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.

 

Volunteers in the following practice areas are especially needed: Geoscience, Petroleum, Industrial, Electrical, Computer, Aeronautical, Biomedical, geomatics.

 

 

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.

 

If you live or work in the Lakeland Branch area, the Lakeland Branch Executive Committee is seeking a volunteer to sit on the committee and serve as the Outreach Lead for events such as Science Nights and Science Olympics. If you have an interest in leading fun and educational activities, please consider applying.

 

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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APEGA - Professional Practice

PSSC

 

The Opportunity

 

The Practice Standards Subcommittee (PSSC) is established by the Practice Review Board (PRB) and oversees the creation of, and revisions to, professional practice standards, guidelines, and bulletins for APEGA licensed professionals and permit holders. Through assessment and evaluation, PSSC ensures professional practice standards, guidelines, and bulletins hold paramount the health, safety, and welfare of the public and have regard for the environment. The PSSC performs this function through SMEs who are experienced licensed professionals.

 

The Impact

 

Regulations and best practices must reflect the current state of the industries to which they apply. As the engineering and geoscience professions continue to grow in Alberta, practice guidelines and standards must grow with them. By participating in this activity professional members have an opportunity to share their expertise and help shape the association’s suggested best practices.

 

Time Commitment

 3-year term, approximately 30-40 hours total.  

 

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Serve a three-year term in a standing SME Roster with potential for a reappointment
  • Participate in a SME Panel if selected and called upon by the PSSC for a specific project to create or revise a standard, guideline or bulletin
  • Actively participate in meetings, specifically reviewing the meeting agenda and materials in advance of each meeting to facilitate constructive discussion
  • Bring your subject matter expertise and industry perspective to actively review and contribute to the content of standards and guidelines, keeping self-regulation of professions of engineering and geoscience in mind
  • Positively represent APEGA externally, educating both APEGA members and the public on the APEGA professional practice standards and guidelines

 

Volunteer Benefits

  • 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
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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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Mentoring Café

The Opportunity

 

Navigating a new field can be challenging that the best of times. Wouldn’t it be great to have someone who’s already established in their field to go to for advice? APEGA understands that students and members-in-training (who are enrolled in the Work Readiness Program) crave guidance and advice tailored to their unique needs, and we've got something incredible lined up. Introducing the APEGA Mentoring Cafe – your passport to personalized, 30-minute virtual meetings with industry professionals who are ready to help you tackle any career subject you desire.

 

The Impact

 

APEGA’s Mentoring Café isn’t your average mentoring program; it's an express ticket to expert insights and we’re looking for experienced professional members to join our diverse pool of passionate volunteers. By volunteering as an on-demand mentor with APEGA’s Mentoring Café program you help students and members-in-training to access the career guidance they need when they need it, without locking into a long-term commitment. Share your experience and expertise, grow your professional network and help nurture the next generation of professionals.

 

Time Commitment

 

30-minute virtual meetings on a flexible schedule. Take on as many or as few as you like.

 

*New*

Help guide a prospective APEGA member through the membership process by reviewing their application and providing guidance. This is a 1-3 month commitment of a few hours each month.

 

Volunteer Benefits

Required Qualifications

  • 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.

 

  • P. Eng., P. Geo., or Human resources professional
  • Laptop or smart phone capable of video-calling
  • Comfortable sharing your knowledge and experience with students and MITs

 

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