Environmental Professionals Division


The overall goals of the Environmental Professionals Division are to advance environmental engineering and environmental geoscience, to promote education and high standards of practice in the field, and to present considered opinions and recommendations to Council on issues pertaining to the fields of environmental engineering and geoscience.

Student and affiliate (not Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia) members who are training or working in the environmental fields are welcome to join. Feedback and volunteers are also appreciated in guiding the direction of the Environmental Professionals Division.

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Current Division Executive

Listed below are the names and positions for the current Division Executive.

Position Name
Chair James Spankie, P.Eng.
Vice Chair Nelson Lee, P.Eng.
Secretary Chris Ptak, EIT
Treasurer Evelyn Playle, P.Eng.
Member at Large Heidi Horlacher, P.Geo.
Member at Large Jared Shivak, EIT, GIT
Member at Large Jim Laidlaw, P.Eng.
Member at Large Joshua Kelly, P.Eng.
Member at Large Maya Stano, P.Eng.
Member at Large Nicole Chan, P.Eng.

Become a Member

Membership Fees:

What Amount
Division Members: Professional registrants (P.Eng., P.Geo., P.L.Eng., P.L.Geo.) of Engineers and Geoscientists BC in good standing. Free (for 2022 only, typically $26.25)
Division Associate Members: Engineers and Geoscientists BC trainees (EIT, GIT), students, and applicants. Free (for 2022 only, typically $15.75)
Division Affiliate Members: Registrants of another professional association outside of Engineers and Geoscientists BC. Free (for 2022 only, typically $26.25)

Only division members and associate members may vote or hold executive positions. All members receive discounts on division-sponsored events.

How to Register

All registrants and non-registrants interested in the environmental field are encouraged to join the Division. To register, please visit Environmental Professionals Division Registration (you will be prompted to login with your 6-digit user ID and password).

Non-registrants will need to create a free non-registrant account to join the Division.


Upcoming Events

Date Event
TBD No upcoming events

Previous Events

Date Event
December 7, 2020 Getting to Know ISO 14001: Environmental Management Systems
October 28, 2020 Environmental Professionals Division AGM
October 22, 2020 Environmental Engineering and Geoscience Stream at the 2020 Engineers and Geoscientists BC Virtual Annual Conference
  • Unconventional Gas: A Panel Discussion
  • Clean Fuel: A Panel Discussion
  • New BC Environmental Assessment Act
  • Engineers and Geoscientists BC's Climate Change Action Plan and Government of BC's Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy



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