|October 26, 2016||Management of Alberta's Foothills Forests: The Experiences of Bumble Bees and Their Floral Mutualists|
|November 07, 2016||Guideline to ASPB’s Continuing Competency Program|
|November 08, 2016||Introductory Alberta Amphibian Course|
|November 14, 2016||The Biologists Approach to Reclamation and Remediation|
|December 06, 2016||Guideline to ASPB’s Continuing Competency Program|
The ASPB code of ethics identifies four general areas of responsibility for its members:
Receiving a professional designation in ASPB demonstrates that your education and training credentials have met prescribed standards and that you undertake ongoing professional development activities to stay current in your field. The need is growing for professionals with recognized qualifications and training who are accountable for their actions.
Increasingly the Alberta Government is requiring professional sign-off in key areas such as reclamation and remediation. Being a Professional Biologist means you can sign off on a plan, report, map, or any other form of document and that the regulators may rely upon the Professional Biologist for reporting.
Many employers are requiring that their employees be regulated by a professional regulatory organization. Members of ASPB are bound to a strict code of ethics and are required to meet the academic, experience, good character and reputation criteria of membership in the Society. Professional members hold the right to the title “professional biologist", have document sign-off privileges, and are a credible and objective source of advice to clients and the public in the event of regulatory hearings. The disciplinary process of the society holds members accountable in the case of a client grievance, minimizing employer responsibility. Access to a professional network of peers, along with mandatory professional development requirements, ensures members will adhere to continued competence and standards of practice throughout their career in biology.
Only members in good standing can call themselves Professional Biologists and use the designation "P. Biol."
Being regulated means adhering to the ASPB Code of Ethics for the protection of the public. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action against the Professional Biologist.
|October 10, 2016||Alberta Wetland Policy Implementation|
|August 11, 2016||Professional Practice Standard for Wetland Science, Design and Engineering|
|June 17, 2016||Passing of long-serving Member Robin Leech, P. Biol.|
|May 04, 2016||Fort McMurray ASPB Members: TD Insurance responds with special service|
|April 01, 2016||March 24, 2016 - Alberta Wetlands Policy presentation now on the Member Downloads Page (you will have to log-in as a member)|
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