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APEGA Members Make List of ASTech Award Nominees

Two Members and two Permit Holders are on the list of nominees for the 27th Annual ASTech Awards, which celebrate innovation and leadership in Alberta’s science and technology sector.

Congratulations to Members Dr. Mohamed Gamal El-Din, P.Eng., and Dr. Ian Gates, P.Eng., for their nominations. Dr. Gamal El-Din is a professor at the University of Alberta, where his research includes investigating new methods for handling and treating water affected by oil sands processes. Dr. Gates, a professor at the University of Calgary, is the co-founder of several energy sector businesses and has 36 patented innovations to his name.

Permit Holder Evolution Engineering, based in Calgary, has garnered attention with its measurement-while-drilling tool which allows drilling rigs to communicate real-time data to operators up to 30 times faster than the tools it replaces. Fellow Permit Holder SafeTracks GPS Canada Inc., of Red Deer, is helping revolutionize the world of dementia care with TRiLOCTM, a personal monitoring device that uses GPS data to allow round-the-clock tracking of patients.

The ASTech Awards and Next Gen Innovators Showcase took place on October 28, 2016, at the Chateau Lacombe in Edmonton.