Member Governance
of Engineering & Geoscience
Licensing & Practice in B.C.

Preserving the proven method of governance
of APEGBC - by Members, as the Act intends.
Improving APEGBC's culture for efficiency,
focus, quality, transparency, and ethics.

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Results of Council elections in 2016 have been released, see our Elections page.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACTION IN NEXT FEW MONTHS

Many details of the 2016 AGM are now on APEGBC's website, including the form and procedures for motions, submittal deadline now identified. Participation is customarily n/c for Members.

The conference preceding the AGM is an opportunity to lobby in person or via a booth, for those who can afford either - it's an expense-account priced affair.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
ABOUT
ELECTION
COMMITTEES
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ACT AMENDMENTS
GOVERNANCE GENERAL
LETTERS PAGE TO BE ADDED.
REFERENCE MATERIAL


ABOUT US

We are a grass-roots movement, of individuals collaborating to foster member governance of The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C., as we believe the Act intends, and has worked for almost a century.

We judge that current and recent past governance of the Association does not respect that.


ELECTION

In the spring, candidates are identified by both a committee organized by council and a write-in option for members to nominate, and their statements released by APEGBC, see our Election page..

Please spread the word to independently minded members you know.
(Ability to understand principles, essentialize in the face of hand-waving, spend time doing homework, communicate, and hold your course in the face of pressure are essential attributes.)


COMMITTEES

With a new council usually comes some renewal of membership of committees, depending on who is asked to serve again and who is not.
Committees potentially are an opportunity to influence the Association, including by doing homework that councillors don't have time for.
Here's the full list.
Current openings are usually here, plus some outside volunteer opportunities for technical advice. (Watch for announcements of vacancies during the year, perhaps in the spring and near end of year or early in the new year.


CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

APEGBC rejected arguments of members that mandatory CPD would be inequitable, ineffective, unmanageable, and harmful to the profession because it may harm privacy and security, and will provide a false impression to the public because it does not address project needs and most failures are the result of inattention to the work or ethical lapses - well known factors, noted in the Code of Ethics.

See our CPD page. for more information.


ACT AMENDMENTS

A new petition on governance to BC government asking to reject changes to the Act unless approved by a 2/3 majority vote of Members, was submitted - thankyou! all signers.
See our Act Amendments page for details.


GOVERNANCE

Our overall position on governance, which applies to the active subjects covered above, is on our Governance page.

Your choice of council members in the 2016 election will affect how council respects members in the future.


REFERENCE MATERIAL

The best way to find things on APEGBC's web site is the Site Map, linked from the bottom of most pages. (Your browser may have a search function, such as Edit|Find in the pull-down nus. Think of alternate words for what you want.)

(The term "APEGBC is used herein to represent Council and staff, not members in general. "Members" is used to represent members in general, "the Association" is used to represent the complete organization including members, staff, and Council.)

Miscellaneous:
Ontario Engineers' grass-roots efforts.
Pride in Engineering


FINE PRINT:

(The only relationship of this group to the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. is that we are members. Content of this web site does not purport to represent APEGBC.)

Intellectual property on this site including its theme and headlines is of the collaboraters either jointly or by individual authors of some supporting stand-alone documents. IP of the web sites linked to is as defined by those sites. Links to APEGBC web pages on specific items are not endorsement of its position, they are provided only for information, it would be nice if APEGBC would link to our web site as recognition that there is principled opposition.

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