Engineers and Geoscientists BC hosted its virtual Annual General Meeting on October 15, 2022, providing an opportunity for registrants to hear from Council and senior staff on the organization’s progress over the past year.
President Carol Park, P.Eng., and CEO Heidi Yang, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.), provided an update on the organization’s activities, including the development of a new strategic plan that will guide the organization over the next five years, the introduction of new requirements for continuing education and the regulation of firms, the significant work undertaken to operationalize the Professional Governance Act, and the organization’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
They addressed questions from registrants on several topics, including the removal of advocacy from the organization’s mandate, remuneration for volunteers, actions to address misuse of title, continuing education requirements, and issues pertaining to digital submission of documents to municipalities.
Registrants also heard from Paul Craven, Superintendent of the Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance (OSPG), who presented a report on the OSPG’s activities during its first year of operations. He reviewed the OSPG’s engagement with regulatory bodies, lessons learned, and actions underway to clarify areas of reserved and regulated practice.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Mark Adams, P.Eng., was inducted as Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s President for 2022/2023. He welcomed newly elected and continuing Council members and reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to transparent governance, risk management, and ensuring high professional and ethical standards are upheld in the delivery of its mandate.