Based in British Columbia, the Association of Professional Biology works to advance the application, practice and understanding of applied biology and the work of professional biologists across Canada. Our practicing members are in good standing with organizations, such as the College of Applied Biologists in BC and the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists that are governed by provincial legislation (e.g., the Professional Governance Act).


Support the APB

The APB advocates for the highest standards in the professional practice of applied biology in British Columbia. By supporting the APB, you strengthen its ability to be a voice for professional biologists and anyone in BC  who values the province's incredible biological heritage.

Annual membership costs only $85/year (or less for students, fellow and retired members) and gives you free advertising (for Accredited Members), discounts, and key professional resources to guide and advance your work and practice. Support the APB by becoming a member today and join a growing community with access to benefits, such as:

  • Advocacy
  • Advertising
  • Discount registrations (where payable) for APB conferences, forums and meetings
  • Professional development and practice resources
  • APB publications and archives
  • Access to third-party-managed products and services, including:
    * Preferred Rates on Professional Liability Insurance from Hub International
    * NEW IN 2023! Special offers on plans and devices from Bell Mobility
    * NEW IN 2023! Access to Perkopolis discounts on hotels, car rentals and flights
    * NEW IN 2023! Preferred Rates on Home and Travel Insurance (see APB Member Discounts)





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Job Board

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A symposium co-sponsored by The International Association of Impact Assessment - Western and Northern Canada (IAIA-WNC) and the British Columbia Association of Professional Biology (APB)

When: Feb 6, 2024
Where: SFU's Wosk Conference Centre in downtown Vancouver. Remote participation will be available.
Registration: Will be open at a later date.

May 2024
Please stay tuned for details


This program helps up-and-coming biologists to prepare for future employment and career opportunities while completing their education. Click below to find out how you can become a mentor or a protége.

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