Ethics in Engineering Under a Self-Regulatory Model

Date Recorded: May 13, 2016

This online learning course provides information, guidance, and advice on ethical issues in engineering in the context of being a member of a professional  association having legislated authority to regulate the profession.


Peter Mitchell, P.Eng.

Director, Professional Practice, Standards and Development

Peter Mitchell is responsible for developing and directing proactive quality assurance programs addressing members' practice standards, including the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Practice Review Program, the development and adoption of practice guidelines and the Organizational Management Program. Mr. Mitchell provides staff support to numerous committees, task forces, and boards dealing with professional practice issues and provides support to the Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector Division. He works closely with the Structural Engineers Association of BC, and directs Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s response to various government legislation impacting the practice of professional engineering and geoscience in BC.

Efrem Swartz

Director, Legislation, Ethics and Compliance

Efrem Swartz graduated from the UBC Law school in 1999. He was ranked 2nd in his first year law school class and won 6 awards for academic excellence. After serving as the Law Clerk to Mr. Justice Lambert and Chief Justice Finch of the BC Court of Appeal, Efrem developed a wealth of experience on a broad range of civil litigation lawsuits and professional regulatory matters in private practice. In 2009, Efrem formed his own law firm, Swartz Law Corporation, in order to provide legal services to professional regulators.  He frequently advised professional regulators on legislative and policy matters, investigations and disciplinary matters and was retained by Colleges operating under the Health Professions Act to conduct independent investigations. In private practice, Efrem acted as counsel for the Commissioner of the Teacher Regulation Branch and he provided ongoing legal oversight for the investigation department of the College of Veterinarians. Efrem has authored and presented papers titled Publication of Disciplinary Decisions and The Duty of Professionals to Report. Efrem joined Engineers and Geoscientists BC on a full-time basis as the Director of Legislation, Ethics and Compliance in April 2014. Efrem is highly regarded by his peers and his staff alike.

Members can claim “1.25” professional development hours after viewing this session.


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