College Council, Committees, & Staff

Committee & Task Force Openings

College of Applied Biologists Committee & Task Force Openings

A great way to earn Continuing Professional Development Points: Service to the College can be used towards CPD points requirements, depending on the task force or committee.

For a listing of terms of reference and positions profiles for College working bodies, please review the College Council, Statutory Committees, and Current Working Bodies document library.

The Professional Governance Act has specific requirements for "statutory committees." That is, the five committees that allow the College to meet its mandate to protect the public interest under the PGA. These five committees are:

  1. Credentials Committee
  2. Audit and Practice Review Committee
  3. Investigations Committee
  4. Discipline Committee
  5. Nomination Committee

In order to deliberate on other elements of the PGA, the College may constitute task forces. These working bodies have a specific task in their mandates and a stated deadline by which time the task should be completed. The College also has several Working Groups, such as the Editorial Board, which perform regular tasks over the course of the year.

As part of Goal 5: Foster a Healthy and Respectful Organization under the College's Strategic Plan 2022-2024, the College is committed to the following principles:

 

5.1. Reflect diverse professional and cultural backgrounds, perspectives, and designation levels in Council and committee membership

5.2. Ensure Council, committee members and staff are qualified, trained and fulfilled in their roles

5.3. Provide resources to support effective and sustainable delivery of the College's mandate

 

Because the College is committed to bringing diverse backgrounds and expertise to College activities, we invite all registrants to consider applying for open volunteer positions. Please review the positions available below along with their respective terms of reference.

To apply, please fill out the volunteer application form and upload using the form found here. If you are applying for a chair position, please fill out the chair application form and note that applicants for chairs of the statutory committees listed above must be qualified by the Nominations Committee using the same merit-based process as nominees for College Council. NB: You must first download the application form and then open it in Adobe -- not in your browser. Any information entered into the form within your browser window CANNOT be saved.


Environmental Practice Panel member

Chair: Vacant
Staff Lead: Director of Practice (Mike Engelsjord, RPBio)

The Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) and the College of Applied Biologists (CAB) are seeking volunteers to serve on a collaborative Environmental Practice Panel (EPP). The purpose of the EPP is to provide recommendations that promote and enhance collaborative relations between ABCFP and CAB and collaborative practice between forestry and applied biology professionals in a manner that protects the public interest. If you are experienced in forest resource management in BC, an applied biology professional registered with the College of Applied Biology and interested in representing the College on the EPP we invite you to submit an application by August 31, 2022.

More information about the opportunity can be found in the links below:

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Conference Planning Working Group member

Chair: Hannah Horn, RPBio
Staff Lead: Communications Officer (Tory Davis)

The purpose of the Conference Planning Working Group is to:

  • provide direction and assistance with the planning and organizing of the annual conference;
  • solicit potential panelists/speakers for the event;
  • assist with execution of the event;

Further information about the Conference Planning Working Group can be found in the Conference Planning Working Group terms of reference (draft).

Planning for the College's 2023 AGM & Conference in Kelowna, BC begins in summer 2022. Outcomes from the Conference Planning Working Group’s work will be engaging conference content and a worthwhile experience for all guests.

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Editorial Board member

Chairs: Mariah Arnold, RPBio & Raychl Lukie, RPBio
Staff Lead: Communications Officer (Tory Davis)

The purpose of the Editorial Board is to:

  • provide editorial assistance to support the production of College Matters;
  • plan and solicit content from contributors;
  • proofread submitted articles;

Further information about the Editorial Board can be found in the Editorial Board terms of reference.

College Matters is a key communication tool for advancing registrant’s understanding of the profession and what it means to be a regulated professional. Outcomes from the Editorial Board’s work will be engaging content for readers and constructive feedback for staff.

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Audit & Practice Review Committee Lay member

Chair: Jasen Nelson, RPBio
Staff Lead: Director of Practice (Mike Engelsjord, RPBio)

The purpose of the Audit and Practice Review Committee (APRC) is to:

  • oversee in collaboration with the Director of Practice/Registrar the Audit and Practice Review programs;
  • provide direction to associated Audit Assessors and Practice Review Assessors working groups;
  • review Committee and Audit Assessors and Practice Review Assessors working groups recommendations and make a determination make on audit and practice review files(s);
  • review, evaluate and provide recommendations on policies and associated College standards, guidelines, and practice for the College’s registrant Audit and Practice Review processes and programs; and
  • report back to and provide recommendations to Council

Further information about the APRC can be found in the APRC terms of reference.

Council appointed, Audit and Practice Review Committee (APRC) Lay members represent the public and support the APRC Chair in providing strategic leadership and support overseeing and operating the Audit and Practice Review Programs as part of the College’s mandate of protecting the public interest. More information regarding the qualifications and requirements for the APRC Lay member position is available in the APRC Lay member notice of position.

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Credentials Committee Lay member

Chair: Dr. Chris Johnson, RPBio
Staff Lead: Registrar (Shona Lawson, RPBio)

The purpose of the Audit and Practice Review Committee (APRC) is to:

  • oversee in collaboration with the Registrar the Credentials Program;
  • oversee the recruitment process for Credentials Assessors and makes recommendations for appointment to the CEO
  • exercise responsibility over the development of fair, impartial, and transparent standards, guidelines, policies, and procedures for the Credentials Assessors
  • provide direction to associated Credentials Assessors and task force(s);
  • review Committee and Credentials Assessors and task force(s) recommendations and make a determination on credentials files(s)

Further information about the Credentials Committee can be found in the Credentials Committee terms of reference.

Council appointed, Credentials Committee Lay members represent the public and support the Chair by providing strategic leadership, overseeing and delivering the College’s credentials assessments to help aid the College in meetings its mandate of protecting the public interest. More information regarding the qualifications and requirements for the Credentials Committee member position is available in the Credentials Committee Lay member notice of position.

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