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Further to the independent report commissioned by the government in the fall of 2017, new enabling legislation was tabled on October 22, 2018: the Professional Governance Act . This new Act will cover Professionals working in the Natural Resource sector, including agrologists, applied biologists; applied science technologists and technicians; engineers... Read more
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In October 2017, the College issued a Citation against a member and a Discipline hearing was held in June 2018. The allegations against the member included conflict of interest, denigrating another professional and breaches in professional practice. In 2003, the College established a contingency legal fund. In 2013 there was... Read more
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The College of Applied Biology (the College) is pleased to see the Special Report issued by BC’s Forest Practices Board " Conserving Fish Habitats under the Forest and Range Practices Act – Part 1: A Review of the BC Government Approach ". These findings are very timely in light of... Read more
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The enclosed is preliminary feedback on the report from the College of Applied Biology Staff and Council with respect to the recommendations provided in the Report.Read more
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Please be advised that we have reached maximum capacity. We will add your name to the waiting list and contact you should there be a cancellation.Thank you. Further to the Citation issued on October 24, 2017, a panel hearing is scheduled for June 11-15, 2018 ( Note: Dates are subject... Read more
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The College has released a Guidance Document to assist members with information regarding Conflict of Interest. The document outlines how conflict of interest can be defined and how it is interpreted by the College. As well, this guidance document provides examples to consider in how conflict of interest may be... Read more
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Online registration is open. Early bird rates are in effect for members until March 15, 2018 . Register now! The College of Applied Biology and the Association of Professional Biology will hold their annual conferences at the Westin Wall Centre in Richmond, April 5-6, 2018. A discount of $40 is... Read more
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On December 22, the College submitted a report to the provincial government as part of the stakeholder engagement process for the professional reliance review. The report provides an overview of the College, its statutory obligations, and the mechanisms to ensure that members are adhering to their professional obligations. It also... Read more
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The College of Applied Biology has finalized a new accreditation agreement with Lethbridge College, Alberta. This new agreement is the first one outside of BC and it gives students taking the Ecosystem Management major assurance that their studies will allow them to meet the entrance requirements for designation as a... Read more
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On November 10th, 2017, a joint letter was sent to Jennifer McGuire, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy from several professional associations, including the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC, the College of Applied Biology, the Association of BC Forest Professionals, the BC Institute of... Read more
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