1974 - Charging
In 1974, discussions
carried on regarding survey education, professionalism and the formation of the
Canadian Council of Land Surveyors.
Information relating to having an
Alberta Land Surveyor installed on the proposed Boundaries Advisory Committee
was reviewed with correspondence being prepared for forwarding to the Minister
of Municipal Affairs. Council considered it would be beneficial to the committee
to have a person familiar with the definition of boundaries on it. There is no
information that a Boundaries Advisory Committee was ever established.
The advisability of having an Executive Council
consisting of the president, vice-president and at least one other member of
Council to deal with urgent situations was reviewed and considered to be an
excellent suggestion. It would be, however, twenty years before the concept took
Council also considered the subject of a hiring a secretary-manager
but considered the cost too high considering the number of members in the
In other matters, the Association began charging articled students an annual
fee. It was felt that it would provide interested articled students with a
better understanding of the Association and equip them for registration as an
Alberta Land Surveyor. It would also provide a record of the persons interested
in pursuing a career in land surveying.
A date of January 1, 1975 was
finally agreed upon as being the cut-off date for entry into articles under the
old syllabus with May 1, 1978 being
recommended as the date all examinations under the old syllabus must be
By 1974, the topic of allowing members to be commissioners for oaths once
again was discussed but, after reviewing numerous pieces of correspondence with
the Attorney-General, Council considered the matter closed so that energy could
be directed to other important matters.
Council supported a proposal from the Alberta Society of Technicians and
Technologists to establish a training program for unemployed prospective survey
assistants. The course would be a short course and would provide a basic
knowledge for employment on a survey crew. The program would be undertaken by
ASTT and the Department of Manpower and Immigration.
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