Volunteer with APEGA


APEGA - Investigative Committee

When you volunteer with APEGA’s Investigations Committee you put your industry experience to work directly protecting the safety of Albertans.

What we Do:

  • Investigate complaints of unsafe or unprofessional practice by APEGA members
  • Conduct interviews of complainants and members under investigation
  • Work closely with ASET as part of the APEGA/ASET joint investigation committee
  • Meet regularly to discuss ongoing investigations and other committee matters.

What we're looking for

  • A minimum of 5 years as a professional member with a Canadian Engineering Association
  • Significant professional experience, at least 10 years of Canadian work experience
  • Exceptional critical thinking and communication skills

Open Opportunities:

Investigations Committee

APEGA is currently seeking professional members with experience in wood-frame construction. 

 

APEGA’s Investigative Committee is a statutory committee established under the Engineering & Geoscience Professions Act. This mandated committee investigates complaints against Members and Permit Holders in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

Average time commitment

Three-year term with the option for renewal at the end of each term. On average, volunteers can expect to commit approximately 8-10 hours per month. Additional time commitments include:

  • The Investigative Committee meets 5 times annually for approximately one half-day each.
  • Additional investigative panel meetings and interviews for each active investigation

APEGA - Local Branches

APEGA’s 10 branches represent the association and its members in their local area. Each branch works to advance APEGA’s strategic plan by assisting with communication, outreach and professional development activities.

Branch Executive Committee (2022-2023)

The Calgary Branch Meetings Subcommittee is seeking volunteers living or working in the Calgary area to participate in a dynamic community-centered volunteer opportunity. 

What we Do:

  • Actively contribute to monthly meetings
  • Participate in the activities of the subcommittee including attending and moderating events
  • Assist in organizing webinars and in-person events including sourcing speakers with a focus on opportunities that will appeal to a variety of demographics
  • Assist in organizing events that welcome and attract the attendance of APEGA members, students and non-APEGA members
  • Advertise events to members using word-of-mouth and social media

What we're looking for:

  • APEGA Professional Members, Licensees and MITs
  • Members of this subcommittee must live or work in the Calgary Region

Time Commitment:

  • This Committee meets eleven times annually, meetings are approximately 1-hour
  • Total time commitment including pre/post-meeting work and other activities, approximately 10 hours monthly.

APEGA - Registration Committee

The public trusts APEGA to ensure all practising professional engineers and geoscientists meet the highest standards of professionalism and expertise. Lend your skills to APEGA’s Registration Committee as a subject matter expert and assess new member applications and qualifications. Each year, volunteers on the Registration Committee review hundreds of applications for professional membership to ensure all registrants are qualified and meet our standards.

What we do

  • Assess the professional and academic qualifications of all applicants for professional membership with APEGA
  • Specify a scope of practice for all new professional members
  • Provide recommendations and consultation on special matters to the Registration Executive Committee

What we’re looking for

  • Significant industry experience, ideally 5–7 years
  • Exceptional critical thinking and communication skills
  • Professional judgement
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Experience interpreting legislation, assessment, and certification programs

Registration Committee

The registration committee reviews applications for registration as a professional member, a licensee, or a professional licensee according to the terms of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act and general regulation. The Registration Committee ensures applicants meet the requirements before registration is approved and considers matters of policy, significant changes in procedure, examination results, and other matters referred by the Registration Executive Committee or Council.

 

Average time commitment

Three-year term with the option for renewal at the end of each term. Additional time commitments include:

  • Review 5–15 files per month (equivalent to about 10 hours per month)
  • Attend two workshops per year for training
  • Attend monthly one-hour Webex updates for training, policy, and tools (optional)
  • Participate in Full Academic Committee or Full Experience Committee discussion groups via Webex or teleconference (optional)

APEGA - University Outreach

APEGA’s University Outreach department and its volunteers provide valuable knowledge, encouragement, and experience to young adults preparing to enter the industry. We are looking for volunteers like you to help the engineers and geoscientists of tomorrow navigate the complicated path of starting their careers. If you’re an established or newly licensed professional member, you are a valuable resource to both the profession and to those looking to enter it. Join us at one of our upcoming career-building events for a chance to share your experience and knowledge. Help students build vital career-search skills, network, and share your story with tomorrow’s professional engineers and geoscientists. Human resources professionals and members with hiring experience are encouraged to apply for these opportunities.

What we do

  • Inspire young people to choose careers in engineering, geoscience and STEM
  • Provide valuable guidance through initiatives such as resume reviews and mock interviews to help new graduates and aspiring professionals get a head start on their careers
  • Help graduates and members-in-training build their professional networks with hosted networking events

What we’re looking for

  • Members and non-members (especially human resources professionals) with hiring experience
  • Passionate science advocates who love to share their knowledge
  • Professional members with expertise in the areas of robotics, mechanical engineering, and coding to mentor student special projects

Career Skills Building

Starting a career in a new industry can be a daunting task. Between applications and interviews there’s many places where candidates can go wrong. Help set the next generation of engineers and geoscientists on the career path by volunteering as part of APEGA’s University Outreach Program. Our events are designed to give upcoming professionals the skills they need to kickstart their careers and range from mock-interviews, to discussion panels, to resume review sessions. Professional Members with hiring experience, or human resource professionals are invited to share their expertise at our upcoming events!

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! - Virtual Resume Review
APEGA's Virtual Resume Review opportunity is seeking volunteers with hiring and resume review experience to provide anonymous feedback on student resumes through a digital platform. Please consider donating a few hours of your time with this vital opportunity for students to ensure that their application rises to the top of the pile. 

 

Skills and qualifications

  • Professional engineer, professional geoscientist, professional geologist, professional geophysicist, or professional licensee designation and in good standing with APEGA
  • 1+ years formal hiring experience

 

Upcoming Events

Resume Panel Discussion | January 17th | 6:00-7:30pm