APB Networking and Events

A key purpose of the Association of Professional Biology is providing the tools and resources for our members (and other affiliated resource professionals) to maintain competency through training, education and mentorship opportunities.

APB sponsored training happens throughout the province and is based on demand as provided through communications with our members.

If you have a suggestion for professional biology training needs that are not currently offered in your region of the province, please feel free to contact the APB office with suggestions, (250.483.4283; info@professionalbiology.com). As well, we welcome submissions to our Calendar of Events that are directly related to professional development of our members.


Upcoming APB Events

The 2017 APB Annual Professional Biology Conference and AGM

Executive Airport Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre, 7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC.
April 20-21, 2017

The Final Frontier: Bridging Social, Political and Scientific Worlds in Professional Biology.

As one of Canada’s largest natural resource specialist events, the APB conference in Vancouver’s lower mainland is an event not to be missed. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from leaders in various applied biology fields, and build connections across industry, government, conservation organizations In addition to our great speaker lineup, delegates will be able to take advantage of networking with various vendors at our tradeshow and distinguished banquet keynote.

This conference will focus on Industry Practices and Social License, Effective Collaboration with First Nations and Local Communities, Species and Ecosystems at Risk, and New and Traditional Sampling Technology and Protocols


Workshop – Herpetology Management and Research

Saturday April 22, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Mark Thompson, MSc, MEd, RPBio., Senior Ecologist / Project Manager, DWB Consulting Services Ltd.

Participants will learn about provincial regulations, including permit requirements and how to obtain a permit under the BC Wildlife Act to conduct research or salvage of amphibians and/or reptiles in BC.