APEGBC and AME BC Sign Memorandum of Understanding
Vancouver, BC — September 23, 2015 — The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) and the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations.
The two associations agree to cooperate to increase the prestige and esteem of professional geoscience and engineering, express a unified position on matters related to the practice of professional geoscience and engineering and work together on areas related to professional practice and professional development.
“The agreement provides AME BC and APEGBC new opportunities to jointly advance the engineering and geoscience professions in BC,” says Dr. John Clague, P.Geo., FGC, President of APEGBC. "Both organizations have a common interest in ensuring public safety and excellence in our professions.”
“For nearly a century, our two associations have encouraged best practices in the mineral exploration and development sector,” says David McLelland, M.Sc.D., PGDip. (F.R.G.S.), Chair of AME BC. “The signing gives AME BC the opportunity to formalize the strong relationship between our two organizations and recognize the authority of BC’s professional engineers and geoscientists. It also emphasizes the importance of BC’s internationally renowned mineral exploration and development sector.”
Founded in 1920, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia regulates and governs the engineering and geoscience professions under the authority of the Engineers and Geoscientists Act. The association is charged with protecting the public interest by setting and maintaining high academic, experience and professional practice standards for all 32,000 members. Individuals licensed by APEGBC are the only persons permitted by law to undertake and assume responsibility for engineering and geoscience projects in BC.
About AME BC:
AME BC is the lead association for the mineral exploration and development industry based in British Columbia. Established in 1912, AME BC represents, advocates, protects and promotes the interests of thousands of members who are engaged in mineral exploration and development in BC and throughout the world. AME BC encourages a safe, economically strong and environmentally responsible industry by providing clear initiatives, policies, events and tools to support its membership.
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For further information, please contact:
Jonathan Buchanan, Director, Communications & Public Affairs, AME BC
778.840.0620 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Archibald, Director, Communications & Stakeholder Engagement, APEGBC
604.412.4883 or email@example.com