One of the questions in APESL’s March 2015 membership survey asked members how they wanted to participate in the APESL.  As illustrated in the chart below, out of the 50 percent of the membership who participated in the survey, more than half wanted to help with student outreach and develop position statements for the APESL. 

In response to such high interest in participating in the APESL and with one of the Executive Committee’s objectives being to engender maximum participation in the APESL, five committees were developed. Find out more about the committees on the overleaf.

The committees are currently structured such that a member of the Executive Committee is on each committee to coordinate setup of the committees and to ensure that the committees are functioning as planned. However, it is anticipated that each committee will eventually submit reports to the Executive Committee, thus allowing the latter more time to focus on charting the course of the APESL.

  • Develop position statements for the APESL on key issues relating to the public interest 
  • To coordinate responses on specific discipline issues – any response going out on behalf of APESL should be sent to the members. 
  • Represent the association at stakeholder consultations
  • Research and present information of professional interest such as salaries, educational opportunities and other-career related matters
  • Find areas of community involvement for members 
  • Represent the association at stakeholder consultations
  • Prepare proposals for potential projects to enable the sourcing of funds from donor agencies
  • Promoting professional affiliation and participation in APESL
  • Encouraging young engineers and engineering students to join and become active
  • Promoting awareness of the profession
  • Student outreach
  • Prepare articles for inclusion in the newsletters/magazines which clearly publicize and report APESL activities
  • Solicit articles from the general membership
  • Prepare press releases for submission to local newspapers and media houses on APESL activities and our involvement in community activities
  • Provide general public information which may be requested
  • Assist with the revamping and maintenance of the APESL website
  • Plan and execute APESL activities
  • Prepare an annual budget for submission to Treasurer
  • Assist with providing topics and speaker(s) for general meetings and CPD
  • Coordinate with the Secretary for arranging the functioning of the meetings (e.g. equipment required)