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In recognition of the College’s first Executive Director’s exemplary service to the profession, the College of Applied Biology Council decided to honour Linda Michaluk’s work and commitment by creating the Linda Michaluk Scholarship Fund (LMSF), held at the Victoria Foundation. The Linda Michaluk Scholarship (LMS) is a scholarship of $2,500... Read more
College Council approved new credentialing standards for the Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) category at the November Council meeting. The official new standards will be set out in Schedule 3 of the College Rules and will take effect on January 1, 2020. The following details will be part of the new... Read more
On July 19, 2019, the Province finalized a regulation to amend the Riparian Area Regulation . The College is aware that this amendment has created a conflict for members with the Registered Biology Technologist (RBTech) designation who are seemingly absent from mention in the new regulation. The new regulation comes... Read more
With the Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance (OSPG) now staffed and the enactment of the Professional Governance Act ( PGA ) forthcoming, the College is facing a shortfall in its capacity to execute its statutory obligations. Implementation of the PGA will require significant effort from the College. Concurrently... Read more
The College’s Scope of Practice Task Force completed its engagement on the scope of practice for applied biology professionals in June of 2019, its report on those engagements in August 2019 and has drafted a discussion paper regarding the framework of Scope of Practice as it relates to practice rights... Read more
Nominations for the 2020 College Council elections are now open. All members (RPBio, RBTech, and ABT) in good standing are eligible to sit on Council. View the Prospective Nominee Form and other info here The College is seeking good communicators and team players that are interested in running for Council... Read more
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The Riparian Areas Regulation (RAR) is a provincial directive to designated local governments, requiring bylaw/policy protection for streamside habitat when issuing permits for designated development. Amendments to the regulation will be coming into force on November 1, 2019. These amendments do not alter the delivery model or reporting standards of... Read more
Join the College from 5:30pm-9pm on September 19 at the Ramada Plaza Prince George for an informational event -- entry $25 and includes complementary appetizers and a beverage ticket The College is hosting an information event in the Cedar Room at the Ramada Plaza Prince George from 5:30pm-9pm on September... Read more
The College’s Scope of Practice Task Force has completed its report on the 2019 workshop series . The report summarizes the consultations that the task force hosted in Vancouver, Kelowna, Prince George, Nanaimo and online via webinar between February and June 2019. Among the topics that were explored during the... Read more
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The Province has released their Summary of Public Input in Response to the 2018 Intentions Paper -- the "What We Heard Report". It can be viewed at this link along with the At A Glance Summary. The 54-page report presents feedback to the three major areas of discussion from the... Read more