Membership with the APB confers a range of benefits from discounts on
professional training and insurance to journal subscriptions and many
other affinity programs. When you become a member, you have access to
key professional resources designed to help guide and advance your work
Members of APB can advertise their services on the APB Home page through the Find a Consultant Search Engine, or look for employment opportunities on the APB Job Board and post jobs at discount rate.
A key purpose of the Association of Professional Biology is providing
the tools and resources for our members (and other affiliated resource
professionals) to maintain competency through training, education and
- Check the APB Calendar of Events
for upcoming workshops, trainings and conferences. APB sponsors
trainings throughout the province based on demand as provided through
communications with our members.
- Enjoy the APB Annual Professional Biology Conference at discount rate. The event brings together natural resource
professionals and experts, tradeshow booth hosts and sponsors to network
and share timely knowledge in the biological field.
- Become a mentor and sponsor a Biology student. The purpose of the APB Mentorship Program
is to link up and coming biology professionals with those who have
established careers and expertise that can be transferred and shared
Being an APB member means having select access to other Biology
Professionals, affiliated professionals, their expertise and resources
through a number of venues including the APB Annual Professional Biology Conference, and training and workshop opportunities detailed in the APB Calendar of Events.
- Subscribe to Bioserve the Electronic Forum
that provides a means for direct communications to peers within the
profession. APB Electronic Forums involves debate and information
exchange on topics related to the APB and professional biology. Expect
over 1,000 individuals to appreciate any information or perspectives
that you bring to their electronic doorstep.
- Attend the Biosocial Soirees
where local speakers give short presentations on their recent
discoveries. This is a great opportunity to network with other biology
professionals and get updates on local happenings while enjoying appetizers and refreshments. Biosocial Soirees also count towards your CPD credits!
Professional Practice Advisory
Our members recognize that professional ethics are founded upon integrity, competence, and a responsibility to protect the reputation of the profession. To ensure that members have a full understanding of the obligations of Biology Professionals, the APB offers a peer service through the Practice Advisory Committee. Members are welcome to put their practice related ethical questions to the committee in a confidential manner for senior members of the Association to address. The advice offered is not intended to replace legal advice.
APB – A Voice for Professional Biologists
On behalf of and with the collaboration of its members, the APB
informs and advises industry, government, and the public of the
potential impact of policy and legislation on biological resources.
When APB engages in advocacy on important environmental issues such as
climate change, it is as per the guidelines from the APB Advocacy Policy. See details on Your APB Voice – Press Room.
Education and Services for Biology Students
- Biology students can seek mentorship from biology professionals who have established careers and expertise through the APB Mentorship Program.
- Every year the APB offers up to $2000 in Scholarships to Biology students.
Access to Information
- NRC-CNRC Journals
- APB Publications
- Your APB Voice – Communications and Press releases
- Professional Conduct and Guidance Documents
- Practice Advisory Bulletins
- Online APB Forums – Archives
- Events and workshop advertisement
- Proceedings: Conferences/Workshops
Enjoy preferred rates for insurance, legal services, and much more through our Member Services & Affinity Programs.
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these programs. We recommend you login prior to browsing the list of
services and benefits.
- Professional Liability
- Individual Health
- Small Business
- Legal Services
- Video Conferencing
- Professional Development
- Conference and Workshops
- Publication Subscriptions
- National Post
- NRC-CNRC Journals