President's Blog - Reflections on the APB Vision and Beyond
Mark Thompson, MSc, MEd, RPBio.
President, Association of Professional Biology
“That the value and credibility engaging the services and expertise of an Applied Biology Professional are recognized”
This is the new vision that I would like the APB to consider. Many of
us who are registered with the College of Applied Biology (CAB) have
lost sight of the APB and its purpose. There are fundamental differences
between the CAB and APB; differences that the APB must do a better job
of communicating to our members and the Biology Professionals who have
yet to join us. This difference is more relevant than ever as we
transition into a new era of professional reliance in BC, including Right-to-Practice.
The APB can play a vital role in this process through protecting the
interests of professional biologists, but in order to do so we need to
keep our organization resilient and strong.
From the APB Press Room
APB provides feedback on the proposed Professional Governance Act.
See APB Letter on proposed Professional Governance Act sent to Mr. George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.
APB responds to the BC Public Engagement Process on Wildlife Management and Habitat Conservation.
After consulting with members, the APB provided feedback on the Public Engagement process on Wildlife Management and Habitat Conservation. This provincial engagement process is the first step in a four-phase process that is intended to lead toward implementation of a new wildlife and habitat management strategy. Questions asked to APB members focused on soliciting feedback on the 8 challenges defined in the Public Engagement on Wildlife and Habitat.
See results from member's survey and the APB response letter on Wildlife Management and Habitat Conservation.
APB responds to the BC Public Engagement Process on the Proposed Environmental Assessment (EA) Revitalization.
The EA Advisory Committee’s thoughtful and comprehensive recommendations provide an excellent starting point for discussion of EA Revitalization. In principle, the suggested approaches are moving in the right direction to improve clarity and transparency in EA reviews while advancing mandated reconciliation and public interest objectives.
See the APB response letter on the Proposed Environmental Assessment (EA) Revitalization
Visit the APB Press Room for complete APB archive and more recent advocacy actions.