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This program is designed to help up and coming biologists excel and acquire skills essentials to future employment and career opportunities while completing their education.

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May 9-10, Kamloops, BC.

The APB Annual Conference is an event not to be missed. It offers a unique opportunity to learn from leaders in various applied biology fields, and build connections across industry, government and conservation organizations.

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Membership in the APB confers many advantages and  benefits such a networking opportunities with a wide array of specialists, and discounts on APB sponsored events, professional liability insurance, group medical plans, and other professional resources.

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Membership Benefits

Join us today and become a part of our growing community. Start enjoying the benefits of membership:

  • Employment Opportunities
  • Professional Development
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Professional Practice Advisory
  • APB - A Voice for Professional Biologists
  • Education and Services for Biology Students
  • Access to Information
  • Preferred Rates
  • ... and much more!



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Do you need to hire the services of a professional biologist?   'Find a Consultant' is a search engine that provides information on biologists who work in a location near you. This service if free and available to the public.

Membership with the APB confers a range of benefits from discounts on professional training and insurance to journal subscriptions and many other affinity programs. When you become a member, you have access to key professional resources designed to help guide and advance your work and practice.


What’s New

We are pleased to announce that Claudia Houwers has agreed to take a lead role of the APB Mentorship Program. Claudia will be the new Manager. She is a Registered Professional Biologist and a member of the APB.  Welcome Claudia!  We look forward to working with you.


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.