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The College’s 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference will be held on April 2-3, 2020 at the Manteo at Eldorado Resort in Kelowna, BC. Registration is now open, early bird rates are available until March 13, 2020! The College of Applied Biology Annual General Meeting & Conference will open... Read more
The College has reviewed and revised its fees schedule to ensure it has the capacity to successfully implement the Professional Governance Act while delivering on its statutory obligations. The government introduced and passed a miscellaneous bill (Bill 35) in the fall sitting of the legislature; its subsequent Regulation enables the... Read more
The College office is closed from December 23-27 in observance of the holidays. The College will be returning emails and phone calls beginning December 30. Please accept the best wishes of the College for a pleasant, restful holiday spent with friends and family.Read more
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