Professional Development Resources

  • Recarbonization of global soils - A tool to support the implementation of the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture - The implementation of proven Soil Organic Carbon (SOC)-centred Sustainable Soil Management (SSM) practices for maintaining carbon rich soils (peatlands, black soils, permafrost, etc.) and for sequestering more carbon in soils with such potential (croplands and degraded soils), would address the challenge of compensating global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Soil organic carbon sequestration has been shown to hold the largest sink potential in terrestrial ecosystems and agroecosystems. Download document

  • Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Managment - The Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (VGSSM) were adopted by the 4th GSP Plenary Assembly (Rome, 25 May 2016), approved by the 25th session of the FAO Committee on Agriculture (Rome, 28 September 2016) and finally endorsed by the 155th session of the FAO Council (Rome, 5 December 2016). These guidelines provide technical and policy recommendations on how sustainable soil management can be achieved. The successful implementation of these guidelines should pave the way to boost ing soil health.  Download the guidelines.

  • UNBCI - NRESi free video library - The Natural Resources & Environmental Studies Institute (NRESi) builds connections among university researchers and communities or external experts to advance understanding of natural resources and the environment. NRESi facilitates collaborative projects that address complex issues involving ecological processes, social values, and earth science systems.  Go to

  • GeoEnviro Training Professionals (GeoEnviroPro) presents a new WEEKLY Wednesday WEBINAR SERIES.....GeoEnviroPro Talks (GPro Talks).  Join us for 1/2 hour each week on Wednesdays 10 am PST for some frank, honest, and focused talks on critical issues to practicing professionals today.   These sessions are FREE and some of our upcoming topics include: Intro to GeoEnviroPro Talks (GPro Talks), Creosote Legacy, PAH Forensics and, Risk Assessment case studies. For more information, go to

  • The Handbook of Road Ecology may be of interest to some members of BCIA who deal with transportation-related issues. and

  • Canadian Rivers Institute online courses -

  • Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC -  Professional Development Seminars  at  
  • Agri-News Weekly Update
  • For anyone applying for NSERC, SSHRC, and/or CIHR funding, Go to for the required research ethics tutorial (TCPS 2:  CORE-Tutorial)