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November 26, 2018

Calgary Branch News & Events

December 13 | Calgary Branch Luncheon: Prepare for a Future with Artificial Intelligence

What will AI demand of us? Robin Winsor, President and CEO of Cybera, will discuss developing a new relationship between humans and machines, the ways we can benefit—and the perils of failing to adapt.

January 9 | Calgary Branch PD Evening: Demystifying Geophysics for Engineers

David Gray, P.Geoph., Senior Geophysical Advisor for Nexen Energy, will expand on a basic understanding of Newtonian physics to demonstrate that a seismic shoot is a geomechanical experiment.

January 24 | Save the Date: APEGA Calgary Branch AGM

Details soon!

Discounted TELUS Spark Tickets

The program ends December 13! Get your discounted tickets to TELUS Spark here. Tickets are valid until August 1, 2019.

Connect with the Calgary Branch Online

Find out what’s happening in your branch and community through the Calgary Branch Facebook page or on our web page.

APEGA-Wide News, Events, & Benefits

Take Our Mentoring Survey

APEGA’s Career Services Department helps match mentors with mentees to provide guidance in areas for professional growth—and we’re looking for your feedback! Regardless of your involvement in our program or other mentoring situations, please take 3-4 minutes to complete our survey. Afterwards, choose to be entered into a draw to win a $100 Visa gift card. Survey closes December 19.

Ivan Finlay Leadership Award

The Ivan Finlay Leadership Award recognizes Alberta university engineering and geoscience students who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities. The award includes a prize of $1,000. Nomination deadline is February 15, 2019.

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 portal. For more information, visit the 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 for a full listing. Click on the individual registration pages for details on specific opportunities.

Check out some of the upcoming professional development events in Calgary.

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

K-12 Classroom Expert

The APEGA Outreach team is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with K-12 students. Volunteers will be asked to visit K-12 classrooms in their region or connect with classrooms virtually to act as subject matter experts. Specific topics will relate to the science or math curriculum students are learning in school, but will vary based on the requests we receive. Successful applicants can be located anywhere in Alberta.

Science Olympics Volunteers

APEGA is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students. Apply for a volunteer position in the 2019 APEGA Science Olympics.

APEGA’s Mentoring Program is Available Throughout Alberta

Potential mentees and mentors are invited to participate in APEGA’s mentoring program.

Mentees: Did you know that e-mentoring is an option? Consider connecting with a mentor via Skype, Facetime, email, or phone! It will save you time and increase opportunities to connect with a mentor with qualifications and background you are looking for.

Mentors: Consider e-mentoring by Skype, Facetime, email or phone. Mentees apply to our program from throughout Alberta. Give them a chance to connect with you!

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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