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Vancouver Branch AGM & Professional Development

February 6, 2018 - 5:15pm to 8:30pm

It’s that time of year again when we all get together for the BCIA Vancouver Branch Annual General Meeting!    This year the AGM is being held at New Westminster’s cultural hub, the Anvil Centre in downtown New Westminster. The evening will provide an opportunity to network with other professionals, discover the best in contemporary new media art at the New Westminster New Media Gallery, explore our City’s rich history at the New Westminster Museum and Archives, or take a walk down memory lane at the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, while enjoying one complementary drink and a selection of appetizers.  Then join us for our Keynote Speaker Dr. Kent Mullinix for a presentation on “Our Sustainable Food System Future”.

For A.Ag.’s the AGM is your opportunity to complete your oral report and for new P.Ag.’s the AGM is your opportunity to recite the code of ethics and obtain your P.Ag. certificate and stamp.  The AGM is also an opportunity to volunteer yourself or nominate a peer to join the Vancouver Branch executive committee this year.

DATE: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 5:15 – 8:30 pm

LOCATION: Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6


5:15-6:15 pm      Registration, networking, refreshments, appetizers and an opportunity to explore the New Westminster New Media Gallery, New Westminster Museum and Archives and/or Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame within the Anvil Centre

6:15-7:15 pm      Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kent Mullinix - Our Sustainable Food System Future: KPU Perspectives and Programming

7:15-7:30 pm      Break with refreshments and treats

7:30-8:30 pm      Vancouver Branch 2017 AGM  - Download AGM Agenda, Branch Executive Reports, Branch Executive Roles, Draft 2016 Minutes

*AAg's will be able to do their introductions (indicate when registering); certificates will be presented to newly minted PAg's

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Kent Mullinix, Director, Institute for Sustainable Food Systems and Adjunct Faculty, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, Kwantlen University

Kent Mullinix is Director of the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen University in British Columbia, Canada. Mullinix attended the University of Missouri where he earned a B.S. in Agriculture, M.S. in Horticulture and Ph.D. in Agriculture Education. He also earned a Ph.D. in Plant Science specializing in integrated pest management from the University of British Columbia. Formerly Mullinix was an Associate Professor and the Endowed Joint Chair in Pomology at Washington State University and Director of Agriculture Programs at Wenatchee Valley College. His areas of professional focus are pomology, biologically based-ecologically sound crop production systems, regionalization of agri-food systems and family-based agriculture revitalization. Mullinix has, lived and worked on farms, owned and operated an orchard with his family in eastern Washington and oversaw the establishment and management of a 45 acre organic apple, sweet cherry, and peach teaching and research orchard in eastern Washington. 

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Registration for the Keynote Speaker, food (hot and cold appetizers), one drink ticket and entrance to the Anvil Centre to discover the arts, culture and heritage with fellow agrologists:                

  • BCIA members (A.Ag and P.Ag) - $30
  • Students - $30
  • Non-members - $45

Registration for AGM only (entrance after 7:25 pm): no charge

Registration:  Please register online.  Log in as a member then go to Events or Branches and select

Vancouver Branch AGM. No registration fees will be collected at the venue. All registration must be completed on-line or registration form.


Parking and Transit: There is ample parking at the venue. New Westminster Station is the nearest Skytrain station, which is immediately across Eighth Street. https://anvilcentre.com/learn/location/