Committee & Task Force Openings

College of Applied Biology Committee & Task Force Openings

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.

As the College moves toward implementation of the Professional Governance Act in fall 2020, the approach to constituting and populating working bodies is changing. The PGA has specific requirements for "statutory committees." That is, the five committees that allow the College to meet its mandate to the 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 has constituted several task forces. These working bodies have a specific task in their mandates and a stated deadline by which time the task should be completed.

As part of Goal 4: A Healthy and Progressive Organization under the College's Strategic Plan 2019-2021, the College is committed to the following principles:

 

4.1. Council and staff express pride in their contribution to the profession and membership

4.2. Council and committee members are selected based on merit and bring diverse backrounds and expertise

4.3. Staff and volunteers are qualified, trained and fulfilled in their roles

4.4. Volunteers and staff are valued

4.5. The College idenfities clear priorities and resources to support effective program delivery

 

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 Nomination 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.


 

Audit & Practice Review Committee member

Chair: Dr. Marc d'Entremont, RPBio
Staff Lead: Director of Practice (Shona Lawson, RPBio)

The Audit Committee is the steering and oversight committee for the Audit and Practice Review programs. While the audits and practice reviews are executed by Audit Assessors (a separate working body), the Audit & Practice Review Committee's mandate is to:

  • oversee in collaboration with the Director of Practice/Deputy Register 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 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.

The Audit & Practice Review Committee is a statutory function under the Professional Governance Act -- please review additional instructions regarding eligibility to serve on this committee. Also note that the College is looking for volunteers without previous audit experience to fill a maximum of two (2) openings. Click here to review the terms of reference for the Audit and Practice Review Committee.

Interested applicants should submit their application as soon as possible. The APRC is specifically seeking at least one (1) RBTech registrant.

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Credentials Committee member

Chair: Dr. Chris Johnson, RPBio
Staff Lead: Registrar (Derek Marcoux, RPBio)

The Credentials Committee is the steering and oversight committee for the Credentials program. The Credentials Program and results are used to ensure registrants meet the College’s high standards and competency requirements for entrance into to College and to ensure that the public’s interest is being met. While the Credentials Program is executed by the Credentials Examiners (a separate working body), the Credentials Committee's mandate is to:

  • oversee in collaboration with the Register the Credentials Program;
  • provide direction to associated Credentials Examiner Working Group(s) and task force(s);
  • review Committee and Credentials Examiner Working Group(s) and task force(s) recommendations and make a determination make on credentials files(s);
  • review, evaluate and provide recommendations on policies and associated College standards, guidelines, and practice for the College’s registrant and Credentials Program; and
  • report back to and provide recommendations to Council.

The Credentials Committee is a statutory function under the Professional Governance Act -- please review additional instructions regarding eligibility to serve on this committee. Click here to review the terms of reference for the Credentials Committee.

Interested applicants should submit their application as soon as possible.

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Mandatory Training Task Force member

Chair: Alexandra Tait, RPBio
Staff Lead: Director of Practice (Shona Lawson, RPBio)

The purpose of the Mandatory Training Task Force is to provide recommendations on revised course material, new course material & recommendations for additional mandatory training to regarding the College’s Code of Ethics, reconciliation with Indigenous People and legal requirements for applied biology professionals practicing in the natural resource sector in BC.

The task force will be responsible for:

  • Producing policy and strategic direction recommendations for the Mandatory Training Program and the three courses (in order of priority and anticipated date of implementation):
  1. Code of Ethics (2020)
  2. Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples (2021)
  3. Legal requirements for professionals practicing in BC (TBD)
  • Providing advice of recommendations to Council to inform College strategies and actions to develop the College's mandatory training courses and their application;
  • Identifying challenges and opportunities in implementing training courses;
  • Collaborate with statutory Committees as required;
  • Prepare annual or quarterly reports to Council and other committees as required.

Click here to review the terms of reference for this task force.

Interested applicants should submit their application as soon as possible. The College encourages registrants of any designation and experience level to apply for this task force.

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