TERMS OF REFERENCE
CSEG/CSPG/APEGGA LIAISON COMMITTEE
a result of the recommendations of the Williams' Committee report
May 12/82, a committee consisting of representatives of the CSEG,
CSPG and APEGGA was set up in September 1982. This committee began
to examine the concerns of geologists and geophysicists about
enforcement of the new 1981 EGGP Act as it affected these professions,
and as discussions progressed, the committee studied other matters
involving relations between earth scientists and APEGGA.
March 1984, a joint meeting with the APEGGA Executive Committee
resulted in restructuring of the Liaison Committee, with APEGGA
providing staff and financial support, but with chairmanship retained
by the CSEG and CSPG. However, formal terms of reference for the
committee were never established.
items considered by the Liaison Committee to date have included:
academic requirements for registration as P. Geoph., the Professional
Practice Exam as it relates to geologists and geophysicists, scope
and enforcement of certain areas of practice; and accreditation
of geology programs at Canadian universities. Discussion on some
of these items is continuing.
the deliberations of this committee are proving useful in conveying
concerns and improving the relations between geologists and geophysicists
and APEGGA, formal terms of reference are hereby established.
To review, with APEGGA, issues of concern relating to the practices
of geology and geophysics as regulated by, and administered under,
the Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions Act, and
to strive for the resolution of such issues for the general improvement
in the standing of these professions within APEGGA.
1. To ensure that the legitimate concerns of practising geologists
and geophysicists regarding accreditation, registration, discipline
and enforcement are understood and presented to APEGGA.
2. To develop ways of ensuring that geologists and geophysicists
become better informed about the relative roles, functions and
values of technical societies and a professional licensing association.
III Principal Activities
1. Review and examination of the APEGGA academic requirements
for registration as professional geophysicists.
2. Examination of enforcement activities of APEGGA as they relate
to the practices of geology and geophysics.
3. Review of the structure, services and/or functions of APEGGA,
its boards, committees, staff, as they pertain to the geological
and geophysical professions.
4. Encouragement of nationwide accreditation of University geology
5. Review of any other matters of concern to geologists and geophysicists
relative to APEGGA.
6. Making of recommendations to APEGGA as appropriate.
IV Structure and Operation
1. The committee will consist of:
2. At least one of each of the CSEG and CSPG members shall hold
office on the executives of the respective societies.
3. Appointment of the committee members shall be for a two year
4. The chairman shall be appointed by the committee from either
the CSPG or CSEG representatives for a one year term and may be
5. APEGGA will provide the staff coordinator and secretariat.
The Executive Director will be an Ex-officio member of the committee.
6. Meetings will be held at the call of the chairman.
7. Subcommittees may be formed as required to study specific areas
or topics. Membership of subcommittees may include representatives
of CSPG, CSEG and APEGGA who are not on the liaison committee,
but the chairman shall be a member of the liaison committee.
8. The committee shall report to the APEGGA Council.
by Committee: October 29, 1985
to Specific Goal #1: December 1, 1986