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ASTTBC eNews July 2016
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ASTTBC eNews is your connection with the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia, one of the largest professional associations in BC.

Current News & Events

ASTTBC and Science World Partner on Canada 150th Celebration

Bryan Tisdall, outgoing President and CEO of Science World British Columbia, and John Leech, CEO of ASTTBC, formalized a Letter of Intent to Collaborate.

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CEO Bryan Tisdall Retires From Science World

After 18 years at the helm of Science World, Bryan Tisdall retires from his position as President & CEO.

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BIV Interviews ASTTBC CEO John Leech

Whether it is a wind farm, a pipeline or a mine, when it is being built, engineers and tradespeople are brought in for a few months or years and then they move on to the next project when it’s finished.
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New Government Partnership With Tech Sector

The B.C. government has announced nearly $600,000 will be put towards a partnership with key technology industry partners to study the labour market needs in the tech sector, an initiative in which ASTTBC is directly involved.
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ASTTBC Celebrates Agreement on Aboriginal Education

A new protocol agreement between the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and the BC Government will strengthen collaboration on Aboriginal post-secondary education.
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We Need Your Input!

ASTTBC in partnership with the BC Tech Association, the Information & Communications Technology Council (ICTC) and the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC), requests your participation in the BC Tech Labour Market Study – Employer Survey.
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ASTTBC Past President John Paterson Passes

We are sad to announce the passing of our good friend and colleague John Paterson, AScT, an ASTTBC Past President (1983 - 1985), on June 28, 2016 at the age of 77. Click below to view his guestbook.
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TAC Welcomes New Director, Continues Expansion

A former manager of business development for the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), Richard Stamper joined TAC on July 4. Click here to read the full story.

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BC Invests $50m for Aboriginal Housing

Aboriginal individuals and families with low to moderate incomes will benefit from new affordable rental housing with the B.C. government announcing a $50 million in vestment to improve access to Aboriginal housing.
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ASTTBC in the Community

MJ Whitemarsh Appointed to Island Health Board

“MJ has great experience and superb skills as a board director. Island Health is fortunate to have her join the Board,” said ASTTBC CEO John Leech.

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Women In Tech Meet for BCWiT Social

Members of ASTTBC recently met for the inaugural BC Women in Technology (BCWiT) Summer Social to network and share stories and experiences as a woman working in the technology field.

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ASTTBC Connects with PWABC

ASTTBC CEO John Leech gifted an ASTTBC eagle feather to PWABC Executive Director Jeannette Austin during a recent meeting.

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ASTTBC Members Tour UBC’s Hybrid Mass Timber Building

Sukh Johal, Technical Manager and Mid-rise Technical Lead for Wood WORKS! BC provided ASTTBC members with an informative tour of the UBC Brock Commons on July 14th.

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Planning Meets Technology: PIBC and ASTTBC Stay Connected

Dave Crossley and ASTTBC CEO John Leech talked areas of common interest such as CPD, association roles in promoting, developing and delivering CPD/CPL, local activities for members, and professional self-regulation and practice generally.

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Member Services & Updates

Nominations Call for ASTTBC Awards

Each year ASTTBC showcases the best in BC through our Awards Program. We need your assistance to help identify and recognize those individuals who are deserving of an ASTTBC Award.
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ASTTBC Staff – ‘INVESTED’ in their Work

Each ASTTBC staff member is ‘INVESTED’ in their work – a message that emerged from the 2016 ’staff retreat’.
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ASTTBC Finance Dept Update

Technical specialist group renewal was due on June 1st. Click here to stay up to date on your membership, reinstatement and more.

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ASTTBC Summer Photo Contest

Share your summer experiences with ASTTBC by submitting your photos to the ASTTBC Summer 2016 Photo Contest. AMAZING Prizes available!

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Monthly Member Services Partner Promos!

The Art of Leadership, BC Lions Ticket offer, and so much more! Click here now to see all the latest promotions offered exclusively to ASTTBC members. One of the many benefits of membership.

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Practice & Regulatory Standards

 

ASTTBC Code of Ethics: Principle 4

Act with integrity towards clients or employers, maintain confidentiality and avoid a conflict of interest but, where such conflict arises, fully disclose the circumstances without delay to the employer or client.

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Professional Development & Tech Careers

SME Business Survey Results

Recognizing the valuable contributions and significant presence small businesses have in BC, ASTTBC undertook an SME Members Survey in late 2015. Click here to see a summary of the results.

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TechJobs: Taylor BC is looking for a Director of Operations

The position closes on July 27th, so if working in a challenging position in this beautiful part of BC appeals to you, get your application in. View this and all our postings on the ASTTBC TechJOBS website!

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TechPROfile: William D. Billups, AScT

If truth be told I was going to be an architect or an engineer, but I found I enjoyed the problem solving aspects of structural wood design better, free of the shackles of restrictive practice.

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