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Josh Brewster- Chair / Education  
Paul Robanske- Advertising / Past Chair
Nyssa Moore- Communications / Program Chair
Patrick Bergen- Treasurer
Keith Routhier- Education
Stephen DeLoof- Education
Kelly Sidebottom- Education
Robert Cormier- Administrator
Will Morlidge- Member @ large
Frank Langenecker- Member @ large
Scott MacKay- Member @ large
Matt Nagy- Member @ large
Nicholas Suidgeest- Member @ large
Wes Witmer- Member @ large
Dan Nguyen- Member @ large
Cliff van Boven- Member @ large
Jon Vieth- Member @ large
Ken McKen- Member @ large
Terry Mueller- Member @ large
Corry Pepper- Member @ large
Trent Konrad- Member @ large

What’s New in Welding Automation

Online Meeting via Zoom: Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT

Presented by: Ken Van Dyk
This presentation will go over the various reasons why general industry companies are automating their welding today. We will all include a good overview of what has changed in the past 10 years helping Western Canada customers get the return on investment through productivity and quality needed.

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Electrical Safety in Arc Welding | ZOOM Meeting

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM MDT
Meeting link will be sent via e-mail to registered attendees

Though we may not be able to meet in person, we are still making every effort to provide content and opportunities to learn and further welding knowledge to our membership through these uncertain times! Register now for a Zoom meeting. The link will be sent via e-mail to registered attendees and posted to this event page on the day of the event. We ask that you please register.

About: This presentation will focus on the electrical shock hazards associated with arc welding operations and the available methods that can be used to reduce the risks. These electrical hazards can be generally grouped as either secondary voltage shock or stray welding current faults.

Speaker: Jim Galloway is a professor and the coordinator of welding programs at Conestoga College in Cambridge, Ontario. He holds a B.A.Sc. and is a graduate of the welding technology program at Conestoga.

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SAIT WET Student Paper Competition

Wednesday, March 26, 2020
SAIT Polytechnic, Aldred Center, Room CA415, 1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB

OBJECTIVE: The objective is to have at least 2 groups of SAIT WET students prepare a technical paper and present their findings for a panel of judges. The paper can be on any topic of their choosing, 
related to their field of study: materials, welding, joining, inspection, etc. The paper must be original work completed by the submitting group. This work should include data or information procured by the group themselves and is not intended to come entirely from internet findings. Students are encouraged to carry over work from their in class projects as long as the work is authentic and completed only by the group members. Group size can be individuals to a maximum of two people.

The presentations and papers will be judged by a panel of 3 to 5 judges selected from the CWBA organizing committee. The winning group and second place group will be declared at the end of the

CWB Association and CWB Foundation will award $1000 to the best and $500 to the second place recipients.

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WET Industry Night featuring P. Tech Professional Practice Q&A

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SAIT Polytechnic, Heritage Hall, 1301 16 Ave NW , Calgary, AB

First and second year Welding Engineering Technology (WET) students are invited to this industry networking event. This will include a Q&A period for an industry panel designed to allow students to see a line of sight fur future careers in the welding industry and allow them an opportunity to ask questions to industry representatives.

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CWBA Dinner Meeting - Get to Know Pre-heating and Use it to your Advantage!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Calgary Rugby Union, 9025 Shepard Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2C 4R6

Presentation content: Preheating is an important preparatory operation for certain welding jobs. Essentially, three methods commonly are used to preheat joints: propane (gas) torch, induction heating, and electrical resistance heating. This presentation will discuss the differences between these three methods, their advantages and disadvantages and describe the benefits of using electrical preheating methods for specific applications.

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CGSB Visual Testing Certification

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Calgary Rugby Union, 9025 Shepard Rd SE, Calgary, AB

This presentation will provide an overview of the scope and anticipated implementation timeline for the certification method. Natural Resources Canada, the National Non-Destructive Testing Certification Body is preparing to launch a new certification method: visual testing. This presentation will provide an overview of the scope and anticipated implementation timeline forthe certification method. The role of this certification will also be compared to existing certifications that have been considered visual certifications in the past.

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Welder Showcase

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Pyramid Prefab Piping, 7540 - 114 Ave SE, Calgary, AB

Pyramid Prefab Piping is hosting CWB Association Calgary Chapter's welder showcase, a chance to test out all the new and exciting tools from Miller Welds!

Unlike most CWB Association Calgary Chapter meetings, dinner will not accompany this presentation (light refreshments will be available, and your ticket will include one beer).

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New Material/Processes in Welding

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Calgary Rugby Union, 9025 Shepard Rd SE, Calgary, AB

This presentation will discuss some of the welding innovations not in just oil and gas, but including automotive, aviation, and other applications. It is exciting times where the applications of different types of materials are mandating new processes throughout industry. With these new materials, new welding processes are being developed to handle the demands. Also, this is a precursor for Welding Engineering Technologist students to look outside the box (Oil/Gas) when it comes time after graduation.

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5th AWOC Conference

Friday, October 18, 2019
InnoTech Alberta, 250 Karl Clark Rd, Edmonton, AB

AWOC invites you to discuss Alberta’s recent economic trends and competitiveness opportunities, new manufacturing technologies, client specifications, 2019 ASME Code updates, and to provide feedback to potential changes to Pressure Welding Regulations

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The Past, Present and Future of AWOC and the Welding Industry in Alberta

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Calgary Rugby Union, 9025 Shepard Rd SE, Calgary, A

The Alberta Welding Optimization Committee (AWOC) was created in January 2013 by a few passionate industry professionals with the intent of promoting the science, engineering and trade of welding in the province of Alberta. Over the past six years AWOC has hosted 4 townhall meetings and has created multiple positive influences in the Alberta welding industry. Recently AWOC became a registered not-for-profit Society maintaining the same original intent of the Committee.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.