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  • 12 Mar 2015 5:00 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)
    Where: University of British Columbia

    Time: 5:00-8:00 pm

    Hosted by the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) of UBC, Life sciences Student Society, Science Co-op and the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers. The Science Career Information Fair is designed to provide undergraduates with an overview of the companies that hire Bachelor of Science graduates and describe the various fields open to them with their degree. The event also aims to share best job search strategies with students and offer employers a chance to share their insight and guidance to future applicants.

    To register: https://ubc-csm.symplicity.com/employers/index.php/pid949056?

  • 12 Mar 2015 7:00 AM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)
    Registration is now open for the 2015 IAFP Food Safety Conference held in Portland, Oregon from July 25-28, 2015.
    Details can be found here: http://www.foodprotection.org/regonline/

    Rooms at our group rate are
    still available for IAFP 2015

    in Portland, Oregon, July 25-28.

    (Note: Event dates are Saturday-Tuesday this year only.)


    But hurry! Rooms are going 
    quickly, so book today!

    For more information on hotels offering 
    our group rate and to book online, go


    Be Careful:
    Book your IAFP 2015 hotel rooms only through our official housing agency,
    Travel Portland. You may contact them directly at the numbers below. IAFP is aware
    that Global Housing Services, Corp. has actively been soliciting our exhibitors
    and attendees. They are not an authorized housing agency, and we do not
    recommend doing business with this company.
     Travel Portland
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm PST

    Phone: +1 503.275.9295     Toll Free: +1 877.678.5263


                                                       +1 515.276.3344  www.foodprotection.org

  • 10 Mar 2015 12:30 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    The CFIA is conducting a series of consultations on Food Labelling Modernization including Health Canada's proposed Nutrition Labelling changes. The BC session will be held in Vancouver, BC.

    When: March 10, 2015
    Time: 12:30 to 5:00 pm
    Where: Metrotown Holiday Inn

    Registration deadline is March 8, 2015. Please register by clicking on this link: http://inspection.sondages-surveys.ca/surveys/CFIA-ACIA/2015-flm-consultation-sessions-external/?l=en

    More information on the process can be found here: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/transforming-the-cfia/action-plan/food-regulatory-forum/presentations/discussion-paper/eng/1402236927770/1402236929317

  • 06 Mar 2015 5:30 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    The BCFPA Student Group is organizing a student networking event at Molson Coors (1550 Burrard Street, Vancouver).
    RSVP to our SPDG Coordinators (BCIT or UBC) by March 1, 2015 to attend. Dinner and drinks will be provided.
    Details can be found here: UBC poster, BCIT poster
    Topic: Food safety and food safety knowledge applied to the real world

    Speakers include: Brian Johnson (retired) & Sajan Joseph, both BCIT Alumni and Senior Environmental Health Officers of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

  • 17 Feb 2015 8:30 AM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Organized by the BC Food Processors Association

    Website: http://groundedstrategies.ca/export-marketing-workshops/

    Workshop: The United States Market – Pacific Northwest Focus; Opportunities and Export Tips for British Columbia Agri-Food and Seafood Companies

    WHEN: February 17th, 2015
    WHERE: Pacific Inn Resort & Conference Centre 1160 King George Highway, Surrey, BC (map)
    TIMING: All workshops will be 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    COST: $30.00 per person plus GST, includes lunch

  • 16 Feb 2015 5:45 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Organized by BC Food Technologists

    Website & Registration: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2015-bcft-speakers-night-consumer-driven-product-development-for-export-markets-tickets-15395433155

    2015 BCFT Speaker's Night - Consumer-Driven Product Development for Export Markets

    Date: Monday, 16 February 2015 from 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)

    Location: Building SE2 Room 214 Townsquare D, British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G

    Details: This year’s speaker is Dr. Chris Findlay from Compusense Inc., Guelph, Ontario. The topic is “Consumer-driven Product Development for Export Markets”.  Dr. Findlay will discuss how a systematic approach to product development based on Sensory Informed Design can improve product success, especially for export markets.

  • 13 Jan 2015 2:58 PM | Deleted user

    When: Tues March 24th - Wed March 25th
    Where: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL

    The fourth series of the BRC Food Safety Americas conference will take place on 24th -25th March 2015 in Orlando.


  • 08 Jan 2015 4:42 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Hello everyone,

    The 2014 AGM Report and the proposed amendments to the BCFPA Constitution and Bylaws are now available for download. Please have a read at it before our AGM and Speaker's Evening on January 13, 2015.

    The proposed amendments in the Constitution and Bylaws are in blue font.

    Don't forget to register - it is FREE for members! We hope to see you there!

  • 04 Jan 2015 7:08 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)
    Love to Travel?
    Apply Today to Attend IAFP 2015!

    Portland, Oregon - July 25-28, 2015

    Applications are being
    accepted for the following:


    Travel Award
    for State or Provincial Health or Agricultural Department Employees

    2014 Travel Award Recipients


    Travel Award
    for a Food Safety Professional in a Country with a Developing Economy

    GGwesa 2- Travel Award - Dev. Country


    Student Travel Scholarship



    2014 STS Award Recipients

    Deadline for all Award applications is Tuesday, February 24, 2015.
    For more information on these Travel Awards and how to apply, go here

  • 22 Dec 2014 3:01 PM | Peter Taylor

    Agenda and Speaker Poster for AGM on January 13, 2015 are now available.

    Files can be found here:


    Speaker Poster

    Be sure to register for this event!

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