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Current Volunteer Opportunities

APEGA Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer requests for APEGA-run events or projects.

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Discipline Committee Members

Committee members are needed for the Discipline Committee, which hears and decides on complaints of unskilled practice and unprofessional conduct against APEGA Members and Permit Holders that are brought before it by the Investigative Committee.

Qualifications

  • Be licensed as a Professional Member of APEGA – P.Eng., P.Geo, P.Geol., P.Geoph., P.L.(Eng.), or P.L.(Geo.)
  • Have a minimum of 10 years of industry experience 
  • Have experience interpreting legislation – as it applies to municipal permits or appeals in other courts, or through involvement with APEGA and the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act
  • Have experience reading and understanding legal decisions
  • Have experience participating in legal or quasi-legal proceedings, whether through APEGA, other regulators, or Alberta Courts

Review the attached volunteer position description for details
Discipline Committee Members Position Description

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Calgary – Elementary Science Night Volunteers

The APEGA Calgary Branch is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at Elementary Science Nights in Calgary. These events will run throughout the school year so you can choose the volunteer commitment most suitable for you. This is a great opportunity to foster a love for engineering and geoscience in students, promote your profession in the community, and log Professional Development Hours with APEGA.

Responsibilities

  • Review all materials before the event day. Clarify any questions with your Branch Outreach Lead or designated Event Manager
  • Arrive prior to the event start time and assist with general set-up at the host school.
  • Set up your assigned activity/demo station, which will have been developed, shared, and prepared ahead of time.
  • Ensure all volunteers and participants are engaging in the activities/demos in a safe manner, and are wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment as deemed necessary.
  • Assist students/parents/teachers with the activity, talk about the science behind it, and explain what is happening and why.
  • Assist with cleaning and packing up at the conclusion of the event.

Upcoming Events

  • May 24th, 2018

Review the attached volunteer position descriptions for details
Elementary Science Nights Volunteers

For more information, contact the Calgary Branch Outreach Lead at brett.mcgillivray@gmail.com.

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Calgary & Edmonton – Requirements for Registration Seminar Presenters

Presenters are needed to deliver in-person Requirements for Registration seminars on behalf of the APEGA Outreach department to inform Internationally Trained Applicants (ITA) and other interested parties about APEGA's registration process.  

Volunteers must present at least twice between July and June, in Edmonton or Calgary. 

Qualifications

  • Superior presentation skills 
  • Comfortable presenting to large audiences
  • Licensed as a P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.Eng. in good standing with APEGA
  • Pride in the professions of geoscience and engineering
  • Experience delivering presentations is considered an asset

Review the attached volunteer position description for details
Requirements for Registration Seminar Presenters Position Description

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Edmonton – Special Events Photographers

APEGA is looking for volunteers to act as photographers for different special events (Professional Member Induction Ceremony, Member Recognition, and other events as required) in Edmonton. Volunteers will share their knack for photography and take pictures of the ceremony, recipients, and venue with an APEGA-owned DSLR camera, under the direction of the APEGA Event Coordinator.

Interested volunteers will be required to take part in an interview with portfolio, and to sign a waiver granting APEGA ownership of the photos taken while acting as a volunteer photographer.

Edmonton event dates

  • June 25, 2018
  • September 13, 2018

Qualifications

  • May be any of:
    • University student
    • Member-in-Training (E.I.T. or G.I.T.)
    • Professional  Engineer
    • Professional Geoscientist
    • Professional Licensee
  • Knows how to properly operate a DSLR Camera
  • Able to take direction

Review the attached volunteer position descriptions for details.
Edmonton Special Events Photographer Volunteer 

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Edmonton – Elementary Science Nights Volunteers

The APEGA Edmonton Branch is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at Elementary Science Nights in Edmonton. These events will run throughout the school year so you can choose the volunteer commitment most suitable for you. This is a great opportunity to foster a love for engineering and geoscience in students, promote your profession in the community, and log Professional Development Hours with APEGA.

Responsibilities

  • Review all materials before the event day. Clarify any questions with your Branch Outreach Lead or designated Event Manager
  • Arrive prior to the event start time and assist with general set-up at the host school.
  • Set up your assigned activity/demo station, which will have been developed, shared, and prepared ahead of time.
  • Ensure all volunteers and participants are engaging in the activities/demos in a safe manner, and are wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment as deemed necessary.
  • Assist students/parents/teachers with the activity, talk about the science behind it, and explain what is happening and why.
  • Assist with cleaning and packing up at the conclusion of the event.

Review the attached volunteer position descriptions for details
Elementary Science Nights Volunteers

For more information, contact the Edmonton Branch Outreach Lead at vahidayan@gmail.com

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Edmonton & Calgary – Mentors

APEGA invites experienced Professional Members to volunteer their time to mentor less-experienced Members. Regular meetings between pairs support work-related learning and development for engineers and geoscientists. Mentors meet with their mentees to provide guidance in many areas of their career or professional growth:

  • Work-related essential skills
  • Job search skills
  • APEGA regulatory requirements
  • Career path investigation
  • Technical discussions

If you'd like to volunteer or have questions, contact mentoring@apega.ca

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Edmonton & Calgary - University Student Industry Mixer Volunteers

APEGA Members are invited to use your valuable knowledge and experience at a number of fun and worthwhile university student events, aimed at helping students prepare for their entry into the industry.

APEGA sponsors industry mixers for engineering and geoscience students and professionals. Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists are invited to mix and mingle with University of Alberta and University of Calgary undergraduate and graduate students in the engineering and geoscience departments. These students are exploring career options, looking to make professional contacts for internships, or simply seeking to network. 

Events are scheduled at the University of Calgary and University of Alberta every Fall/Winter. To be notified when these events are taking place, please click below to fill out a volunteer application form. 

Review the attached volunteer position descriptions for details.

Industry Mixer Volunteer Position Description 

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Edmonton & Calgary - University Student Rapid Resume Review Volunteers

APEGA Members and HR professionals are invited to use your valuable knowledge and experience at a number of fun and worthwhile university student events, aimed at helping students prepare for their entry into the industry. Volunteers must have formal hiring experience to participate in this event.

Professional Engineers, Professional Geoscientists, and Human Resource representatives are invited to participate in a "speed-dating" format event where they will review and critique resumes for students. This will allow students the opportunity to gain valuable feedback to help them create a resume to start them on their professional path.

This event is designed to give students instant feedback on the content of their resumes. Professional volunteers are given just a few minutes per round to look over a student’s resume and provide insightful information to help each student create an outstanding resume.

Events are scheduled at the University of Calgary and University of Alberta every Fall/Winter. To be notified when these events are taking place, please click below to fill out a volunteer application form. 

Review the attached volunteer position descriptions for details.

Rapid Resume Review Volunteer Position Description 

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Edmonton & Calgary - Speed Mock Interview Volunteers

APEGA Members and HR professionals are invited to use your valuable knowledge and experience at a number of fun and worthwhile university student events, aimed at helping students prepare for their entry into the industry. 

Professional Engineers, Professional Geoscientists, and Human Resource representatives are invited to participate in a “speed-dating” format event where they will ask students an interview question, listen to the response, and provide feedback to help the student improve their interviewing skills.

This position requires reviewers to quickly deliver valuable feedback to university students that will help them improve their interview skills and increase their chances of getting a job interview. Volunteers must have formal hiring experience to participate in this event.

Events are scheduled at the University of Calgary and University of Alberta every Fall/Winter. To be notified when these events are taking place, please click below to fill out a volunteer application form. 

Review the attached volunteer position descriptions for details.

Speed Mock Interview Position Description

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Edmonton & Calgary – APEGA Science Olympics – Curriculum Development Work Group Volunteer

Please note that all volunteer roles have been updated since the previous year. Please review the updated roles and responsibilities in the attached Volunteer Position Descriptions.

Successful applicants can be located anywhere in the province. Meetings will take place in Edmonton and Calgary, however there is an opportunity to participate remotely. The deadline to apply is September 3, 2018.

The APEGA K-12 Outreach team is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students. Volunteers will be responsible for developing creative engineering and geoscience related projects for the 2019 APEGA Science Olympics.

Qualifications

  • Practicing or retired professional member, E.I.T., G.I.T., or a university student or applicant in engineering or geoscience. Non-members are also eligible to apply.
  • Takes pride in the professions of engineering and geoscience
  • Willingness to share knowledge and experience with young people
  • Interested in promoting engineering, geoscience, technology, and related careers to students in Grades 1-12
  • Creative and open-minded individual open to collaborative work
  • Must have volunteered at an APEGA Science Olympics event in either 2017 or 2018. Extensive outreach experience will be considered in lieu of this requirement

Review the attached volunteer position description for details
Curriculum Development Work Group Volunteer Position Description

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Edmonton & Calgary – APEGA Science Olympics – Teacher Advisor

Please note that all volunteer roles have been updated since the previous year. Please review the updated roles and responsibilities in the attached Volunteer Position Descriptions.

Successful applicants must be in Calgary or Edmonton.

The APEGA K-12 Outreach team is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students. Volunteers will assist in developing creative engineering and geoscience related projects for the 2019 APEGA Science Olympics.

Qualifications

  • Grade 1-12 teacher or educator familiar with the Alberta Science and Math curriculum
  • Each teacher will be assigned to a specific grade division (1-3, 4-6, 7-9, or 10-12)
  • Willingness to share knowledge and experience working with young people
  • Interest in promoting engineering, geoscience, technology, and engineering- and geoscience-based careers to students in grades 1-12
  • Creative and open-minded individual open to collaborative work

Review the attached volunteer position description for details
APEGA Science Olympics Teacher Advisor Position Description

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Engineering Professional Standards Subcommittee

Professional Engineers are needed to assess and evaluate APEGA Professional Practice Standards, Guidelines, and Bulletins related to the professional practice of Engineering to ensure that they are adequate to protect the public interest. The members of the subcommittee will propose revised or new Standards, Guidelines or Bulletins to the Professional Standards Committee as needed by the Committee’s mandate.

Qualifications

  • Licensed as P.Eng. or P.L.(Engineering)
  • Specialized in one of the following disciplines:
    • Geological Engineers
    • Petroleum Engineers

Review the attached volunteer position description for details
Engineering Professional Standards Subcommittee Members

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Environmental Professional Standards Subcommittee

The Environmental Professional Practice Subcommittee ensures APEGA professional practice standards, guidelines, and bulletins for the professional practice of environmental engineering and geoscience are adequate to protect the public interest. The working group will review and revise environmental practice guidelines.

Qualifications

  • Licensed as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., or P.Geoph.
  • Background and current practice in an environmentally related aspect of engineering or geoscience

Review the attached volunteer position description for details
Environmental Professional Standards Subcommittee Members

For more information, email the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca.

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Environmental Practice Guideline Subject Matter Expert Panel

The Environmental Practice Guidelines Subject Matter Expert Panel ("The Panel") undertakes activities that enhance the awareness of APEGA Members on environmental professional practice issues. It also provides input on matters that affect the practices of the engineering and geoscience professions concerned with the environment.

Qualifications 

  • Registration as a Member of APEGA
  • Licensed as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geoph., or P.Geol.
    • Interested Members who are not Professional Members may supply other expertise outside of APEGA's mandate as required by the Panel Chair
  • Background and current practice in a related aspect of Science, Engineering or Geoscience
  • Recognized as an experienced practitioner in the field of Science, Engineering or Geoscience

Review the attached volunteer position description for details
Environmental Practice Guideline Subject Matter Expert Panel Members 

For more information, email the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca.

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Expert Witnesses in Geoscience

APEGA Compliance is seeking two Geoscience Expert Witnesses to act in short-term contract positions. These individuals will assist APEGA's Compliance Department with three specific Compliance cases.

Qualifications

  • Be licensed as a Professional Geoscience Member of APEGA (P.Geo., P.Geol., or P.Geoph.), who is in good standing
  • Have experience working as a geoscientist in the financial industry
  • Have experience reading financial reports and sound working knowledge of business activities
  • Have a sound understanding of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act
  • Knowledge of the Alberta court system, injunctions, and court orders is considered an asset 

Review the attached volunteer position description for details
Geoscience Expert Witness Position Description

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Geoscience Professional Standards Subcommittee

Professional Geoscientists are needed to assess and evaluate APEGA Professional Practice Standards, Guidelines, and Bulletins related to the professional practice of geoscience to ensure that they are adequate to protect the public interest. The members of the subcommittee will propose revised or new Standards, Guidelines or Bulletins to the Professional Standards Committee as needed by the Committee’s mandate.

Qualifications

  • Licensed as P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.L.(Geoscience)
  • Specialized in one of the following disciplines:
    • Geological Engineers
    • Petroleum Engineers

Review the attached volunteer position description for details
Geoscience Professional Standards Subcommittee Members

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Honours and Awards Committee Members

Committee members are needed for the Honours and Awards Committee, which advises and assists APEGA in honouring, recognizing, and enhancing professional pride and the stature of the engineering and geoscience professions.

Qualifications

  • Be licensed as a practising Professional Member of APEGA – P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., P.L.(Eng.), or P.L.(Geo.)
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of practising professional experience

Review the attached volunteer position description for details
Honours and Awards Committee Members Position Description

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Investigative Committee Members

Committee members are needed for the Investigative Committee, which investigate complaints of unskilled practice and unprofessional conduct against APEGA Members and Permit Holders that are brought before it by the Investigative Committee. 

Qualifications

  • Licensed with APEGA as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.L.
  • Significant experience as a Professional Member, ideally over ten years of industry experience 
  • A minimum of five years of Canadian Professional Membership, preferably with APEGA 
  • Applicants from all disciplines of engineering or geoscience are encouraged to apply 
  • Candidates with experience in residential and commercial construction, geotechnical engineering and environmental practice are always needed

Review the attached volunteer position description for details
Investigative Committee Members Position Description

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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National Professional Practice Exam Question Author

APEGA Members are invited to volunteer to help produce new, high quality examination questions to add to the National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) item bank to be used on future administrations of the NPPE.

Qualifications

  • Willingness and commitment to write exam questions regularly
  • Strong English language skills used to write high quality examination questions
  • Professional Engineer or Professional Geoscientist registered in Alberta or other Canadian association
  • 2+ years of work experience
  • Working knowledge of professionalism, law, and ethics as outlined in the NPPE scope and syllabus

Review the attached volunteer position description for details 
NPPE Question Author Volunteers

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Registration Committee - Subject Matter Expert

APEGA is looking for Members to act as Subject Matter Experts (SME) on the Registration Committee. The primary duty of an SME is to review and provide recommendations on whether an applicant for professional registration has met the minimum requirements for registration.  

Academic SMEs and Experience SMEs with the following  areas of expertise will be given preference:

Geoscience

  • Geology
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Geophysics  

Engineering

  • Agricultural
  • Biotechnology/ Bioresource/ Biochemical
  • Chemical (Processing)
  • Civil/Structural
  • Computing/Software
  • Electrical - Electronics
  • Electrical – Power and Transmission Systems
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental
  • Forestry

 

  • Geological Engineering
  • Geomatics
  • Industrial
  • Materials
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Mining and Mineral Processing/ Metallurgical
  • Nanotechnology
  • Naval
  • Petroleum

 

 

Qualifications

Academic SMEs must

  • hold a faculty position in Engineering or Geoscience at a university within Canada, or hold professor emeritus designation with the university.
  • Have held non-practising status for no longer than five (5) years. 

Experience SMEs must

  • have demonstrated expertise in an area of engineering or geosciences with at least ten years experience in the field of practice, and
  • be in good standing with APEGA and have a license to practice engineering or geoscience, or have held non-practising status for no longer than five (5) years.  

Review the attached volunteer position description for details 
Registration Committee Subject Matter Expert Position Description

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Wetlands Science and Engineering Working Group

The Wetlands Science and Engineering Working Group consists of Geoscience and Engineering APEGA Members whose scope of practice is subject to the Provincial Wetlands Policy.

Qualifications

  • Licensed as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., or P.Geoph.
  • Background and current practice in an environmentally related aspect of Engineering or Geoscience
  • Recognized as a practitioner of Environmental Geoscience or Engineering 
  • Design projects related to Environmental Geoscience or Engineering

Review the attached volunteer position description for details
Wetlands Science and Engineering Working Group Members 

For more information, email the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca.

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Community Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer requests for community initiatives, events, or projects that APEGA supports.

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Alberta Science Network Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom Program

Volunteer with the Alberta Science Network in our Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom program. We provide you with support and training to help you create your own interactive, science curriculum topic presentation. Our Program Coordinators manage more than 1,500 teacher requests annually from across the province.

Inspire the next generation of Engineers and Geoscientists

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Edmonton – Innovate Program

Edmonton Public School Board's Innovate Program is seeking Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists to mentor students in developing lines of inquiry and analysis for various sustainable energy solutions.

These opportunities are not planned or executed by APEGA. However, due to the incredibly high educational value for these students, APEGA is supporting this initiative by facilitating volunteer recruitment. 

Project Mentor

Volunteers will share their knowledge, serve as positive role models, and aid in research and prototype development in the following areas of exploration: 

  • Designing and Building Green Walls 
    • Used for aesthetics and air quality monitoring 
    • Used to grow food 
  •  Virgin Earth Challenge
    • Researching methane-fueled bacteria as a means to reduce greenhouse gases
  • Electromagnetic Levitation
    • Demonstrating an understanding of electrical and magnetic principles by designing a functioning electromagnetic levetation device.

Career Fair Exhibitor

Edmonton Public Schools are seeking volunteer exhibitors (individuals or companies) to lead hands-on, engaging stations at STEM career fairs in March and April. Volunteers will be representatives of their respective fields of study, and not acting on behalf of APEGA.

  • March 15, 2018: Horticultural Career Fair
    • Seeking individuals or companies who are experienced in, or passionate about, technological advances in agriculture.
    • Exhibitors must be able to provide hands-on activities or challenges for high school students to engage with
  • April 19, 2018: STEM Career Fair
    • Held at Queen Elizabeth High School, Edmonton Public Schools is seeking individuals or companies who are able to bring hands-on activities to demonstrate the exciting possibilities that a career in engineering or geoscience can offer.

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering Cooperative Education program

Do you enjoy mentoring engineering students? Interested in sharing your knowledge in a great co-op environment? Would you like to see what's new in industry?

The University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering Cooperative Education program is seeking APEGA volunteers to assist our Co-op team with conducting on-site evaluations and report assessments for the Summer 2018 term.

What is involved?

  • Schedule your on-site evaluation meetings with an assigned group of students
  • Conduct the on-site evaluation meetings within your geographic area
  • Evaluate and submit the work term reports, forms, and grades to the University of Alberta (All assessments due by August 31, 2018)

Requirements

  • Time commitment to meet with approximately 10 students in July. Each meeting is approximately 1 hour and conducted at the work site.
  • Ability to review and evaluate reports and submit grades by August 31, 2018
  • Mandatory orientation/training session for all volunteers on Thursday, July 5, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the U of A, Faculty of Engineering.

Note: All travel expenses will be reimbursed to attend the orientation and for travel to onsite meetings.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

Email volunteer@apega.ca