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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Thuraday, May SI, 1973 TH[ LETHMIDOE HERALD 29 Began 1920 Association guards professional group A group established to handle i who are registered practice the the licencing and disciplining profession according to ethical of professional engineers in Al-1 principals, is allowed to parti- At this time it is pursuing a program to increase opportun- ities for local organizations and berta got its start" in 1920. j cipate in other matters the individuals to participate to an The organization which has; council considers necessary for increasing extent in major in- now evolved into the Associa- j the welfare of the organiza- dustrial projects in the prov- tion of Professional Engineers. tion. I mce- Geologists and Geophysicists of i association. since early Alberta, _was made jn jts hisUjryr hag been involv. an act of the provincial legisla- j ture. Its official title in 1920; universities in the de- The career development ser- vice of the APEGGA. establish- ed '.i 1971, is developing as an velopment of engineering edu- _ 'I cation. In the last few years its sional Engineers of Alberta. involvement in education has to conditions of employment. The legislation was enacted! expancjed jnto the fields of geo- to ensure that professional and geophysics and into gineering services were only offered or performed by those who had proven their qualifica- tions. association was to administer this licensing legi- slation. The original act applied only to professional engineering but the act was interpeted to in- clude geology and geophysics as part of professional engi- neering. Geologists and geophysicists, with appropriate qualifications, were accepted for registration but were registered as profes- sional engineers. But in 1950, geologists and effective medium for assisting members with matters related Ad hoc committees are pres- ide" areas of pre university ently operating in areas of for- education. eign investment in Alberta, computer resources and physi- The organization has always cal pianiling at the n of A been concerned with public re-1 lations and career counselling A special Herald advertis- ing feature coinciding with the annual convention of the Association of Professional Engineers. Geologists and Geophysicists which opened today in Lethbridge. APEGGA has profes- sional members, 400 licenses, 900 engineers, geologists or geophyicists in training and 100 students. The Alberta associa- tion is one of the 11 groups of the Canadian Council of Pro- fessional Engineers. The na- tional organization represents 70.000 professional engineers across Canada. i The Lethbridge branch of the ,_.., p of high school students. Infor-1 APEGGA was established in s were officially j rnation is given to those who I February. 1970. The aims set accepted and could be regis- j are interested in pursuing a it were to encourage tered as such. With the change; professional career in the fields and the study, discus- in legislation the name became; of engineering, or geo-1 sions and of ideas the Engineering and Related! physics. sional Engineers, and Geophysicists Professions Act. In 1968 the name was chang- ed again to its present official title the Association of Profes- Geologists of Alberta In 1968 the name chang- ed again to its present official title the Association of Profes- sional Engineers. Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta C Re g i s t r a t i on with the APEGGA is determined in ac- cordance with the legislative provisions enforced by the Uni- versities Co ordinating Coun- cil. The council exercises its authority through a board of examiners Curricula of univers i t i e s offering professional courses and granting degrees in those related professions are studied by the association. The field of continuing education also is of interest to ensure that the pro- fession's members have avail- able means of keeping abreast with new technical develop- ments. The prov i n c ial education committee of the association has spent time evaluating the recommendations of the Worth Report as they might affect the respective professional disci- plines. The APEGGA is also active- The APEGGA. besides being j ly interested in matters of pub- responsible to ensure that en-1 lie concern. It has submitted a gineering, geology and geophy- i brief to the provincial govern- sics are only practiced in Al- j ment berta by those registered with i years the association and that those i topics. annually for several on a wide range of Best Wishes to APEGGA For a Successful Convention! ESTABLISHED 1898 LETHBRIDGE IRON' WORKS CO. LTD. GEORGE B. DAVIES, P. Eng. ROBERT I. D. GARDNER, P. Eng. I and information among the members on all questions of in- terest to engineers- and as citi- zens to promote the objectives of the association. In past years the local branch has participated in ca- reer fairs at high schools throughout Southern Alberta to acquaint interested students with the respective professions and to give guidance in plot- ting future job needs. Talks are presently proceed- ing between the University of Lethbridge and the local branch regarding the tise of U of L facilities for the con- tinuing education of the branch's members. The U of L offers courses in pre engineering subjects and students enroEed in these courses were guests at the Lethbridge branch of the APEGGA January 1973 meet- ing. Engineer remembered A former Lethbridge profes- sional, engineer will be com- memorated Friday at the an- nual luncheon of the Associa- tion of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta. The late Or. P. M. Sauder was president of the associa- tion from 1935-36. He was also the director of water resources for Alberta. Dr. Sauder was bom in Pres- ton. Ont., and received his early education In Ontario- He graduated %vith a diploma in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto and received an honorary doctorate degree from the U of A. The address, which 'will be given for Dr. Sauder by Dr. Joseph Charyk. president and director cf the Communications Satellite Corporation in Wash- ington, is made annually in memory of one of the associa- tion's presidents. Reservoir Dam, located 50 rniies southwest of Leinbridge, is the furth- est upstreart- water stor- age facility for the St. Mary River Water Irriga- tion District. The ocre foot capacity dam empties into the St. Mary Dam as part of the SMRID system. The land fill was completed in 1963 and the spillway on the left was cdded in 1964. The dam was completed in 1965, DR. P. M. SAUOER Oivn organisation Technologists part of professional team Engineering technologists, an essential part of the industry team, are organized into a so- ciety by wich their standards can be measured. The Alberta Society of En- gineering Technologists was es- tablished in 1962 with the co- operation of the Association of Professional Engineers. Geol- ogists and Geophysicists of Al- berta. This society works closely with employers in the industry and supplies them with infor- mation concerning engineering technologists in Alberta. Each year it surveys its members and publishes infor- mation regarding salaries paid. Comparisons with other prov- inces are also published. ASET provides industry with a standard by which engineer- ing technicians and technolo- gists can be measured both within an employer's operation and In the operation of those companies with which the em- ployer deals. Engineering technologists are i part of the engineering team a concept which is presently re- ceiving a great deal of atten- tion from business, industry and educators. Engineering teams are pools of technical tal- ent within a company which consist of professional engin- eers, engineering technologists and engineering technicians. Together these people form a technical team that is proving to be a strong force in the mod- ern, fluid, manpower market. ASET is involved with help- ing employers get maximum productivity from this technical team. It offers information to employers on team flexibility, member specialization and ad- vice on how to use the team to its full potential. CANADIAN NATIONAL I, pleased to extend best wishes to the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta for a successful convention in Lethbridge May 31st to June 2nd CM Welcome... APEGGA MEMBERS The Alberta Gas Trunk Line Company Limited For is J As Calgary Power enters Its seventh decade of service to Albertans, we remember our heritage of enterprise and Innovation while looking ahead to a proud future. Canadian- owned Calgary Power will continue to provide service of a very high standard indeed Just as Albertans expect and deserve. That's why we're planning and building now for your power needs of the 1980's. Electricity the energy that helps keep the environment clean will always be in demand; we intend to see that adequate eie.ctric power Is always available, Together, industry and citizens have a bright future In this great province. CALGARY POWER L ;