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Town Hall meeting set for Alberta

Engineers and technologists in Alberta are scheduled to have a town hall meeting on February 6 to discuss the propo...

January 29, 2007   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Engineers and technologists in Alberta are scheduled to have a town hall meeting on February 6 to discuss the proposal for them to be regulated under one Act.
For more than a year, the Association of Professional Engineers, Geophysicists and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGGA) and the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) have been in negotiations to bring them both under one piece of legislation, but with the two organizations to continue acting and governing their own members. They have now signed a Memorandum of Understanding to move to this One Act, Two Associations regulatory model.
This change would be the first time such a joint legal arrangement would exist in Canada. Traditionally engineering technicians and technologists are certified by separate organizations and fall under different regulations from professional engineers.
The town hall meeting will include a joint ASET-APEGGA presentation followed by a question and answer session. A government-appointed mediator, David Jones, Q.C. will be the moderator.
The event will be live in Edmonton, with two-way audio-visual communication with a number of other cities: Calgary, Cold Lake, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, Peace River and Red Deer.
Those who can’t attend the Edmonton or video-conferencing meetings can link up on-line and submit questions by e-mail by going to http://events.streamlogics.net/apegga/feb06-07.
The meeting is scheduled to be held at 7 to 9 p.m.
Representing APEGGA will be president Dave Chalcroft, P.Eng. (formerly of UMA Engineering), Larry Staples, P.Eng. and Neil Windsor, P.Eng.
ASET will be represented by President Derek Tsang, A.Sc.T., Scott Turner and Tim Shultz.
To register at the Town Hall or one of the videoconferencing locations, go online at https://trustworthy.secure-orders.net/schuld/applications/TownHall/inc_registrationmanager.asp, or contact Shirley Layne at 780-426-3990, slayne@apegga.org.


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