Council Summary February 2017

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 February 10, 2017 meeting.

Flood Mapping Guidelines Approved for Editorial and Legal Review

Council has approved the APEGBC Professional Practice Guidelines – Flood Mapping in BC for final editorial and legal review. These guidelines will support the development of flood maps in a consistent manner throughout the province. Publication of the guidelines will occur once the editorial and legal review has been completed.
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Geoscientists Canada Update

Council received a report on the Geoscientists Canada January 2017 Director’s meeting. At the meeting, which took place at the APEGBC office in Burnaby, various topics were discussed including renaming the Canadian Geoscience Standards Board (CGSB) to the Canadian Geoscience Standards Council, as well as discussion on an expansion of the Awards Committee. Read more >

Brand Development Update

Council received an update on the status of the branding initiative and the next steps involved in the strategic approach to the roll out of the new brand. Read more >

APEGBC to Release Volunteer Guidelines

APEGBC has created a set of Volunteer Guidelines to support volunteer engagement. These guidelines include policies regarding confidentiality, conflict of interest, bullying, engaging in political activities, and interactions with the media. The Volunteer Guidelines will be released in March of this year. Read more >

APEGBC Diversity Initaitives Update

Council received an update on APEGBC’s progress towards the recommendations from the Women in Engineering and Geoscience Task Force. The recommendations relate to recruitment and retention. Of the 18 recommendations, two are complete, one was discontinued, and one was in progress. The remaining 14 recommendations are all ongoing. Read more >

Update from the Investigation and Discipline Committee Update

Council received an update on the activities of the Investigation and the Discipline Committee between November 1 and December 31, 2016. During that reporting period, 12 investigation files were opened and 1 discipline file was closed. At the end of that reporting period, 6 discipline files remained open. Read more >

Registration Admissions Report for 2016

APEGBC Council received a report on the admissions for the association from the 2016 calendar year. Highlights include an update on the Accredited Employer Member-in-Training Program, number of internationally educated applicants, and process for refugee applicants. Read more >

2014 – 2017 Strategic Plan Update

Council received an update on APEGBC’s progress on the 2014 – 2017 Strategic Plan and Key Performance Indicators. Read more >

National Competency-Based Assessment Project Update

Council received an update on the National Competency-Based Assessment Project. Other provincial and territorial regulators have indicated their approval of using APEGBC’s competency-based assessment system as the model for a national system and expressed interest in participating in a pilot program. Read more >

Revised Election Policy

APEGBC Council has approved a revised Election Policy for the 2017/2018 Council Election. The policy was approved with an amendment to item 21 which now allows for an external web link to be included only in the designated section of the candidate statement form. Read more >

Terms of Reference Approved for the Nomination and Election Review Task Force

Council has approved the Terms of Reference for a Task Force to review APEGBC’s nomination and election processes. This task force will review and evaluate APEGBC’s nomination and election processes, the nomination and election process of other organizations, and deliver recommendations to Council on whether APEGBC should pursue any changes. Read more >

Volunteer Appointments Approved

Council approved the following appointments to APEGBC committees, boards, and task forces. Read more >

APEGBC Editorial Board
Matt Zieleman, EIT

William W. Grainger, P.Geo., Eng.L.

Audit Committee
Suky Cheema, CPA, CA

Building Codes Committee
Jason Allan Watt, P.Eng.

Building Enclosure Committee
Patrick Kam-Wah Shek, P.Eng., FEC
Sean Bing-Hsin Liaw, P.Eng., FEC
Leslie Brian Burra Peer, P.Eng., FEC

Climate Change Advisory Committee
Dr. Brian Peter Menounos, P.Geo.
Glen Douglas Shkurhan, P.Eng.
Glen Edward Parker, P.Eng.

Consulting Practice Committee
Gordon D. McDonald, P.Eng.

CPD Committee
Hamid Ghanbari, P.Eng.
Mark Adams, P.Eng.

Discipline Committee
Paul Adams, P.Eng., FEC
Rajib Ahsan, P.Eng.
Edward Bird, P.Eng.
Peter Bobrowsky, P.Geo.
Neil Cumming, P.Eng.
Bruce Nicholson, P.Eng.
Roz Nielsen, P.Eng.
Ronald Yaworsky, P.Eng.

Fairness Panel
John Watson, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Foundation Nominating Committee
David Wells, JD
Suky Cheema, CPA, CA

Investigation Committee
Randal Cullen, P.Geo.
Edwin Harrington, P.Eng.
Peter Helland, P.Eng.
Richard Herfst, P.Eng., Struct.Eng.
Henrik Kristiansen, P.Eng.
Daniel Kunimoto, P.Eng.

Professional Practice Committee
David Wells, JD

Sustainability Committee
Vijay Kullar, P.Eng., FEC
Geoffrey Karcher, P.Eng.