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We are very pleased to be hosting a joint conference this year with NW PARC (Northwest Partners for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation)! 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 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.



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5 Ways to Ring in the New Year with the APB

BioNotes Newsletter January 1 2021

We are looking forward to a positive and productive year, and extend our best wishes to you for 2021!  Ring in the New Year with us by taking advantage of these 5 opportunties.



Registration is Open!  APB Annual Professional Biology Conference

April 27-May 1 2020, VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

The APB is pleased to host its 2020 Annual Professional Conference and AGM as a virtual conference. Join us for a unique opportunity to learn from leaders in various applied biology fields, and build connections across industry, government and conservation organizations. 


Inaugural APB Seminar on Aerial Ungulate Surveys and Wildlife Tracking. 
November 25-27, 2019, Prince George, BC.

The APB works at providing practicable training options for biology professionals to advance their career.  This seminar course is an opportunity for biologists to become familiar with wildlife survey methods, discuss large-scale ungulate declines, and see how modern techniques in population surveys can translate into conservation actions.


APB Sponsored Event  -  Designing Avoidance and Mitigation for Migratory Birds and Species at Risk Critical Habitat.
November 5, Nanaimo, BC


The 2019 APB Award for the Annual Provincial Science Fair Program went to Neelah Hassanzadeh & Sarah Choi of Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair for their project BSFL Frass: Improving Plant Health While Minimizing Environmental Impact.

70 students from 13 regions were selected to participate as Team BC and Yukon at the 2019 Canada-Wide Science Fair held in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The Team acted as exceptional ambassadors for their regions. Team BC and Yukon were awarded $194,500 in awards and scholarships, receiving 6 gold medals, 14 silver medals, and 21 bronze medals!

Biology Experts, Environmental Consultants and Agencies


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Do you need to hire the services of a professional biologist?   'Hire a Biologist' 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.

MEMBERS of the APB can advertise their services as professional biology consultants through the ‘Hire a Biologist’ search engine.   See instructions on how to advertise your services

President's Blog 

Mark Thompson, MSc, MEd, RPBio., President, Association of Professional Biology

Our Future, Our Practice, Our Rights, and Objective Reality of Scientific Projections
See Blog - April 2019

Reflections on the APB Vision and Beyond See Blog - February 2019

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.