Subject: FW: Alberta Chemist: News from the ACPA - Spring 2014



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 Alberta Chemist 

  The Newsletter of the ACPA 

   Issue 01-14

Spring 2014   






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What's this about a new ACT for chemists?

The ACPA recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the College of Alberta Professional Foresters (CAPF), the College of Alberta Professional Forest Technologists (CAPFT), the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists (ASPB) and the Association of the Chemical Professsion of Alberta (ACPA), agreeing to form a partnership whereby the collective organizations can pursue a more effective and sustainable model of professional regulation.


The foresters and forest technologists are pursuing a merger of their two colleges which will require that the Regulated Forestry Profession Act be opened and modified. The chemists and biologists have been invited to consider this opportunity to join with the forestry professions under one umbrella Act. We are calling this act the Natural Science and Environmental Professions Act. (NSEPA).


A framework document for NSEPA based on our negotiations to date is available here.   



ACPA Open House

Come enjoy a glass of wine and socialize with fellow chemists while you learn more about the new legislation we are negotiating with the Biology and Forestry Professionals. Your input is important!


Register now for a free drink ticket at the door.


ACPA Open House - Calgary

March 20, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


ACPA Open House - Edmonton

April 10, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Have you registered for your Ethics Course?

All current ACPA members must take this course by the end of 2016. We can only take 25 to 30 people at a time, so don't wait. Complete yours now.


March 29, 2014 - Edmonton.  Register here.

April 26, 2014 - Calgary.  Register here. 



2014 Annual General Meeting

The 2014 AGM has been booked for Saturday, May 3, 2014. The meeting will be held at the Executive Royal Inn Leduc-Nisku at the Edmonton Airport. More information will be available soon.


Nominations close on March 19, 2014


Nominees for the ACPA Board of Directors selected by the Nominating Committee are 


Chris Swyngedouw (Exova, Calgary)

Kevin Dunn (Inter Pipeline Ltd., Calgary)

Ngozi Ogoke (Independent Consultant, Calgary)

Nick Platts (Nelson Environmental Remediation Ltd., Spruce Grove)

Patrick Kamau (Concordia University College of Alberta, Edmonton)


Six director positions are currently available. If you would also like to run, the nomination form for 2014 is available on the bottom of the Board of Directors page on the ACPA website.


For more information visit our website at .



Job Postings

Did you know that ACPA now features a Jobs feed on our group page on LinkedIn? If you are an employer looking for a chemist or a chemist looking for employment, post your notice under our group job discussions.

Job postings are 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.


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.

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