Voters Choose Nima Dorjee, P.Eng., as President-Elect | APEGA

Voters Choose Nima Dorjee, P.Eng., as President-Elect

Calgary resident Nima Dorjee, P.Eng., will become President-Elect on April 28 at the APEGA Annual General Meeting in Calgary. Professional Members made the decision in the 2017 APEGA Election, with the second-highest level of participation in the last decade.

Mr. Dorjee, Executive Director and President of the Project Tibet Society, has served APEGA in many capacities, including Vice-President and Councillor.

Also at the AGM, Jane Tink, P.Eng., of Okotoks, will be sworn in as the 98th President of APEGA. In 2016, voters elected Ms. Tink as President-Elect, which means she automatically becomes President this year. 

John Rhind, P.Geol., of Calgary, will continue as Vice-President for the 2017-2018 term, voters decided.

A total of 10,362 eligible voters cast ballots in the 2017 election, which ended on Sunday, March 19, after a month of electronic polling. The percentage of voters who took part was 17.9 per cent, up 2.9 percentage points over 2016.

"Voter turnout is a key Member engagement indicator — it is measurable and visible," said Interim CEO Heidi Yang, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.). "Member engagement is essential for us to maintain our privilege of self-regulation, and I am encouraged by the turnout for the 2017 APEGA Election."

Elected to Council were:

  • George Eynon, P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon.)
  • Darren Hardy, P.Eng.
  • RaeAnne Leach, P.Eng.
  • Jason Vanderzwaag, P.Eng. (one-year term)
  • Emily Zhang, P.Eng.

Backgrounder on 2017 APEGA Council Members

10 Years of Voter Turnout

 Year Voter Percentage Number of Voters
 2017  17.9 10,362
 2016  15.0 8,289
 2015  21.6 11,718
 2014  17.0 8,911
 2013  13.6 6,710
 2012  16.0 7,438
 2011  15.7 6,934
 2010  15.7 6,595
 2009  17.3 6,825
 2008  9.9 3,643