Annual Report 2018

“ I t h i n k o f o u r d u t y t o t h e p u b l i c a s s o m e t h i n g b i g g e r t h a n o u r s e l v e s , o u r i n c o m e s , a n d , d a r e I s a y i t , o u r p r o f e s s i o n s . ”

Globalization (and the internet) do not go in one direction, however. Our members need to embrace the concept of off- shoring. Opportunities for our members exist on the world stage, and we have a surplus of engineers and geoscientists who have excelled in a demanding professional environment. The leadership and mentorship our members can provide are marketable, and APEGA has helped members reach that level of professionalism. The new world also offers opportunities in homegrown projects. Oil and gas, I believe, will never return to its past glory. But the skills our members have can be used in a variety of industries, emergent and otherwise. It’s one of my major calls to action for the membership: be creative in the way you apply your skillset. Your experience, expertise, and professional approach are transferrable.

Finally, I’d like to talk about universal responsibility. I think of our duty to the public as something bigger than ourselves, our incomes, and, dare I say it, our professions. Many of our members agree with me, and they prove it every day through the wonderful things they do for the greater good, whether in Alberta or elsewhere in the world. I encourage them to continue in these pursuits, and I encourage others to follow their example. Thank you, people of Alberta, for placing your trust in us. And thank you, APEGA members, for giving me this platform. You’ve allowed me to do something special for engineering, geoscience, and the public, and it’s been a pleasure. Nima Dorjee, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.) APEGA President


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