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College of Applied Biologists Committee & Task Force Openings

A great way to earn Continuing Professional Development Points: Service to the College can be used towards CPD points requirements, depending on the task force or committee.

For a listing of terms of reference and positions profiles for College working bodies, please review the College Council, Statutory Committees, and Current Working Bodies document library.

The Professional Governance Act has specific requirements for “statutory committees.” That is, the five committees that allow the College to meet its mandate to protect the public interest under the PGA. These five committees are:

  1. Credentials Committee
  2. Audit and Practice Review Committee
  3. Investigations Committee
  4. Discipline Committee
  5. Nomination Committee

In order to deliberate on other elements of the PGA, the College may constitute task forces. These working bodies have a specific task in their mandates and a stated deadline by which time the task should be completed. The College also has several Working Groups, such as the Editorial Board, which perform regular tasks over the course of the year.

As part of Goal 5: Foster A Healthy And Respectful Organization under the College’s Strategic Plan 2022-2024, the College is committed to the following principles:
5.1. Reflect diverse professional and cultural backgrounds, perspectives, and designation levels in council and committee membership
5.2. Ensure council, committee members and staff are qualified, trained and fulfilled in their roles
5.3. Provide resources to support effective and sustainable delivery of the College’s mandate

The College’s Strategic Plan 2022-2024

Because the College is committed to bringing diverse backgrounds and expertise to College activities, we invite all registrants to consider applying for open volunteer positions. Please review the positions available below along with their respective terms of reference.

To apply, please fill out the volunteer application form and upload using the form found here. If you are applying for a chair position, please fill out the chair application form and note that applicants for chairs of the statutory committees listed above must be qualified by the Nominations Committee using the same merit-based process as nominees for College Council. NB: You must first download the application form and then open it in Adobe — not in your browser. Any information entered into the form within your browser window CANNOT be saved.

Available Positions

  • None — If you are interested in volunteering, you may still complete a volunteer application detailing your interests and submit it using the upload tool.

College Volunteer Application

NB: If you are applying for a chair position, please note that applicants for chairs of the statutory committees must be qualified by using the same merit-based process as nominees for College Board. If you are applying to be a Lay member of a committee, please tick the appropriate box and recall that Lay committee members may not be registrants of the College. An interview may be required for some positions.

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