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The College of Applied Biology welcomes new Lay Councillor

The College of Applied Biology is very pleased to welcome Mr. Tony Fogarassy, M.Sc., LL.M. to the organization as Lay Council member. Lay Councillors are appointed by the government by a Ministerial Order to ensure that the College upholds its mandate to protect the public interest. Lay members sit as voting members of Council and are part of the checks and balances considered by government when it extends the privilege of self-governance to a profession.

Mr. Fogarassy holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia and holds a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science.  He brings many years of legal experience in the renewable energy, mineral, and hydrocarbon sectors. Mr. Fogarassy’s practice includes Aboriginal, environmental, transportation and public policy law, among other specialized areas of practice. He has also worked extensively as a geologist in Canada and the Middle East, and currently serves on the board of directors of the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Society.

“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Fogarassy to our Council. Lay members contribute immensely to the regulation of our profession and we look forward to the unique perspective he will bring to the table.” said Dr. Vanessa Craig, RPBio, President of the College of Applied Biology.

The College of Applied Biology is the regulator of professional biologists, technologists, and technicians in B.C. Through rigorous admission standards and accountability mechanisms (Code of Ethics, audit, and discipline processes) the College assures the public that our members are qualified and accountable.

For more information about the College and how we protect the public interest, please visit our website at, or contact us at [email protected].

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