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The 1st Session of the 42nd Parliament of Canada concluded its session today. With its conclusion, Royal Assent was granted to bills C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence , and C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy... Read more
From the Government of BC: "The Government of British Columbia has announced that Paul Craven will lead the new Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance." For more information and the Superintendents bio, see the news release here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019ENV0075-001265Read more
On May 21, the first regulations of the Professional Governance Act were activated by Order in Council. Specifically, the regulation that requires a merit-based process to be applied for Council elections has come into effect and will be implemented for the 2020 election. The regulation also provides further direction on... Read more
The Scope of Practice Task Force at the College has decided to convene another engagement session based on feedback received from stakeholders on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. Having completed workshops in Vancouver, Kelowna and Prince George, the Scope of Practice Task Force is pleased to announce that they... Read more
During the 2019 Conference on April 5, we received many great questions through the Pigeonhole Live Q&A platform. Our speakers worked their way through a few of the questions, but many more went unanswered. We followed up with a few of the speakers to try and sort through some of... Read more
During the event and on a number of survey responses, attendees of our 2019 Conference expressed interest in reviewing the presentations made during the Federal Legislation Changes session, 3A. The College agrees that the information presented during this session is useful for all College members, and we have received permission... Read more
The office of the College of Applied Biology is moving to a new location on May 1. Consequently, the College office will be closed on May 1 and 2 while items are moved and infrastructure is reset in the new location. College staff will make best efforts to communicate with... Read more
The College has completed its official response to the Professional Governance Act intentions paper . The response can be downloaded from the College website. College staff and Council urge all members to review and consider the response as it contains the College's position on key elements of the Act including... Read more
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The Scope of Practice Task Force at the College has finalized a plan to convene a series of engagement workshops in three regions of the province: Vancouver, February 21 Kelowna, March 7 Prince George, March 21 The goal of these workshops is to meet with applied biology professionals, other resource... Read more
The College has reviewed the Intentions Paper that is currently out for broad consultation. Key considerations on the three areas that the province is seeking input on include: Practice Rights: Right to practice authority for CAB, BCIA, and ASTTBC has been enabled in the Act (EGBC and ABCFP will maintain... Read more

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