the fascinating province around us, and it was almost impossible to select the 13 best.
Check out the winners in the photo gallery.