Council received the result of the Member Satisfaction Survey conducted in February and March of 2016. This survey is conducted every three years to determine the alignment between APEGBC’s duty, programs and services with members’ expectations and perceptions. A summary of the results will be made available to members in the May/June Issue of
At the request of Council, the CPD committee reviewed the AGM motion that “Council consider revising the current voluntary CPD tracking guidelines and the online system to better reflect the simplified tracking as recommended by the CPD Committee.” In the context of the defeated bylaw for a formal CPD program, and based on the cost, time and resources involved in changing the program requirements—such as updating the online recording tool and developing a new guideline document— the CPD Committee recommended that the voluntary program be kept as is until further direction is provided by Council on how to move forward. This recommendation was approved by Council.
2017 Budget Approved, Revised PPE Exam Cost Confirmed
Council approved the 2016/2017 operating and capital budget. The proposed budget was prepared in accordance with Council’s approved 2016/2017 Budget Guidelines.
Council also approved the a motion that the Professional Practice Examination Fee remain at $325.50 inclusive of GST. This fee was set at the February meeting, and Council had asked that the new fee be reviewed and reconfirmed for future examination sessions at the April 2016 meeting following the 2017 budget review.
Human Rights and Diversity Guidelines Approved
Council has approved the Professional Practice Guidelines – Human Rights and Diversity for final editorial and legal review before publication. These guidelines were created with the aim of providing guidance to APEGBC professionals on dealing with human rights and diversity issues in the course of their professional practice. They were developed with input from APEGBC committees and divisions, and internal and external stakeholder groups, through a coordinated consultation process.
Volunteer Appointments Approved
Council approved all recommended appointments to APEGBC committees, boards and task forces, as well as external organizations.
Advisory Task Force on Corporate Practice
David Chwaklinski, P.Eng., FEC
Patricia Chong, P.Eng.
Kathy Groves, P.Eng.
Ed Miska, P.Eng.
Dirk Nyland, P.Eng.
Jerrick Dangaran, P.Eng.
Anja Lanz, EIT
Dr. Mahmoud Mahmoud, P.Eng., FEC
Dennis McJunkin, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
Dr. Houman Ghalibafian, P.Eng.
Allison Westin, GIT
Neil Nyberg, P.Eng.
Practice Review Committee
Vijay Kallur, P.Eng., FEC
Technical Review Board
Sebastian Guerrero, P.Eng.