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THE CPGCE WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND THEREFORE SUBJECT TO SUDDEN CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

PLEASE ACCEPT THE APOLOGIES OF THE CPGCE AS WE IMPROVE THIS RESOURCE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE ENGINEERING COMMUNITY AND MEMBERS OF THE UK INSTITUTIONS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON SCHOLARSHIPS, TECHNICAL EVENTS OR OTHER ISSUES CONTACT THE CPGCE SECRETARY AT secretary@cpgce.org

CPGCE – 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Dinner

The 2015 CPGCE AGM will be held at Fort Calgary, 750 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB. T2G 5E1 on Saturday 24th January, 2015.

Please confirm attendance to the Secretary at secretary@cpgce.org before 19th January, 2015, there will also be a nominal fee of $25 per person at the door.

 

There will be a meet & greet starting at 6:00pm, the AGM will follow at 6:30pm and a Buffet Dinner including wine at the tables starts at 7:00pm.

After dinner there will be a talk by Dr. Thomas P. Keenan, FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP Educator, Author and Public Speaker

 

Tom Keenan combines a deep technical knowledge with lively insights into the social and cultural aspects of technology. He is eager to apply his knowledge and wisdom help build a smart society where we can reap the amazing benefits of technology while also understanding its accompanying risks.

 At Columbia University, he received BA, M.Sc., MA and Ed.D. degrees in Philosophy, Mathematics, Engineering and Education. Currently he is a popular professor of Environmental Design and Computer Science at the University of Calgary, a Fellow of the Canadian Information Processing Society and the Canadian Defense and Foreign Affairs Institute, and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. Tom was involved in drafting the country’s inaugural computer crime legislation.

Author of numerous academic papers, book chapters, presentations and articles, Tom is a recipient of numerous honors such as Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, Paul Harris Fellow, a Canadian Science Writers Association Award, the Students Union Teaching Excellence Award, and Educator of the Year from Phi Delta Kappa. His effectiveness in bringing science and technology knowledge to the public made him the individual winner of the $10,000 NSERC Award for Science Promotion in 2012.

Tom’s prolific work in the media ranges from being a contributor in numerous publications and regular guests on a number of radio and TV programs. In fact, he has been interviewed over 200 times in 2014 on his latest book, Technocreep (www.technocreep.com) which dissects how technology is becoming creepy in hidden ways that are difficult for most people to understand. It has recently appeared in the top ten on Amazon.ca in categories including Civil Rights and Liberties, Technology & Society, and Social Aspects of Technology.

After his speech, Tom will have his highly sought after book Technocreep available for sale which he will also sign.

 

 

Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy

 

Technology is creeping into all aspects of our lives, from our social interactions to our personal finances and even our physical bodies. And, yes, there are some creepy people behind those technologies. They’re not all hackers in dark basements – some even work for respected corporations. Tom Keenan will take us on a tour of the creepy side of technology and give some suggestions about how to protect ourselves and throw the bad guys off our digital scent.

The recent high profile hacks of everyone from Sony to Target to celebrity photos show that digital data can certainly take us down some creepy pathways. Tom Keenan will take us on a tour of the creepy side of technology and give some suggestions about how to protect ourselves and throw the bad guys off our digital scent

Welcome to the CPGCE

The Canadian Prairies Group of Chartered Engineers (CPGCE) is a multi-disciplinary group of members of the UK Engineering Institutions: ICE, IET, IMechE and IStructE, who reside in Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.

CPGCE has been actively arranging technical events for many years bringing together industry experts to get an update on projects, challenges, and opportunities. These events provide an excellent networking opportunity for professionals in a relaxed setting.

A cordial welcome to the Members of our sponsoring Institutions who have recently arrived in the Canadian Prairies.

Please contact the CPGCE Secretary
e-mail: Secretary

Site Updated: 5th January, 2015.

Technical Events Venue:

THE
DANISH CANADIAN CLUB

727, 11th Ave. S.W.
Calgary.

MEET: 6.30 pm. PRESENTATION AT 7.00 PM

ADMISSION FREE.

Spouses and guests are welcome.

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015.

"Improving Efficiency and Capacity whilst Reducing Emissions"

Guest speakers: 
"Roger Newnham, Mech. E., C.Eng., Eur. Eng. Senior Vice President, Sales. OnQuest"

Introduction:

Roger Newnham has more than forty years’ experience in the petroleum refining and petrochemical industries, first as a mechanical engineer and then as a project engineer on direct-fired heater design, engineering, and installation.


Abstract:

Abstract will be posted soon.

 

Next presentation: Wednesday, 11th February, 2015.