March 2014

Law & Ethics Seminar

Please Note
All participants will be required to sign a sign-in sheet at least three times at the seminar in order to receive full credit for the seminar: (1) Attendance at the Day 1 General Session (2) Attendance at the Day 2 General Session (3) Any breakout sessions attended (**Please note that all participants must attend at least one breakout session and a maximum of two sessions. Please choose only one from each Breakout Session set)
Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please email Jennifer Chan [email protected] to be placed on the waiting list. Thank you!
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - Friday, March 14, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:45 PM: Law & Ethics - Day 1
8:30 AM-3:40 PM: Law & Ethics - Day 2
Location: Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Regency ABC Ballroom, 655 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC
Day 1
Tony Chong, P.Eng., APEGBC
Gilbert Larocque, P.Eng., LLB, APEGBC
Mahmoud Mahmoud, P.Eng., FEC, GES Geotech Inc.
Marian Podlovsky, P.Eng., FEC, Fluor Canada Ltd.
Efrem Swartz, LLB, APEGBC
Day 2
Mat Brechtel, LLB, Bull Housser
Greg Gosson, P.Geo., AMEC
Greg Miller, P.Eng., LLB, Lindsay Keney LLP
Jana McLean, LLB, Bull Housser
Jason Ong, APEGBC
Andrew Schafer, LLB, Bull Housser
Craig Wallace, P.Eng., LLB, Shapiro Hankinson & Knutson
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Law & Ethics - Day 1 : $345.00 + GST = $362.25 until Feb 20, 2014

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Law & Ethics - Day 1 : $385.00 + GST = $404.25

Non-Member Price: Law & Ethics - Day 1 : $385.00 + GST = $404.25

Student Member Price: Law & Ethics - Day 1 : $385.00 + GST = $404.25
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by February 20, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Jennifer Chan | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4861
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4861
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
Note: The CD-ROM of this program is available to seminar participants at a special rate of $85 + GST/PST. The material is the same as that at the live seminar. As we often sell out of CD-ROMs and textbooks for the Professional Practice Exam at the seminar, we encourage you to purchase these on-line, via fax or in person at our office. ( Order Form on Page 9: https://www.apeg.bc.ca/getmedia/a50fddae-ff9c-4e2c-82cb-b1b738ddf69a/APEGBC-Professional-Practice-Exam-Guideilnes-and-Application.pdf.aspx) If you have any general questions about the Professional Practice Exam or Registration with APEGBC, please email [email protected]
Law & Ethics Seminar. Learn about the points of Law and Ethics that are critical to your practice as a Professional Engineer or Geoscientist. This seminar will provide an overview of occupational health and safety, employment law, practical law, the professions, practice review, APEGBC's discipline & enforcement process, code of ethics, and case studies. Please note that this seminar is not a prepartory class for the Professional Practice Exam. If you have any questions about the exam, textbooks, registration or your file, please contact our Registration Department at [email protected]
All applicants for registration as professional engineers, professional geoscientists or limited license in British Columbia are required to complete the Law and Ethics program. This requirement may be met in one of two ways: 
1. by attending the Law & Ethics seminar in person (please see registration options below); 
2. by purchasing and viewing the CD version of the Law & Ethics seminar. Upon completion, the candidate must sign a declaration that he/she has viewed the contents of the CD set in their entirety. For more information or to purchase the CD-Rom, please click here 
The Law & Ethics FAQ provides more information on the requirement to complete the Law and Ethics program for professional registration. Please note that registering for the Law & Ethics Seminar will not automatically register you for the Professional Practice Exam. 
For more information about the exam, textbooks, registration process or to register for the Professional Practice Exam, please contact our Registration department at [email protected] or click here.
** The final date to register for the January 20, 2014 Professional Practice Exam is November 29, 2013.
**Please note that this seminar is not a prepatory course for the Professional Practice Exam. 
For information on what to study for the exam, please visit: https://apeg.bc.ca/Become-a-Member/Professional-Practice-Examination
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7
Phone: (604) 683-1234 
** Located across the street from Burrard Street station. Underground parking available.
** The Hyatt Regency Vancouver has a preferred partner rate which gives registrants 20% off of their rack rate. Please note, this rate is subject to availability and the rate can fluctuate day to day at times.
Below are instructions to book online:
Go to http://vancouver.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp?null 
Select Check in/Check-out Dates
Make sure "Best Available Rate" is selected 
In the Corporate/Group# box, type in 68573
Click on "Check Availability"
You will be directed to a page with various room types and rates that are available. Book your guest room reservation online by providing a credit card number. This rate is subject to availability and can be closed out at any time without notification.
Breakout Sessions
Please note that all participants must attend at least one breakout session. All breakout sessions are scheduled on Day 2. 
National Instrument 43-101 and Mining Ethics: 12:45 PM - 1:55 PM 
Geoscientists and Engineers employed in the mining sector have legal and ethical obligations under National Instrument 43-101. This session will describe these obligations and discuss ethical issues specific to mining. 
Construction Law: 12:45 PM - 1:55 PM
Engineers who practice in the construction industry will at some point need to deal with issues such as builder's liens, trust and holdback, payment certifiers, and other contract issues. This session will focus specifically on construction-related legal issues.
Intellectual Property: 2:00 PM- 3:10 PM 
Targeted specifically to electrical and electronic engineers, this session will explore the concept of intellectual property, explore how ownership of intellectual property is determined, and provide tips on how to protect creative endeavors.
Environmental Law: 2:00 PM- 3:10 PM 
Learn about different aspects of environmental law as they relate to your practice as an Engineer or Geoscientist. This seminar will discuss areas of liability as they apply to specific environmental laws, and offer strategies to protect against risk of liability.
Registration Information Session (OPTIONAL)
An APEGBC staff member from the Registration department will answer any general questions participants may have about the registration process and Professional Practice Exam. For any specific questions regarding your file, please contact the Registration department directly at [email protected] 

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