December 2015

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: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - Thursday, December 3, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - 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 Hotel (Regency ABC Ballroom), 655 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Day 1
Tony Chong, P.Eng., APEGBC
Gilbert Larocque, P.Eng., LLB, CD, APEGBC
Mahmoud Mahmoud, P.Eng., FEC, PhD, GES Geotech Inc.
Marian Podlovsky, P.Eng., FEC, SE, PE, Fluor Canada Ltd.
Efrem Swartz, LLB, APEGBC
Day 2
Mat Brechtel, LLB, Bull Housser
Greg Gosson, PhD, P.Geo., Amec Foster Wheeler 
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: Member (until November 11, 2015): $345.00 + GST = 362.25 
Member (after November 11, 2015): $385.00 + GST = 404.25 
Non-Member (until November 11, 2015): $345.00 + GST = 362.25 
Non-Member (after November 11, 2015): $385.00 + GST = 404.25 
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by November 11, 2015 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]
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 and 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] or click here.

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 DVD version of the Law & Ethics seminar. Upon completion, the candidate must sign a declaration that he/she has viewed the contents of the DVD set in their entirety. For more information or to purchase the DVD set, 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. 
The Professional Practice exam is scheduled over the course of three days, from January 11 to 13, 2015.  The final date to register for the January Professional Practice Exam is November 10, 2015.

Please note that this seminar is not a preparatory course for the Professional Practice Exam. You may take this seminar at any point during your registration process.  The seminar is offered four times a year. 

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 hold back, 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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