Volunteer with APEGA


APEGA - Board of Examiners

Registration Committee

The Opportunity

 

In order to ensure that all professional Engineers and Geoscientists in Alberta conduct themselves according to the high-standards of education and practice that are vital for protecting the public and maintaining the reputation of the professions, APEGA’s Board of Examiners carefully reviews all applications for membership. Volunteers on this committee are subject matter experts in their area of practice and are tasked with reviewing applications in their field to ensure the requirements of registration are met by each applicant before registration is approved.

 

 

The Impact

 

When one engineer or geoscientist conducts themselves unprofessionally, or endangers public safety, it threatens the reputation of the professions themselves. Damage to this reputation risks losing the privilege of self-regulation. By ensuring all professional members meet the rigorous standards of practice set by the Association, volunteers on this committee help to both protect the public from unskilled practice, but guarantee the continuation of Engineering and Geoscience as self-regulated professions.

 

Time Commitment

Three-year (renewable) term

10 hours per month to review between 5 and 15 files.

1x monthly virtual meeting (1-hour duration).

2x full-day annual training sessions held in Edmonton or Calgary.

 

Volunteers attending from outside of the meeting area will be provided with accommodations and reimbursed for travel costs.

 

Volunteer Benefits

Ideal Skillsets

  • Earn CPD Credits for time donated
  • Gain valuable career experience
  • Build your professional network
  • Participate in a vital piece of the self-regulation framework
  • Volunteer recognition such as gifts, event invites, free access to PD courses, and more!
  • Licensed as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.L. with APEGA and in Good-Standing
  • Extensive experience in your field
  • An understanding of self-regulation and public interest
  • Strong communication skills and professional judgement

 

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APEGA - Local Branches

Branch Executive Committee (2024)

 

The Opportunity

APEGA is seeking applications for professional members and members-in-training to serve as volunteers on APEGA’s 10 local branch executive committees. These member-driven committees function as a conduit between APEGA’s Council, staff and the membership. Not only is it a great way to get a better understanding of APEGA’s role and regulatory responsibilities, it’s also fun! From locally-relevant workshops and lectures, to running engagement events like golf tournaments, participating on your local branch is a great way to get to know other professionals in your region and expand your network.

 

The Impact

APEGA’s local branch executive committees form an integral part of APEGA operations. Volunteers on these committees have an opportunity to bring the perspective of local membership to APEGA and to serve as ambassadors for the association. By serving on your local branch executive, you can help enhance the profile of the professions in your community, make the association aware of local concerns and successes, and advance APEGA’s strategic initiatives at the local level.

 

Time Commitment

Committees meeting 10 times per year, with some work required outside of meetings. Total commitment of approximately 2 – 10 hours per month.

 

Volunteer Benefits

Qualifications & Skillsets

  • Earn CPD Credits for time donated
  • Give back to the professions by mentoring the next generation of professionals.
  • Branch exclusive learning and networking opportunities
  • Volunteering is your ticket to exclusive APEGA event invites, recognition gifts and long-service awards.

 

  • Practicing or retired professional Engineer or Geoscientist or member-in-training in Good Standing
  • Volunteers must live or work in the branch that they apply to
  • Board & committee experience is considered an asset
  • Members-in-training and volunteers with diverse perspectives and experience are encouraged to apply
  • Volunteers must live or work in the branch they wish to volunteer with. For a list of communities covered under each branch, click here.

 

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Branch Science Nights

The Opportunity

APEGA's Edmonton and Peace Region Branches are looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience in an evening of fun, hands-on activities and demonstrations for students, teachers and families. During the 2023-24 school year these branches will be hosting Science Nights each month at a different school in their local area. Volunteers can sign up for one or multiple Science Nights throughout the year. A pizza dinner and refreshments will be provided.

The Impact

APEGA’s outreach events, such as Science Nights and Science Olympics are vital pieces of inspiring the next generation of professional engineers, geoscientist and for introducing students to the exciting possibilities of a career in STEM. These events are a great opportunity to promote your profession in the community, and log Professional Development Hours with APEGA. 

 

Time Commitment

Approximately 3-hours per event

 

Schedule & Location

Edmonton Branch Science Nights:

January 18th, 2024 | Steinhauer Elementary School | 10717 – 32A Avenue

February 8th, 2024 | MAC Islamic Elementary School | 11342 – 127 Street

March 7th, 2024 | Academy Saint Andre | 5811 Rue Eaglemont, Beaumont

April 10th, 2024 | Ecole Champs Vallee School | 6002 30 Avenue, Beaumont

May 2nd, 2024 | Elmwood School | 16324 83 Avenue

June 11th, 2024 | Suzuki Charter School | 10720 54 Street

 

Peace Region Branch Science Nights:

March 14th, 2024 | Hillside Community School, Grand Prairie| 9410 106 Ave., Grande Prairie, AB

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteer Duties

  • Earn CPD Credits for time donated
  • Expand your professional network
  • Volunteering is your ticket to exclusive APEGA event invites, recognition gifts and long-service awards.

 

  •  Review materials prior to the event
  • Assist with setup and takedown of event
  • Lead students in an activity or demonstration. Training will be provided
  • Help students, parents and staff gain a deeper understanding of scientific principals demonstrated in the activity

 

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APEGA - Regulatory Affairs

External Boards & Committees

External Boards and Committees

 

As the regulator for the Engineering and Geoscience Professions in Alberta, APEGA is often tasked with recruiting professional members to serve as ambassadors of the professions on various boards and committees across the province. These member volunteers contribute to the protection of public safety by offering subject matter expertise in matters in a wide variety of areas such as pressure vessel safety or urban design.

 

 

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Safety Codes Council

 

The Opportunity

The Safety Codes Council plays a key role in the safety of structures and systems in Alberta. The SCC works with partners and stakeholders to ensure that Alberta is designed and built with your safety in mind. Professional Engineers and Geoscientists represent a vital piece of this mission. To support the important work of the SCC, APEGA seeks professional members to represent the association and act in the public interest as volunteers on the SCC Working Group and its Sub-councils 

 

Currently APEGA Seeks representatives on the following Sub-Councils:

 

Amusement Rides Sub-Council

Amusement Rides Sub-Council members meet on a regular basis to discuss issues within the amusement rides industry and to keep fun-seekers of all ages safe during the ride. Our Amusement Rides Sub-Council members are generous volunteers who make the province a safer place.

 

Elevator Sub-Council
Going up, going down. Elevators, escalators, manlifts for construction work, and lifts for people with physical disabilities are all part of what the Elevators Sub-Council does. The Elevator Sub-Council members meet on a regular basis to discuss issues in the industry and to make sure that our built environment is safe to inhabit. Our Elevators Sub-Council members are generous volunteers who make the province a safer place. 

 

The Impact

SCC Sub-Council members meet 3-4 times annually to discuss issues in the building industry and to make sure that Alberta’s built environment is safe for the public. Volunteers on these committees will serve a three-year term and will represent at a high standard APEGA and its members, acting in the public interest.

 

Time Commitment

3 year term. 3-4 SCC Working Group Meetings per year (2-hours). Up to 4 Sub-Council meetings per year (1-3 hours).

Approximately 20-hours annually.

 

Volunteer Benefits

  • Earn CPD Credits for time donated
  • Build your resume with valuable governance and committee experience
  • Opportunities to expand your professional network
  • Volunteering is your ticket to exclusive APEGA event invites, recognition gifts and long-service awards.

 

 

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APEGA - University Outreach

Career Skills Building

 

The Opportunity

There’s more to being a professional engineer or geoscientist than simply completing a degree, which is itself a major accomplishment. New professionals must learn to navigate not only the post-university world, but also the unique challenges beginning a new career in a complex industry. If you’re an experienced Professional or a new Member in Training, don’t you wish you could have had someone to help guide you as you embarked on the next stage of your career?

 

APEGA’s Virtual Resume Review Program gives an opportunity for professional members with hiring experience to give back to the professions by providing students valuable feedback to help ensure that their resumes’ highlight their strengths and give them the best chance of landing that first career-making position.

 

The Impact

Virtual Resume Review volunteers create a positive impact in the community by virtually reviewing students resumes through an online, anonymous platform. Each resume will be reviewed by several volunteers with relevant experience to provide a range of feedback. This important work helps up and coming professionals succeed in their chosen professions, jumpstart their careers, and navigate the complexities of the engineering and geosciences industries in Alberta.

 

Time Commitment

Approximately 1-3 hours per month

 

Volunteer Benefits

Ideal Skillsets

  • Earn CPD Credits for time donated
  • Give back to the professions by mentoring the next generation of professionals.
  • Expand your professional network
  • Volunteering is your ticket to exclusive APEGA event invites, recognition gifts and long-service awards.

 

  • Practicing or retired professional Engineer or Geoscientist or human resources professional
  • At least 1 year of experience reviewing resumes in a professional capacity
  • Comfortable sharing knowledge and experience with students
  • Volunteers with experience as an internationally trained profession and those with unique career paths are encouraged to participate in this opportunity.

 

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Industry Mixers

The Opportunity

There’s more to being a professional engineer or geoscientist than simply completing a degree, which is a major accomplishment in its own right. New professionals must learn to navigate not only the post-university world, but also the unique challenges beginning a new career in a complex industry. If you’re an experienced Professional or a new Member in Training, don’t you wish you could have had someone to help guide you as you embarked on the next stage of your career?

 

On March 26th in Calgary and March 27th in Edmonton APEGA will be hosting networking mixers APEGA's offices. These events give students and new graduates an opportunity to make important business connections and ask questions about their potential careers. If you’re someone that loves to meet new people, share your career story or provide mentorship, this is a great way to give back to your community.

 

The Impact

APEGA’s Industry Mixer volunteers create a positive impact in the community by meeting with engineering and geoscience students to provide advice and guidance on how to succeed in their chosen professions, how to get their feet in the doors of their careers and how to navigate the complexities of the engineering and geosciences industries in Alberta. Members-in-Training are especially valued for this opportunity as they can provide a unique perspective to students who are about to take the first steps from education into their careers.

 

Time Commitment

Approximately 2-hours per event

 

Volunteer Benefits

Ideal Skillsets

  • Earn CPD Credits for time donated
  • Give back to the professions by mentoring the next generation of professionals.
  • Expand your professional network
  • Volunteering is your ticket to exclusive APEGA event invites, recognition gifts and long-service awards.

 

  • Practicing or retired professional Engineer or Geoscientist or human resources professional
  • Comfortable sharing your career journey and answering questions about the realities of being a professional engineer or geoscientist
  • Volunteers with experience as an internationally trained professional and those with unique career paths are encouraged to participate in this opportunity.

 

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Mentoring Café

 

 

Come be a part of something new and exciting! APEGA seeks experienced Engineers and Geoscientists to provide on-demand mentorship to engineering and geoscience students for our new Mentoring Café university outreach initiative. Volunteers will meet virtually with students for approximately 30 minutes on a flexible schedule to provide advice and guidance on succeeding in their fields. This is a great opportunity to share your expertise and make a difference in someone's life and career.

 

Time Commitment

Approximately 1 – 3 hours per month

 

Benefits 

  • Earn CPD Credits for time donated
  • Give back to the professions by mentoring the next generation of professionals.
  • Expand your professional network
  • Volunteering is your ticket to exclusive APEGA event invites, recognition gifts and long-service awards.

 

Duties & Expectations

Skills and Qualifications

  • Meet virtually with university students to provide career advice and answer questions they may have about working as a professional engineer or geoscientist
  • Practicing or retired professional Engineer or Geoscientist or human resources professional
  • At least 1 year of experience reviewing resumes in a professional capacity

 

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