APB Sponsored CPD Events

One of the main priorities of the APB is to ensure our membership throughout British Columbia is provided timely, relevant training opportunities, workshops and webinars. Our mandate is to ensure competency in the biology profession, practice and related decision making processes. Please check our Calendar to see upcoming training, workshops and webinars provided by the APB and affiliated organizations. If you have a suggestion for a CPD training course, please contact the APB office.


Upcoming Events

 

Understanding the federal Species at Risk Act, critical habitat screening, the Migratory Birds Convention Act, and the Province of BC species and ecosystems data and information

Tuesday February 4, 2020
Fraser room, Courtyard by Marryott Prince George
900 Brunswick Street, Prince George, BC.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

APB member:  $135;  Non-member: $155
Lunch included

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Workshop Overview
The increasing list of species and ecosystems at risk is challenging the capacity of professionals to find, process and interpret information to build effective and professional environmental assessment reports. The Association of Professional Biology is providing this training to address
both the Species at Risk Act (SARA) and screening for critical habitat, as well as the Migratory Birds Convention Act (MBCA) and mitigating incidental take.  The BC Conservation Data Centre (CDC) will provide background on the functions and methods of the CDC regarding species and ecosystems provincially, as well as a demo and recommended ways to use some of the online tools for accessing the data and information relevant to SARA and MBCA.   

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The 2020 Annual Professional Biology Conference and AGM.

April 28-29, 2020
Nita Lake Lodge, 2131 Lake Placid Rd, Whistler, BC

Conference Theme: Professional Biology (un)Tangled

The APB is pleased to host its 2020 Annual Professional Conference and AGM in beautiful Whistler, located in the traditional territories of the  Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and the Lílwat7úl (Lil'wat) peoples.  Join us for a unique opportunity to learn from leaders in various applied biology fields, and build connections across industry, government and conservation organizations. 

Conference Title: Supporting Biology Professionals to Lead in Applied Research and Resource Management in British Columbia

Tangled in conflicting policies and politics, competitive work environments, public opinion, mistrust of science, misconceptions about our profession, ethical commitments, and new professional governance legislation, professional biologists must forge a path to practice in applied biology in a scientific way. How can we support biology professionals to lead in applied research so that we can effectively manage natural resources in British Columbia?

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Past Events

Inaugural APB Seminar on Aerial Ungulate Surveys and Wildlife Tracking
Prince Geroge, BC. November 2019
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Designing Avoidance and Mitigation for Migratory Birds and Species at Risk Critical Habitat
Nanaimo, BC. November 2019

2019 Annual Professional Biology Conference and AGM
Kamloops, BC. May 2019

Designing Avoidance and Mitigation for Migratory Birds and Species at Risk Critical Habitat
Kamloops, BC. May 2019

 



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Where: Kinberly, BC
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