The 40th Annual Professional Biology Conference and AGM

May 9-11, 2019
Thompson Rivers University Conference Centre
Campus Activity Centre, 1055 University Dr., Kamloops, BC.

The Association of Professional Biology hosted the 40th Annual Professional Biology Conference and AGM at the TRU Conference Centre in Kamloops, BC.  This conference offers a unique opportunity to learn from leaders in various applied biology fields, and build connections across industry, government and conservation organizations.

See 2019 Conference Booklet

Thank you,

The APB Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who participated in our 40th Annual Professional Biology Conference and AGM. We enjoyed our discussions with all of you!

International keynotes and local plenary speakers provided insightful presentations of impressive scope and calibre. Thank you everyone for your contributions. Download the Conference Booklet for details.

Thank you to Alison Peatt (Bearfoot Resources Ltd.) and Canadian Wildlife Service avian biologists Chloe Boynton and Celina Willis for providing an excellent workshop on Thursday May 9th: Designing Avoidance and Mitigation for Migratory Birds and Species at Risk Critical Habitat.

Our AGM and conference ended Saturday May 10th with a wonderful field trip to Lac du Bois. Thank you to Frank Ritcey, Mike Dedels, Dave Low, and Emily Elomas for sharing knowledge about local ecosystems at the urban interface. Snake fencing, turtle nests, invasive plants, and burrowing owls - all seen!

We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors:
DWB Consulting Services Ltd. (Gold Sponsor)
Mosaic Forest Management (Gold Sponsor)
EcoFish Research (Bronze Sponsor)
Teck Resources (Bronze Sponsor)
BC Hydro (Bronze Sponsor)
EDI Environmental Dynamics (Contributor)
Balanced Environmental (Contributor)
Yellowhead Helicopters (Contributor)
ICS Wear Group (Contributor)
Anonymous Donor (Bursary)

Many thanks to the exhibitors that joined us during the conference:
Strategic Natural Resource Consultants
Biologica Environmental Services
Hub International Insurance
Forest Practices Board
Hoskin Scientific

Thank you to our auction item donors:
Items were available for bid during the conference as well as online bidding until May 31:
Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology
Natural Resources Training Group
Dr. Rasmus Winther
Dr. Colin Levings
David Ferguson
Patricia Clark
Kari Gunson

Conference Delegates, Speakers, Exhibitors, Sponsors and Contributors play a key role in supporting professional biology in BC. In addition to providing an important networking event, proceeds from the conference will support APB initiatives such as the APB Advocacy Program, APB Mentorship Program, future workshops, webinars, and other professional development opportunities.

Thank you for a successful conference!