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College staff will be working limited hours for the remainder of the calendar year. In addition, in accordance with recent recommendations from the public health officer, College staff have been instructed to work from home for the rest of the week. The best method of contacting staff will be via... Read more
The November 2021 edition (volume 13, issue 2) of College Matters is now available for viewing online. In this, the Climate Change issue, you will find: Climate Change features: Ecological Restoration with Dave Polster, RPBio Climate Change and The Tree and Stand Simulator with Jeff Stone, RPBio Adapting to Climate... Read more
Nominations for the 2022 College Council elections are now open. All practicing members (RPBio, RBTech, and ABT) in good standing are eligible to sit on Council. Download the Prospective Nominee Form here The College is seeking good communicators and team players that are interested in running for Council. Councillors contribute... Read more
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College Council has approved changes to the Registered Biology Technologist (RBTech) and Applied Biology Technician (ABT) registrant category core course credentialing requirements to ensure requirements are consistent across streams. RBTech streams 2 and 3 applications no longer require a course in project management and ABT stream 2 applications no longer... Read more
The Council of the College of Applied Biology has reviewed and revised registrant dues in Schedule 2 of the College bylaws in order to ensure that the College has the capacity to continue to successfully deliver on its mandate. Part 4, Division 2, 50 (1) (a) of the Professional Governance... Read more
The College of Applied Biology is looking for an innovative, self-motivated and collaborative professional to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to have a critical role in leading the profession of applied biology in implementing the Professional Governance Act and bringing into force reserved... Read more
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The College of Applied Biology is developing a practice guideline for erosion and sediment control (ESC) with Engineers and Geoscientists BC. Under the Professional Governance Act , both regulatory bodies have a commitment to establish, monitor, and enforce standards of practice and to enhance the quality of practice. This is... Read more
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Tomorrow (September 30, 2021) is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. It is also known as Orange Shirt Day an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day honouring children who survived residential schools, and remembering those who did not. The College of Applied Biology encourages all registrants to take... Read more
VICTORIA -- The province of British Columbia has granted reserved practice – or practice rights – to applied biology professionals making BC the first jurisdiction in the world to recognize the profession of applied biology as full partner in resource management. The amended Applied Biologists Regulation now clearly defines the... Read more
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The Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) and College of Applied Biology (CAB) have agreed to establish a joint regulatory panel . The Professional Governance Act , enacted in February, requires regulatory bodies to collaborate with other regulators. "The regulated practice of professional forestry in the PGA Forest Professionals Regulation... Read more
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