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April 2, 2019

Calgary Branch News & Events

April 11 | Science Night—Volunteers Needed

The Calgary Branch seeks enthusiastic volunteers to share their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at an elementary school APEGA Science Night. Taking place at the Calgary Islamic School on April 11 from 6–8 p.m., this is a great opportunity to foster a love for engineering and geoscience in students, promote the APEGA professions in the community, and log professional development hours. If you are interested in volunteering (for this event or future Science Nights), please fill in the volunteer form (click on green Calgary button, bottom of page).

April 17 | Calgary Branch Luncheon: Near-Surface Geophysics in Search of Failing Dams, Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Hidden Stashes of Pablo Escobar

Paul Bauman, P.Eng., P.Geoph., will present a brief discussion of some of the challenges in applying near-surface geophysical methods to provide humanitarian relief as well as address archaeological, geotechnical, and criminal issues.

May 16 | Calgary Branch Luncheon: A Market in Transition—An Update on Alberta’s Transition to a Capacity Market

Miranda Keating Erickson, Vice-President, Markets, Alberta Electric Systems Operator (AESO), will provide an update on Alberta's electricity sector. She will also share AESO's recommendation to move from an energy-only market to a capacity market and discuss how it will meet the reliability needs of the province.

May 16 | Acoustics in the Built Environment

Join Salem AL-Hertil, P.Eng., as he discusses the practical technology needed to achieve a more acceptable acoustic environment for human life. This presentation will provide fundamental knowledge necessary for understanding more specialized topics in room acoustics and services noise.

Connect with the Calgary Branch Online

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APEGA-Wide News, Events & Benefits

APEGA Annual General Meeting & Conference 2019

The APEGA AGM & Conference 2019 has something for everyone: 25 professional development sessions, the annual Summit Awards, and the Annual General Meeting & Keynote Luncheon. Check out the opportunities for learning, celebrating, and discussing topics important to your association, and register now to save your spot. You can find the AGM agenda here.

APEGA Innovation in Education Awards

Applications are open for the 2019 APEGA Innovation in Education Awards. For the 2019-2020 school year, APEGA will present awards of up to $5,000 each to facilitate innovative, STEM-focused classroom initiatives. If you think your children's Grade 1-12 teachers may be interested, please direct them to our website to apply.

Spring Edition of The PEG Online Now

Get ready for the 2019 APEGA Annual General Meeting, Summit Awards, and Professional Development Conference in the spring edition of The PEG magazine.

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Consultation Sessions for the Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Grant Project

APEGA is looking for members who would like to participate in the consultation phase of the WAGE grant. We have virtual sessions scheduled to meet with members to discuss the barriers that women face in engineering and geoscience workplaces.

APEGA Wireless Program Powered by Rogers

Get access to exclusive member rates starting as low as $49 per month for a 3GB voice and data plan. This offer is only available through the APEGA Member Self-Service Centre.

Events & Professional Development Calendar

Our new professional development listings are up and ready for registration. Spots are limited, so register early to avoid disappointment. Group and company discounts apply. Visit the Events & Professional Development Calendar.

Volunteer Opportunities

May 11 | APEGA Outreach Volunteer Information Session

APEGA Outreach is pleased to host the first annual Outreach Volunteer Information Session on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at APEGA’s Calgary office. Whether you have volunteered for K-12 or university events in the past or have been interested in volunteering but weren’t sure what it’s all about, this event is for you!

Virtual Resume Review Volunteers

APEGA is looking for volunteers with formal hiring experience to virtually review resumes for engineering and geoscience university students across Alberta.

Make Your Mentoring Mark

Make a valued impact on the next generation of professional engineers and professional geoscientists by volunteering with the APEGA Mentoring Program. Each mentoring partnership lasts a full year and can be done in person or online. Time commitment throughout the year is flexible. We encourage you to embark on this leadership role, contributing to a lifetime of good practice for your mentee.

Interested in What Other Branches Are Up To?

Across the province, 10 APEGA branches connect professionals to their peers by offering great learning, social, and volunteer opportunities. But if one branch isn’t quite enough, be sure to check out the newsletters APEGA distributes in other areas of the province. Click on the appropriate branch name, then on Branch Newsletter on the left-hand menu.

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