"I think the BCIA is a very important institution, not only for the networking and continuing education opportunities for myself, but for providing assurance to others outside the BCIA that I am a professional. There is a set of ethics that I as a BCIA member stand by, so that clients who hire me know that I am there to represent their best interests and provide quality work."
"BCIA provides a meaningful way of certifying practitioners in Environmental Management; many other professional bodies do not. I recognized early on in my career that I did not fit within most institutions (RPBio, RPF, PGeo), and as a practicing environmental specialist I needed to have a framework or governing body to support and guide my work. BCIA was a standout amongst the group of professional bodies legislated to practice as a Qualified Professional within the province." ~ Moss Giasson
"When I first started in the industry, one of my mentors was a Professional Agrologist who introduced me to the Institute. I was impressed with the support for professional development and the mentoring program that BCIA provided. But most importantly, the Institute shared my own priorities in the areas of environmental protection and restoration." ~ Travis Deeter
"I became a member of BCIA to pursue my PAg, develop skills and make connections that would compliment my career in contaminated sites...I would say the biggest perk is the connections I’ve made with people with the ministry, the public, and with the local government staff throughout the province." ~ Cam Webster
"Agriculture...is the best career...you never feel you have wasted your time if you spend it on agriculture, the best and most important sector in the world."
~ Kim Sutherland
"I have enjoyed watching BCIA grow as a regulatory body and appreciate the opportunity to work with members to develop a strategic plan for the next five years and work with Council on the Professional Reliance Review. I am thankful for the opportunity to learn while on Council." ~ Julie Robinson
Agrology gave me a career that I was passionate about. It also provided very well for my family, so time to pay it forward….I had the opportunity while still working to be involved with the BCIA and served on several committees, was the Director South of the Cariboo Central Interior branch for many years and served on the Institute’s council for 6 years. Now with more time available I’m taking on more. Great to remain connected and relevant and offer to share my 42 years expertise as a P.Ag. with others." ~ Martin Sills"