A request for proposals from Engineers Canada. Amendments to the Professional Governance Act in BC. Disciplinary notices from Engineers and Geoscientists BC. These were the most-read stories in the Daily Media Report in the first half of July.
RFP: Engineers Canada is seeking proposals to aid in a project to define Engineers Canada’s mandate for regulatory harmonization and to identify areas for future collaboration and/or harmonization with the 12 engineering regulators.
Professional governance: On June 2, proposed amendments to the Professional Governance Act (PGA) were approved by the BC Legislature. The PGA governs Engineers and Geoscientists BC and several other regulators in the natural and built environment. The changes are intended to improve oversight of the professions and draw from recommendations made in recent reviews of professional governance models in the health and legal professions.
Disciplinary notices: Engineers and Geoscientists BC issued two disciplinary notices: in a Consent Order dated May 31, 2022, Deepak Verma admitted that he falsely represented himself as two professional engineer validators for the purpose of verifying information he provided in support of his professional engineer application.
In a Consent Order dated June 9, 2022, Robert John McLeod admitted that he breached the Engineers and Geoscientists Act by failing to provide the Audit and Practice Review Committee with the Practice Review Questionnaire after multiple requests from Engineers and Geoscientists BC.