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October 1, 2018

Calgary Branch News & Events

October 18 | Calgary Branch PD Evening: Pipeline Leak Detection Methods, Requirements, and Practical Considerations

Join Ian Butterworth, P.Eng., as he gives an overview of pipeline leak detection methods and their applicability on upstream and midstream liquids pipelines. He will also discuss pipeline regulatory requirements, including how leak detection fits into pipeline safety and loss management programs. Register by October 12.

October 25 | Calgary Branch Luncheon: Blockchain 101

Blockchain has emerged in the last two years as the technology with the most potential for disruption. Join Elena Dumitrascu from TerraHub for a non-technical talk about understanding industrial blockchain and its effect on the energy industry, complete with current examples. Register by October 21.

Calgary Branch Social Night

Come out to meet and connect with fellow colleagues and APEGA members in an informal setting. Please join us and network while enjoying delicious appetizers, one free drink, and a social evening! Register by October 23.

Calgary Branch Member-at-Large

The Calgary Branch is seeking a volunteer to fill a member-at-large position. Reporting to the Chair of the Calgary Branch Executive, the member-at-large will actively participate in the activities of the branch, including events and subcommittees.

Discounted TELUS Spark Tickets

APEGA Calgary Branch is happy to announce discounted tickets to TELUS Spark! 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

Tell Us What You Need!

What professional development resources will best support you in your career? APEGA is committed to providing relevant, high-quality programs, information, and tools that fit with your needs and interests. Take our survey and tell us how we can help for the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. The survey closes on October 31.

Information Session: Proposed Updates to the Authentication Standard

Understanding and properly implementing authentication, particularly in the digital space, is one of the most talked-about challenges licenced professionals face in their practice. We are holding sessions in October and November to inform our members of proposed updates to the Authentication Practice Standard. Productive dialogue and professional feedback are encouraged.

Project Everest: Reaching New Heights in Project Management

Climbing Mount Everest is one of the greatest feats of human endurance, combining unparalleled physical and mental challenges with some of the most extreme conditions imaginable. Alan Mallory took on the challenge and set a world record when he, along with three members of his family, reached the summit. Join us on December 14 as Mr. Mallory takes project managers on a similar journey. The dynamic session focuses on developing project managers and strengthening project teams by reinforcing the skills and expertise essential for success. The first 16 registrants will receive a free copy of Mr. Mallory’s book, The Family that Conquered Everest.

Read it Now—The Fall Issue of the PEG Is Online

The PEG connects you to a great big world of engineering and geoscience, at home and beyond. Take a peek at the latest issue to learn a few tips for succeeding in a tricky economy. In Movers & Shakers, read about a former University of Alberta student who is sending satellites into space. Check out The Watch to find out how researchers are engineering “microbreweries” that can monitor radiation. And, of course, don’t miss the results of the 2018 Salary Survey. These stories and features, and much, much more, provide a diverse and interesting look at the APEGA professions, virtual cover to virtual cover.

Science Olympics Registration Open

Registration for the 2019 APEGA Science Olympics in Edmonton is now open! This exciting engineering and geoscience event takes learning beyond the classroom and demonstrates the fun and practical sides of the professions. Speak to your children's teachers about registering a school team.

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 of events, and click on the individual registration pages for details on specific opportunities.


Volunteer Opportunities

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 visit K-12 classrooms in their region or connect virtually to act as subject matter experts. Specific topics will relate to the current science or math curriculums 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 at the 2019 APEGA Science Olympics in Calgary! The event is on May 4 at the Winsport Arena. 

APEGA’s Mentoring Program is Available Throughout Alberta

APEGA’s Mentoring Program is a great way to expand your skills by partnering with and learning from experienced professional engineers and professional geoscientists. Find your perfect mentoring match, from Canmore to High River and beyond.


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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