Annual Report 2018

The Path Forward— Revisited

You summon a self-driving car from the public transportation pool, before heading to your daughter’s soccer game. On the way, you use virtual reality to “attend” a business meeting. You walk your dog in one of your city’s hundreds of energy-conserving rooftop parks, which clean the air while creating new, usable outdoor spaces. Whenever Albertans use or connect with the human- and robot-built world of the future, they’ll be relying on the work of APEGA’s members, just like they are today. Our members will be at the vanguard of the maturing renewable energy industry. Just as important, they’ll be processing the remaining traditional resources Alberta and the rest of the world will be relying less and less upon. They’ll be testing, developing, and commercializing amazing products and technologies that improve and save lives. They’ll be propelling the economy. They’ll be protecting the public. And all of this will be accomplished under a time-tested system of self-regulation that their predecessors devised. APEGA’s roots are in the early 1900s, when engineers recognized that a lack of regulation of their profession was endangering the public. Way back then, they did something impressive and innovative. Turning a crisis into an opportunity, they proposed, to the Government of Alberta, that engineers regulate themselves. Many years after our centennial, APEGA will continue to use and improve this model. Our members created the path that is leading us to our centennial. And our members will continue creating the path forward.

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