Subject: Alberta Chemist: News from the ACPA - Spring 2013


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 Alberta Chemist 

  The Newsletter of the ACPA 

   Issue 01-13

Spring 2013   







Steve Larter will be our guest speaker at the
ACPA AGM in Calgary on
June 15, 2013.



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AGM 2013



Annual General Meeting of the ACPA


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Acclaim Hotel Calgary Airport

123 Freeport Blvd. NE Calgary, AB

(see map)


         12:00 Noon - Lunch

         1:00 PM - Guest Speaker - Steve Larter

         2:00 to 4:00 PM - Annual General Meeting

The ACPA Annual General Meeting is open to all members and to anyone interested in the ACPA.


Lunch: A light lunch will be served at 12:00 noon. This lunch is free to members and their guests.


Speaker: Lunch will be followed at 1:00 PM by our guest speaker, Steve Larter. Dr. Larter is a Canada Research Chair in Petroleum Geology at the University of Calgary. Additional information about his talk and a biography of Dr. Larter will be available in the ACPA AGM flyer .


RSVP: Please RSVP if you will be having lunch with us so that we can order enough food. Please make your lunch reservation by contacting our office at or 780-413-0004 by Friday, June 7. 




ACPA members enjoy lunch at the AGM in Nisku (June 2012).



Call for Nominations


The nominees selected by the Nominating Committee are


Julius Pretorius (AITF, Edmonton)

   view Julius's Biography  

Sally Hanearin (Worley Parsons, Calgary)

   view Sally's Biography


Biographies for these two nominees are attached as links above. Biographies for other nominees will be distributed after they have been received by the ACPA office.


Consider an exciting opportunity to help your Association by serving as a member of the ACPA Board of Directors. Four director positions are available for a three-year term.


The nomination form for 2013 is available on the bottom of the Board of Directors page on the ACPA website.


Nominations are open and will close May 1, 2013.


Any nominations from the membership must be received at the ACPA office by May 1, 2013, together with the written consent of the nominee, who must be a member in good standing. Each nomination must be signed by at least three (3) members in good standing. The three sponsoring members may fax, mail or e-mail separate copies of the nomination sheet with their signature and the name of the nominee, if they cannot all sign a single copy.


Election ballots will be issued by May 16, 2013. The new Board will be installed at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 15, 2013.  


If you have questions about serving on the Board or getting more involved with the ACPA in other ways, please feel free to contact the ACPA Executive Director, Kathy Janzen, at for more information.




ACPA Announcements



The ACPA Board is happy to announce that Maurice Shevalier has accepted the position of President - Elect. He will take over the position of President from Chris Swyngedouw after the AGM in June.  



Professional Ethics for Chemists

Ethics course 2012

Nils Petersen instructs a Professional Ethics class in May 2012.

The ACPA will be offering two courses in professional ethics this fall; one each in Calgary and Edmonton.The one-day course and exam will become a mandatory requirement for regulated membership categories in the future. Watch for details coming soon. 



ACPA Short Course on Flow Assurance Chemistry


The ACPA ran a second highly successful two-day short course on Flow Assurance Chemistry (the chemistry associated with assuring the flow of heavy oils in pipelines and processing systems) in Edmonton on March 12 and 13, 2013. The course focused on the precipitation and deposition of waxes and asphaltenes along with the techniques for deposit prevention and remediation.Thanks to Abdel Kharrat, P.Chem. and Kamran Akbarzadeh, P.Eng. for sharing their considerable knowledge in this area of expertise for the benefit of the course participants and the ACPA. Both instructors work for Schlumberger.  

Participants at the ACPA Short Course in Flow Assurance Chemistry- Edmonton


Do you have a good suggestion for a chemistry topic that can be addressed in a one or two day course session?
Please send it to Kathy at   




Professional Development Courses for
Chemical Professionals


Dates: June 3-4. 2013, Edmonton, AB 


Find course outlines and registration at 



Job Postings


Did you know that ACPA now features a Job feed on our group page on LinkedIn?


Job postings are also listed in the Careers page on the ACPA website. Please check this web page regularly for new postings that may have tight application deadlines.

Job 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.


Thanks to Ken Schmidt for providing photographs of ACPA members and events. The content of this newsletter is provided only as an information service to members. Inclusion of any information does not represent official positions, opinions or support of the Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta (ACPA), or its Officers, Directors, or staff members. The information is collected from a variety of sources and is circulated to the membership as information only. The ACPA does not guarantee that all submissions will be circulated and is not responsible for the accuracy of any information provided.

ACPA Office
P.O. Box 21017
Edmonton, AB  T6R 2V4
Phone: 780-413-0004
Fax: 780-413-0076