Council Summary June 2016
APEGBC's Council of elected members and government representatives meets throughout the year to conduct the business of association governance. The following are the highlights of the June 17, 2016 meeting.
New Guidelines Support Volunteers, Good Governance
A 2014 survey of APEGBC volunteers identified the need for a volunteer policy and procedure manual. As a part of the volunteer orientation program current in development, a guideline document has now been created to provide information on policies and procedures related to volunteers’ involvement with APEGBC. This includes policies regarding harassment and violence, alcohol and drugs, confidentiality and conflict of interest. All current volunteers will be requested to read and acknowledge their acceptance of the new policies and procedures, and this process will become a part of orientation for new volunteers. The Volunteer Guidelines will provide APEGBC volunteers with resources to support their involvement with the association, while supporting operations and good governance practices.
Registration Policy Update: Discipline of Practice differing from Discipline of Study
The Registration Committee has been examining the demonstration of engineering competencies as adequate proof that an academically qualified applicant whose discipline of practice is different to their discipline of study has the knowledge and competencies to practice.
Having piloted this approach since 2009, the Registration Committee had requested that staff develop or revise policy to reflect this practice. This has been done, and at their June 17, 2016, meeting, Council approved changes to the Policy on Applicants whose Discipline of Practice/Experience is Different from the Discipline of Academic Qualification.
Policy for Publication of Disciplinary Decisions Revised
Council approved revisions to the existing policy on Publication of Disciplinary Decisions to allow APEGBC to publish the name of a member subject to discipline where some elements of the Notice of Inquiry have been proved or agreed to, instead of requiring that each individual element of the Notice of Inquiry be proved.
Position Paper on Human-Induced Climate Change
APEGBC’s Climate Change Advisory Group (CCAG) prepared a Position Paper on Human-Induced Climate Change. This position paper was approved by Council at the June 17, 2016, meeting pending final editorial and legal review before publication.
Volunteer Appointments Approved
Council approved the following appointments to APEGBC committees, boards and task forces.
Building Codes Committee
Emilia Mazzonna, P.Eng.
Roz Nielsen, P.Eng.
Building Enclosure Committee
Robyn Edgar, P.Eng.
Sophie Mercier, P.Eng.
Christa E. Wilcock, P.Eng.
Michael J. Wilson, P.Eng.
Council Election Scrutineers
Paul Blanchard, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
Kathleen Kompauer, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
Dennis McJunkin, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
Thomas Leung, P.Eng., Struct.Eng., FEC
Oliver Bonham, P.Geo., FGC
Gloria Grill, P.Eng.
Organizational Quality Management Committee
William Hughes, P.Eng.
Practice Review Committee
Dr. Donald Gillespie, P.Eng.
Standing Awards Committee
Nadine King, P.Eng.
Kevin Riederer, P.Eng.
Ben Whiting, P.Geo.