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May 26, 2022
Engineers and Geoscientists BC has released a new Strategic Plan for 2022–2027, with a vision of modern regulation for a resilient world. The vision, outcomes, and strategies set by the plan will guide Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s decisions, steer its operations, and shape its future as an inclusive, progressive, and future-focused regulator.
May 19, 2022
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is pleased to announce the appointment of David Pavan, R.Ph. as the organization’s new Chief Regulatory Officer and Registrar, effective July 18, 2022.
May 5, 2022
Under the Professional Governance Act, each year, registrants are required to verify contact and certain practice-related information, complete declarations, and report on continuing education. This simple five-step process can be completed online through your account in just a few minutes. The reporting deadline is June 30, 2022.
May 5, 2022
On April 25, BC Attorney General David Eby announced several proposed amendments to the Professional Governance Act (PGA). The amendments are intended to improve oversight of the professions and enable more professions to operate under the legislation in the future.
May 5, 2022
A new Continuing Education course entitled Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) for Engineers and Geoscientists is available for registrants looking for more guidance on EDI in the engineering and geoscience professions. This free, self-paced online course will help registrants develop competencies in inclusive behaviours.
May 5, 2022
A registrant admitted that he demonstrated unprofessional conduct related to the construction of a residence in Revelstoke, BC, and a retail store in Smithers, BC, and later violated an interim order that placed restrictions on his practice. The registrant agreed to the cancellation of his registration and a payment of $5,000 towards legal costs.
May 5, 2022
This spring, several Engineers and Geoscientists BC branches hosted virtual Popsicle stick bridge-building competitions across the province. These events are supported by dedicated registrant volunteers who play an important part in supporting branch events and engagement activities.
May 5, 2022
In March, the 2020 National Model Codes were released, including the National Building Code of Canada 2020, the National Fire Code of Canada 2020, the National Plumbing Code of Canada 2020, and the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2020. The Codes include nearly 400 updates and replace the 2015 and 2017 editions.
May 5, 2022
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is seeking input from registrants on resources that assist in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within engineering and geoscience practice. If you have resources or case studies that you believe would be helpful to registrants in reducing GHG emissions within their practice, please share them with us.
May 5, 2022
On May 25, Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Sustainability Advisory Group and the Vancouver and Peace River Branches are again hosting a popular panel discussion highlighting how registrants can integrate sustainability into their professional practice.
 
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