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 - 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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