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Young engineers form their own group at Associated

Don't be offended all you middle-aged babyboomers, but a group at Associated Engineering have decided they need the...


Don’t be offended all you middle-aged babyboomers, but a group at Associated Engineering have decided they need their own organization to share experiences and network.The Associated Engineering’s “Young Professionals Group” was spearheaded earlier this year by Anita Habekost from the firm’s Calgary offices. The group now has representatives in AE offices across Canada.

Members must have less than 10 years’ experience, and can be engineers, technologists or technicians.

The official activities include Lunch & Learn and discussion sessions, technical tours, community service activities and networking nights.

On June 23 the group held their first event in Calgary and coordinated it with a similar young professionals group from the Western Canada Waterworks Association. The evening started with a technical tour of the Glenmore Water Treatment Facility and ended with a visit to a local pub “for some serious networking.”

Another group of staff from Associated Engineering showed their concern and selflessness recently by having their hair shorn in aid of cancer research. Staff in Edmonton led the cancer research fundraising efforts in memory of Dave Cameron, who died of cancer in March. Dave had worked for the company for 37 years. Twenty-nine staff members from offices across the country cut their locks, and altogether the firm raised $16,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.