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College of Applied Biology Welcomes New Registrar

The College of Applied Biology (the College) is happy to announce that Derek Marcoux, MSc, RPBio, has been hired as the new Registrar. Derek has been working in the natural resource sector for over 20 years and he has been a Registered Professional Biologist since 1994. Derek’s applied biology expertise includes terrestrial ecology, botany, training, and inventory mapping for natural resource projects. Derek has instructed courses in applied ecology, soils, and vegetation ecology at the technical levels through public institutions and private training groups for over 15 years. He is the past academic chair of the Selkirk College School of Environment and Geomatics program. As well, he has worked with auditing and systems management in the forest resource sector.

Derek brings extensive experience with the College gained as a previous Councillor, and through his participation on several College committees, including the Credentials Committee, Communications Committee, and the Ethics Committee. Derek can be reached at [email protected] or (250) 383-3306 extension 2.

“I am looking forward to working closely with Derek to continue the work of the College in advancing professional accountability in biology in British Columbia”, says Christine Houghton, Executive Director of the College of Applied Biology.

Derek will be following in the footsteps of Linda Stordeur, RPBio, who has been the Registrar since the College’s inception. The College thanks Linda for everything she has contributed to the College. Her dedication, professionalism, and diligence has helped to establish the College in BC.

“I would like to thank Linda Stordeur, RPBio, for her extraordinary service to the College. While I am sad to say good-bye to Linda, I am also excited to welcome Derek in his new role as Registrar of the College. His diverse background in applied biology, management, and his experience in post-secondary institutions, will be invaluable as Registrar”, says Vanessa Craig, President of the College of Applied Biology.

Linda Stordeur reflects on her time with the College, “Since my time as a volunteer in the 90’s to now, I have seen the organization and its membership grow not only in numbers but in professional approach.  It’s been a privilege to have worked with Board and Council, the volunteers and staff, and be part of a membership that brings a high level of professionalism and respect for the resources in BC and beyond. I am very excited about Derek becoming part of the team who will continue to move the College forward.   

The College ( was established in 2003 through the College of Applied Biology Act. Today, the College regulates over 2,300 applied biology professionals and protects the public interest by ensuring high standards of entrance and ongoing competency requirements and accountability of its members. Applied biology professionals provide science-based advice and expertise in resource management decisions, policies, and assessments. The College encourages members to contact Derek as the new Registrar.

Media Contact:

Christine Houghton, Executive Director

College of Applied Biology

(250) 383-3306



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