June 2019

Changes to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program

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Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is to be announced.
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 10:45 AM–11:00 AM: Registration
11:00 AM–12:30 PM: Webinar
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Mark Adams, P.Eng.
Stuart Nash, P.Eng.
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Free
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by May 30, 2019 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Gurjeet Phungura | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4886
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext. 4886
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is examining changes to the current CPD model in order to better support members in meeting their obligations. Through research and consultation with members, we aim to create a program that will maintain the appropriate standards for public protection, while also being more flexible and achievable for members.

This webinar will review the reasons these changes are being considered, the CPD Committee's findings, results from our first member survey, and how this information will be used to create a new model for professional development.

Keeping up-to-date in your area of practice is a key responsibility for every professional—and an integral component in the Code of Ethics for professional engineers and geoscientists. In the coming years, this responsibility will become a mandatory obligation under the new Professional Governance Act, new governing legislation that was recently introduced for Engineers and Geoscientists BC and its members.

To meet the demands of this new legislation, and to ensure our professional development requirements continue to meet the appropriate standards for public protection, while also being flexible and achievable for members, the CPD Committee has been examining potential alternatives to the current program.

The committee is currently consulting with members on key program elements, and will be bringing forward a revised program to Council in September 2019.

This webinar will:

  • Review the current CPD guideline and describe why we are considering changes,
  • Share the CPD Committee’s findings on the issues that impact and relate to CPD,
  • Review the results from the first phase of member consultation on the framework for an updated program, and
  • Discuss how this feedback will be used in the development of a revised CPD program.

Background on this issue, and more information about the CPD Committee’s work to date is available on our website.


Mark Adams, P.Eng.

Mark Adams, P.Eng., is a technology and business development leader in the mining industry with diverse experience in operations, project management, and sales. He is currently Regional Manager, Western Canada at Outotec and has previously worked in both technical and business roles with Teck and Glencore. In addition to his full-time work, Mark is passionate about giving back and serves on boards and committees for numerous non-profit organizations advocating for youth, veterans, education, healthcare, and STEM.

Mark holds both Bachelor of Applied Science (Mining Engineering) and Master of Business Administration degrees from UBC. He has been involved with Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s CPD Committee since 2013 and is currently its Chair.

Stuart Nash, P.Eng.

As Manager, Professional Practice Development and Outreach, Stuart Nash is responsible for supporting the association’s CPD committee and technical divisions, as well as liaising with outside groups of practitioners, including technical and cultural associations.

Mr. Nash is a registered professional engineer with a background in municipal utility and site servicing engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. His past roles include Civil Engineer in the Urban Infrastructure Group at Associated Engineering, where he was a project manager and project engineer for a variety of municipal and private development projects.

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