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Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Consultations

Help to identify barriers that women face in the industries, and share your experiences with gender-related workplace barriers.

Find a Consultation session near you 

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Permit to Practice Seminars

For Permit Holders and Responsible Members. RMs must attend within six months of being added, and then at least once every five years.

Find a Permit to Practice Seminar  

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2019 Annual General Meeting & Conference

APEGA's biggest event of the year features three events over two days: the Annual General Meeting, the Summit Awards, and the Professional Development Conference.

Calgary: April 25 & 26

 

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April
2019

Advanced Project Management

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The long history of staggering cost overruns and delays in completion offers little assurance that the cost estimates and schedules presented to project executives can be relied upon. This session is tailored for project managers who are involved directly in managing projects and will build on the Fundamentals of Project Management session by analyzing current industry practices and introducing some value-improving practices to enhance the delivery of complex construction projects.

Register by April 23, 2019

The long history of staggering cost overruns and delays in completion offers little assurance that the cost estimates and schedules presented to project executives can be relied upon. This session is tailored for project managers who are involved directly in managing projects and will build on the Fundamentals of Project Management session by analyzing current industry practices and introducing some value-improving practices to enhance the delivery of complex construction projects.

The presenter will discuss research findings about cost overruns and benchmarking. He will also discuss ways to improve project decision-making, the management of construction, and associated risks. Fresh thinking is required and some long-held ideas of best practice will be challenged to opens the door to a different way of thinking to enhance project predictability.

The course may cover the following topics:

  • Overview of project gated processes: its application, advantages, and disadvantages.
  • Discussion of the dilemma of predictability and risk/causes of cost overruns and what we can do about it.
  • How to identify early warning signs.
  • Re-defining project risks: operational risk, strategic risk, contextual risk, contingencies, and allowances.
  • Key success factors for major capital projects.
  • Cost estimating overview, classifications, contingencies, and confidence.
  • Reshaping the governance system:
    • The Project Sponsor and his/her leadership role.
    • The Project Executive Officer and his/her leadership role.
    • Project Eco-system and contract strategies.
  • Fast tracking projects: How to fast track and key success factors.
  • Improving the decision process, constructability, PDRI, lessons learned, team building and alignment, and building and sustaining project teams.

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand project key success factors
  • Challenge some long-held ideas and best practices
  • Change focus from project level to the executive level
  • Enable project managers to deliver their projects more effectively and efficiently

About the Presenter

George Jergeas, P.Eng., PhDDr. George Jergeas, P.Eng., is a Professor of Project Management in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he has taught and researched methods for improving project management since 1994. He has 40 years of work experience, principally in infrastructure projects as well as claims and disputes. He has worked with project teams in oil sands development, hospitals, roads and bridges, tunnelling, LRT expansions, and mining projects. As a claims consultant investigating numerous construction projects both in Canada and the USA, George gained insight into the fundamental causes of project success and failure.

 

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office

1500 Scotia Place

Edmonton, AB

T5J 4A2

Date

April 30, 2019

Time

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Speaker

George Jergeas, Ph.D, P.Eng.

Cost

Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

 

Group and company discounts apply.
Every third registrant on the same form gets 50% off.

Eligible PDH

7

Registration Deadline

April 23, 2019

Register Now

1
May
2019

Building Better Work Relationships

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Is there someone at your office who you just don’t "get" and who drains your energy? No matter how much you try, you just can’t get them to see your point or change their ways? This workshop uses the Everything DiSC™ tool to help you gain important insights into peoples’ communication preferences and working styles. The immediate feedback received from this workshop gives you the practical tools you'll need to build and sustain more harmonious and productive relationships in all aspects of your life.

Register by April 24, 2019

Is there someone at your office who you just don’t "get" and who drains your energy? No matter how much you try, you just can’t get them to see your point or change their ways? This workshop uses the Everything DiSC™ tool to help you gain important insights into peoples’ communication preferences and working styles. The immediate feedback received from this workshop gives you the practical tools you'll need to build and sustain more harmonious and productive relationships in all aspects of your life.

After participating in this session, you will have:

  • Awareness of your personal working and communication styles
  • Increased your awareness for understanding the working styles of others
  • Identified your health and unhealthy behaviors in a conflict situation of your choosing
  • Uncovered your blind spots, assumptions and attitudes that may be getting in the way
  • Experienced how to engage with others by creating a safe space
  • A clear picture of the actions needed to work more effectively and productively with others

About the Presenter

Erin WaddellErin Waddell is the Principal of Lead With Core Values, a company that coaches and facilitates teams to uncover new possibilities and bring their best selves to the world. Over a wide-ranging career, she’s been a successful executive and leadership coach accountant, educator, project manager, international public speaker, transformational change agent, management consultant, and leadership development facilitator. Erin is passionate about learning methods that are practical, personalized, and highly interactive. Erin is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), and a credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She holds a master’s degree in leadership from Royal Roads University. Erin is an active volunteer with organizations supporting education, health, and infrastructure in the developing world. She is a director of Health Reach Canada, a not-for-profit supporting development projects in Nepal, Tanzania, and India. 

 

Where

APEGA Calgary Office

2200 Scotia Center

700 2nd Street

Calgary AB

T5J 4A2

Date

May 1, 2019

Time

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Speaker

Erin Waddell

Cost

Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

 

Group and company discounts apply.
Every third registrant on the same form gets 50% off.

Eligible PDH

7

Registration Deadline

April 24, 2019

Register Now

1
May
2019

Fort McMurray Branch APEGA CPD Hours Seminar

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fort McMurray Branch invites you to learn about the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program at APEGA and understand how to meet your professional obligations.

Register by April 24, 2019

Mandatory continuing professional development is common in many professions. In most provinces, the engineering and geoscience regulatory organizations have moved towards mandatory requirements. APEGA's CPD Program establishes an annual process and a minimum benchmark of effort. The minimum requirements may not be adequate to maintain or increase competence, so it is up to you to assess your own needs and to plan appropriately.

Recognizing the diversity of APEGA members, the program provides the flexibility for members to undertake activities that provide the greatest benefit to them in the practice of their profession. However, this flexibility can create confusion as members are overwhelmed by the categories and definition of CPD. The aim of the session is to describe APEGA's CPD program, its components, features, and flexibility to allow members to understand how they can easily meet their professional obligation.

About the Presenter

Daniel Lawrysyn, P.Eng. FEC, FGC(Hon.) Daniel Lawrysyn, P.Eng. FEC, FGC (Hon.), has been with APEGA since May 2017 and is in the role of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Manager. Daniel graduated from the University of Regina and has been working within the engineering profession for 23 years. His work experience focused on environment and public safety and included roles with consulting companies, private industry, and municipal government. He attained his Fellowship with Engineers Canada and Geoscientists Canada (Honorary) through his volunteer work with APEGA.

Where Eagle Ridge Community Centre
301 Sparrow Hawk Dr
Fort McMurray, AB
T9K 0P1
Date May 1, 2019
Time 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Speaker Daniel Lawrysyn, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
Cost $20.00
Registration Deadline April 24, 2019

Register Now

2
May
2019

Calgary Permit to Practice Seminar (Morning Session)

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This free, 3.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by April 29, 2019

This free, 3.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • how to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • the roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process

Presenter Biography 

APEGA Presenter TBD

Where

APEGA Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre

2200-700 2 Street SW

Presenter

APEGA Presenter TBD

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 3.5
Registration Deadline April 29, 2019 

Register Now

2
May
2019

Calgary Permit to Practice Seminar (Afternoon Session)

12:45 pm - 4:15 pm

This 3.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by April 29, 2019

This 3.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • how to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • the roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process

Presenter Biography 

APEGA Presenter TBD

Where

APEGA Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre

2200-700 2 Street SW

Presenter

APEGA Presenter TBD

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 3.5
Registration Deadline April 29, 2019

Register Now

3
May
2019

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

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The consultation phase for APEGA’s Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) grant project begins with a series of in-person and virtual consultation meetings. These sessions are intended to identify workplace barriers that women face in the fields of engineering and geosciences, and to hear input from APEGA members (of all genders) about their experience with gender-related workplace barriers.

Register by May 3, 2019

The consultation phase for APEGA’s Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) grant project begins with a series of in-person and virtual consultation meetings.

These sessions are intended to:

  • identify workplace barriers that women face in the fields of engineering and geosciences
  • hear input from APEGA members (of all genders) about their experience with gender-related workplace barriers 

 

WhereWebinar

Login information will be provided after registration.
Time2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
CostFree
Eligible PDH1.5
Registration DeadlineMay 3, 2019

Register Now

9
May
2019

Central Alberta Branch Bunch Clearwater Fabrication Facility Tour

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

APEGA Central Alberta Branch invites you to tour an 80,000 square foot steel/pipe fabrication facility on a 60-acre parcel, including sandblasting and coating capabilities.

Register by May 8, 2019

bunch projects site mapThe APEGA Central Alberta Branch invites you to tour an 80,000 square foot steel/pipe fabrication facility on 60 acre parcel including sandblasting and coating capabilities.

Bunch Projects is recognized as one of Alberta's leading pipeline and facility construction companies, serving the oil and gas industry throughout Western Canada. Some of their latest technology includes robotic beamlines, modified short circuit GMAW process, and robotic plasma tables.

Bunch Projects is located on range road 54, 1 kilometre north of highway 598. Please meet at the administration building and bring your personal protective equipment (PPE), including steel-toe boots, hardhat, and safety glasses (the last 2 items are available on site, but please ensure you have the proper footwear).

 

Where Bunch Projects
SE 32-039-5 W5
North of highway 598
5 kms W of Leslieville
Alhambra, AB T4T 1A4
See on Google Maps
Date May 9, 2019
Time 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Cost FREE
Registration Deadline May 8, 2019

Register Now

14
May
2019

Notarius: Digital Signatures

9:00 am - 11:00 am

As organizations move from paper to electronic filing, one of the key challenges in this transformation is the authentication of these files. During the session, you will discover the diverse types of digital signatures and how they can be used to sign distinct types of documents as a person, a professional, a department, or an organization.

Register by May 7, 2019

As organizations move from paper to electronic filing, one of the key challenges in this transformation is the authentication of these files. During the session, you will discover the diverse types of digital signatures and how they can be used to sign distinct types of documents as a person, a professional, a department, or an organization.

When you participate in this session, you will learn how to:

  • Explain the distinct types of signatures, from paper to electronic and digital signatures
  • Demonstrate what a digitally signed PDF looks like
  • Review APEGA digital signatures and productivity software suite available to members
  • Review ROI and workflow of digital transformation within a corporate environment
  • Validate and accept digitally signed documents
  • Identify a modified PDF
  • Digitally sign data files, like BIM, Excel spreadsheets, and emails

You will also see how an energy agency saved over 1 million dollars per year after completing their digital transformation, and learn how a transportation agency undertook the digital transformation process.

 

About the Presenter

Marc St JacquesMarc St-Jacques is the Vice President of Sales at Notarius. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and has been working in the field of information technology for the past 20 years. Specializing in digital authentication solutions since 2009, Marc has personally assisted over 3000 engineers to become more proficient in the digital authentication of electronic drawings.

 

Where APEGA Edmonton Office
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave
Date May 14, 2019
Time 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Speaker Marc St-Jacques
Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2
Registration Deadline May 7, 2019

Register Now

15
May
2019

Risk / Reality of Environmental Contaminations

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This session will provide information that anyone responsible for a property in Alberta should know, whether already or potentially contaminated, or at risk of being contaminated. The session will go into details regarding contamination and assessment processes.

Register by May 7, 2019

This session will provide information that anyone responsible for a property in Alberta should know, whether already or potentially contaminated, or at risk of being contaminated. The session will go into details regarding contamination and assessment processes.

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Risk of contamination
  • Consequences and liabilities
  • Legislation and regulations
  • Environmental assessments
  • Contaminant guidelines
  • Managing contamination
  • Contaminated sites
  • Minimizing environmental risks 

When you participate in this session, you will learn how to:

  • Understand the risks, liabilities, and consequences of contaminations
  • Understand principles of site assessment process, remediation guidelines, and contaminated site management
  • Minimize risk of contamination
  • Manage your environmental consultant

About the Presenter

Barry Ronellenfitch, P.Eng.Barry Ronellenfitch, P.Eng., is a Responsible Member with Cirrus Environmental, an environmental consulting company. He has provided assessment and remediation consulting services on many sites. Barry has represented clients in front of regulators. He has personally owned and remediated a contaminated site.

 

Where

APEGA Calgary Office

2200 Scotia Center

700 2nd Street

Calgary AB

T5J 4A2

Date

May 15, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Speaker

Barry Ronellenfitch, P.Eng.

Cost

Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

 

Group and company discounts apply.
Every third registrant on the same form gets 50% off.

Eligible PDH

3

Registration Deadline

May 7, 2019

Register Now

15
May
2019

Edmonton Branch Luncheon: COSIA and Oilsands Innovation

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

APEGA Edmonton Branch invites you to learn more about COSIA and its role in oilsands technology innovation.

Register by May 9, 2019

Join the Edmonton branch to learn more about Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA)'s vision to enable responsible and sustainable growth of Canada’s oil sands while delivering accelerated improvement in environmental performance through collaborative action and innovation. 

COSIA is mobilizing the world's best minds to improve environmental performance. COSIA is an alliance of oil sands producers who collaborate and innovate: their vision is to enable responsible and sustainable growth of Canada’s oil sands while delivering accelerated improvement in environmental performance through collaborative action and innovation. The alliance was launched March 1, 2012. See more about COSIA.

About the Presenter

Chris Godwaldt P.EngChris Godwaldt, P.Eng., MBA, is a Water Senior Technical Advisor (STA). Along with the director, Chris facilitates the Water Steering Committee, which sets collaborative research priorities, and he oversees ongoing collaborative research projects. In his role as STA, Chris has reviewed over 500 water-related technology submissions received by COSIA. Chris also facilitates the COSIA Digital Innovation and Artificial Intelligence Group, which collaboratively identifies digital/AI priorities and develops collaborative projects.

Chris's education includes a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta, a Master of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business, program studies at the Shanghai Institute of Finance and Economics, and the Pan American Institute for High Business Direction in Mexico.

His engineering expertise includes a complete range of industrial, commercial, and residential products and services across most water and wastewater treatment applications. Chris has a broad base of experience relating to water and wastewater treatment applications and has worked around the globe in technical, marketing, and managerial capacities on projects ranging from individual consulting contracts to multi-billion dollar projects. He has hands-on experience both designing, engineering, and managing water and wastewater treatment systems and companies operating in regions across North America, the Middle East, and South East Asia. Prior to working with COSIA, Chris was one of the founders of Alberta WaterSMART. Chris is fluent in several languages, including Spanish and French.

 

Where APEGA Edmonton Office 
Lindberg Conference Centre
15th Floor, Scotia One 
10060 Jasper Ave NW
Date May 15, 2019
Time

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Registration: 11:30 a.m.

Lunch and Presentation: 12:00 p.m.

Speaker

Chris Godwaldt, P.Eng., MBA

Senior Technical Advisor, Water

COSIA

Cost

Member: $35

Non-Member: $40

Students: $20

Webinar: $10

Registration Deadline

May 9, 2019

Register Now

16
May
2019

Building Better Work Relationships

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Is there someone at your office who you just don’t "get" and who drains your energy? No matter how much you try, you just can’t get them to see your point or change their ways? This workshop uses the Everything DiSC™ tool to help you gain important insights into peoples’ communication preferences and working styles. The immediate feedback received from this workshop gives you the practical tools you'll need to build and sustain more harmonious and productive relationships in all aspects of your life.

Register by May 9, 2019

Is there someone at your office who you just don’t "get" and who drains your energy? No matter how much you try, you just can’t get them to see your point or change their ways? This workshop uses the Everything DiSC™ tool to help you gain important insights into peoples’ communication preferences and working styles. The immediate feedback received from this workshop gives you the practical tools you'll need to build and sustain more harmonious and productive relationships in all aspects of your life.

After participating in this session, you will have: 

  • Awareness of your personal working and communication styles
  • Increased your awareness for understanding the working styles of others
  • Identified your health and unhealthy behaviors in a conflict situation of your choosing
  • Uncovered your blind spots, assumptions and attitudes that may be getting in the way
  • Experienced how to engage with others by creating a safe space
  • A clear picture of the actions needed to work more effectively and productively with others

About the Presenter

Erin WaddellErin Waddell is the Principal of Lead With Core Values, a company that coaches and facilitates teams to uncover new possibilities and bring their best selves to the world. Over a wide-ranging career, she’s been a successful executive and leadership coach accountant, educator, project manager, international public speaker, transformational change agent, management consultant, and leadership development facilitator. Erin is passionate about learning methods that are practical, personalized, and highly interactive. Erin is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), and a credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She holds a master’s degree in leadership from Royal Roads University. Erin is an active volunteer with organizations supporting education, health, and infrastructure in the developing world. She is a director of Health Reach Canada, a not-for-profit supporting development projects in Nepal, Tanzania, and India.

 

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office

1500 Scotia Place

Edmonton, AB

T5J 4A2

Date

May 16, 2019

Time

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Speaker

Erin Waddell

Cost

Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

 

Group and company discounts apply.
Every third registrant on the same form gets 50% off.

Eligible PDH

7

Registration Deadline

May 9, 2019

Register Now

16
May
2019

Notarius: Digital Signatures

9:00 am - 11:00 am

As organizations move from paper to electronic filing, one of the key challenges in this transformation is the authentication of these files. During the session, you will discover the diverse types of digital signatures and how they can be used to sign distinct types of documents as a person, a professional, a department, or an organization.

Register by May 9, 2019

As organizations move from paper to electronic filing, one of the key challenges in this transformation is the authentication of these files. During the session, you will discover the diverse types of digital signatures and how they can be used to sign distinct types of documents as a person, a professional, a department, or an organization.

When you participate in this session, you will learn how to:

  • Explain the distinct types of signatures, from paper to electronic and digital signatures
  • Demonstrate what a digitally signed PDF looks like
  • Review APEGA digital signatures and productivity software suite available to members
  • Review ROI and workflow of digital transformation within a corporate environment
  • Validate and accept digitally signed documents
  • Identify a modified PDF
  • Digitally sign data files, like BIM, Excel spreadsheets, and emails

You will also see how an energy agency saved over 1 million dollars per year after completing their digital transformation, and learn how a transportation agency undertook the digital transformation process.

 

About the Presenter

Marc St JacquesMarc St-Jacques is the Vice President of Sales at Notarius. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and has been working in the field of information technology for the past 20 years. Specializing in digital authentication solutions since 2009, Marc has personally assisted over 3000 engineers to become more proficient in the digital authentication of electronic drawings.

 

Where APEGA Calgary Office
2200, 700 2nd Street SW
Date May 16, 2019
Time 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Speaker Marc St-Jacques
Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2
Registration Deadline May 9, 2019

Register Now

16
May
2019

Knowing Your Brand: Preparing Your Career for the Future of Work in 2019

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This important workshop is your essential first step to prepare yourself to land higher, particularly in competitive job markets.

Register by May 9, 2019

If you don’t know what makes you exceptional, how can anyone else? This important workshop is your essential first step to prepare yourself to land higher, particularly in competitive job markets. Know who you really are and learn how to effectively brand yourself and articulate your value proposition. Find out how to start building your brand by knowing, believing, and sharing what makes you extraordinary, and learn the secrets of standing out to strategic prospects.

When you participate in this session, you will learn how to:

  • Build your brand for the 2019 job market and unleash your value
  • Identify transferable skills
  • Package your "secret abilities" to attract the best opportunities
  • Define your "WOW factors"
  • Make yourself more marketable and define what sets you apart
  • Articulate your unique value to an employer
  • Crush it in networking meetings
  • Stop playing the job lottery
  • Land higher!

About the Presenter

Jackie Rafter, MBAJackie Rafter, BEd, MBA, is a visionary career transformation strategist and entrepreneur with a passion for helping people discover and live their purpose. As founder, president and CEO of Higher Landing, Jackie helps professionals, executives, and globally-known athletes to help them transition and transform their careers. The proprietary career transformation methodology she has pioneered at Higher Landing is being broadly adopted across professions, particularly in the oil & gas industries as they go through significant, disruptive change.

Jackie believes in the ability of people to tap into their potential and is particularly focused on helping them re-invent, brand, and package themselves to take advantage of the massive systemic changes taking place in job search and career management. She has taught at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and regularly appears in various media as an expert and thought leader on the oil & gas job market and the career transformation strategies necessary to thrive in it.

Before starting Higher Landing, Jackie built two professional search firms, founded Canada’s first publicly traded company with an all-female Board of Directors, Roxi Capital (now trading as Plastifab Corp.) and was a founder of Anorak Capital (now trading as Total Energy Services).

Jackie holds dual degrees from the University of Calgary with an MBA and Bachelor of Education (French) and is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She is a champion of helping people live healthy and authentic lives and enjoys travel and running long distance. She has worked in five countries around the world, including Monaco, the UK, Switzerland, and South Africa.

 

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office

1500 Scotia One

10060 Jasper Ave

Date

May 16, 2019

Time

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Speaker

Jackie Rafter, BEd, MBA

Cost

Free

Eligible PDH

3

Registration Deadline

May 9, 2019

Register Now

16
May
2019

Calgary Branch Luncheon: A Market in Transition - An Update on Alberta’s Transition to a Capacity Market

11:15 am - 1:00 pm

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

Register by May 12, 2019

Alberta’s electricity sector is in the midst of unprecedented change and the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) is leading the transition through the introduction of a dynamic new capacity market framework.

Alberta has made significant progress to advance the market transition, and most recently met a major milestone: filing the ISO rules with the regulator that are essential for the implementation and operation of the new market framework. Miranda Keating Erickson, Vice-President, Markets, will provide an update on why our recommendation to move from an energy-only to a capacity market still holds true in 2019, the high-level definition of a capacity market, and how it will meet the reliability needs of the province.

About the Presenter

Miranda Keating EricksonMiranda Keating Erickson was appointed Vice-President, Markets, for the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) in November 2017. Since joining the AESO in February 2010, Mrs. Keating Erickson has held several roles of increasing responsibility, including her most recent roles of Vice-President, Regulatory and External Affairs, and Vice President, Operations. She is part of the AESO’s leadership team, who is responsible for ensuring the reliable operation of the electricity grid and wholesale market in support of Alberta’s $300 billion economy.

Mrs. Keating Erickson has more than 20 years of experience in the electricity industry in Alberta, including previous roles with TransAlta where she had a wide range of experiences and provided leadership in the areas of investor relations, trading, project management, and commercial operations.

In addition to having a breadth of knowledge of Alberta’s electricity sector, Mrs. Keating Erickson has a strong history of contributing to the community. She has been active for more than 15 years with the McGill Alumni Association, including a recently completed term as Vice-President of the Board of Directors as well as her current role as a member of the Desautels Global Experts program. She also serves as an Advisory Board Chair for AIESEC Calgary and was a founding board member of Forte Musical Theatre Guild.  

Mrs. Keating Erickson holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, a Project Management Professional designation and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Where Fairmont Palliser
133 9 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2M3
Date May 16, 2019
Time 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Registration: 11:15 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m.
Presentation: 12:15 p.m.
Speaker

Miranda Keating Erickson

Vice-President, Markets

Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)

Cost

Member: $50

Non-Member: $60

Students: $25

Registration Deadline May 12, 2019

Register Now

16
May
2019

Calgary Branch PD Evening: Acoustics in the Built Environment

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Salem Al-Hirtil, 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.

Register by May 12, 2019

Acoustical engineering covers a wide range of topics and applications in both physical acoustics and dynamics. Three of these disciplines have been strongly associated with the acoustic modeling, measurement, and analysis of sound and vibration and are in line with the following engineering applications:

  1. Environmental – Noise propagation outdoors, applications on the impact of noise on the natural environment, and the control of noise and vibration emissions.
  2. Architectural – Noise indoors or inside the built environment, also known as "room acoustics." This details the behaviour of sound inside enclosed spaces and accounts for building transmission loss, leakages, amplification, and the diffusion of sound and attenuation of mechanical and electrical services noise and vibration inside buildings and halls.
  3. Electronics – Covers the subjects of reproduced sound and human hearing.

This presentation will explore the practical technology needed to achieve a more acceptable acoustic environment for human life. It is aimed at mechanical, structural, and electrical engineers who work in the building industry, and at project managers. Also, it should serve as a useful foundation for architectural and environmental engineers, as well as students encountering acoustics for the first time. It provides the fundamental knowledge necessary for understanding more specialized topics in room acoustics and services noise.

About the Presenter

Salem Al Hirtil P.EngSalem Al-Hirtil, P.Eng., is an acoustical engineer with over 30 years of experience in the field of fundamental acoustics and acoustical engineering, environmental noise, engineering noise control design, vibration analysis, and assessment of human exposure to noise. His acoustical engineering experience was received in Canada and the UK. Recently he worked for ATCO Noise Management and held the post of chief acoustician. He has designed noise control measures for more than 100 power plants, mines, and steel industries in Alberta, Canada, USA, and around the world.

He is familiar with noise regulations in Alberta and the AUC/AER (Alberta Utilities Commission/Alberta Energy Regulator), provincial and federal regulations, and regulations around the world, with emphasis on industrial noise control procedures for the assessment and mitigation of noise and vibration from oil, gas, power utilities, airports, rail, road, and other various industries.

Mr. Al-Hirti's postgraduate research was undertaken at the School of Acoustics and Electronic Engineering in the University of Salford in Manchester, England, and his undergraduate studies were in mechanical engineering. He was a research fellow for the Faculty of Engineering at Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland. He worked with Marshall Macklin Monaghan Consulting Engineers in Ontario as a coordinator of the Acoustics, Noise and Vibration Group.

He is an active member of APEGA, member of the British Institute of Acoustics, past-member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineers of the USA, and past member of the Canadian Acoustical Association.

Where Calgary APEGA Office
2200 Scotia Centre
Windsor Conference Centre
700 2 St SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 2W1
Date May 16, 2019
Time 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Registration: 5:30 p.m.
Presentation: 6:00 p.m.
Speaker Salem Al-Hirtil, P.Eng.
Cost Member: $30
Non-Member: $40
Registration Deadline May 12, 2019

Register Now

22
May
2019

Edmonton Permit to Practice Seminar (Morning Session)

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This free, 3.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by May 18, 2019

This free, 3.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • how to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • the roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process 

Presenter Biography

Presenter TBD

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office
15th Floor, Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW

Presenter

TBD

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 3.5
Registration Deadline May 18, 2019

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22
May
2019

Career Services - Rapid Resume Review & Speed Mock Interviews - Calgary

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you looking to brush up your resume and improve your interview skills? Register for this event and learn from experts who regularly review resumes and conduct interviews. You will learn valuable tips on best practices that could improve your current resume and interview techniques.

Register by May 15, 2019

Are you looking to brush up your resume and improve your interview skills? Register for this event and learn from experts who regularly review resumes and conduct interviews. You will learn valuable tips on best practices that could improve your current resume and interview techniques.

This event has limited space, so be sure to register early. Fee covers the cost of food.

Where APEGA Calgary
Windsor Conference Centre
2200, 700 2 Street SW
Date May 22, 2019
Time 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost $25.00
Registration Deadline May 15, 2019

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29
May
2019

Career Services - Rapid Resume Review & Speed Mock Interviews - Edmonton

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you looking to brush up your resume and improve your interview skills? Register for this event and learn from experts who regularly review resumes and conduct interviews. You will learn valuable tips on best practices that could improve your current resume and interview techniques.

Register by May 22, 2019

Are you looking to brush up your resume and improve your interview skills? Register for this event and learn from experts who regularly review resumes and conduct interviews. You will learn valuable tips on best practices that could improve your current resume and interview techniques.

This event has limited space, so be sure to register early. Fee covers the cost of food.

 

WhereAPEGA Edmonton
Lindberg Conference Centre
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Avenue NW
DateMay 29, 2019
Time5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost$25.00
Registration DeadlineMay 22, 2019

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4
June
2019

Notarius: Digital Signatures

9:00 am - 11:00 am

As organizations move from paper to electronic filing, one of the key challenges in this transformation is the authentication of these files. During the session, you will discover the diverse types of digital signatures and how they can be used to sign distinct types of documents as a person, a professional, a department, or an organization.

Register by May 28, 2019

As organizations move from paper to electronic filing, one of the key challenges in this transformation is the authentication of these files. During the session, you will discover the diverse types of digital signatures and how they can be used to sign distinct types of documents as a person, a professional, a department, or an organization.

When you participate in this session, you will learn how to:

  • Explain the distinct types of signatures, from paper to electronic and digital signatures
  • Demonstrate what a digitally signed PDF looks like
  • Review APEGA digital signatures and productivity software suite available to members
  • Review ROI and workflow of digital transformation within a corporate environment
  • Validate and accept digitally signed documents
  • Identify a modified PDF
  • Digitally sign data files, like BIM, Excel spreadsheets, and emails

You will also see how an energy agency saved over 1 million dollars per year after completing their digital transformation, and learn how a transportation agency undertook the digital transformation process.

 

About the Presenter

Marc St JacquesMarc St-Jacques is the Vice President of Sales at Notarius. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and has been working in the field of information technology for the past 20 years. Specializing in digital authentication solutions since 2009, Marc has personally assisted over 3000 engineers to become more proficient in the digital authentication of electronic drawings.

 

Where APEGA Edmonton Office
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave
Date June 4, 2019
Time 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Speaker Marc St-Jacques
Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2
Registration Deadline May 28, 2019

Register Now

5
June
2019

Calgary Permit to Practice Seminar (Morning Session)

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This free, 3.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by May 31, 2019

This free, 3.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years.

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • how to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • the roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process

Presenter Biography 

APEGA Presenter TBD

Where

APEGA Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre

2200-700 2 Street SW

Presenter

APEGA Presenter TBD

CostFree
Eligible PDH3.5
Registration DeadlineMay 31, 2019

Register Now

5
June
2019

Calgary Permit to Practice Seminar (Afternoon Session)

12:45 pm - 4:15 pm

This 3.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by May 31, 2019

This 3.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years.

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • how to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • the roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process

Presenter Biography 

APEGA Presenter TBD

Where

APEGA Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre

2200-700 2 Street SW

Presenter

APEGA Presenter TBD

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 3.5
Registration Deadline May 31, 2019

Register Now

5
June
2019

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

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The consultation phase for APEGA’s Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) grant project begins with a series of in-person and virtual consultation meetings. These sessions are intended to identify workplace barriers that women face in the fields of engineering and geosciences, and to hear input from APEGA members (of all genders) about their experience with gender-related workplace barriers.

Register by June 5, 2019

The consultation phase for APEGA’s Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) grant project begins with a series of in-person and virtual consultation meetings.

These sessions are intended to:

  • identify workplace barriers that women face in the fields of engineering and geosciences
  • hear input from APEGA members (of all genders) about their experience with gender-related workplace barriers 

 

WhereWebinar

Login information will be provided after registration.
Time2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
CostFree
Eligible PDH1.5
Registration DeadlineJune 5, 2019

Register Now

6
June
2019

Notarius: Digital Signatures

9:00 am - 11:00 am

As organizations move from paper to electronic filing, one of the key challenges in this transformation is the authentication of these files. During the session, you will discover the diverse types of digital signatures and how they can be used to sign distinct types of documents as a person, a professional, a department, or an organization.

Register by May 30, 2019

As organizations move from paper to electronic filing, one of the key challenges in this transformation is the authentication of these files. During the session, you will discover the diverse types of digital signatures and how they can be used to sign distinct types of documents as a person, a professional, a department, or an organization.

When you participate in this session, you will learn how to:

  • Explain the distinct types of signatures, from paper to electronic and digital signatures
  • Demonstrate what a digitally signed PDF looks like
  • Review APEGA digital signatures and productivity software suite available to members
  • Review ROI and workflow of digital transformation within a corporate environment
  • Validate and accept digitally signed documents
  • Identify a modified PDF
  • Digitally sign data files, like BIM, Excel spreadsheets, and emails

You will also see how an energy agency saved over 1 million dollars per year after completing their digital transformation, and learn how a transportation agency undertook the digital transformation process.

 

About the Presenter

Marc St JacquesMarc St-Jacques is the Vice President of Sales at Notarius. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and has been working in the field of information technology for the past 20 years. Specializing in digital authentication solutions since 2009, Marc has personally assisted over 3000 engineers to become more proficient in the digital authentication of electronic drawings.

 

WhereAPEGA Calgary Office
2200, 700 2nd Street SW
DateJune 6, 2019
Time9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
SpeakerMarc St-Jacques
CostFree
Eligible PDH2
Registration DeadlineMay 30, 2019

Register Now

13
June
2019

Mindfulness Training: Cultivating Well-Being and Resilience

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sustained mindfulness training have resulted in observable neuro-plastic changes in the brain. This workshop will review the current clinical benefits of mindfulness-based interventions from the field of neuroscience and health. This workshop will help participants recognize the impact of consistent stress-reactivity and automatic pilot.

Register by June 6, 2019

Sustained mindfulness training have resulted in observable neuro-plastic changes in the brain. This workshop will review the current clinical benefits of mindfulness-based interventions from the field of neuroscience and health. This workshop will help participants recognize the impact of consistent stress-reactivity and automatic pilot, and it will provide participants with a few experiential practices. 

This course will cover the following:

  • Defining mindfulness and how it contributes to well-being based on current literature from clinical psychology, chronic disease management, and neuroscience
  • Recognizing physiologic response based on stress-reactivity
  • Mindfulness experiential practices that cultivate stability of awareness

When you participate in this session, you will learn how to:

  • Begin a mindfulness practice within the workplace and in your personal life
  • Define your action plan to implement skills of mastery and pleasure

About the Presenter

Derek Luk RNDerek Luk, RN, is the founder of Mimentra, a company focused on cultivating mindfulness training to organizations and communities. Through his work, Derek is the recipient of Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40, and University of Calgary’s Faculty of Nursing Top 50 Under 50.

He completed his graduate thesis in reducing the burnout for healthcare professionals using an online mindfulness program, and received his Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy facilitator training through the Centre for Mindfulness in Toronto. Notable collaborations include Calgary Police Services and University of Calgary.

 

Where

APEGA Calgary Office

2200, 700 2nd Street

Calgary AB

T5J 4A2

Date

June 13, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Speaker

Derek Luk, RN

Cost

Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

 

Group and company discounts apply.
Every third registrant on the same form gets 50% off.

Eligible PDH

3

Registration Deadline

June 6, 2019

Register Now

18
June
2019

Your Career: Who's In Charge?

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

People are driven by unique, individual factors with preferences based on their personality, talents, motivators, and lived experience. People tend to perform at their optimum when they are fully aware of their unique aptitude and strengths and when their occupational choice is a good fit for who they are. This practical workshop introduces participants to intentional career management by exploring several key concepts that contribute to career satisfaction.

Register by June 11, 2019

People are driven by unique, individual factors with preferences based on their personality, talents, motivators, and lived experience. People tend to perform at their optimum when they are fully aware of their unique aptitude and strengths and when their occupational choice is a good fit for who they are. This practical workshop introduces participants to intentional career management by exploring several key concepts that contribute to career satisfaction.

An experiential context will provide participants with the opportunity to delve into the topics listed below and engage in small and large group discussions to further personal insight and understanding. The result will be a plan for ongoing career fulfillment.

After participating in this session, you will learn how to: 

  • Understand the dynamic nature of careers
  • Determine engagement level with current roles and responsibilities
  • Explore life purpose, principles, and philosophy
  • Affirm important work values
  • Review current personal and professional priorities
  • Understand the work environment that brings out the best in you
  • Identify and describe significant strengths
  • Understand the importance of having a professional career network
  • Confirm your career success metrics
  • Create an action plan for improving career fulfillment

About the Presenter

Kathleen Johnston, MA, PHEc, CCC, PCCKathleen Johnston, Career Strategist, is a Professional Certified Coach, Canadian Certified Counselling Therapist, and Certified Stress Consultant. Her enthusiasm and energy for career development supports and inspires individuals to be successful in their careers without compromising their health and well-being.

 

WhereAPEGA Edmonton Office
1500 Scotia Place
Edmonton, AB T5J 4A2
DateJune 18, 2019
Time8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
SpeakerKathleen Johnston
CostProfessional Member: $305
Member-in-Training: $205
Non-Member: $355

Group and company discounts apply.
Every third registrant on the same form gets 50% off.
Eligible PDH3.5
Registration DeadlineJune 11, 2019

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28
August
2019

Edmonton Branch Annual Charity Golf Tournament

1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the APEGA Edmonton Branch for a day of golf, networking and fun in support of the APEGA Foundation.

Register by August 13, 2019

Early Bird reduced rate is available until July 24! 

golf tournamentDon't miss the APEGA Edmonton Branch Annual Charity Golf Tournament this summer!

This 18-hole Texas Scramble is a great chance to meet fellow professionals over a fun game of golf and BBQ dinner.

No golfing experience is required, just come to have fun!

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Download the tournament brochure for more information.

WhereThe Quarry Golf Course
945 167 Avenue NE
Edmonton, AB
DateAugust 28, 2019
Time12:00 p.m. – Registration
1:00 p.m. – Shotgun
6:00 p.m. – Dinner
Cost$175 Regular Rate
(Early Bird $150 until July 24)
$100 Students/Life Members
Registration DeadlineAugust 13, 2019

Register Now

Download the brochure for information on sponsorship (PDF)