INNOVATION July-August 2015

Event Helps to Move Engineering and Geoscience Job Seekers Closer to Their Career Goals One of the ways that APEGBC is providing support to its members and future members is by helping them to build their career skills. In late June, APEGBC hosted a career development event in Vancouver for individuals with a background in engineering or geoscience who are currently looking for resources to enter or progress in their careers. Titled the “Career Development Event for Engineering and Geoscience Job Seekers,” this session was open to applicants, members-in-training, professional members and non-members with an educational background in engineering or geoscience and currently unemployed or under-employed. With the goal of helping APEGBC members and prospective members to find career success, the event was structured to provide attendees access to resources that could help them find an engineering or geoscience job or help them develop further in their career. The event included a presentation by engineering and technical recruitment specialist Brent Lyon, P.Eng., on interviews, resumés and networking, followed by the opportunity for attendees to meet with a number of exhibitors providing information and access to resources such as career planning tools, Canadian employment information, graduate and educational programs, career skills programs for internationally trained professionals, information on APEGBC registration and more. The first such APEGBC event of its kind, the session was well attended. Feedback received included comments that attendees “really appreciated this valuable career development event,” while others indicated that they wanted more events for job seekers and future opportunities to interact with recruiters and company representatives. APEGBC supports the full participation of qualified engineering and geoscience professionals in the BC labour market in their chosen fields. We see that supporting the success of members and prospective members to achieve this end also has strategic benefits for our province’s economic future.

APEGBC members vote on motions at the 2014 AGM.

Submitting Motions for the 2015 Annual General Meeting Each year, APEGBC holds an annual general meeting (AGM) of its members. At this time, the president and the CEO report on the activities of the past year, and the financial report is presented. During the meeting, members are provided with the opportunity to ask questions and bring forward motions for consideration by Council. Motions may be proposed by registered professional members (P.Eng., P.Geo.) or by licensees (Eng.L., Geo.L.). Members and licensees are encouraged to submit proposed motions for APEGBC’s 2015 AGM to the association by Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Advanced submission of motions enables any procedural issues with the proposed motion to be addressed with the mover prior to presentation at the AGM (the mover and seconder for the motion must be present at the AGM to introduce the motion). Member motions may also be presented from the floor of the AGM without advance submission, though all motions must be received prior to the cut-off time approved by the assembly (usually 10:00 AM on the day of the meeting). Information on the correct format for motions and how to submit them for review can be found online at The AGM will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at the Delta Grand Okanagan in Kelowna, BC.


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