October 26, 2018
Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre
515 West Hasting Street, Vancouver BC
Room 7000 (Earl and Jennie Lohn Policy Room)
Pre-AGM discussion on Chemistry in BC: Sectors and Careers
14:00 – 14:45 The chemistry sector in BC
Do we have one? We can certainly identify chemistry and chemists within a very wide range of sectors going by other names: environmental, pharmaceutical, governmental/regulatory, oil and gas, pulp and paper, mining and smelting, advanced materials, etc. The contemporary buzz is that there is “strength in diversity” but there is also risk of isolation and assimilation.
The goal of this session is to give a snap shot of chemistry across sectors in BC and to highlight the issues that chemists face in each sector.
14:45 – 15:30 Break and networking
15:30 – 16:15 Preparing, registering, and supporting chemists in the BC economy
How can one prepare for a career in chemistry in BC? The diversity of roles for chemists and the rate of change pose challenges for universities, and for the Association as we strive to keep up with who is a chemist. What are the commonalities across the sectors? What career supports are needed at various stages?
The overall goal of the afternoon is to understand common themes that will assist the ACPBC in strengthening the profession in BC.
17:00 – 19:00 Annual General Meeting
The AGM is open to all ACPBC members and will include: the business of electing the Directors and Officers; the audited financial statements for 2017 – 2018; ratification of the Audit committee for 2018 – 2019; announcement of membership for the Nominating, Membership and Registration, Professional Affairs, and Discipline committees; and the report of the Board of Directors.
If you are unable to attend the AGM or the pre-AGM discussion in person you will be able to participate via a web conference. Contact the Registrar (registrar(at)pchembc.ca).