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Join the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGBC) October 20 to 22, 2016, in Victoria, B.C., for its annual conference and 97th annual general meeting. The Victoria Conference Centre will host the two days of professional development, networking opportunities and a tradeshow, followed by the half-day AGM.

This year’s conference will feature a geoscience professional development stream, along with two additional streams related to geoscience, engineering and geoscience in the resource sector, and environmental engineering. Some topics of interest include: a look at geothermal energy in B.C.; a B.C. mining industry update; the role of indigenous peoples in the development, design and operation of tailings management facilities; and radar interferometry and its potential in B.C.’s resource sector.

APEGBC’s Division of Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector (DEGIRS) is also co-ordinating a field tour of Matsui Creek, a case study on large-scale, long-runout landslides.

Other professional development streams being offered include emerging professional; management; structural; better business; energy efficiency and renewable energy; diversity; and climate change.

All APEGBC members are encouraged to attend the AGM, scheduled for the morning of October 22. There is no charge to attend the AGM business portion of the conference.

Conference information and online registration arei available at

Sponsorship opportunities are available, with benefits to meet businesses’ needs, including recognition on site, at events, in promotional materials or online. For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact APEGBC marketing specialist Maria-Carmen Kelly at [email protected].