Skill Development Events & Webinars

Mentoring Café

We recognize that engineering and geoscience students need advice and guidance on different subjects, at different times, throughout the year. To supplement our calendar of events, we are introducing a new initiative that will allow students to book an informal 30-minute meeting (virtual) with an APEGA industry professional volunteer to discuss the subject of their choice. This is not intended to lead to a formal, long-term mentoring relationship. 

Volunteers will be able to provide guidance to students on many topics, including:

  • résumés
  • interviews
  • career progression
  • networking
  • teamwork
  • communication skills
  • general job search
  • succeeding in university
  • project management

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Principles to Depolarize Energy Discussion

Many controversial issues are not processed cognitively; more information does not persuade. Besides understanding how people think, we need to understand how they feel and why. Because of this, the game has changed for industries’ social license to operate. Previously, surveys would show that familiarity with an industry, led to trust and advocacy toward that industry.  Not anymore.  While the public may be familiar with mining and energy industries, they are opposing rather than advocating for these industries. Development has become an emotional and moral debate. During this presentation Dr. Lianne Lefsrud, P.Eng. draws from risk communication research and offers principles to help depolarize dialogue.

Virtual: March 8, 2023

6:00pm - 7:30pm

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Requirements for Registration

Join Enayat Aminzadah as he walks you through the registration process for your Member-in-Training and professional designations.

Virtual: March 16, 2023

6:30pm - 7:30pm

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Addressing Microaggressions in Everyday Life

We can all play a part in fostering respectful and inclusive environments for all, and one such way is to move away from and challenge microaggressions and practice microaffirmations.

Microaggressions are small, everyday comments or actions often appearing to be compliments or genuinely expressed questions that are normally unintentional expressions of unconscious bias or unintentional discrimination. Overtime, the impact can be harmful and comes with a heavy mental and physiological burden for those on the receiving end. So how can we begin to address microaggressions when we hear/see them?

We can begin by understanding what they are, what their impact is, and how to have conversations with others when we hear/see them. We can begin moving away from microaggressions and start practicing microaffirmations: small conscious acts that take place to value, uplift, and aid others in their success. This session will provide an overview of both microaggressions and microaffirmations, and the impact they have on fostering equity, diversity, and inclusivity. 

Virtual: March 23, 2023

6:30pm - 7:30pm

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