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2015 APB Conference - Upcoming CPD events
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Registration for the 2015 Annual Professional
Biology Conference is Now Open

 

"Natural Resource Connections"

Prince George Civic Centre, 808 Canada Games Way
Prince George, BC   April 22-25, 2015   

Visit the APB Conference webpage for information on:
  • Speakers and Agenda
  • Banquet with Guitarist/Vocalist and Comedian Todd Butler
  • Sponsorship Opportunities (* on behalf of APB; “our greatest thanks for passing this forward”)
  • Trade Show and Booths
  • Aboriginal Cultural Awareness presented by Robert Moody P.Ag., R.P.Bio., and Ann Moody P.Ag., R.P.Bio. Global Indigenous Services.
  • Field Trip to the Prince George Ancient Forest with Dr. Art Fredeen, UNBC.
  • Special Rates on Accommodations for Guests of the 2015 APB Conference

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Upcoming Professional Development Events


February 2015
Feb 13

Climate change webinar: The Northwest Water Tool - an overview and steps toward incorporating climate change.
This webinar the third of a Joint APB/ABCFP Climate Change Series.  It runs from 8:30 to 9:30 am and features Dave Wilford, BC Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations, and Scott Jackson, BC Ministry of Environment BC Water and Waste Association.

Feb 18-20
The ABCFP's 67th Conference and AGM, Nanaimo, BC. 

Feb18-19
Workshop: Beyond Data: Better Investigations - Better Results.
Beyond Data takes investigation and interpretation of site contamination to a new level, giving you an in-depth understanding of what really matters – the use of a Conceptual Site.

Feb 19
Workshop: Supporting BC's Resource Sectors Towards Successful Development.
The 2015 EMA of BC Workshop will explore the successes and challenges associated with navigating First Nations consultation, regulatory and social license processes in BC, from the perspective of esteemed panels representing the Oil and Gas, Power and Mining sectors.

Feb 28
Ethics Course for Biology Professionals.
The College of Applied Biology is holding ethics courses in collaboration with the Association of Professional Biology (APB) in Kamloops on Saturday, February 28.

March 2015
March 11
Climate change webinar: Wildfire management in a changing climate – from a provincial to a local scale.
This webinar the third of a Joint APB/ABCFP Climate Change Series. It runs from 8:30 to 9:30 am and features Lyle Gawalko, BC Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations, and Sonja Leverkus, Shifting Mosaics Consulting.

March 13
2015 College of Applied Biology Conference and AGM.

March 14
Workshop: Aboriginal Cultural Awareness.
The College is holding an Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Workshop for College members and other natural resource professionals at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport on March 14. The workshop will be instructed by Robert Moody (RPBio, PAg) and Anne Moody (RPBio, PAg), of Global Indigenous Services.

March 14
Ethics Course for Biology Professionals.
The College of Applied Biology is holding ethics courses in collaboration with the Association of Professional Biology (APB) in Richmond on Saturday, March 14.

International Conferences
April 13-16, Vienna, Austria
HydroEco2015 — 5th International Multidisciplinary Conference on Hydrology and Ecology: Advances in Monitoring, Predicting and Managing Hydroecological Processes.
The aims of this conference are: i) to present new findings and approaches on interactions between hydrology and ecology, ii) to promote interdisciplinary interactions on water related issues between hydrology, hydrogeology, biogeochemistry, microbial ecology and ecology, iii) to explore advances in monitoring, modelling and predicting dynamics of hydroecological processes, and iv) to discuss management approaches and applications to tackle environmental issues, including engineering measures for ecosystem preservation and restoration of ecologically valuable environments.

May 19-20, Ljubljana, Slovenia
4th ICP Forests Scientific Conference — Long-term trend and effects of air pollution on forest ecosystems, their services, and sustainability.
This conference addresses the role of air pollution as primary or secondary stressor and its effects on tree growth, crown condition, biodiversity, ecosystem services, and the sustainability of forests. The conference is aimed at scientists and experts from ICP Forests, the UNECE ICPs community under the Working Group on Effects (WGE), partners and respective stakeholders, as well as all interested scientists and experts from related fields.
 

In Memory of Dr. Timothy Christopher (“Chris”) Brayshaw (1919-2014)


APB would like to offer its condolences for the recent passing of a prominent Canadian botanist Dr. Timothy Christopher Brayshaw.
 
Dr. Brayshaw passed on December 22, 2014, age 95, in his sleep. He was one of a several distinguished botanists who graduated from UBC.  He joined the BC Provincial Museum as a botanist in 1963. For the next forty years he served our province advancing and promoting knowledge of plants. As Curator Emeritus, his botanical contributions continued for 18 years beyond his retirement with the publication of even more books, including the comprehensive and richly self-illustrated _Trees and Shrubs of British Columbia. His legacy will endure long into the future. The people who met and knew Chris will miss him.

 
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