INNOVATION November-December 2013

Continuing Professional Development Committee Seeks Volunteers APEGBC’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee is seeking new volunteer members. The committee advises on policies, needs, and opportunities for members’ professional development; provides periodic review of the CPD Guideline; and provides oversight and monitoring of the implementation of the CPD program. Interested volunteers, either professional members or members- in-training, should be available for a time commitment of up to six two- hour meetings per year, in addition to occasional input by e-mail. To express your interest, please e-mail outlining the experience and attributes you would contribute. For more information, contact Deesh Olychick, Director, Member Services, at the above e-mail address, or at (604) 412- 4882 or toll-free at 1-888-430-8035 ext 4882. Update your Practice Declaration and CPD Hours During your annual membership renewal, don’t forget to update your practice declaration and your continuing professional development hours for 2013. Completion of the practice declaration information assists APEGBC in more accurately identifying and serving members and licensees by practice area. Annual declaration of compliance with the Continuing Professional Development Guideline provides APEGBC with a way to demonstrate to the public that its members and licensees are keeping current in their area of practice. To update your practice declaration or to declare your professional development hours for 2013, log on to the APEGBC member portal at https://

Science Games Registration Opens for Students Registration is now open for the 2014 APEGBC Science Games! Students in grades 1-6 across the Lower Mainland are invited to register a team of four to five students and participate in this hands-on science event on March 1 at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and Museum of Vancouver. There is a $25 registration fee per team. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. If your organization would like to sponsor the 2014 Science Games, please contact Chelsea Smith, Communications Coordinator, at or (604) 412-4892. For more information about the 2014 Science Games, visit: Students/Elementary-School-Students/APEGBC-Science-Games.

APEGBC Staff Appointment APEGBC is pleased to announce the appointment of Melinda Lau to the position of Acting Director, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement. As Acting Director, Ms. Lau will oversee the association’s internal and external communications programs. In addition, she is responsible for APEGBC’s media relations, student programs, career awareness, awards, and sustainability programs and branches. Ms. Lau first joined APEGBC in 2004, and was most recently Publications Specialist and Managing Editor of Innovation magazine. She possesses a background in publication and corporate communications. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University.

Melinda Lau Acting Director, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement


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