BCIA Monthly Update of Activities – MAY 2018

BCIA Monthly Update of Activities – MAY 2018


1. BCIA Conference Registration still available

2. Expedited P.Ag. Admission Program


3. Look for the 2018 BCIA AGM Report

4. Extension Fees for Tardy A.Ags

5. 2018 Notice of BCIA AGM and Resolutions posted

6. Volunteers still needed at BCIA Conference

7. Upcoming Branch & BCIA Activities

  • Vancouver Branch - Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility Tour - May 17
  • Victoria & Islands branch present a WEBINAR - Field Sawmill Ecological Restoration - May 22
  • A.Ag. Workshop - The Profession of Agrology - June 1, Fort St. John
  • Ethics for Professionals Workshop - June 2 , Fort St. John

8. What Do You Do as an Agrologist? Survey - WE'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

9. April Website Additions 

10. PD Sessions/Conferences by Different Organizations

11. Job Postings



1. BCIA Conference Registration still available

There is still time to register for the BCIA Conference in Fort St. John.  If you can't make it to the full conference, consider registering for either the Thursday PD, AGM & BBQ or for a Friday Field Tour. Field Tour #1 is almost full, but there is space in the other field tours.   Note that Early Bird registration is no longer in effect. 

2. Expedited P.Ag. Admissions Program

Professionals who have the required educational requirements and relevant work experience may be eligible for immediate full membership within the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) through its Expedited P.Ag. Admission Program. This Program allows qualified individuals to expedite the required articling program by having certain elements of the standard articling term waived.  Upon approval the Applicant will immediately receive their full Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) designation on the condition that the Applicant meets the membership duties and responsibilities as outlined under Expedited P.Ag. Eligibility on the BCIA website.  Existing AAgs may contact Laurena if you have questions on whether you qualify. 


3. Look for the 2018 BCIA AGM Report

The 2018 BCIA AGM Report will be available online to members two weeks prior to the AGM.  Look for the email.  If you would like to receive a print copy, please make certain you indicate this under your Member Profile, under EDIT, Contact Preference.

4.  Extension Fees for Tardy A.Ag.s

Council recently approved an extension fee of $60 to be added to AAg dues effective for 2019 dues invoicing for those AAg’s that have maintained 3+ years of regulated status so this means 'tardy AAg’s' will be paying PAg dues annually.  It’s the expectation of AAg’s to complete their AAg program within three years. See website.

5.  2018 Notice of AGM and Resolutions posted

As required by the Agrologists Act (2003) and BCIA Bylaw 38, an official notice that the 71st Annual General Meeting of the BC Institute of Agrologists will take place Thursday, May 31, 2018 starting at 1:30pm at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre, 11308 Alaska Road in Fort St. John , BC was sent out by email on May 1, 2018.  Proposed Resolutions were presented within that email.  This information has been posted under the Members Resources (members must log in to view)

6. Volunteers still needed at the BCIA Conference

We are still looking for volunteers to assist at the BCIA Conference in Fort St. John. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to greet and get to know other Agrologists and conference presenters and have the satisfaction knowing that you helped to make your conference the best one yet.  Look over the list of Volunteer positions available and let us know if you are interested in assisting with one or more of the tasks.  Email your name, phone #  with the volunteer position title and date(s) to Bridget Loe at bridget.loe@worleyparsons.com  Check the BCIA Conference website for more information on positions.  New AAg's after April 1st,  this is your opportunity to get volunteer hours with BCIA.  

7. Upcoming Branch and BCIA Activities

  • Vancouver Branch - Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility Tour - May 17 @ 9:00 am.  Join the Vancouver Branch for an hour learning about the City-owned False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU).  Register online.
  • Victoria & Islands branch present a WEBINAR - Field Sawmill Ecological Restoration - May 22 @ noon.  Webinar is available to all BCIA members.  Register online
  • AAg Workshop - The Profession of Agrology - Friday, June 1 @ 6:00 pm, Pomeroy Hotel,  Fort St. John.  See Conference Registration
  • Ethics for Professionals Workshop - Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Pomeroy Hotel, Fort St. John. Both workshops follow the BCIA Conference.  See Conference Registration.

8. What Do You Do as an Agrologist?" SURVEY 

BCIA members do many things.  BCIA recognizes 38 different areas of practice in which our members work within.  Have a look at the BCIA video on "Why Choose Agrology?"  to see what some BCIA members do.  Share what you do in Agrology with other Agrologists and the public.  Take a moment to complete our "What Does an Agrologist Do?" survey and be our next Featured Agrologist!

9. April Website Additions

10. PD Sessions/Conferences by Different Organizations - https://www.bcia.com/events

  • Climate Change in Ecological Restoration (online course) UVIC - May 7 2018 - 9:00am to Aug 3 2018 - 9:00am
  • Stats Refresher for Biologists in "R" - May 8 2018 - 8:30am to May 10 2018 - 4:00pm
  • BEST 2018 - Bettering Environmental Stewardship and Technology - May 9 2018 - 9:00pm to May 11 2018 - 3:30pm
  • FLT Society presents: Farm Prep Day at Newman Farm - May 12 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Fishes of BC Identification Course by Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology - May 14 2018 - 9:30am to May 15 2018 - 5:00pm
  • 2018 EKISC AGM in Cranbrook -  May 17 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • FLT Society presents: A Veggie and Flower Planting Day at Newman Farm - May 26 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

11. Job Postings -   https://www.bcia.com/employment

  • Senior Rangeland Ecologist * Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development * Kamloops
  • Claims Compliance Analyst * Ministry of Agriculture * Kelowna or Oliver
  • Intermediate Agrologist * Blackbird Environmental Ltd
  • Marketing Representative * Fraser Seeds * Abbotsford
  • Junior and Intermediate Environmental Professional in various locations * ClearStream
  • ED for Lillooet Ag & Food Society * Lillooet


If you have anything you would like posted to the web and included in the email update, or have any questions please let us know at p.ag@bcia.com .