Alberta Engineering and Geoscience Distinction Recognized at the 2000 Summit Awards Gala

The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) presented eight outstanding individuals and one innovative project with Summit Awards during a gala celebration held Thursday, April 27 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton.

The annual black-tie event, now in it's tenth year,honors outstanding professional engineers, geologists and geophysicists who exemplify strong business leadership, visionary initiative and who give back to their communities and the Association through volunteerism. This year's theme, Building Our Professions, celebrates the exceptional contributions these professionals have made, and continue to make to Alberta's economy, local educational institutions, the community and the environment.

Nine awards were handed out this year recognizing superior leadership, technical and educational achievement, professional and community service and project innovation. APEGGA also honored three individuals for their significant contributions to the betterment of the Association and the professions with two Honorary and one Honorary Life Membership. Nominations received from the Association members are evaluated and reviewed by the APEGGA Honours and Awards Committee and approved by APEGGA Council.

The Recipients of the APEGGA 2000 Summit Awards are:

APEGGA Centennial Leadership Award – John Lagadin, P.Eng. (Calgary)

APEGGA L.C. Charlesworth Professional Service Award – J.A. (Tony) Howard, P.Eng. (Calgary)

APEGGA Excellence in Education Award – Anil K. Mehrotra, P.Eng., PhD (Calgary)

Honorary Membership – Hon. Stan Woloshyn, MLA (Edmonton)

Honorary Membership – Robert E. McTague (Calgary)

Honorary Life Membership – Darrel Danyluk, P.Eng. (Calgary)

APEGGA Community Service Award – David Irvine-Halliday, P. Eng., PhD (Calgary)

The APEGGA Frank Spragins Technical Award – Gerard Lachapelle, P.Eng., PhD (Calgary)

The APEGGA Project Achievement Award – Wabasca Horizontal Well Network Drilling Project (Wabasca)

National Conference for the Advancement of Women in Engineering, Science and Technology

A national conference for the advancement of women in engineering,science and technology will be held July 6-8, in St. John's. The conference is being co-hosted by the NSERC/Petro-Canada chair for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) and the community organization WISE Newfoundland and Labrador. This conference is being held to celebrate the achievements of women in these fields and to further the efforts of reaching, recruiting, and retaining representation by women.

The conference has received strong sponsor support from the many sectors that are involved. There will be representation from the oil and gas industries, information technology industries, as well as the environment industries.

Dynamic Graphics and Platte River Announce a Software Link Between EarthVision and BasinMod

On April 16th, 2000 Dynamic Graphics, Inc. of Alameda, California, announced an exciting technical collaboration project with Platte River Associates, Inc.

This collaboration provides a link between Dynamic Graphics' EarthVision 3D model building and visualization software and Platte River's BasinMod family of products. BasinView users who are building complex models can take advantage of EarthVision's sophisticated 3D structural modeling techniques. EarthVision also provides users with a 3D-visualization tool for viewing any number of calculated output values from BasinMod ID-batch process calculations.

Premier Tobin to Speak at APEGGA Education Foundation Fundraiser

On June 12th, during the World Petroleum Congress, the Honourable Brian Tobin, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador will speak at the APEGGA Education Foundation Fundraiser. The fundraiser will be held in the Palamino Room, Roundup Centre Extension, Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta. The reception starts at 5:45 PM, and a dinner follows at 7:00PM. Learn more about resource development in Newfoundland and Labrador from its Premier.

Tickets are $150/person or $1,200/table of eight (includes a tax-deductible receipt for the allowable portion). Order your tickets from APEGGA's Calgary Office at (403) 262-7714. Cheques should be made payable to APEGGA and mailed to APEGGA, 1600 Life Plaza, 734 7 Avenue SW, Calgary AB T2P 3P8. For more information call Chrys Dmytruk, P.Engo at (780) 426-3990 or 1-800661-7020 (toll free).

Proceeds in support of The APEGGA Education Foundation aimed at enhancing the education and development of engineers, geologists and geophysicists and those who might enter these professions. The APEGGA Education Foundation is a registered charitable organization,



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