The Association of Professional Biology works to advance the application, practice and understanding of applied biology and represents professional biologists in British Columbia. Our practicing members are in good standing with organizations, such as BC's College of Applied Biology and the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists that are governed by provincial legislation (e.g., the College of Applied Biology Act).

Anyone can join the APB! Accredited Members must be in a regulated applied biology-related organization (e.g., the College of Applied Biology), but anyone interested in biology and over 18 can be an Affiliate Member.

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This program helps up-and-coming biologists to prepare for future employment and career opportunities while completing their education. Click below to find out how you can become a mentor or a protége.

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The APB's 2022 Fall Conference Sessions
Day 1
: Thursday, October 6, 2022
6:00 - 8:00 PM (PT)
Day 2
: Thursday, October 13, 2022
6:00 - 8:00 PM (PT)

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The APB advocates for the highest standards in the professional practice of applied biology in British Columbia. By joining the APB, you strengthen its ability to be a voice for professional biologists and anyone in BC  who values the province's incredible biological heritage. Annual membership costs only $85/year (or less for students, fellow and retired members) and gives you free advertising (for Accredited Members), discounts, and key professional resources to guide and advance your work and practice. Support the APB by becoming a member today and join a growing community with access to benefits, such as:

> Networking opportunities
> A Voice for Professional Biologists
> Professional practice advisory
Join APB! > Mentoring for biology students
> Professional development
> Access to information
> Discounted access to selected journals
> Preferred rates on professional insurance
... and much more!



Do you need a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio)? Search our database to look for one in your area.




Are you an Accredited Member? Help the public to find you by listing your specialties on this website.



Latest News and Articles


Applied Biology Insights: Seismic line edge effects in Northern Alberta

Posted on 6/7/2022
CFS ecologist Anna Dabros discusses the applied biology implications of her research into seismic line revegetation in the Peace Region.


AWARD ANNOUCEMENT: APB Lifetime Membership Awarded

Posted on 5/13/2022
The Association of Professional Biology is delighted to announce that the latest recipient of the Lifetime Membership Award is Fred Sverre.


Spring 2022 APB Newsletter Published

Posted on 3/31/2022
The March 2022 issue of the APB Newsletter has been published and is available for download or reading online.

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