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 - Regulatory Affairs

External Boards & Committees

 

The Opportunity

 

Geoscientists Canada exists to serve the profession of geoscience in Canada. The organization works on behalf of its members regulatory bodies that register geoscientists and regulate their practice in Canada’s provinces and territories.

 

APEGA is seeking one professional member (P.Geo. or P.Eng.) to serve on the Geoscientists Canada Professional Practice Committee. The successful candidate will have a solid commitment to enhancing and supporting the professional practice of geoscience and, ideally, a strong understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) tools and technology. The committee meets monthly to review, consider, and provide guidance on matters of geoscience professional practice, and to review, document and develop geoscience professional practice considerations for potential use by geoscience regulators and practitioners, as well as other stakeholders.

 

The Impact

 

The rise of AI tools, such as ChatGPT and generative products, are changing nearly every profession at an unprecedented rate. These tools are growing in capability and utility daily. How they will ultimately affect the practice of geoscience is still unknown. By serving as a member of the Professional Practice Committee with Geoscientists Canada, you will have an opportunity to review and develop professional practice guidance documents.

 

Time Commitment

1x one-hour virtual monthly meeting, 2-3 hours technical reading, minor technical writing.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Attend monthly remote meetings and undertake limited technical writing to address different geoscience practice projects, such as continuing professional development, ethics, the National Professional Practice Exam, and best practices for AI integration.
  • Engage with assigned readings and participate in webinars to stay abreast of the latest developments in AI ethics and professional practice generally.
  • Provide insights into the use of AI in professional settings, especially ethical considerations, impact on reserves and resources reports, use of generative products and data, and content creation and copyright requirements for technical publications.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Practicing or retired professional member with a minimum of 10 years of experience in the profession.
  • Although the ideal candidate will be a professional geoscientist with a strong understanding of artificial intelligence technologies and how they apply to geoscience, professional engineers working in the area of AI are encouraged to apply.
  • Knowledge of professional practice guidelines and ethics, especially in relation to AI.
  • Familiarity with continuing professional development requirements for geoscientists is highly desirable.
  • Background in energy or mining industries, with a focus on reserves and resources, will be considered an asset.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Earn CPD credits for time donated.
  • Expand your professional network.
  • Give back to your profession.
  • Volunteering is your ticket to exclusive APEGA event invitations, recognition gifts, and long-service awards.

 

 

 

Deadline to Apply: Friday, April 19, 2024

 

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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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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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