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TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY Table of Contents President’s Message 6 VOL.27 No.4 : October 2010 Chief Executive Officer’s Message 9 THE MEMBERSHIP PUBLICATION OF Turgeon Cover Story 10 Volunteers Make It Happen 13 1630-10020 101A Ave NW, Edmonton AB T5J 3G2 ASET News 14 Tel: 780.425.0626 Toll free: 1.800.272.5619 Fax: 780.424.5053 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org CPD is Mandatory in 2011 16 ASET Mission: “To benefit the public and the profession by being the premier regulator, service provider to and promoter of safe, high-quality Student Member Profile 19 professional technology practice.” ASET Vision: “To be publicly recognized as certifying and promoting Scholarship Values Increase 20 technology professions to support Alberta’s success.” ASET is a professional organization for applied science, engineering and Awards: Nominate Today 22 information technicians and technologists in Alberta and the Territories. ASET evaluates the qualifications of individuals who voluntarily apply for certification and issues professional credentials accordingly. ASET acts as ASET Council Nomination 25 an advocate for the profession to governments and the general public. It also delivers a number of benefits and services to its members and their Chapters’ Calendar 26 employers. NOTE: Editorial opinions, reports and similar articles published herein do not necessarily reflect the opinion or policy of the ASET Council or the Association. Layout & Production: Kingsway Editor: Russ Medvedev, MA Assistant Editor and Advertising Coordinator : Judith Chrystal, BA ADVERTISING DEADLINE for the next issue: November 10, 2010 Definition of practice—applied science and Reach over 20,000 technical readers. Advertising rates start at $580/is- engineering technology sue. For full publishing schedule and advertising specifications contact ASET or visit aset.ab.ca/adrates.htm. “Practice of applied science technology and engineering technology means: accepting responsibility for the re- Write to us. Send your comments, suggestions and feedback porting on, advising on, evaluating, designing, preparing about this or any issue of Technology Alberta, via e-mail to plans and specifications for, or directing the construc- email@example.com or by mail to the ASET office. tion, technical inspection, maintenance or operation of any structure, work or process that is: ON THE COVER A. aimed at the discovery, development or utilization of ASET CEO Barry Cavanaugh matter or energy or in any other way designed for the (at right) congratulates Dean Turgeon, R.E.T., LEED® AP, use and convenience of society; (at left) for being selected as the 2010 National Achievement B. concerned with the safeguarding of life, health, prop- Award recipient. Turgeon, erty, environment, public welfare or economic welfare; President and Founder of Vital Engineering, is especially noted and for his work with alternative en- ergy technologies in the build- C. in accordance with legislation and industry recog- ing industry in Alberta. nized codes, standards, procedures and practices, through the application of established engineering or applied sci- ence principles and methods of problem solving.” Approved by ASET & APEGGA Executive Committees, POSTMASTER: return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: 1994 1630-10020 101A Ave NW, Edmonton AB T5J 3G2 Canadian Publications Mail Agreement 40065106 This publication is available online in PDF format. http://aset.ab.ca ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA 3 www.nait.ca/cit invest in your experts corporate training for the real world As innovation continues to change how people interact with technology, Develop your future analyze data and move business forward, there’s never been a better time to invest in training for your employees. 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If ASET Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co., Edmonton Second Vice President doesn’t have your email address, or if you want to update your address, please let Norman Kyle, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.) us know by email, email@example.com, or by calling ASET at 780.425.0626 or Aquatera Utilities, Grande Prairie Past President 1,800.272.5619. Kevin Harrison, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.) Edmonton Police Services The survey, a web-based questionnaire, is designed to provide member feedback Councillors on a variety of topics in order to: Jodi Arrowsmith, C.E.T., B.Tech. St. Paul • provide the best possible products and services to ASET members Don Cheeseman, R.E.T. Edmonton • assess how ASET is currently meeting member needs and any additional Laura Kennett, C.E.T., P.Eng. services or products that members may be beneficial to members Enbridge Pipelines Inc., Edmonton Peter LaGrandeur, R.E.T. • assess the value of the ASET membership, and SNC Lavalin, Calgary Neil McNeil, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.) • provide direction to the future goals and activities of the organization. WorleyParsons, Calgary Dave Moller, R.E.T. A similar survey was conducted by ASET in 2005, also with Banister Research and Red Deer Consulting. All responses will be collected and analyzed by Banister Research to Public members Peter Portlock, CD, MHSA ensure that feedback will be confidential and the analysis of findings is objective. Lethbridge Family Services All data collection will be conducted in compliance with privacy laws. Chris Warren, Q.C. Warren Sinclair, Red Deer Thank you for your feedback and continued support. Linda Wood Edwards, CAE, B.Admin. Edmonton ASET CHAPTER CHAIRS Calgary: Keith Galliott, C.E.T. Cold Lake: Ajaz Quraishi, C.E.T., PE Edmonton: Chadwick Paddick, C.E.T. Fort McMurray: vacant Grande Prairie: Sandra Pippus, C.E.T. Lethbridge: Adam Campbell, C.E.T. Lloydminster: Bill Parke, C.E.T. Medicine Hat: Lloyd Jesse, C.E.T. Red Deer: Don Nikonetz, C.Tech. (Eng.) ASET OFFICE Chief Executive Officer Barry Cavanaugh Registrar Perry Nelson, R.E.T.,P.L.(Eng.), B.Mgmt. Deputy Registrar George Germain, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.) Director of Communications and Member Benefits Russ Medvedev, MA Director of Finance and Administration Norman Viegas, B.Comm., CMA, CAE Manager, Executive Secretariat and Special Projects Jennifer McNeil Bertrand, BA Registration Facilitator Jackie Sousa Coordinator, Competency Programs Linda Moore Coordinator, Member and Public Relations Lynnell Prediger Communications Coordinator Judith Chrystal, BA Accounting Assistant Nicole Miller, BComm. Coordinator, Special Programs Carol Adams Receptionist Shannon Demkiw ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA 5 President’s Message Dave Merralls, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.) Making Progress Competency-Based Certification This fall marks one year since the new legislation has passed. As of January 2010, ASET moved to a competency-based While on the surface, it may seem that it’s been business as certification process which has proven effective. The new usual, much activity has been taking place behind the scenes system has benefited all applicants because it allows new to move initiatives forward. We’re starting to notice substan- and innovative ways to demonstrate technical competency. tial progress with several of these initiatives. Again, Alberta has played a lead role in the development of this process and, while other provinces have opted for phased One of these initiatives is the new Professional Technologist introduction of the process, Alberta has fully transitioned to (Engineering), P.Tech.(Eng.) designation. Response from the new process as of January 2010. Please visit the ASET members has been positive and it is one topic that I’m of- web site to find out more if you know of work colleagues ten asked about when attending ASET functions around who may have let their membership lapse and then found the province. After a slow start, the pieces are starting to it difficult to rejoin, know suitable candidates with overseas come together and I’m pleased to report that the process is education, or those making the climb up the technology moving to the next stage. The public member has recently career ladder and deserving of membership. been appointed and the joint board is scheduled to hold an orientation meeting in November. The ASET office has more than 200 files ready for board assessment and we are Stakeholder Meetings optimistic that the first P.Tech.s will be practicing in 2011. Behind the scenes, our team has also been working dili- The logistics to process 200 files will be a time consuming gently to meet with stakeholders. In September, I had the and lengthy process. In an effort to manage our membership pleasure of meeting with The Honorable Thomas Lukaszuk, expectations, we ask that all parties are patient as we work Minister of Employment and Immigration, to discuss issues the process going forward; the heavy lifting is about to begin. relevant to our members. One of the topics of discussion was As part of our regulatory mandate, ASET has also introduced the evolution of the new One Act, Two Association model. a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program. In addition we touched on how ASET could continue to The program is voluntary in 2010 and will be mandatory represent members practicing in the North West Territories next year for all members. This is an aspect of our legislation with the new P.Tech.(Eng.) designation and agreed further that demonstrates to the public and to government that our discussion would be beneficial. Our legislation is important members are performing at the highest standard and that in that it demonstrates how government has confidence in we take our responsibility seriously. In truth, we know that our members, who perform at the highest standard and are our members are already staying current and fulfilling their now accountable for public safety. One year after the legisla- CPD requirements. ASET has developed an excellent, user- tion was passed, the model is working well and the Minister friendly on-line CPD site for members to plan and record remains supportive. In fact, other jurisdictions in the country activities. In fact, I’ve found the site a helpful resource and a are watching the Alberta example and have expressed an great way to plan my activities. interest in implementing a similar model. We’ll continue to work with government to move this initiative, as well as others. 6 TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY National Framework new developments will remain a priority. We appreciate your cooperation during this transition to a more effective and One of the pressing issues facing ASET is the develop- responsive national framework model. ment of a new national framework for technologists. Ear- lier in 2010, ASET made the decision to withdraw from the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists Chapter Open Houses (CCTT). With other provincial partners, we’re working Since my last report, I have had the pleasure to meet with toward building a new association, Technology Professionals members and other partners across the province. Meeting Canada (TPC) and a new accreditation team, Technology colleagues during the Chapter Open Houses is an invaluable Accreditation Canada (TAC). We continue to work toward way to keep connected with members, respond to your ques- giving a structure to these new entities. ASET CEO Barry tions, provide an opportunity for ASET to share its vision Cavanaugh provides more details about TPC and TAC in and outline priorities. his Message in this issue. One important message, however, We can only be successful moving forward if we move for- that I would like to convey to members and stakeholders ward together. is that during this transition, we want to assure you that ASET will do everything it can to ensure that everything will remain business as usual for members, students, academic programs, and other stakeholders. Keeping you apprised of ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA 7 EPIC Educational Program Innovations Center Upcoming Courses PDHs* Location 2011 Civil Jan Feb Mar Pavement Design, Maintenance and Rehabilitation 12 Calgary 10-11 Design and Construction of Earthworks 18 Edmonton 23-25 Design and Analysis of Earth Retaining Walls 18 Calgary 7-9 Hydraulic Network Modeling of Water Distribution Systems 12 Calgary 14-15 Hydraulic Network Modeling of Sewer Collection Systems 12 Calgary 16-17 Electrical Jan Feb Mar Power System Neutral Grounding and High Voltage Substation Grounding for 12 Edmonton 14-15 Industrial Plants Canadian Electrical Code - 2009 12 Edmonton 16-17 Transformer Operational Principles, Selection and Troubleshooting 18 Calgary 22-24 Electric Power Distribution System for Industrial Plants 24 Calgary 22-25 Environmental Jan Feb Mar Assessment and Remediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Releases 12 Calgary 7-8 Challenges in Air Emission Requirements 12 Calgary 28-29 Construction Jan Feb Mar Bidding, Evaluation, Negotiation and Contract Award - For Construction Projects 12 Calgary 3-4 Industrial & Mechanical Jan Feb Mar Industrial Piping and Associated Equipment 18 Edmonton 24-26 Effective Equipment and Facilities Maintenance - Striving to Achieve the Required 12 Edmonton 27-28 Reliability at Low Cost Process Design and Engineering of Petroleum Process Plant and Equipment 24 Calgary 1-4 In-Plant Cranes, Hoists and Lifting Devices - Types, Components, Inspection, 12 Calgary 24-25 Operation and Safety Failures, Failure Prevention and Repair of Pressure Vessels, Piping, Boilers and 24 Calgary 28 3 Rotating Machinery with Life Extension Considerations (4 days) Project Management Jan Feb Mar Fundamentals of Project Management 18 Edmonton 26-28 PDHs * Continuing professional education for licensed engineers is measured in Professional Development Hours (PDHs). A PDH is one contact hour of instruction or presentation. Online Courses EPIC offers online courses in the following areas: Information Technology, Business Management and Engineering. For more information, please visit www.epic-edu.com/OnlineCourses. Onsite Programs EPIC courses are available onsite at your location and they can be customized to suit your specific requirements. For more information, please visit www.epic-edu.com/on-site. You can also call Tim Chugh at 1-888-374-2338 ext 242 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. EPIC Learning Center: 5759 Coopers Avenue • Mississauga, ON L4Z 1R9 • Toll Free: 1-888-374-2338 • Fax: 1-800-866-6343 • Email: email@example.com www.epic-edu.com TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY Chief Executive Officer’s Message transition. I recently attended, with my colleague from Ontario, a meeting of the National Deans of Technology to review our collective position and our commitment to the academic institutions and students. • Our four provinces are undertaking the development of Technology Professionals Canada (TPC) as a new entity to manage our common issues and national interests with a very defined mandate. Likewise, a consultation document is being prepared to invite all stakeholders, including the Deans of Technology, to participate in reforming and modernizing the national accreditation process through our new entity, Technology Accredita- tion Canada (TAC). President Dave Merralls and I will be attending a meeting of the four Presidents and senior staff in Vancouver in early November to review and ap- prove next steps in the development of TPC and TAC. Barry Cavanaugh ASET and the three other associations support a national federation, but after extensive and costly efforts to intro- Business as Usual…Only Better duce sorely needed reforms in recent years, your Council concluded that the existing structure was not serving our As you may know ASET and our colleague associations in members’ interests, and the few remaining member organi- British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan have officially zations refused to consider serious restructuring to a model withdrawn from the national federation, CCTT. We joined which we considered to be more fair and more effective. Quebec, which withdrew last year. Some important points We are very conscious of the need to manage the transition, for your information: involving our partners and moving forward with a new way • Use of your designations (C.Tech. and C.E.T.) remains of doing business. fully secure for you to use under both EGGPA (the provincial statute giving ASET the licensing authority As the development of Technology Professionals Canada and control of the designations) and a licensing agree- (TPC) continues, we will keep you updated, and we will ment previously signed between CCTT and the other appreciate your advice about what national aspects are of provinces. Your designations are secure and we will con- importance to you (i.e., national professional mobility, na- tinue to enforce protection of the right to use them and tional government relations, public policy of importance to its limitation to ASET members who have earned them the profession, etc.). As far as most members are concerned, and hold them under the statute. it’s “business as usual”, but we will try to keep you informed • Inter-provincial labour mobility is secured as we main- of anything which may be of interest. tain our commitment to the legislated Agreement on What we expect is that in TPC we will achieve a national Internal Trade (AIT) and through the work of the organization which truly reflects and respects the legitimate Council of Registrars (comprised of all ten Registrars interests of the profession in Alberta, which is based on in the country continuing to work together to maintain best practices, and which supports rather than hinders the standards). advancement of technicians and technologists across Canada • The CTEN job site, which is administered by our On- in a cost-effective way. Worthy goals, I think… and with the tario colleagues at OACETT and in which ASET is a volunteer leadership of our four provinces leading the way, full participant, exists wholly independent of CCTT and I believe we can build on the modern vision of a profession members continue to have complete access to this valu- which is absolutely integral to our modern society. Willing able service. collaboration on agreed goals is what it’s all about. • ASET has made a commitment to our technology in- stitutions and CTAB, which undertakes national ac- Let us know how we’re doing! creditation, that we will continue during transition to our new approach to national accreditation, to support with staff, volunteers and resources to participate in na- tional accreditation activities. This commitment also in- cludes the ongoing development of National Technology Benchmarks during the transition. We intend to ensure that no program or student is harmed by the effects of ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA 9 Turgeon Named National Technologist of the Year ASET member recognized as leader in green building Dean Turgeon, R.E.T., LEED® AP Dean Turgeon, R.E.T., LEED® AP, was recently chosen “Children give you a new perspective on life. You want to to receive the 2010 National Achievement Award in rec- see things that you grew up enjoying being maintained and ognition of his achievements in engineering and applied sustained for them and their children,” he explains. science technology. Turgeon is acknowledged as a leader in Turgeon became more involved in LEED® (Leadership in technology, in business and in the community, especially for Energy and Environmental Design) in the early 2000s. In his work with alternative energy technologies in the building 2003, he decided to make a change and approached Scott industry in Alberta. Koehn, P.Eng., about building a company that was environ- Turgeon is President and Founder of Vital Engineering and mentally conscious. Vital Engineering was born. considered at the forefront of the green industry in the prov- Not long after starting the company, specialties were de- ince and nationally. A graduate of the Engineering Design veloped in several alternative energy technologies but geo- and Drafting Technology program at NAIT, he brings ex- thermal was the first to take off when Alberta’s construction pertise in mechanical system design and project management industry picked up. Instead of letting the business grow be- in commercial, institutional, and industrial projects. He is yond its capabilities, he and Koehn have opted for “controlled recognized as a pioneer of geothermal systems in Alberta. growth.” Today, the firm employs eight engineers and three Under his management and direction, Vital Engineering technologists at its Sherwood Park office. has rapidly grown into a prominent consulting firm serving Western Canada. It’s helped that Alberta’s green building scene is also rac- ing ahead. Green building is also becoming more visible “I was enthused by the fact that my work in Alberta was thanks to public projects like the upcoming Station Pointe recognized at a national level,” says Turgeon. “I find it stems Greens in north Edmonton, in which Vital is involved. The from the fact that I haven’t been afraid to take chances. There’s project is one of only six winning projects under the Federal always risk but there are rewards and it’s often more than Government’s EQuilibruim Communities Initiative, which financial.” promotes building sustainable communities that use clean Turgeon developed an appreciation for the outdoors growing energy technologies and energy-efficient designs. By using up in Lac La Biche, AB. His family’s acreage was near Lac La renewable energy systems – including solar, passive venti- Biche lake and many of his favorite memories revolve around lation, and geothermal – the combined structures should fishing, camping and other outdoor pursuits. Having children produce as much energy as they consume. It will also feature brought Turgeon’s environmental consciousness to the fore. a closed-loop wastewater treatment system. Station Pointe 10 TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY Dean Turgeon, R.E.T., LEED® AP, and associates of Vital Engineering will be a mixed-use cooperative development, housing both to NAIT to develop a new Alternative Energy Technology businesses and affordable residences for low-income Ed- diploma program and recently, he signed a letter of intent montonians. with another Alberta institution, which is interested in a While sustainable building is becoming more widely sup- similar program. Vital’s stewardship project called “Vitality ported, there’s a great deal of public misinformation, says Gardens” is a partnership with a local elementary school, Turgeon. That’s why Vital devotes a lot of energy to educating various community groups and local businesses to establish clients – and prospects – about what’s possible with green a curriculum-based functional garden. Recently, Turgeon energy systems. This sometimes involves debunking some became a member of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce of the myths about cost. “One of the barriers we often meet Environmental Policy Committee and a board member of the in our industry is that people look at sustainable and green newly formed Alberta CleanTech Industry Alliance. as cost prohibitive options,” Turgeon says. “In reality, while Turgeon’s efforts have not gone unnoticed. In 2010, he was there may be on occasion a higher front end capital invest- recognized as the Technologist of the Year by ASET and was ment, if you evaluate the return with accurate financial tools named as a finalist for an Emerald Award in the “Individual the return on investment is quite attractive to most clients.” Commitment” category for “Individual Contribution to Al- ternative Energy Development in Alberta.” In his view, change is inevitable. “We must continue to be forward thinkers and consistently be aware of our need to “It’s more than just a business, it’s a new way of prepare for the future,” says Turgeon. “Vital is very much thinking,” says Turgeon. prepared to be an engineering firm that is able to support a long term energy transition. When desired, we will work with our clients to find alternative ways to provide new and renewable sources of energy to our communities and, in do- Vital is also invested in helping upcoming generations of ing so, support Alberta’s role as an “Energy” province. As we technologists interested in alternative energy. “It’s more than see our projects coming to fruition, we are hopeful that our just a business, it’s a new way of thinking,” says Turgeon. ideas will have a lasting impact on how buildings are designed For the last couple of years, Turgeon and members of the and how communities are created.” For more information Vital Engineering team have been providing their expertise on Vital Engineering, please visit www.vitalengineering.ca. ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA 11 Update from Bell Mobility With the incredible iPhone, Google Android units, and the new Blackberry Torch, and special share plans for the new iPad, Bell is leading the way with the best devices, fastest speeds and Technology changes are happening at a fast pace and Bell the best network service in the world. Mobility is leading the way! Bell Mobility has just launched some new devices that easily handle the emails, applications Keep in Touch Communications is the largest corporate Bell and web access you need to work on the large corporate deals Dealer in Western Canada and based in Alberta, and we are and business requirements, as well as glide through Facebook proud to support ASET members in all of their communica- and YouTube to stay on top of what’s current with your friends tion needs. and family. Bell is pleased to support ASET with competitive custom In the last 12 months Bell Mobility has made some signifi- pricing plans to assist in your communication needs. cant changes to support clients in Canada. Bell completed the For more information please go to the Members Area section of launch of the new HSPA high speed network last fall, and has www.aset.ab.ca or contact Jesse Reimer at email specialoffer@ been enjoying the fastest speeds in the world with the new kitcom.ca or call us toll free 1.866.375.3111. generation devices. TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY You make it happen! ASET volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization Our sincere thanks to you, the members who support ASET other people in his profession. “I thought it was a good ex- by volunteering in so many ways. You help promote tech- perience to give back to my community,” he says. “And there nology careers, organize chapter events, work on Council is value for my employer as well as personally – I have built and committees, provide valuable feedback, and much more. leadership skills and expanded my professional network.” ASET President Dave Merralls, R.E.T., P.L. (Eng.), em- Now Vice Chair of the Red Deer Chapter, Mehmood is phasizes the importance of volunteerism. “We’re a self- making the most of volunteering with ASET. regulating profession and the active participation of ASET members is vital to maintaining the level of trust the public Volunteer Opportunities has in us. The roles are varied, from decisions made by the Tradeshows Registration Board, Accreditation Board and Board of Ex- Assist with ASET booth usually with a staff member or fellow aminers’ to attending Chapter meetings or volunteering at member/volunteer. a career fair. These are all equally important responsibilities Career Fairs for members.” Provide presentations about ASET and technical careers, The benefits are significant and the time commitment is typically to high school students. flexible – even as little as 1 or 2 hours can make a difference. Resource Person As a bonus, many ASET volunteer opportunities qualify as Secondary school science teachers can contact you when they CPD learning activities (for information on CPD activities require assistance (e.g., Edmonton Science Outreach Net- and to view the CPD video, visit www.aset.ab.ca). Not only work, Calgary Science Network). will you benefit personally from volunteering your time and Chapter Executive Member expertise, you will be helping your profession reach goals Help organize events for local members. that are only achievable with the effort of many members working together. Editorial Committee Oversee publication of Technology Alberta and the ASET Annual Report (five luncheon meetings/year). Awards Committee Oversee awards presentations, decide recipients for certain awards, and develop new awards (three meetings/year). Registration Board Evaluate applications for certification (six half-day meetings/ year; must be certified). Accreditation Board Accredit training programs at technical schools (two meet- ings/year) or Accreditation Teams as required for individual program evaluations (must be certified). Keith Galliott, C.E.T., at SAIT Polytechnic with Charlene Sapieha, an instructor with Professional Practice Exams the MacPhail School of Energy, and ASET student member Chelsea Steinmann Supervise, administer and time exams (must be certified There are tangible benefits to volunteering with ASET at any member); exams offered every other month on a weekday stage of your career. “The students who came to volunteer at evening or Saturday. our chapter meetings last year are all working now – they all Panel of Examiners got jobs through their networking. That just shows you one Review applicant’s academics (four/five evening meetings/ example of the benefit of volunteering with ASET,” notes year; must be C.E.T. or R.E.T.). Calgary Chapter Chair Keith Galliott, C.E.T. Mentor In addition to Chapter involvement, Galliott has found other Share your experience, skills and knowledge with less expe- ASET volunteer opportunities are equally worthwhile. “I’ve rienced members or students. found it gratifying to represent ASET at career fairs. It’s ASET Council Member an excellent opportunity to meet current members and to ASET’s governing body (four day-and-a-half meetings/year); play a role in helping future members progress through their nomination and election required. careers.” ASET volunteer opportunities are varied and you can choose based on ASET member Khalid Mehmood, T.T., started coming to your interests and availability. Fill out a Volunteer Profile form online Chapter meetings in Red Deer and caught the volunteering in the Members’ Area at ww.aset.ab.ca and watch for specific opportu- nities in TechLink or VolunteerLink e-news from ASET. bug. Mehmood began to promote ASET and got to know ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA 13 ASET News ASET Director of Finance Receives CAE Designation Congratulations to Norman Viegas, B.Comm, CMA, CAE, the ASET Director of Finance and Administration, who was recently granted the designation “Certified Association Executive” (CAE) by the Canadian Society of Association Executives. Norman completed a rigorous continuing education program, fulfilled the practical experience requirement, and successfully wrote the certification examination. He was awarded the designation in September. The process is built around an extensive array of association management compe- tencies. Candidates complete five distance education courses with corresponding assignments and research, plus the final case-oriented examination, and have to demonstrate several years of related experience. Norman Viegas, B.Comm., CMA, CAE Volunteers Needed for First Lego Mark Your Calendars for AGM 2011 The annual First Lego League Alberta Championship is The 2011 ASET Annual General Meeting will be held on taking place at NAIT on Saturday, January 22, 2011. All Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary, AB. new judges must attend a two hour training session held in The weekend will also include the annual Awards Gala on January 2011. Judges must also be available for a minimum Friday, April 1, 2011 and the Volunteer Appreciation Lun- of two hours on the Friday evening before event day to help cheon on Saturday, April 2, 2011. Watch for more details on with set up and quality assurance. Finally, on event day judges the ASET web site and in the next issue of Technology Alberta. will be kept busy meeting with teams, asking questions and assessing. If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The official website has full event details: www.fllalberta.org ASET Meets With Minister In September, ASET Presi- dent Dave Merralls, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.), (pictured at left) and ASET CEO Barry Cavanaugh (at right) met with The Honor- able Thomas Lukaszuk, Minister of Employment and Immigra- tion, (centre) to discuss issues relevant to ASET including the evolution of the new One Act, Two Association model and the P.Tech. (Eng.) designation. 14 TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY Supporting Their Community ASET member Melvin Lacebal, C.Tech., along with his As- sociated Engineering colleagues, spent September 17, 2010 working for the community at Terra’s Braemar School in Edmonton. The crew of technicians, technologists and en- gineers expanded the outdoor play area for kids, developed a green space, perennial and vegetable gardens, and built arbors and log benches. The engineering teams’ labour was all at no charge – part of the United Way’s Engineering Challenge Day of Caring. When asked why he got involved in the volunteer project, Lacebal explains that, “The United Way supports good causes, like Terra. At Associated Engineering, we work together as a team – so this was an extension of that collaboration, with a bit of healthy competition between the teams.” Volunteering seems to suit Lacebal; he is also one of the newest members Members of the Associated Engineering Alberta team get to work at the United Way’s Engineering Challenge Day of Caring in Edmonton. Other of the ASET Editorial Advisory Committee. teams came from AECOM, Bantrel, Cohos Evamy, Cosyn Technologies, EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd, ISL Engineering & Land Services, Magna IV Engineering, Morrison Hershfield Limited, SNL-LAVALIN Ltd, Stantec, TYCO Thermal, Williams Engineering, and WorleyParsons Edmonton. ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA 15 CPD is Mandatory in 2011 It’s Easy – Just Tell Us What You Are CPD is any activity that makes you a Currently Doing better practitioner or advances the The ASET Continuing Professional Development Program profession. is mandatory, beginning in 2011, for C.Tech., C.E.T., R.E.T., and P.Tech.(Eng.) designations. ASET members are required to complete and declare 1 activity from at least 2 of the CPD categories below. The CPD Program is based on self-directed learning related to each member’s individual goals. The essence of the CPD Program is to “tell us what you are currently doing.” There is no expectation that the member or their employer will incur any additional costs or that the member will spend any additional time away from work. The CPD Program is a web-based application. You will: 1. Create a log book online at www.aset.ab.ca Example: Mentored a student. 2. Enter a CPD plan and activities into your log book 3. Declare to ASET that you have completed those ac- tivities 4. Retain your CPD plan and supporting documentation as proof of compliance. What do I need to do? To find out, and get started, visit www.aset.ab.ca. Example: Volunteered during flooding crisis in my community. CPD Resources Online • The ASET CPD Handbook • Technology Alberta articles on CPD • CPD video • Frequently Asked Questions • PowerPoint Presentation Click on Membership, then CPD Program Example: Attended Piping Inspector seminar. Example: Toured NAIT Shell Manufacturing Centre. For further information, contact the ASET Competency Programs Coordinator Linda Moore at email@example.com. 16 TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY A dvancing the Profession An ASET designation is the sign of a competent professional who is up-to-date with current technology because of a dedication to continuing professional development George Al Haddad, R.E.T., C.L.A. How quickly is technology advancing in How has ASET assisted you with CPD? your field? “I watched the CPD video at the ASET AGM last spring; it “As an automation technologist, the technology can be over- encouraged me to go and fill out my information online. I was whelming. It’s growing, changing and always advancing.” really surprised at how easy and organized the program is.” How do you remain proficient in your field? Does the phrase “tell us what you are “I always have to keep up with my reading, and attend semi- currently doing” describe the program? nars, but that is not the only way to learn. You can learn “You do not have to go out of your way to fulfill requirements by networking and bouncing ideas off the team. That’s fast- for the CPD program. For example, do you volunteer? If yes, paced learning and sometimes I find it quicker and more already you have filled one of the four categories. It is easy efficient. I am motivated to stay current because my employer to comply with the requirements. It took me less than 10 always comes to us with new demands that require new minutes to fill out my CPD plan for the year, and I did not technology and very advanced skills.” have to do any extra work or take any extra courses.” ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA 17 Commercial General Liability Program for Members U nigroup Western Insurance, a division of Unigroup, 2. Field Operations is pleased to offer a Commercial General Liability This is the practical side, which involves the hands on collec- Program (CGL) to ASET members. This program tion of Data (which includes any of your office preparation) has been developed in conjunction with ASET to assure proper CGL coverage at Best Pricing for its members. This $2,000,000 Coverage * program is underwritten by certain underwriters at Lloyd’s Annual Premium $500 + a processing fee of $75. of London. A CGL Policy covers you for acts of negligence relating to Total Annual Cost $575.00 your business. Unigroup offers two programs. • Higher Limits are available 1. Office Environment Work • 24 hour turn around This is working with Data collected by others Applications are available online on the ASET website or $2,000,000 Coverage * contact: Annual Premium $400. + a processing fee of $75. Bill Grieve Total Annual Cost $475.00 Unigroup Western Insurance Brokers Inc Telephone 1.780.499.1016 Fax 1.780.732.3688 firstname.lastname@example.org 18 TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY Student Member Profile Name: Bonaventure How do you explain your chosen profession to people who Ayonote don’t know anything about it? What is your home- Computer Systems Technology is a profession that enables town? one to write programs (computer software) to make a com- My hometown is Jattu, puter do what you want it to do. For example if you need Nigeria. to write a letter to someone, you need to use a computer software like WordPad or Microsoft Word to enable you to How did you end up in use a computer system to write it and then print it out us- Edmonton? ing a printer. Computer Systems Technology also involves I am immigrating to how to design and maintain the physical computer system Canada. When I first (hardware) so that it works effectively. came to Canada seven years ago, I was based in What is your ideal first job after graduation? Winnipeg. I was a student in the University of Manitoba My ideal first job after graduation is to be a computer net- where I learned some computer programming. I decided to work technician. A computer network technician takes care transfer to Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) of the computer hardware and software used in a network to get more practical hands-on training in computer systems that meets a particular business application. In some cases technology. The city of Edmonton also played a part in my a network technician can plan, design and implement the decision to relocate as it is well developed and industrialized. computer network. I also have some of my family members here. What is your program of study? Computer Systems Technology at NAIT. Why did you become a student member of ASET? I became a student member of ASET because ASET has many programs that students can benefit from like technical tours, seminars and conferences. There are also networking events where one can meet with experienced profession- als that will help one to develop his/her professional career. There are also many volunteering opportunities one can use to gain some professional experience, develop team building and networking skills. Do you think you will apply for certification when you are ready? I will apply for certification when I am ready. This is because Put tomorrow’s IT professionals certification shows that I am motivated to achieve excellence to work for you today in my professional career. It gives a measurable competence standard which people can easily rate me with. This makes Skilled NAIT Co-op students are eager to take on them confident about the level of service I can provide them. such tasks as: It can lead to lower training costs as certified professionals • Circuit board design and development usually have discounts in obtaining training materials for • System and software testing professional career development. It will also give me a net- • Computer repair/refurbishing work of certified professionals like myself that I can easily • Hardware/software upgrades correspond with. • Technical research and writing • Help desk work What is the most cool thing you learned about technology • Database development last week? • Network administration The most cool thing I learned about technology last week • Web design is about personal computer (pc) automation software. A pc automation software allows you to connect to a remote com- For information: puter using your local computer; you can then control the Co-op Coordinator, 780.378.5255 Email: email@example.com remote computer from the local computer. What I like about this technology is that you can use it to do your office work from home - telecommuting. AN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY COMMITTED TO STUDENT SUCCESS www.nait.ca ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA 19 Scholarship Values Increase Applications are now being accepted The Engineering Technology Scholarship Foundation of Alberta (ETSFA) is pleased to announce that the value of the organization’s college scholarships has increased. ETSFA has received an Alberta Community Spirit Grant from the pro- vincial government and elected to increase available scholarships to $2,000 each. Applications are now being accepted for various scholarships available through ETSFA. A total of 17 different scholarships may be presented annually. ETSFA is an organization of past presidents of The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET). ETSFA actively promotes technical education for students at Alberta technical institutes and colleges. It also promotes the continued professional development of ASET members. ETSFA accomplishes its aims through the establishment and administration of several scholarships. ASET College Scholarships TD Insurance Meloche Monnex For students in their final year of study Technology Scholarship ETSFA offers a total of 14, $2,000 scholarships to recipients For certified ASET members at nine colleges in Alberta: one each at DeVry Calgary, This annual $1,500 scholarship is made possible by TD Grande Prairie Regional College, Lethbridge College, Insurance Meloche Monnex Financial Services Inc. Medicine Hat College, Olds College, Red Deer College and Yukon College; plus three at NAIT and four at SAIT. Eligibility: These scholarships have more than doubled in value over • ASET members who have been certified for at least five the last three years! years as of the annual deadline date, and Eligibility • are enrolled in full-time post-secondary technical • Students in their final year of study in an approved education. program that is two years or more in duration, • in the top 10% of their class based on academic How to Apply achievement in their first year of study, and • Applications are available on the ASET web site or by • have demonstrated leadership ability through contacting the ASET office. involvement in school and/or community activities. Deadline: How to Apply • February 1 of each year. • Application is made in the early fall of each year through the awards office at each institution. College scholarship winners are selected by institute or college officials in Don Stirling Memorial Scholarship accordance with ETSFA criteria, and are presented at For certified ASET members in the Calgary chapter, pro- various times throughout the year. fessional development • One, $500 scholarship is sponsored annually by the Deadline ASET Calgary chapter in memory of the late Don • Please see your college awards office for details and Stirling, C.E.T., one of the Association’s past presidents deadlines. and a strong supporter of professional development for members. 20 TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY GIC TAB halfpg BW.pdf 10/27/10 9:24:40 AM Eligibility • Certified members of ASET in the Calgary chapter, • who provide proof of completion of a professional development course related to their field of work, and • are not receiving financial assistance from their employers or other sources. How to Apply • Applications are available on the ASET web site or by contacting the ASET office, and must be received within six months of completion of the course; the scholarship is presented at the end of each year. Deadline • December 1 of each year. ASET/SASTT Lloydminster Scholarship For a graduating student from a high school in the attendance area of The Lloydminster Bi-Provincial Chapter of ASET/SASTT. One $500 scholarship will be awarded annually. The graduate will be continuing his/her formal education in an applied science or engineering technician/technology program at a post-secondary institute in Saskatchewan or Alberta. Eligibility The student must be a recent graduate of a high school in the service area of the Lloydminster Bi-Provincial Chapter of ASET/SASTT, • at the time of the award the applicant must be enrolled in a recognized applied science, or engineering technician/ technology program in Alberta or Saskatchewan, • the student must declare their intent of becoming certified as a C.E.T. (Certified Engineering Technologist), an A.Sc.T. (Applied Science Technologist) or C.Tech. (Certified Technician), and • the student must become a student member of ASET or SASTT. How to Apply • Detailed submission criteria are available at www.aset. ab.ca. Applications should be sent to the chair of The Lloydminster Bi-Provincial Chapter of ASET/SASTT. Deadline • By 4 pm on August 20 in the year of application. For more information visit www.aset.ab.ca, contact the ASET office at 780.425.0626 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA 21 ASET Awards recognize excellence Nominate Today Some people and organizations just stand out from the Technical Employer of the Year crowd, and the ASET Awards Committee wants to hear This award is presented annually to an organization for its about them! It only takes a few minutes to submit nominees support of the technician/technologist community in Al- for the 2010 ASET Awards. This is your opportunity to give berta as well as its overall achievements. Judging criteria praise to an outstanding colleague, showcase your cutting include support for ASET certification/membership plus edge technology or tell the rest of the technical community professional development and volunteerism, promotion and how great your company is to work for. utilization of technology professionals within the organiza- tion, community involvement, safety, innovation, profitability, Each year ASET recognizes members, non-members, or- growth, etc.. Private and public organizations are eligible. ganizations, and technical instructors in Alberta’s technical Nominations should be accompanied by corroborating and community for their exceptional contributions. The win- supporting documents such as annual reports, newspaper ners will be honoured at the Awards Gala during the ASET and magazine articles, testimonials from community leaders, AGM held at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in Calgary clients, employees, etc. on April 1, 2011. ASET Technical Excellence Awards Technician/Technologist of the Year These unique awards recognize individuals or organizations This award is presented annually to an individual member of for their consistently outstanding work. Qualities to be con- ASET who has demonstrated a high level of professionalism sidered include: high levels of technical knowledge, impor- and excellence in making a significant contribution to tech- tant contributions to processes, consistent professional atti- nology. Judging criteria used by ASET’s Awards Committee tude, significant contributions to technical works, innovative include: level of knowledge, importance to the organiza- technical solutions, assistance provided to others, leadership, tion, ability, leadership, creativity/innovation, community etc. Nominations should include support materials and/or involvement, etc. Nominations must include corroborating documentation for review. These awards are open to members and supporting material such as: published papers, newspaper and non-members, as well as companies or organizations of or magazine articles, testimonials from clients, supervisors, all sizes. A maximum of six awards may be given in any year. peers. Excellence in Technical Instruction This award is presented annually to an outstanding instructor (active or retired) in an accredited technology program. A recipient of the Excellence in Technical Instruction Award will exemplify technical ability, leadership, professionalism, and creativity, making a significant contribution to the study of technology at his or her institution. Nominators must be members of ASET (T.T. or higher) and provide supporting documentation for review by the Awards Committee. 22 TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY Nomination deadline is December 31, 2010. To nominate, simply e-mail Lynnell Prediger at lyn- email@example.com with your ideas or download one of our nomination forms from www.aset.ab.ca and fax it back to us at 780.424.5053. Nomination deadline for these awards is December 31, 2010. The ASET Awards Committee will review nomi- nations and make the award decisions in February, 2011. Reap the rewards of nominating! The ASET Awards Committee offers gift incentives to 2010 Employer of the Year Kevyn McGregor of TELUS (at right) with Kevin Harrison, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.) the nominators of the winners of ASET’s awards. All nominators are thanked with an ASET specialty promo- tional item. In addition, the successful nominators for the prestigious Technician/Technologist of the Year, the Ex- cellence in Technical Instruction, the Technical Employer of the Year and Technical Excellence awards will receive two complimentary tickets to the Awards ceremony and be acknowledged as the successful nominators. Get your nominations in by December 31, 2010! Kevin Harrison, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.) (at left) presenting the 2010 ASET Technical Excellence Award to Pete Van’t Hoff, C.E.T. Become an engineer by starting your Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree at MacEwan and then transfering to complete your education at the University of Alberta. Students who have successfully completed their first year are guaranteed* entrance to their second year of studies at the U of A. Kevin Harrison, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.), (at left) presenting the ASET Technical Excellence Award to George Al Haddad, R.E.T., C.L.A. Think Engineering. Think MacEwan. www.MacEwan.ca/engineering for program details. *Must have completed a minimum of 30 credits with a GPA of 2.0. ENGG 100/ENGG101 may not be included in the 30 credits. ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA 23 Partners With Pricing in Effect until December 15th! XS SM M L XL 2XL 3XL $49.99 Ladies Navy Ladies Black Men's Navy Men's Black Men’s 19596 Ladies 99596 Name: Adress: Full front-zip jacket features SMARTech™ 300 fabrication. Zippered front side pockets and adjustable selffabric cuffs. Articulated elbows. Phone: Contrast adjustable draw cord and toggle at Email: hem. Engineered cut-and-sewn details on Credit Card #: Expiry Date: body and sleeves. 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It’s the time of the year when the list of nominees is starting All Regular Members in good standing are eligible to run to be compiled for the 2011 election of ASET Councillors. for Council. ASET is currently accepting nominations from members with the election to take place early in 2011. This year, there Nomination Process are three vacancies for Council and nominations from mem- A nomination for a position on Council may be made in bers are welcome. writing by any twenty-five (25) Regular Members in good standing. In addition, each nominee shall provide a bio of Role of Council approximately 350-400 words with a photo (digital or hard The ASET Governing Council is elected by the membership copy) for publication. to act as the governing body of ASET and establishes poli- cies, dues, and fees. Council also represents the Association’s Deadline for Nominations members in determining and demanding appropriate orga- The deadline for receipt of nominations at the ASET office nizational performance. is January 5, 2011. Council Membership The Executive Committee consists of the president, the im- mediate past president, the first vice president and the second vice president. Six councillors are elected for a two-year term with three being elected each year for continuity. For more information, please contact: Jennifer McNeil Bertrand Manager, Executive Secretariat & Special Projects Telephone: (780) 425-0626 Toll-free: 1-800-272-5619 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA 25 CHAPTERS’ F or the latest information on upcoming events, watch the ASET website at www.aset.ab.ca as well as future is- CALENDAR sues of Technology Alberta, mail-outs and CHAPTERLink. Next deadline for CHAPTERS’ CALENDAR submissions: November 10, 2010. Calgary Contact: Keith Galliott, C.E.T. Phone: 403.519.1132 E-mail: email@example.com Calgary Chapter Open House and New Member Celebration Join ASET President Dave Merralls, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.), for an update on happenings at ASET and to recognize new members in the Calgary area. Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Time: 7 PM Location: Ramada Hotel Calgary Airport, Skyline Room RSVP by Thursday, November 11, 2010 to: ASET PR Coordinator Lynnell Prediger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.272.5619 ext. 214. Cold Lake Contact: Ajaz Quraishi, C.E.T., PE Phone: 780.826.0045 E-mail: email@example.com Technical Tour of AETE and 4 Wing Operations A SET members were treated to a fascinating tour of AETE and 4 Wing on July 20. The tour included information on the F-18 Squadron, an experience of the flight simulator, lunch and a tour of the maintenance shops. Special thanks to Rhonda Ireland, Wing Visits Officer, for her help in co- ASET/APEGGA Golf Tournament ordinating this event. It was a hot day for the ASET/APEGGA Golf Tournament in Cold Lake on September 4, 2010. 12 golfers enjoyed the warmth of the sun and the green of the grass at the Grande Centre Golf Club. Every golfer was treated to a substantial prize package and a delicious steak dinner. 26 TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY AETE Technician of the Year Award sands of dollars in repairs over years, which has substantially Presentation lessened downtime on vehicles crucial to maintaining airfield operations. Congratulations, Mr. Sales! Scholarships Presented to Local High School Students Cold Lake Chapter Chair Ajaz Quraishi, C.E.T., PE, pre- sented two $500 bursary to graduates of Cold Lake High School. Nicholas McMillan is planning to attend NAIT’s Instrumentation Engineering Technology program and Jared Slade is planning to attend NAIT’s Power Engineering Tech- nology program AETE Commander Colonel Paul Ormsby (left) and Cold Lake Chapter Chair Ajaz Quraishi, C.E.T., PE, (centre) presenting the 2009 Silver Jubilee Award to Corporal Kathryn A. Poudrier) Corporal Kathryn Poudrier is recognized for working tire- lessly to increase the capability of the AETE IDS Section and its technicians. She tackles complex technical issues with vigour, continually upgrading her knowledge and skills, ex- pertly applying her talent to not only direct mission support but also in mentoring her co-workers, developing operat- ing procedures, and producing training packages. Corporal Poudrier is the go-to Imagery Technician for Air Events – Nicholas McMillan well beyond her trades training and rank. She is an extremely reliable and capable technician, whose cheerful, can-do at- titude inspires extraordinary achievements in operations. Congratulations, Corporal Poudrier! 4-Wing Technician of the Year Award Presentation Jared Slade Cold Lake Chapter Open House and New Member Celebration Join ASET 1st Vice President Elizabeth McDonald, C.E.T., 4-Wing Commander Colonel David Wheeler (left) and Cold Lake Chapter Chair Ajaz Quraishi, C.E.T., PE, (right) presenting the 2009 Silver Jubilee for an update on happenings at ASET and to recognize new Award to Mr. Dale Sales) members in the Cold Lake area. Date: Saturday, November 13, 2010 Mr. Dale Sales was nominated for the Silver Jubilee Award Time: 7 PM because of the excellent technical expertise he has demon- Location: Best Western Cold Lake Inn, 4-Wing Room strated, providing stellar support to his fellow technicians RSVP by Tuesday, November 9, 2010 to: ASET PR and innovative ideas over the many years he has worked at 4 Coordinator Lynnell Prediger at firstname.lastname@example.org or Wing. He has saved 4 Wing and the Air Force many thou- 1.800.272.5619 ext. 214. ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA 27 Edmonton Services Advisory Group and Worley Parsons (Gold Level); Prolific Graphics, SNC Lavalin Inc. and Transcontinental Contact: Chadwick Paddick, C.E.T. (Silver Level); AECOM, Al Terra Engineering, Associated Phone: 780.992.6157 Engineering, Enterprise Holdings, Magna IV Engineer- E-mail: email@example.com ing, Melcor Developments Ltd., Read Jones Christoffer- sen Ltd. and Stratus Marketing/Pavillion Business Services (Bronze Level). Three hole-in-one prizes at different holes ASET Night at the Races – The Horses at were offered – two cars, sponsored by Investors Group and Northlands GoAuto, and $10,000, sponsored by Cornerstone Drafting and Design. (l-r) ASET CEO Barry Cavanaugh, Pivotal Events President Mandy Foster, Edmonton YWCA CEO Jackie Foord, and OACETT CEO David Thompson Kevin Blenkhorn, Canadian Long Drive Championship competitor, July 21 was a lovely night at the races for over 20 ASET provided inspiration for golfers and members and guests. A good time was had by all and the a fund-raising assist for the educa- evening proved to be an excellent networking opportunity. tion foundations – sponsored by With increased numbers this year, the chapter executive Unigroup. has decided to make this an annual event! Watch for it in summer 2011! ASET/APEGGA Edmonton Annual Charity Golf Tournament The 2010 ASET/APEGGA Edmonton Charity Golf Tournament was a huge success again this year! September 3, 2010, dawned bright and sunny at the beautiful Cougar Creek Golf Resort, and the sell-out crowd of 144 golfers en- joyed a fabulous day on the links. One lucky golfer, Dorothy Johansen, won a Volkswagon Golf with a spectacular hole- in-one shot! Special thanks to our sponsors: TD Insurance Meloche Monnex (Platinum Plus Level); Stantec (Plati- num Level); Acrodex, Capital Power Corporation, CoSyn Technology, City of Edmonton – Design and Construction, Garrett Agencies, Hemisphere Engineering, Keep In Touch Communications/Bell Mobility, Kingston Ross Pasnak, Dorothy Johansen, winner of the Volkswagon Golf Ledcor, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., National Bank Financial Group, First Nations (Alberta) Technical 28 TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY Edmonton Chapter Open House and New Member Celebration Join ASET President Dave Merralls, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.), for an update on happenings at ASET and to recognize new members in the Edmonton area. Date: Monday, November 1, 2010 Time: 7 PM Location: Greenwood Inn and Suites, Evergreen A Room RSVP by Tuesday, October 26, 2010 to: ASET PR Co- ordinator Lynnell Prediger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.272.5619 ext. 214. Technical Tour: CFER Technologies Lethbridge Chapter Open House and New ASET members Eric Amphlett, R.E.T., P.M.P., and Tony Member Celebration Kateryniuk, R.E.T., will lead a tour of CFER Technologies’ Join ASET 2nd Vice President Norman Kyle, R.E.T., Full Scale Testing Facility. P.L.(Eng.), for an update on happenings at ASET and to Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 recognize new members in the Lethbridge area. Time: 6-8 PM Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Location: CFER Technologies, 200 Karl Clark Road (just Time: 7 PM east of South Edmonton Common) Location: Ramada Hotel, Scenic Room RSVP to: Eric Amphlett, R.E.T., P.M.P., at RSVP by Thursday, November 18, 2010 to: ASET PR email@example.com Coordinator Lynnell Prediger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.272.5619 ext. 214. Fort McMurray NOTE – The Fort McMurray chapter is currently in Lloydminster transition. To offer your help, ideas or suggestions, please Contact: Bill Parke, C.E.T. contact ASET’s Co-ordinator of Member and Public Phone: 780.875.7888 ext. 119 Relations Lynnell Prediger at email@example.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Grande Prairie Contact: Sandra Pippus, C.E.T. Medicine Hat Phone: 780.513.3950 Contact: Lloyd Jesse, C.E.T E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 403.526.2245 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Lethbridge Contact: Adam Campbell, C.E.T. 17th Annual ASET/APEGGA Golf Tournament Phone: 403.393.1130 E-mail: email@example.com ASET/APEGGA Annual Golf Tournament It was a cold, wet day in Lethbridge for four dozen golfers, but that didn’t stop them from having a great time! Spir- its were high and scores were low, in spite of the weather, and everyone attending walked away with an amazing prize package. Special thanks to our sponsors: Associated Engi- neering (Platinum Level); AMEC and EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd. (Gold Level) and IPEX (Bronze Level). Pictured here are the members of the organizing commit- tee (l-r): ASET Chapter Chair Adam Campbell, C.E.T., APEGGA Branch Secretary Ginger Rogers, P.Geol., and ASET Chapter Vice Chair Greg Brouwer, C.E.T.. Past Chapter Chair, Doug Simpson, C.Tech. with a great drive over the creek ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA 29 Red Deer Contact: Don Nikonetz, C.Tech.(Eng.) Phone: 403.342.0049 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Red Deer Golf Tournament On September 18, 2010, the Red Deer chapter hosted the annual ASET/APEGGA golf tournament at the RiverBend Golf Course. Chapter Chair Lloyd Jesse, C.E.T., and Mike Bernhart approaching the green on 10 at the 19th Annual ASET/APEGGA Golf Tournament in Medicine Hat. August 28, 2010, saw another successful golf tournament for ASET and APEGGA in Medicine Hat! 32 players enjoyed a great day on the links at the Cottonwood Coulee Golf Course with a fantastic steak dinner at the end. Everyone walked away with awesome prizes and looking forward to next year’s tournament. Medicine Hat Chapter Open House and New Member Celebration Join ASET 2nd Vice President, Norman Kyle, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.), for an update on happenings at ASET and to recognize new members in the Medicine Hat area. Date: Monday, November 22, 2010 Time: 7 PM Location: Medicine Hat Lodge, Saamis A Room RSVP by Wednesday, November 12, 2010 to: ASET PR Coordinator Lynnell Prediger at email@example.com or 1.800.272.5619 ext. 214. F or detailed information on chapter events, visit the Events Calendar on the ASET web site. If you would like to be added to the ChapterLink e-mail notice list, please contact Public Relations Co-ordinator, Lynnell Prediger at firstname.lastname@example.org 30 TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ASET Chapter Leaders Meet in Edmonton On Saturday, September 25, 2010, representatives of ASET’s Lloyd Jesse, C.E.T., Lloydminster Chapter Chair Bill Parke, provincial chapters met with CEO Barry Cavanaugh to dis- C.E.T., Lethbridge Chapter Chair Adam Campbell, C.E.T., cuss the latest happenings at ASET and the role of chapters ASET CEO Barry Cavanaugh, Calgary Chapter Chair Keith in the Association. Each leader had the opportunity to report Galliott, C.E.T., Cold Lake Chapter Chair Ajaz Quraishi, on the activities in his chapter and to learn from and network C.E.T., P.E., Edmonton Chapter Chair Chadwick Paddick, with the other attendees. Plans for technical tours, social C.E.T., and Grande Prairie Chapter Treasurer Norman Rief, events, and a possible province-wide event were discussed. C.E.T. Attending the meeting were (l-r): Red Deer Chapter Vice Chair Khalid Mehmood, T.T., Medicine Hat Chapter Chair New and Reclassified Members Due to the migration to our new member database, New and Reclassified Members, Retired Members and In Memoriam will appear in the next issue of Technology Alberta.” ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY ALBERTA 31
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