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2016 ACPA Annual General
The 2016 AGM
was held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Executive Royal Inn in
elected John Crabtree, Mike Zhi Gao, Abdel Kharrat, Samuel
Odemuyiwa and Sarah Stilson to the Board of Directors. As Court
Sandau resigned from the Board shortly before the AGM, all five
nominees were declared elected.
the Board subsequently chose Abdel Kharrat as President - Elect and
Mike Gao as Treasurer.
membership approved the addition of a new section 14 to our ACPA
Bylaws allowing for the provision of a Temporary
Leave of Absence. Members
also approved in principle an update to the definition of the
Practice of Chemistry. The Board and the Practice Review Committee
will be working on this over the next few months. The final version
of the definition needs to be approved by Alberta Labour and by a
final vote of the ACPA membership.
ACPA members attend the 2016 AGM in Leduc.
Meet your new ACPA
It is my
pleasure and honour to serve as President of the ACPA. For the many
new members who may not know me, I previously served as ACPA
President when the Professional Chemists Regulation was passed in
path has moved from analytical chemist and laboratory supervisor
for Agriculture Canada to laboratory supervisor, technical sales
rep and laboratory manager at an oilfield service company to
technical manager, operations manager, facility manager and
regional compliance manager for a hazardous waste management
company. Now I work as a self-employed consultant.
forward to working with the ACPA Board and its Committees to
prepare the Association for continued growth and future changes in
our regulatory framework.
Standard for Wetland Science, Design and Engineering
As of June 1st, 2016,
Alberta Environment and Parks will begin to transition toward a
requirement for professional authentication for regulatory
documents submitted under the Alberta Wetland Policy. This is to
provide assurance to Albertans that wetlands are being managed to
the highest possible professional standard.
Have you registered for
your Ethics Course?
ACPA members must take this course by the end of 2016. These are
the last five Ethics courses that will be offered this calendar
Frank W. Bachelor Award
Kevin Dunn, President,
announces the winner of the
2016 Frank Bachelor award.
Frank W. Bachelor Award for Service to the Chemical Profession was
established in 2004. This award recognizes outstanding volunteer
contributions to the chemical profession in Alberta. The 2016 award
was presented to J.H. (Joe) Schulz.
Joe served as a member of the Registration Committee with Frank
Bachelor since the inception of the ACPA. They worked together for
many years to make the concept of achieving professional status for
Chemists a reality. Joe continues to serve the ACPA for the betterment
of our profession.
Scholarship Winners - 2016
Kevin Dunn presents a
scholarship cheque to Marissa Clapson.
Undergraduate Scholarship in Chemistry
Clapson (University of Alberta)
Bollo-Kamara Graduate Scholarship
(University of Calgary)
The ACPA has
been working hard to identify some new member benefits.
Have you tried our Park'N Fly parking code yet? One of our members
recently saved $18 on one week parking.
Airport Parking is pleased to extend its corporate discount program
to ACPA members. Members can use the discount code (#828974)
business and leisure travel. If you travel
frequently, you can save even more by joining the Rewards Program.
We will be
introducing a retirement benefit plan for members over 55 this
fall. The plan will be offered through the Alberta Retired Teachers
Association with open enrollment starting in September 2016.
We will also
be announcing a new Professional Liability Insurance plan through
HUB International this summer.
ACPA Alberta Chemist Award - Edmonton
Project: "Appliquer or ne pas appliquer... C'est
Students: Caitlin Sandilands & Hannah
School: Sir George Simpson Junior High
Rick Dillen Memorial Award - Edmonton
Project: "Cleaning Up the Oil Spill
& Anikit Raju
School: Aurora Charter School
ACPA Alberta Chemist Award - Calgary
Project: "Importance of DDXXXE in HIV1
School: Sir Winston Churchill HS
ACPA Rick Dillen Memorial Award - Calgary
Project: "Inhibition of LDH in the Warburgs
School: Sir Winston
ACPA Alberta Chemist Award - Lethbridge
School: École La Vérendrye
are listed in the Careers
page on the ACPA
check this web page regularly for new postings that may have
tight application deadlines.
advertisements are posted on the ACPA website for a three-month
period. A $100 fee is charged for this service, but this fee
will be waived for advertisements submitted by ACPA members in good
standing (Professional Chemists or Chemists-in-Training) on behalf
of their organizations. Ads may be e-mailed directly to the ACPA office.
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