January 2023 eNews,
Cultivating Natural Resource Professionals
Register today for the 2023 BCIA Provincial Conference & AGM Registration
2023 Annual Registration Fee Renewal Process, Payment Due by Feb 15, 2023
Vancouver, Victoria, and Islands, District 3, Board Member Call for Nominations
Indigenous Peoples Cultural Awareness Training 
2022 BCIA Scholarship Recipients 
Council Approved 2023 Budget
Mentor of the Year 2022 Nominations 
Agrologist of the Year 2022 Nominations
Upcoming Branch AGMs, Workshops, and PD Events
Employment (Please see below for further details.)
Register today for the 2023 BCIA Provincial Conference & AGM Registration

BCIA is thrilled to invite its Registrants to the 2023 BCIA Provincial Conference featuring Keynote Speaker Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, OC, OBC, of Reconciliation Canada! Join us in Kamloops at the Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel, the Paramount Theatre, and Sandman Centre for an exciting in-person event that you won't want to miss!

Coming Together: Cultivating Relationships and Resiliency in Agrology! 
Save the date, April 20-22, for the 2023 BCIA Provincial Conference & AGM in Kamloops! Register today!

Take a sneak peek at the conference schedule; more events will be added along the way!

Thursday, April 20, 2023, at the Sandman Signature Hotel Kamloops 
Friday, April 21, at the Sandman Signature Hotel Kamloops and the Paramount Theatre Saturday, April 22, at the Sandman Signature Hotel Kamloops, the Sandman Centre, and field tours in Kamloops The 2023 BCIA Provincial Conference & AGM is scheduled to take place in the following locations: Registration is available on the BCIA conference website: Visit the BCIA conference websites to learn more about the 2023 BCIA Provincial Conference & AGM

Call for Resolutions

A call for resolutions is to be considered at the BCIA AGM on April 22, 2023 and is officially announced. 

For more information on Resolutions, review Bylaws 32 – 36

  • The submission deadline is 45 days before the AGM on April 22, 2023.
  • Please submit proposed resolutions to JP Ellson, Registrar, at by 4:00 PM PST on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.
2023 Annual Registration Fee Renewal Process, Payment Due by Feb 15, 2023

More information is available on the BCIA website; please visit:

BCIA Registrants must renew their registration by the deadline of February 15, 2023Effective for 2024 annual registration fee invoicing, the due date will be changed from February 15th to January 15th, to be aligned with the late PD filing fee deadline.  
Vancouver, Victoria and Islands, District 3, Board Member Call for Nominations are scheduled from January 3rd to February 3rd, 2023

The Nomination Committee seeks nominations from BCIA Registrants in good standing for one (1) Registrant Board Member from Regional Electoral District 3. Nominations will be accepted from Tuesday, January 3, 2023, to Friday, February 3, 2023, 11:59 PM Pacific Standard TimeTo learn the full details and the nomination process, please visit the BCIA website. For any call for nomination questions, please direct them to the CEO/Registrar, JP Ellson.
Indigenous Peoples Cultural Awareness Training Requirement: Final Deadline, April 30, 2023

The January 15th deadline to declare Indigenous Peoples training has been extended to April 30, 2023. Please click on this BCIA website link for further details on how to satisfy this training requirement.

Please register by April 6, 2023.
 The Indigenous Peoples Cultural Awareness workshop is being held in conjunction with the 2023 BCIA Conference & AGM in Kamloops on April 20, 2023, 9 AM - 4 PM at the Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel, Room TBD. PDH 6.00 Cost: $200.00

This course will cover BC Indigenous Peoples' history, including residential schools; colonization and its impacts; understanding Indigenous Peoples perspectives - racism, misconceptions, cultural safety; and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples – respect, protocols, UNDRIP. Includes lunch, materials, and certificate on completion.
2022 BCIA Scholarship Recipients 

BCIA is happy to announce their 2022 graduate and undergraduate scholarship winners:

To support future agrologists to achieve their career in agrology, the BC Institute of Agrologists annually awards up to $1500 in scholarships in each category: graduate and undergraduate, respectively. 

Information about the BCIA Scholarship Program is available on the BCIA website.
2022 Mentor of the Year Nominations 

The Mentor of the Year award may be presented to an active Professional Agrologist (PAg) or Technical Agrologist (TAg) who epitomizes the values and leadership of a mentor engaged in the BCIA Articling Program. Articling Registrants and newly minted PAgs and TAgs!

Please consider nominating your mentor for the Mentor of the Year award.

Agrologist of the Year 2022 Nominations

The Agrologist of the Year award may be presented to an active Professional Agrologist (PAg) or Technical Agrologist (TAg) who has significantly contributed to British Columbia's agricultural, natural resources, or environmental science sectors. If you know of an agrology professional who deserves recognition for their achievements in agrology, consider nominating them for the 2022 Agrologist of the Year award!

Upcoming Branch AGMs, Workshops, and PD Events 
To view BCIA's Event Calendar, visit:

Vancouver Branch - BCIA Trivia Night
Date: January 26, 2023, 5 - 8 PM
Branch: Vancouver-District 3
Location: Steamworks Brew Pub, 375 Water St, Vancouver BC
PDH 1.00
Event PD Type: Agrology CE – Informal
Registration information is available here:

Agricultural Water Policy in an Era of Drought 

Presented by the Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network
Water availability and regulation are front of mind for many agricultural producers. As climate change brings an era of drought, production challenges are acute while policy and regulation lag, creating unique challenges for farmers and ranchers. 

The workshop will be hosted virtually on zoom and include small group discussions to offer participants a chance to share their experiences and ideas for improved water policy that works for agricultural producers. Register here

The Grasslands Conservation Council (GCC) hosts "Loving the Grasslands"
Date: February 2, 2023 | 6 - 9 PM 
Location: Masons Kitchen & Bar, 1000 Clubhouse Drive, Kamloops, BC
Show your love for the grasslands:
Register today:

2023 Islands Agriculture Show
Date: February 3 - 4, 2023
Location: Cowichan Exhibition
We are excited to announce the 2023 Islands Agriculture Show will be held on February 3rd & 4th, 2023, at Cowichan Exhibition in Duncan, BC: 

The IAS team is working on another great lineup of conference sessions that reflect this year's theme: "Growing Stability in Uncertain Times."

  • The Islands Agriculture Show is the only agricultural trade show serving the farm and food community on Vancouver Island, the Coast, and the Gulf Islands.
  • The Islands Agriculture Show provides a venue for farmers, rural landowners, farm organizations, equipment dealers, service providers, and the general public to learn, connect and engage.

We hope you'll want to be a part of the action again at the 2023 show! Registration is now open for both Exhibitors and Sponsors. For more information, head to"

*Victoria & Islands Branch is looking for volunteers!  Contact Daniel Lamhonwah at if you can cover a shift on February 3 or 4 at a trade table.

Below Ground - Soil Health & Wealth
Date: February 8, 2023, 8 AM - 3 PM
Branch: Peace River-District 1
Location: Rycroft AG Society Hall, Rycroft AB
Event PD type: Agrology CE – Informal

Okanagan Branch, Lunch & Learn- Root Rot and Wilting Complex of Raspberry

Date: February 8, 2023, 12 - 1 PM
Branch: Okanagan-District 2
Location: Online, Zoom
PDH 1.00
Event PD Type: Agrology CE – Informal
Dates: February 08, 12:00–1:00 PM via Zoom
Cost: Free; pre-registration is required (BCIA Registrants)
Location: Virtual - Preregistration required for BCIA Registrants
Zoom Coordinates for this series:

Vancouver Branch AGM
Date: February 8, 2023, 5:30 - 9:30 PM
Branch: Vancouver-District 3
Location: In Person
PDH 2.00

Event PD Type: Professional AGMS

Location: Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver. MAP

Parking and Transit: There is paid parking on the street and at Science World.

Register by January 31st for the keynote speaker, food (hot and cold appetizers catered by Savoury Chef), and AGM:

  • $15 Registrants
  • $10 student members
  • $40 non-members

Registration for AGM only (entrance after 7:30): no charge.

Okanagan Branch AGM 
Date: February 9, 2023
Branch: Okanagan-District 2
Location: Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna.
PDH 2.00
Event PD type: Professional AGMS

Okanagan AGM Field Tour
Date: February 11, 2023, 8:30am - 2:30pm
Branch: Okanagan-District 2
Start Location: Orchard Park Shopping Centre Parking Lot
PDH 3.00
Event PD Type: Agrology CE – Informal

Okanagan Branch Lunch and Learn
Date: March 8, 2023, 12 - 1 PM
Branch: Okanagan-District 2
Location: Online- Zoom
PDH 1.00
Event PD type: Agrology CE – Informal
Employment Listings
  1. Senior Licensed Authorizations Officer. Ministry of Forests. Prince George, BC. Closes on February 6, 2023.
  2. Senior Fisheries Biologist. Enkon Environmental. Surrey, BC. Closing extended to February 13, 2023.
  3. Environmental Inspector/ Qualified Environmental Professional.Eco Web Ecological Consulting Ltd. Fort St. John, BC. (06-2022)-O
For information on job posting policy and procedures, RFPs, projects, volunteering and internship opportunities, please visit the BCIA employment webpage:
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