Annual General Meeting and pre-AGM conference on Professional Chemistry and Professional Reliance October 20

Plan to attend the Annual General Meeting and Pre-AGM conference October 20th.

Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre

515 West Hasting Street, Vancouver BC

Room 7000 (Earl and Jennie Lohn Policy Room)

Pre-AGM Discussion on Professional Recognition and Professional Reliance

14:00 – 15:00      Professional Chemistry in 2017

Chemistry is continually evolving and there are many new programs and career paths in parallel to traditional chemistry programs.  The goal of this session is to examine how we recognize a “chemist” as meeting and maintaining the requirements for registration.  How does our thinking on professional registration of chemists need to evolve to keep pace with the demands for modern interdisciplinary approaches to professional advice to governments on behalf of the public?

15:00 – 15:30     Meet and greet break

15:30 – 16:30     Professional Reliance in BC in 2017

The new provincial government has called on the Minister of Environment to conduct a review of professional reliance and its role in government decision-making.  The goal of the session is to examine how we should respond to government, and to society in general, on the value of professionals in the protection of the public interest.  What regulatory mechanisms need to be in place so that the expertise of our members has credibility? How should our organization evolve to address the concerns of fellow citizens about our internal processes?

17:00 – 19:00      Annual General Meeting

The AGM is open to all ACPBC members and will include: the business of electing the Directors and Officers; the audited financial statements for 2016 – 2017; ratification of the Audit committee for 2017 – 2018; announcement of membership for the Nominating, Membership and Registration, Professional Affairs, and Discipline committees; and the report of the Board of Directors.

If you are unable to attend the AGM or the pre-AGM discussion in person you will be able to participate via a web conference.  Contact the Registrar (registrar(at)