The Association Story

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1905-1920 The Early Years

1905 The Birth of Alberta

1910-1911 The Birth of the ALSA

1912-1913 The Urban Land Boom

1914 "The Hoodooed Year"

1915 A Family Rift

1916 Town Planning

1917-1918 ALSA Becomes a Landowner

1919-1920 A Protest over Pay Scales


1921-1929 The Lean Years

1921 The Debate over Tariffs

1922-1923 Growing Enthusiasm

1924 Mr. Cote Goes to the Senate

1925 Adverse Possession

1926-1928 Poor Attendance

1929 Things Were Looking Up

1930 Recording Monuments

1931-1934 Hard Times

1935 The Old Mistrust of Ottawa

1936-1939 An All-Time Low


1940-1949 The War Years

1940-1942 Difficult to Believe

1943-1945 Land Surveying in Rehabilitation

1946 Beyond Capacity

1947 Oil and the Land Surveyor

1948 New Members

1949-1950 Preoccupied with Examinations


1951-1959 The Next Generation

1951 Desk-Pounding Responses

1952 The Big Leap Forward

1953-1954 "New Lines of Thought"

1955 A Break with Tradition

1956 New Grist for the Mill

1957 Professional Business Practice

1958 Water Boundary Struggles

1959 The 50th


1960-1969 Changes Everywhere

1960 A Professional Outlook

1961 Persistent Rumours

1962 On Top of Scientific Developments

1963 The Corporate Image

1964 Borderline Ethics Are Not Enough

1965 Planners and Land Surveyors Acts

1966 The Four Responsibilities

1967 Profound Advances

1968 The First ALSA Office

1969 The Possibilities of a University Survey Program


1970-1979 The Boom Years

1970 Survey Control Areas

1971 The EDM Baseline Established

1972 Errors and Omissions Insurance

1973 Legislative Changes

1974 Charging Articling Students

1975 The Erosion of the Surveyors' Position

1976 Continuing and Unremitting Pressure

1977 Metric Measurements

1978 The First Full-time Registrar

1979 A Record 42 New Members


1980-1989 University

1980 Formal Approval of the University Program

1981 The First Graduates

1982 The First Survey Corporations

1983 Competitive Bidding and a New Tariff of Fees

1984 It's All Under Review

1985 The Absence of Adequate Written Standards

1986 Maintain the Survey Fabric

1987 RPRs and a Lively Debate

1988 Delayed Posting

1989 A New Manual Come Hell or High Water


1990-1999 The Dawn of a New Millennium

1990 A Cadastral Professor

1991 Eliminate Redundancy and Provide Consistency

1992 A New Era

1993 The Implementation Stage

1994 The Establishment of Systematic Practice Review

1995 Unauthorized Practice

1996 Vision 2000

1997 High on Energy

1998 No to Mandatory Continuing Education

1999 Digital Submissions


2000-2009 The Second Boom

2000 The Perception of Land Surveying at the University of Calgary

2001 Bagpipes Around the Lake

2002 Labour Mobility

2003 Private Members Bills

2004 Something Has To Be Done

2005 Laying Down the Lines

2006 Building Relationships

2007 New Acronyms

2008 The David Thompson Bicentennials

2009 The Credit Crunch


2010-Today

2010 Dual Plan Registration

2011 GPS Location Plans

2012 Goodbye Sharon

2013 Everything in its Place


Annual General Meeting Locations

Annual General Meeting Locations


Credits

The Association Story from 1910 to 1959 was written by Jack Holloway.

The Association Story since 1959 was written by Brian Munday.