Engineers and Geoscientists BC regulates and governs these professions under the authority of the Professional Governance Act.
They are charged with protecting the public interest by setting and maintaining high academic, experience and professional practice standards for over 38,000 registrants. Individuals licensed by Engineers and Geoscientists BC are the only persons permitted by law to undertake and assume responsibility for engineering and geoscience projects in BC.
As an UBC Engineering student, your tuition fees cover an EGBC student membership and you are eligible to attend EGBC events with student pricing. Visit the EGBC website for a complete list of upcoming events.
NEW - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for Engineers and Geoscientists
A new continuing education course is available through Engineers and Geoscientists BC for individuals, including UBC students, looking for more guidance on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the engineering and geoscience professions. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for Engineers and Geoscientists is a free, self-paced online course that will help attendees develop competencies in inclusive behaviours and emotional intelligence. This course will provide participants with knowledge and skills in cultural and emotional intelligence, and inclusive behaviour, and includes:
- Why and how EDI is relevant to engineering and geoscience
- Core concepts and terms
- Unconscious bias
- Inclusive behaviours and competencies
- Tips to turn theory into practice
This course is free through the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Knowledge Centre. UBC students can access the course by creating a new account before completing the checkout process. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of completion. To learn more about the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for Engineers and Geoscientists course, and to register, visit egbc.ca/knowledge-centre.