Hello, and welcome to the new blog!

I’ll be using this space to share information about NAPEG happenings as well as important news and events for the Geoscience and Engineering community. We will also profile NAPEG members and highlight the interesting work they do and valuable contributions they make to our communities!

A lot has happened at NAPEG since the last newsletter in February.

At our 2021 AGM and elections, Paul Guy, P.Eng. was acclaimed for another term as 2nd Vice-president and Elaine Gillespie, P.Eng. was re-elected as a counselor for another 3-year term.  Paul also serves on the Education Foundation, Membership and Enforcement and Ad Hoc Bylaw and Legislation Committees.  Elaine serves on the Outreach Committee and has taken on the busy role of NAPEG’s 30 By 30 Champion.

Our latest addition to council is the newly elected Edith Martel, P.Geo.  Edith has a B.Sc. honours degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences from McGill, and an M.Sc. in Structural Geology from Waterloo.  Edith is a Project Geologist with the NWT Geological Survey.  She is currently Vice-Chair of the Canadian Tectonics Group, and she has received the Excellence in Science and Technology Award for her work in the Mackenzie Mountains. She has also been a subject matter expert for Geoscientists Canada.  When not in the field working, Edith can be found enjoying the outdoors in and around Yellowknife. You can see our full 2021 Executive Council here.

Linda Golding, FEC/FGC (Hon.), NAPEG’s longtime Executive Director and Registrar has now officially retired (but has graciously agreed to finish up work on a couple of important files for us) and we wish Linda all the best in her travel adventures!

With Public Health easing COVID restrictions in the NWT, the NAPEG office is returning to more normal operations and committees are beginning to hold hybrid (in-person and online) meetings.

We have been very busy processing new registrations and the number of renewals in the past few months has been very encouraging.

The link to see the registration changes from March through July can be found here:

On each Wednesday in June, Engineers Canada presented its four-day 30 by 30 Virtual Conference 2021.  Sessions were held on addressing gender equity in engineering; perspectives from Indigenous women in engineering; measuring, and increasing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and bridging engineering generations through dialogue.  For those who couldn’t attend Engineers Canada has just released the recordings of the sessions and they can be accessed at the link here.

That’s it for now, stay tuned for new posts coming soon (including a Q&A on 30 by 30)!

Vince McCormick

Chief Executive Officer and Registrar