Message from the Chair
The Edmonton branch connects members within the fields of engineering and geoscience in Alberta and beyond! We promote member growth, diversity, representation, and public engagement through various initiatives. This year we celebrate the 100th birthday of our association, APEGA. We welcome you to join us and make your impactful contribution in the community!
The Edmonton branch executive is made up of professionals of varying experiences, backgrounds, and disciplines volunteering to help promote the role of engineering and geoscience in the public realm. The executive undertakes many different initiatives to engage our members. The volunteer executive act as a bridge between the APEGA association, active members, and the general public. Whether it be social events, outreach events, mentorship, various regulatory volunteer positions, or legislative forums, there are many ways for each of us to contribute to the success, effectiveness, and purpose of our association.
The mission of the Edmonton branch is to highlight the value of engineering and geoscience as professions and to reinforce this role to the public and our community via our members. We will help make this value resonate so we can go beyond the output of our small executive team. If our members endorse our mission, this branch will have achieved its intent to promote engineering and geoscience and extend its importance to past, present, and future generations of leaders. It is the focus of the branch executive to provide opportunities to showcase our members passion so that they remain committed to their professions—all while still having fun!
We look forward to working and engaging with our members to help each person identify more deeply with their profession and continue their efforts toward public safety, innovation, and social good.
The Branch Executives are members elected at the Annual General Meeting of each branch. They are governed by the Branch manual.
The following APEGA members are volunteering their time to be this year's Branch Executives.
|Chair||Sophia Zhang, P.Eng.|
|Past-Chair||Andrew Liu, P.Eng., M.Eng.|
|Vice-Chair||Vahid Ayan, P.Eng.|
|Treasurer||Tara Wasilieff, P.Eng.|
|Secretary||Ernie Hui, P.Eng.|
|Members-at-Large||Andy Lai, E.I.T.|
Holly Couillard, P.Geo.
Jacqueline Kohn, P.Geoph.
Jessica Vandenberghe, P.Eng.
Marla Snoddon, P.Eng.
Mihaela Ciulei, P.Eng.
Ryan Benvenuto, E.I.T.
Sanjay Patel, P.Eng.
Shiraz Kanji, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
Ujjawal Kumar, P.Eng.
As of March 2019, the Edmonton Branch has:
- 1,048 Permit Holders
- 1,010 Engineering Permit Holders
- 15 Geoscience Permit Holders
- 23 Engineering and Geoscience Permit Holders
- 15,879 Members
- 12,151 Professional Members
- 11,840 Professional Engineers
- 293 Professional Geoscientists
- 18 Dual Designations
- 3,728 Members-in-Training
- 3,538 Engineers-in-Training
- 187 Geoscientists-in-Training
- 3 Dual Designations-in-Training
- 12,151 Professional Members
Connect with Your Branch
Join the Edmonton Branch's Facebook group to keep in touch with fellow professionals and find out what's new in your region.
See the Edmonton Branch events that have been coordinated by branch volunteers.
See APEGA's online events, open to Members everywhere.
Email [email protected] to contact the volunteers who manage the Branch. APEGA does not monitor this email account.
In addition to the executive, the Branch is supported by two APEGA staff members:
- Mohamed El Daly, Director, Outreach and Product Services
- Aila Jamali, Northern Alberta Branch Coordinator, who can be reached at [email protected]
Connect with APEGA
Visit APEGA's events calendar to view branch events, professional development seminars, legislative review sessions, and more.
Read APEGA's news page, which includes Branch stories and other items of interest.
Contact APEGA directly with questions about your application or membership.
Sign up or unsubscribe for Branch newsletters and the e-PEG.
The following communities are part of the Edmonton Branch:
Luncheon Sponsors 2019-20
The Edmonton Branch extends its thanks to the following sponsors for their support: