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CPGCE – 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Dinner
2015 CPGCE AGM will be held at Fort Calgary, 750 – 9th Avenue
SE, Calgary, AB. T2G 5E1 on Saturday 24th January, 2015.
confirm attendance to the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
January, 2015, there will also be a nominal fee of $25 per person at
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Site Updated: 5th January, 2015.
DANISH CANADIAN CLUB
MEET: 6.30 pm.
PRESENTATION AT 7.00 PM
guests are welcome.
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015.
"Improving Efficiency and
Capacity whilst Reducing Emissions"
"Roger Newnham, Mech. E., C.Eng.,
Eur. Eng. Senior Vice President, Sales. OnQuest"
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 will be posted