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Council Nominations Under New Act | Sciences Games 2019 | Professional Governance Act Intentions Paper Response President' Awards Recipients | Membership Renewal | Clarifying Misco ceptions of Self-Regul tion
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SOFT YET DURABLE ROBOTS HOW 3-D POLYMER PRINTING AND SENSITIVITY SENSORS ARE CHANGING ROBOTICS
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COVER STORY 3-D PRINTING OPENS DOORS FOR SENSITIVE, CONNECTED ROBOTS While the promise of robotics and automation is generally well- understood, the introduction of sensitivity, 3-D printing, and the Internet of Things could make robotics available to new industries, in new and innovative ways.
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22 YEAR IN REVIEW 28 PRESIDENT’S AWARDS 35 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 37 DISPLAY ADVERTISERS INDEX
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Baffin Island in Canada’s Arctic hosts rare occurrences of sapphire. While the area is relatively well-explored, no one has tried to understand the intricate circumstances and conditions that led to their formation—until UBC mineralogist Lee Groat, P.Geo., and PhD student Phillipe Belley.
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A YEAR OF UNCERTAINTY, AND A YEAR OF SUCCESSES Many of you might remember my column in the January/ February edition of Innovation —my second as president— where I asked you to prepare for the challenges and uncertainty that the upcoming year might bring. We had good reason to be cautious: we were just beginning to absorb the implications of the new Professional Governance Act , and while we welcomed many aspects of the new legislation, we still faced a lot of uncertainties and had many unanswered questions. Full implementation of the Act will likely take years to
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complete, but as my tenure as president comes to a close, it’s a good time to ask: as an organization, how have we responded to that uncertainty and ambiguity? We responded with persistence and hard work. Before it had even become law, Engineers and Geoscientists BC was working with the government to ensure the new Act would give us the regulatory tools we need to continue to protect the public. We developed a comprehensive framework for corporate regulation that will bring us in-line with the majority of other Canadian jurisdictions that already regulate corporations. The government has demonstrated confidence in this framework, and suggested it could be modeled by regulators in BC. We also committed ourselves to hearing your views. Some of our most intensive work was collecting your input on topics like Continuing Professional Development (CPD), corporate regulation, and the Act itself. Your input helped shape our development work and recommendations to government. We accomplished this, and much more, while maintaining our focus on the day- to-day work of protecting the public interest: hosting CPD events, conducting investigations and concluding discipline cases, conducting practice reviews, and growing our total membership to more than 37,000. We even found new ways to work with other organizations, by collaborating with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC and the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies British Columbia to advance the recruitment and retention of women in engineering and technology in BC. And crucially, despite the uncertainty always associated with a new Act , we maintained the privilege of self-regulation—a prized value made possible by the more than 1,600 member volunteers whose work forms the basis of everything we do. That privilege is what enables you to choose those who will govern the organization, and the person who will occupy my position beginning in October. My column in the January/February edition of Innovation asked you to brace yourselves. But this column is an acknowledgement of everything we have achieved as an organization in the last year. We’ve only just begun implementing the new Act ; we still face many uncertainties and still have a lot of work to do. But our progress this year is an excellent start, and I look forward to continued growth and success in the years ahead.
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ultimately bring more attention and profile to professional regulation than before. But despite this change to our reporting structure, the fundamental tenets of self-regulation remain. One defining characteristic of self-regulated entities is the ability of members to elect the governing body—in our case, our Council. This is still true and will not change under the Act . As we transition to this new legislation, the size and composition of our Council will change over time, but the membership will still have the ability to elect the majority of Council members. Of the reduced 12-member Council, 8 will be members of the profession and four will be lay members appointed by the BC Government. We currently have four government-appointed lay members, so while this number will not a change, the percentage of lay members will be higher once Council size is reduced. These changes are anticipated to take place in 2020. registration, professional practice, and investigation and discipline matters to be determined by members of the professions. This critical element will remain intact under the Act . The transition from the 100-year-old Engineers and Geoscientists Act to the new Act has already begun, and is expected to take about two years to complete. There are many positive aspects to the new legislation, and some that Council still has concerns and questions about, but there is positive dialogue with the OSPG on these latter items. In any case, the fundamental elements of self-regulation are not in question. They are, and will remain, foundational and central to our role as a progressive regulator, serving the public interest. I encourage you to learn more about the new legislation by visiting our webpage, egbc.ca/professional-governance . Another important tenet of self- regulation is the ability for key
Engineers and Geoscientists BC, and our professions, are still fully self- regulating, as they were before. The most significant change introduced by the Act is that Engineers and Geoscientists BC no longer reports through the Ministry of Advanced Education, but through the Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance (OSPG) to the Ministry of the Attorney General. Under this structure, the OSPG has more prominence and a more targeted and focused profile than under the previous reporting structure. The OSPG is the centre of provincial expertise for professional governance of regulatory bodies (outside the health sector), and will conduct research and promote best practices of professional regulation. This will
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CLARIFYING MISCONCEPTIONS OF SELF-REGULATION
As the CEO and Registrar, I sometimes receive questions from members about whether Engineers and Geoscientists BC has lost self-regulation under the new Professional Governance Act (the Act ). I wanted to take a few minutes to emphatically assure you that
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REPORT SUMMARIZES PUBLIC INPUT RECEIVED IN RESPONSE TO THE INTENTIONS PAPER Between October 30, 2018 to March 4, 2019, the BC
• Generally, respondents were split between support for applying a consistent model and applying different iterations across professions. • A number of responses addressed whether government functions should be exempt as firms, with the majority supporting no exemptions but acknowledging that further engagement on this topic is needed. • Responses were evenly split on the regulation of sole proprietors as firms. Several associations and regulatory bodies emphasized that regulation should apply to sole proprietors. • Respondents support regulatory alignment across professions for multidisciplinary firms. DECLARATIONS OF COMPETENCY AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST • Many of the responses support Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s position on declarations—that they should be risk based and use existing systems and documents to prevent duplication. • Numerous responses share our organization’s concern about the administrative burden involved with implementing declaration requirements. • There is broad support for an electronic filing system for declarations, transparency of declarations, and government leadership in administration. • Many respondents identified that the current signed and sealed project documentation is sufficient, in combination with annual filing of declarations through regulatory bodies. NEXT STEPS Generally, we were pleased to see a number of our positions supported through public feedback. Engineers and Geoscientists BC continues to advance our positions on the three regulation topics with the Government and are actively engaged in working with the Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance towards effective implementation of the new legislation. We continue to emphasize that any changes must benefit the overall public good and follow the principle of Right Touch Regulation— using the right amount of regulation to achieve the intended outcome; no more and no less. LEARN MORE To read the summary of public input (Summary of Public Input in Response to the 2018 Intentions Paper), and the full intentions paper itself (Regulations Intentions Paper Consequent to the Proposed Professional Governance Act), visit engage.gov.bc.ca/professionalreliance .
Government sought feedback from key stakeholders and the public on its intentions paper—a paper explaining how the Government intends to develop policy and regulations to implement the Professional Governance Act (the Act ). During the engagement period, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy received 126 submissions through the online response form, letter, or email. Engineers and Geoscientists BC has provided the following high- level overview of the input received from the Summary of Public Input in Response to the 2018 Intentions Paper as it relates to our own key policy areas, and encourages members to review the public responses summary, at engage.gov.bc.ca/professionalreliance . PRACTICE RIGHTS • There was no clear frontrunner for a practice rights model (exclusive scope of practice, overlapping scope of practice, or shared scope of practice with restricted activities)— respondents found benefits and concerns with each, noting that the models must be flexible to evolve with changes in the professions. • Five respondents specifically stated that BC should not follow the Alberta approach of two regulatory bodies governing engineering practices. • The majority of respondents felt the shared scope of practice with restricted activities model is not appropriate for any sector except the health sector. However, a number of respondents support a single regulatory body governing engineering practices. • Eight respondents stated support for the existing Engineers and Geoscientists BC limited license model for engineering technologists or continuing to use the overlapping scope of practice model. • Many respondents provided thoughts on the challenges of ensuring professionals “practice in their areas of competency and know their limitation.” These respondents indicated that substantial theoretical education combined with practice experience is necessary to be able to understand these limits. • Respondents want to see risk-based exemptions that do not result in unregulated persons practicing within a regulated scope. CORPORATE REGULATION • Many respondents supported the corporate practice model proposed by Engineers and Geoscientists BC. • There was broad support for Engineers and Geoscientists BC to be the first to apply the model among the five regulators.
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CELEBRATING 100 YEARS
On April 5, 1919, a group of engineers gathered in Montreal as part of a national movement to regulate the engineering profession in order to protect public safety. There, they drew up the first “model registration bill”, on which all provincial regulatory acts for professional engineering were later based. One year later, on April 17, 1920, the first Engineering Profession Act was brought into law in BC; this would constitute the Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of British Columbia —what is now Engineers and Geoscientists BC. Ever since, engineers and geoscientists have been the explorers and problem-solvers at the forefront of shaping innovation in British Columbia—from creating infrastructure to support the growth and modernization of cities across the province, to protecting British Columbians from natural hazards, to designing the technology that connects us. In 2020, Engineers and Geoscientists BC will be celebrating 100 years as an organization. We’ll look back at our proud history of safety, innovation, and building British Columbia, and look forward to our vibrant future.
The past century has seen incredible advances in how we live and work, and this pace of change is set to only become greater as we enter our next 100 years. Although our world will change, our purpose and our focus will remain the same: to protect the public. CELEBRATE WITH US Our celebration kicks off at the 2019 Annual Conference in Kelowna, where our 100 th Annual General Meeting will be followed by a Centenary Reception. This event will feature historical displays and entertainment, prizes and giveaways, and a first look at our commemorative video. To register for this free event, visit egbc.ca/conference . We also invite you to join us for our flagship event on March 5, 2020 at Science World at the TELUS World of Science. Guests will enjoy food and beverage stations, special presentations, and interactive displays and entertainment. Everyone is welcome! Visit egbc.ca/100 to be notified when registration opens for this event, and to learn more about other events, activities, and opportunities to celebrate our centennial year.
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We invite you to celebrate with us over the next year as we commemorate this significant milestone. From feature events to public engagement initiatives, we want to take this opportunity to engage members and the public in learning more about how engineering and geoscience shape our province and our communities.
COMMEMORATE We’ll mark this milestone with a special logo, a commemorative video and website features, and centennial lapel pins.
CELEBRATE We’re hosting two special events in October and March, and anticipate more events throughout the year in your local branches.
ENGAGE Members and the public can participate in our celebration throughout the year, with special events planned for National Engineering and Geoscience Month.
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To learn about upcoming events and other plans to celebrate our 100 th Anniversary, visit egbc.ca/100.
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AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Council approved the year-end financial statements for Engineers and Geoscientists BC ending June 30, 2019. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP conducted the audit for the association, the Foundation and the Benevolent Fund Society. Council also approved an appropriation of $345,000, from the unrestricted General Operating Fund to the Property, Equipment and Systems Replacement Fund. STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE Engineers and Geoscientists BC has made significant progress towards achieving its goals under the current strategic plan. Council received an SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Council of elected members and government representatives meets throughout the year to conduct the business of association governance. The following are the highlights from the September 13, 2019 meeting.
PILOT PROGRAM TO ADDRESS TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION CALLS TO ACTION
update indicating that eight out of its nine key performance indicators are on-track; one indicator related to discipline and enforcement is lagging. To support continued progress in achieving this lagging indicator, an enhanced framework has been established to support timely, outcomes-focused complaints and enforcement processes. UPDATE ON VOTING RIGHTS FOR MEMBERS-IN-TRAINING Council has been examining the extension of voting rights to Members-in-Training (i.e., EITs and GITs), following a motion that was passed at the 2017 Annual General Meeting. While Council supports this change, the new Professional Governance Act would need to be amended in order to support this. Council approved deferring this initiative until key priority issues related to the new Act , such as independent practice rights, corporate regulation, and declarations of conflict of interest, have been addressed.
Council received an update on its pilot program to address recommendations from its report that examined how Engineers and Geoscientists BC can respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. Under the guidance of the newly-formed Indigenous Engagement Working Group, progress was made on several actions, including participating in a career fair for indigenous youth and hosting a Continuing Professional Development session on the value of engaging with indigenous communities. APPOINTMENTS Council approved the following appointments to Engineers and Geoscientists BC committees, boards, and task forces. STANDING AWARDS COMMITTEE Cheryl Nelms, P.Eng. DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE David Rickets, P.Eng. INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE Robert Dakin, P.Eng., FEC Sharon Maksym, P.Eng. SCRUTINEER ALTERNATIVE FOR THE 2019/2020 COUNCIL ELECTION Claudio Arato, P.Eng., FEC Walter Brazier, P.Eng., FEC Robert Pellegrin, P.Eng., FEC FAIRNESS PANEL Philip Sunderland, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.) GEOSCIENCE COMMITTEE Shiloh Carlson, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.) CPD COMMITTEE Dennis McJunkin, P.Eng. Kenneth Williams, P.Eng., FEC REGISTRATION COMMITTEE
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womeninengtech.ca TO CONNECT WOMEN WITH CAREER RESOURCES, EVENTS A new website to connect women with information and resources about career development opportunities in the engineering and technology sectors is now live.
retention for women in engineering and technology sectors. The $993,000 contract for the project was announced by the Ministry in May 2019. This funding will address priority areas such as outreach to secondary schools and post-secondary schools, and will help the participating associations develop tools to incorporate diversity and inclusive practices in the workplace, hold lunch-and-learns for employers, and host virtual career fairs for Indigenous Women, Internationally Trained individuals, and persons with diverse abilities. The funding will also help Engineers and Geoscientists BC further advance the 30 by 30 initiative, spearheaded by Engineers Canada, to increase newly registered female engineers to 30 percent by 2030. Visit womeninengtech.ca to learn more about the project, access information and resources, or to sign up to be a Champion. using your six-digit User ID number and password. You can also mail a copy of your renewal invoice and your method of payment to the association at the following address (allow sufficient time for delivery and processing): Engineers and Geoscientists BC 200 – 4010 Regent Street Burnaby, BC V5C 6N2 The January 1 renewal deadline also applies to members who submit their 2019 annual membership renewal invoice to their employers for payment. Please allow enough time for your employer to process your renewal. WHAT IF I WANT TO RESIGN? If you wish to discontinue your membership with Engineers and Geoscientists BC, be sure to resign before to January 1, 2020, to avoid being liable for membership renewal fees. Resignation can be tendered through our website, by signing into your Engineers and Geoscientists BC account, or by contacting Engineers and Geoscientists BC directly. Resigned professional members can reapply for membership according to the association’s Return to Practice procedure. Members-in-Training who reapply must comply with the association’s Reinstatement Policy. Any outstanding annual membership fee, late fees, and associated administrative fees must also be paid before a membership can be reinstated.
The womeninengtech.ca website is one of the first outcomes of the Sector Labour Market Partnership Project—a joint initiative of Engineers and Geoscientists BC, the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC), and the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of BC (ACEC-BC). The website features events and resources, as well as information about the project’s Champion network—an opportunity for individuals, employers, secondary schools, and post-secondary institutions to collaborate to break down barriers to women and girls experience accessing engineering and technology career paths in BC. The Sector Labour Market Partnership Project is a two-year pilot of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, designed to develop recruitment opportunities and enhance MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL IS COMING SOON It is almost time to renew your membership for 2020. Here’s what you need to know to complete your renewal. UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION AND AREA OF PRACTICE Before October 25, 2019, take a moment to sign into your account to ensure your contact information and area of practice are up-to-date. You can update your information at egbc.ca/update-info , using your six-digit User ID number and password. HOW DO I RENEW? You can renew your membership beginning November 1, 2019. The deadline to renew your membership is January 1, 2020, after which late fees will be applied to overdue payments. After March 1, 2020, members and licensees who have not renewed their memberships will be struck off the register. For 2020, membership fees for practising members have increased by $20, plus a temporary special levy of $15 to transition the association from our existing regulatory framework to the Professional Governance Act . The membership fees for non-practicing members are 50 percent of those for practicing members, plus the temporary special levy of $15. To learn more about these fees, visit egbc.ca/ About/Governance/Responsible-Financial-Management . You can renew your membership by signing into your Engineers and Geoscientists BC account at egbc.ca/account ,
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REFRESHER ON NON-PRACTISING MEMBERSHIP In Fall 2018, Engineers and Geoscientists BC members voted to ratify an amendment to Bylaw 10 (c) Non- Practising Member . This membership category enables members or limited licensees who are not currently practising engineering or geoscience to remain members of the association and retain certain rights of membership for a reduced fee. The annual fees
for non-practising members/licensees are 50 percent of those for practicing members—but non-practising members must abide by certain additional provisions. They must make an annual declaration committing not to practise professional engineering or geoscience in British Columbia, including unpaid or volunteer work. They must also use the terms “Non-Practising” or “Retired” aftertheir designation. You can apply for non-practising status through the membership renewal process, or at any time during the year. WHO CAN BECOME A NON-PRACTISING MEMBER? Non-practising membership status is available to professional engineers (P.Eng.), professional geoscientists (P.Geo.), engineering licensees (Eng.L.) and geoscience licensees (Geo.L.). Members-in-Training (EITs and GITs) and Non-resident Members are not eligible for non-practising status. ARE NON-PRACTISING MEMBERS STILL MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION? Members with non-practising status are still members of Engineers and Geoscientists BC. They continue to have the right to vote, and can still participate on certain non-technical association boards and committees. CAN I RETURN TO PRACTISING STATUS? Non-practising members can re-apply for practising status at any time by submitting an application and application fee according to the association’s Return to Practice procedure. For more information about non-practising status, and to read our Guideline and FAQ For Non-Practising Status, visit egbc.ca/Non-Practising-Membership.
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NEW GUIDELINES ON ASSESSMENT OF GROUNDWATER AT RISK OF CONTAINING PATHOGENS (GARP) Engineers and Geoscientists BC has released new guidelines designed to assist engineering and geoscience professionals conduct groundwater assessments in a consistent manner, and advise on groundwater assessment best practices. The Professional Practice Guidelines – Assessment of Groundwater at Risk of Containing Pathogens (GARP Guidelines) were developed with the support of the BC Ministry of Health. Containing Pathogens (2017) and Drinking Water Treatment Objectives (Microbiological) for Ground Water Supplies in British Columbia (2015) . Web links to both documents are provided in the association’s GARP Guidelines .
The GARP Guidelines were developed in response to issues raised in the Ministry of Health’s guidance documents, and to address those issues as they relate to the practice of professional engineering and professional geoscience. These guidelines may assist in addressing systems level risks related to the availability and quality of groundwater sources in consideration of the projected climate change. These guidelines and other professional practice guidelines and practice resources are provided at egbc.ca/Professional-Practice . • Professional regulatory bodies that license the Practitioners (Professional Associations). • The provincial Ministry responsible for regulating such crossings, and oversight of the delivery of those obligations (Government/Governance). This practice advisory complements the guidance outlined in the Engineers and Geoscientists BC/ABCFP joint practices publication titled Guideline for Professional Services in the Forest Sector - Crossings V.2, June, 2014 (the Crossing Guideline ). This practice advisory addresses life-cycle phases beyond the scope of the Crossing Guideline , including inspection, maintenance, and deactivation of crossings. This advisory and other practice advisories and resources are available at egbc.ca/guidelines . To contact an Engineers and Geoscientists BC practice advisor, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1.888.430.8035 or 604.430.8035.
The presence of pathogens in water that is used for human consumption poses a drinking water hazard that endangers public health. To provide additional guidance on the intent of the groundwater legislation, the Health Protection Branch of the BC Ministry of Health released two guidance documents: Guidance Document for Determining Ground Water at Risk of
PRACTICE ADVISORY ISSUED FOR FOREST ROAD CROSSINGS ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia and the
Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) have issued a practice advisory titled Professional Roles and Responsibilities for the Life Cycle of Forest Road Crossings . The practice advisory advises members and licensees on: • the roles and responsibilities of project participants involved in the planning, design, construction, inspection, maintenance, and deactivation of forest road crossings; and • the regulation of the relevant areas of practice by professional regulatory bodies and by the government. This practice advisory distinguishes the roles and responsibilities of the following persons and entities at the various life-cycle phases of a project: • Professionals carrying out work relating to such crossings (Practitioners). • Forest road operators with legislated performance obligations (Road Operators).
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Always wear your helmet & ensure your bike lights are on ROAD DESIGN FOR MULTIPLE USES Use designated bike lanes & routes Ride Safely Make eye contact & yield to pedestrians Please follow the rules of the road. People who cycle have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers. The motor vehicle act and City by-laws also apply to people who cycle. Cycling Map & Guide 2019
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