The APEGS Council met April 5-6 in Regina with 16 of 19 Councillors present. Council will meet next on June 21-22, 2018 in Yorkton.
Council received the following presentations and information items:
An ethics moment focusing on the need to be diligent in reinforcing ethics and professionalism when interacting with students and doing presentations at the universities.
Activity updates were provided from the constituent society liaisons, the ACEC-SK liaison, the Sponsorship Task Group liaison and the 30by30 Task Group liaison. The Executive Director and Registrar provided Council with an update on staffing which included some office renovations. A cost estimate to develop the additional office space was provided to Council.
The Executive Director and Registrar provided Council with a presentation on prohibition. The presentation led to discussion on protection of title and scope of practice. The Communications Manager reported on the Association’s strategic communications planning activities to date and processes upcoming.
The APEGS Directors to Engineers Canada and Geoscientists Canada reported on activities at the two national organizations.
The Director of Special Projects reported on the progress of testing the new member database. The upgrade project warranty and close date is August 31, 2018 with some additional testing of annual fee renewals to be completed in September.
Council passed motions as follows:
Approving all of the Experience Review Committee recommendations in the Issues Document and the proposed transition plan to CBA.
Approving the Significance of Regulatory Agencies Guideline.
Approving the updated Professional Practice Exam Policy 1.0, addressing the examiner succession plan and the security of the exam.
Approving the new Professional Practice Exam Policy PPE2.0, eligibility to write the Professional Practice Exam.
Approving Life Membership for the following members:
• Bijeljanin, Ljubomir L., P.Eng.
• Brad, Robert A., P.Eng.
• Dagdick, Louis A., P.Geo.
• Feldkamp, Heinrich F., P.Eng., FEC
• Fortunato, John, P.Eng.
• Grier, David H., P.Eng.
• Hannah, Tedford W., P.Geo.
• Hill, Roy W., P.Eng.
• Laing, Alexander C., P.Eng., P.Geo.
• Leavens, Ivan L., P.Eng.
• Martin, Andrew F., P.Eng.
• Oliver, Richard H., P.Eng.
• Ritenburg, John W., P.Eng.
• Simpson, Mark A., P.Geo.
• Stewart, Dave D.M., P.Eng.
• Ward, Larry, G., P.Eng.
Appointing Kevin Ness, P.Eng. as Chair of the Experience Review Committee, Jaylyn Obrigewitsch, P.Eng. as Chair of the Connection and Involvement Committee, and Tara Zrymiak, P.Eng, FEC as Chair of the K-12 Committee.
Approving the plan and expenditure for the development of the additional office space as per the proposal dated April 2, 2018.
Council noted and received the following reports:
Registrar’s reports for January and February 2018.
The report on compliance activities for January to March, 2018 and the CPD reporting statistics report for 2017.
The audited financial statements for December 2017 and the unaudited financial statements for January and February 2018.
Executive Committee minutes, 30 by 30 Task Group minutes, Sponsorship Task Group minutes, board minutes, and reports from the committees.