September 2016

APEGBC Professional Guidelines: Human Rights and Diversity

Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is to be announced.
Date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and Hot Breakfast
9:00 AM-11:00 AM: APEGBC Professional Guidelines: Human Rights and Diversity
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Peter Mitchell, P.Eng., FEC,
Director of Professional Practice, Standards and Development, APEGBC

Taymaz Rastin, LLB
Staff Lawyer, Regulatory Affairs, APEGBC
Credit: 2 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $40.00 + GST = $42.00 until Sept 2, 2016

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50

Non-Member Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50

Student Member Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by September 02, 2016 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Emma Talbott | Diversity Outreach Coordinator
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The purpose of these Guidelines is to provide education to APEGBC professionals regarding human rights and diversity issues that are relevant in professional practice.

Seminar Description

The dynamics involved in a professional's relationships with other professionals, clients, employees and other associates can include power, authority, control and trust. These integral characteristics require a heightened awareness and understanding of the issues associated with such relationships. APEGBC professionals are expected to behave in a manner that exemplifies and supports the fair and courteous treatment of others, as required by Principle 7 of the APEGBC Code of Ethics.

APEGBC recognizes the importance of fostering a workplace environment that welcomes all of the increasingly diverse members of our society and enables them to contribute to their full potential. APEGBC encourages its members and licensees to be proactive in improving the workplace environment for all employees, clients, and associates and in addressing issues such as discrimination and harassment.

Learning Outcomes

During this seminar, attendees will become familiar with the new APEGBC Professional Practice Guidelines: Human Rights and Diversity, and gain understanding to how this applies to their professional practice. Topics covered in this seminar include types of discrimination, diversity considerations, as well as the complaint procedure.


Peter Mitchell, P.Eng., FEC

Peter Mitchell, P.Eng., FEC is the Director of Professional Practice, Standards and Development at the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC). He is responsible for developing and directing proactive quality assurance programs covering member's practices. Peter also oversees staff support to over a dozen committees, task forces, boards and divisions dealing with professional practice issues and directs APEGBC’s response to various government legislation impacting the practice of professional engineering and professional geoscience in BC.

Taymaz Rastin, LLB

Taymaz holds a Masters in Political Science from SFU and an honours law degree from the University of Leeds in England.  Taymaz articled with a litigation law firm in Vancouver and has been a sole practitioner in Vancouver since that time. Taymaz is a staff lawyer for Regulatory Affairs at APEGBC.

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