May 2024

ASTTBC releases reserved practice survey results

ASTTBC releases reserved practice survey results

The Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC) is pleased to share the...

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An update on progress towards reserved practice for technology professionals

An update on progress towards reserved practice for technology professionals

A joint statement issued by the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills, Engineers and...

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January 2024

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: CREATION OF ASTTBC TECHNICIAN EXAM

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: CREATION OF ASTTBC TECHNICIAN EXAM

ASTTBC is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to assist the organization in the creation of...

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December 2023

ASTTBC Board election – apply now for nomination to run

ASTTBC Board election – apply now for nomination to run

ASTTBC is now inviting practising and retired registrants in good standing to apply for nomination...

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New code will make buildings safer, more accessible and resilient to climate change

New code will make buildings safer, more accessible and resilient to climate change

The Province adopted the British Columbia Building and Fire Codes (BC Codes 2024) to provide people...

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Best wishes this holiday season

Best wishes this holiday season

As we near the end of 2023, we want to take a moment to reflect...

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November 2023

New act streamlines credential recognition for internationally trained professionals

New act streamlines credential recognition for internationally trained professionals

British Columbians will soon benefit from internationally trained professionals having an easier path to working...

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October 2023

TECHNOLOGISTS PLAY A KEY ROLE IN PROTECTING PEOPLE AND PROPERTY FROM BUILDING FIRES

TECHNOLOGISTS PLAY A KEY ROLE IN PROTECTING PEOPLE AND PROPERTY FROM BUILDING FIRES

Keith Trulson, AScT, PLEng Keith Trulson pours his heart and soul into helping design one of the...

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Important update: Registered Technical Specialists

Important update: Registered Technical Specialists

Update: June 12, 2024ASTTBC is in consultation on the Registered Technical Specialist (RTS) designations. It...

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Remembering Sever Rondestvedt, a founding member of ASTTBC

Remembering Sever Rondestvedt, a founding member of ASTTBC

Sever Rondestvedt, one of ASTTBC’s founding members and among our first registrants, passed away in...

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August 2023

Support is available for those impacted by the BC wildfires

Support is available for those impacted by the BC wildfires

ASTTBC is deeply saddened by the recent BC wildfires and the people, communities, and First...

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June 2023

<strong>TECHNOLOGISTS USE THEIR SKILLS TO HELP DESIGN A BETTER CANADA</strong>

TECHNOLOGISTS USE THEIR SKILLS TO HELP DESIGN A BETTER CANADA

https://youtu.be/YQIwFzleGs4 Design drafting has come a long way since Heather Robertson started her career in front...

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May 2023

ASTTBC Chair & CEO message

ASTTBC Chair & CEO message

Regulatory bodies, like ASTTBC, under the Professional Governance Act (PGA) contribute to upholding the common...

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ASTTBC and Forest Professionals BC Sign Joint Statement of Understanding

ASTTBC and Forest Professionals BC Sign Joint Statement of Understanding

Applied Science Technologists and Technicians (ASTTBC) and Forest Professionals British Columbia (FPBC) signed a Joint...

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April 2023

<strong>Construction Materials and Civil Engineering Technologists help keep Canada’s infrastructure safe</strong>

Construction Materials and Civil Engineering Technologists help keep Canada’s infrastructure safe

Alex Minett, AScT. ENV SP. Growing up in Oldham in the north of England, Alex Minett...

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<strong>LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROVIDES REWARDING CAREER FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGISTS</strong>

LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROVIDES REWARDING CAREER FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGISTS

https://youtu.be/ArUscPCRqYQ Like many young students approaching high school graduation in the late ‘70s, Bill Sims didn’t...

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ASTTBC names new deputy registrar

ASTTBC names new deputy registrar

Rachel Fraser has been ASTTBC's regulatory officer since April 2022, and recently stepped into her...

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March 2023

<strong>ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGISTS HELP KEEP CANADA CLEANER AND SAFER</strong>

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGISTS HELP KEEP CANADA CLEANER AND SAFER

https://vimeo.com/743811395/799a6b1fb7 Marion Houlbrook is a manager (Environmental Management) with Associated Environmental Consultants based in Vernon, BC. Like...

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February 2023

<strong>ASTTBC Appoints Michael Thain to Registrar</strong>

ASTTBC Appoints Michael Thain to Registrar

ASTTBC registrar Michael Thain The Applied Science Technology and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) is pleased to...

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January 2023

Applied Science Technologist help ensure a safe and reliable natural gas supply for BC consumers

Applied Science Technologist help ensure a safe and reliable natural gas supply for BC consumers

https://vimeo.com/743811647/59ae3b18bf Mary Lu is one of seven Applied Science Technologists in the FortisBC SCP (System Capacity...

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Engineering Technology — Transforming<br>Lives and Changing the World

Engineering Technology — Transforming
Lives and Changing the World

https://vimeo.com/743812619/4f089d1cd6 Todd Blackstock doesn’t fly helicopters, but without the special skills of technologists like him, many...

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December 2022

Happy holidays from ASTTBC Chair & CEO/Registrar

Happy holidays from ASTTBC Chair & CEO/Registrar

David Sparanese, PTech, AScT, CPWI 3ASTTBC Chair Theresa McCurry, BSc, PMPASTTBC CEO & Registrar 2022 has been...

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BRIDGING THE DIVIDE BETWEEN APPLIED SCIENCE TECHNOLOGISTS AND ENGINEERS

BRIDGING THE DIVIDE BETWEEN APPLIED SCIENCE TECHNOLOGISTS AND ENGINEERS

https://vimeo.com/743811562/e3252675c6 Samira Harris is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), an Applied Science Technologist (AScT), a Professional Technologist...

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November 2022

COPING WITH STRESS IS ALL PART OF THE JOB FOR BC’S BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGISTS

COPING WITH STRESS IS ALL PART OF THE JOB FOR BC’S BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGISTS

Pej Namshirin, Manager, Operations and Regional Initiatives, Lower Mainland Biomedical Engineering Department (LMBME) When he’s not...

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October 2022

TECHNOLOGISTS CONTRIBUTE TO BETTER FIRE CODES THAT SAVE LIVES AND PROPERTY

TECHNOLOGISTS CONTRIBUTE TO BETTER FIRE CODES THAT SAVE LIVES AND PROPERTY

Brad Walton When Brad Walton closed the Rolf Jensen and Associates office as a Building Code...

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