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Victoria & Islands branch AGM & PD

October 26, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm(PDT/PST)
Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, Parksville
Victoria & Islands
PD hours: 
PD - 3 AGM - 2

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019

Location: Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre (1155 Resort Dr, Parksville, BC V9P 2E3). Ample free parking will be available—but, nonetheless, consider carpooling see below.

REGISTRATION: To cover costs of catering, there will be a charge of $20 for BCIA members & $30 for non-members to attend the AGM and lunch.

Deadline to register, for catering purposes, is October 17th, 2019.

Non-members can attend the PD event only for $10.  Non-members, please contact the BCIA office at admin@bcia.com or phone 1-877-855-9291


Carpooling saves money, lowers stress and  reduces pollution that contributes to climate change—and will give you a chance to converse with your fellow BCIA members.  If you are interested in carpooling please send an email to Myron Roth, President at myron.roth@gov.bc.ca with subject line: “2019 BCIA AGM carpooling” indicating where you will be traveling from and, if you are willing to drive, how many folks you can take as passengers. Ample free parking will be available.

Planning to stay overnight at the Ti Nigh Mara? 

Tigh-Na-Mara has extended a discounted group rate of $159.00/night for those wishing to stay overnight at the hotel. This is a “run of the house rate”, a flat rate for any room by request if available (with some restrictions if you bring a pet (i.e. dog) – as they have some rooms that accommodate pets.  This rate will extend 3 days prior to the meeting and 3 days after. Please call Tigh-Na-Mara Reservations at 1-800-663-7373. To receive the group rate, identify the group as the Agrology Association or quote guest tile number of 10O8SO.   https://tigh-na-mara.com/


Branch AGM @ 10:00 am  

The AGM will include Executive reports, financials and discussions. There will also be time provided for introductory presentations from A.Ags as part of their A.Ag. requirements. If you are an A.Ag. and wish to fulfill this requirement at the AGM please indicate when registering. In addition, new P.Ags will receive their certificates.


PD Event - Climate Change and the Practice of Agrology @ 1:15 pm

The presentations and panel discussion will be pertinent to all agrologists living, working and adapting to global climate change.

Workshop Description:

British Columbia is already experiencing the effects of global climate change: average temperatures are increasing, sea levels are rising, and variable and extreme weather is becoming more frequent. Scientists expect these changes to accelerate and intensify in the years ahead, creating risks to society, natural resources, and ecosystems. Understanding and managing these risks will help protect B.C.’s residents, industries, and infrastructure while improving prosperity and reducing costs to future generations.  The presentations will explore how the practice of agrology can adapt and potentially mitigate ongoing climate change.

Read more about presenters  (DOWNLOAD PD Agenda and Presentation Summaries)

  • Myron Roth, Ph.D., P.Ag., Team Lead Aquaculture & Marine Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture
  • Daniel Lamhonwah, Ph.D. candidate, A.Ag., Environmental Scientist, Hydrology and Soils, Madrone Environmental Services Ltd.
  • Trevor Murdock, M.Sc., Climate Scientist, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
  • David Spittlehouse, Ph.D., P.Ag., Research Climatologist, FLNRO
  • Wiley Evans, Ph.D., Chemical Oceanographer, Hakai Institute
  • Anna Stemberger, P.Ag., Agriculture Climate Change Analyst, Ministry of Agriculture
  • Robin Cox, Ph.D. Professor; Director, Resilience by Design (RbD) Research Innovation Lab, Royal Roads University

PLEASE NOTE: Registrations after Oct. 24 MAY not appear on the registration list at check in.