New Website Being Launched
The ASPB website is being updated in stages – on December 30, the store was launched, allowing folks to register for workshops. On January 1, members will be able to renew their fees using the new website. The public side of the site will be updated in February. Please bear with us while we work through these changes – if you see a notice that the site is down for maintenance, please check back in a few hours.
Welcome to the home of the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists (ASPB). As a professional society and self-regulating body, the ASPB is committed to the promotion of excellence in the practice of biology.
The ASPB represents biologists in government, industry, consulting, education, not for profit and enforcement. The Society’s main purpose is to regulate the professional practice of biology in the Province of Alberta to protect the interests of the public. The ASPB is the only organization that is registered under Provincial laws, and it achieved this status in 1991 after approval of The Professional Biologists Regulation and the Alberta Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act. Registration of the Society gives its members the exclusive use of the title “Professional Biologist” and its abbreviation “P. Biol.”
New Membership Categories and Proposed Changes to Experience Category approved by membership
A motion to accept changes to the experience requirements, as well as three motions to accept new membership categories Registered Technologist in Biology, Professional Technologist in Biology, and Biological Technologist in Training, passed at the ASPB Special General Meeting on May 27, 2014.
The passing of these motions marked the beginning of a lengthy process involving provincial government approval of both the experience requirement changes and the new membership categories. This process has been taking longer than anticipated, so the ASPB will be introducing bylaw changes at the upcoming Annual General Meeting (March 30, 2015) to bring Registered Technologists in Biology into the fold (temporarily without the power to seal documents).
A Draft Copy of the Draft of Member Categories and Experience Requirements is available HERE