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Environmental engineers have new division at APEGBC

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A special division for engineers working in environmental engineering has been formed by the British Columbia profe...

A special division for engineers working in environmental engineering has been formed by the British Columbia professional engineers’ association. The new Division of Environmental Professionals at the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGBC) has several goals listed in its terms of reference, including promoting professional development and high standards of practice in the field.
The division will also “act on issues,” “promote awareness,” and “provide a mechanism to exchange and disseminate information among its members.”
It also plans to present recommendations and considered opinions on environmental issues to the APEGBC council.
Members can be anyone registered as a member of the association or someone with a non-resident licence who “is working directly or indirectly in the fields of environmental engineering or environmental geoscience.” It will be free to become a member for the rest of 2008.
The environmental professional division is just one of several special interest divisions that are part of APEGBC. They include the Division for the Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geoscience, the Division of Engineers and Geoscientists in the forest Sector, the Municipal Engineers Division, and the Structural Engineering Association of B.C. Generally the fee is around $20 to $30.
The British Columbia association also has a special licence designation for practising structural engineers, which is a unique requirement in Canada.

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