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chair John Watson, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon). The Panel makes recommendations to the Registration Committee and Registration Task Force on process, policies and procedures. From March 2014 to February 2015, the Registration Committee reviewed 31 appeals; six were resolved by the committee, eight are pending (waiting for documents or review); and the remaining 17 were referred to the Panel. The Panel agreed with the committee’s original decision in eight of the 17 appeals (47%). Organizational Quality Management (OQM) Program Update Council received an update on the Organizational Quality Management (OQM) Program. Launched in 2012, the OQM program now has a total of 351 organizations registered to become OQM certified, an increase of 39% since July 1, 2014. Of the participating organizations, 124 have achieved OQM Certification, which represents an increase of 70% since July 1, 2014. Women in Engineering and Geoscience Update APEGBC Council received an update on current progress in the area of outreach to women in engineering and geoscience, both prior to, during and after they become registered members of APEGBC. Council voted to support the Engineers Canada goal of “30 by 30,” which is to have 30% of new registrants be female by the year 2030. APEGBC Branding Update In February 2015, Karacters Design Group held a Brand Conviction Workshop with a team made up of representatives from membership, branches, Council and staff. The agency reported on this workshop to Council, and sought Council responses on the findings as well as seeking further input.

One remaining session will be conducted with APEGBC’s branch representatives at the May 1, 2015 Branch Meeting. The outcome for this stage will be a brand blueprint document that will clearly articulate the components, attributes and guiding principles of APEGBC’s brand, mission and vision. Staff anticipates that the next phase of the branding initiative will start in the new fiscal year.

APPOINTMENTS Board of Examiners Jon Mikkelsen, P.Eng. Dr. Hsi-Yung (Steve) Feng, P.Eng. Dam Site Characterization Assessments Working Group Harvey McLeod, P.Eng., P.Geo. Andrew Small, P.Eng. Dr. Dirk Van Zyl, P.Eng. Dr. Brent Ward, P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon) Discipline Committee Paul Adams, P.Eng. Peter Bobrowsky, P.Geo. Edward Bird, P.Eng. Neil Cumming, P.Eng. Bruce Nicholson, P.Eng., FEC Roz Nielsen, P.Eng. Ronald Yaworsky, P.Eng.

Fairness Panel Garth Kirkham, P.Geo., FGC Geoscience Committee Antigone Dixon-Warren, P.Geo. Mentoring Committee Andrew Randell, P.Geo. Kevin Turner, P.Eng. Jesse Corrigan, P.Eng. Registration Committee Kevin Riederer, P.Eng. Standing Awards Committee Dr. Jim McEwen, P.Eng. More information about APEGBC Council meetings is available online at:


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