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  • 08 Oct 2018 3:44 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    We are taking in award nominations from our BCFPA members. Awards will be presented at our Annual General Meeting in January 2019.

    There are 3 categories:
    BCFPA Food Safety Award
    BCFPA President's Award
    BCFPA Lifetime Achievement Award

    Deadline to submit nominations is Oct 18, 2018. We will have physical copies of the nomination forms for members to fill out at our Workshop. If you wish to submit the nominations form ahead of time, please click on the forms below:

    BCFPA Awards Nomination Form (pdf) - click here
    BCFPA Awards Nomination Form (online form) - click here

    We will have physical copies of the nomination forms for members to fill out at our Workshop. Alternatively, you can fill in and submit the nominations form (pdf) and send it back to us, or fill in this electronic nomination form (Google form) and submit to us.

    How are the award selected?
    Selections for awards will be made by the Awards Committee &/or Executive Board. Awards need not be given annually. Please refer to Article VII.G. of the By-Laws (pages 11 and 12) for a full description of award requirements.

    What is the award?
    Awards will consist of honorariums or gifts as deemed appropriate by the Executive. The Lifetime Achievement award also grants the recipient honorary lifetime membership in the BC Food Protection Association.

    How do I submit an award nomination? We have three options:
    1. Fill out the award nominations form (pdf) and email it back to the BCFPA President;
    2. Fill out the electronic version of the award nominations form (via Google form) to submit; or
    3. Fill out the physical form on the day of the Oct 18th workshop and hand it back to us.
    E-mail: info@bcfoodprotection.ca

  • 08 Oct 2018 3:42 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Hello all,

    You can now access and read up on our full line of speakers for our food safety workshop scheduled for Oct 18, 2018.

    Speaker bios and abstracts - click here

    Click here for registration, schedule, confirmed speakers, sponsorship and other workshop information - https://www.bcfoodprotection.ca/event-3055232

    Keep in mind that our early bird deadline has been extended to Oct 12, 2018.

  • 06 Oct 2018 9:01 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Hi everyone,

    Our PayPal registration is now back online and working again. You are welcome to register for our food safety workshop at any time! Keep in mind we still plan on switching to Affinipay once they complete the payment set-up.

    We thank you for your patience and continued support. Let us know if you encounter any more issues.

    Kind regards,

  • 02 Oct 2018 11:23 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    The Fall 2018 Affiliate View is now available on the IAFP website under the Publications tab at: https://www.foodprotection.org/publications/affiliate-view/

  • 01 Oct 2018 10:43 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Hi all,

    We have extended our early bird deadline to October 12th due to our PayPal registration issues. We are doing the best we can to set up a new payment system to replace PayPal. We hope Affinipay will complete the set up and paperwork this week. We will let you know once our new payment system is up and running.

    We thank you for your patience and continued support, and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

    In the meantime, if you would like to maintain the early bird registration cost, you can just register to generate the invoice, and pay later, and this will allow you to pay the early bird rate even after Oct 12th.

    Our speaker bios will be up on our website soon. Please check our schedule for recent changes to our speaker times.

    As always, please let your colleagues and coworkers know about our food safety workshop! We have a huge line up of well known speakers from out of town!

  • 18 Sep 2018 8:56 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    4th October 2018 - PayPal is now once more accepting payments.  We don't foresee any further issues in accepting credit card payment.  Our apologies for the inconvenience.

    Hello all,

    Please accept our apologies for the issues related to payment for the Fall Workshop registration. For those who have registered, be assured we have received your application and you are on the participant list and you are guaranteed at the early registration rate. 

    We are experiencing issues with the link to PayPal, our current payment processor, and intend to resolve that by switching to Affinipay who have set up a partnership with our website provider. This will take a few more days to complete and we will send out a notification at that time when you will be able to pay the invoice for registrations.

    Once we notify you that our payment system is active those who have registerd can go to the invoice, link in the email you received at registration, and pay online, or  you can log into the website and look up your invoices.

    Early registration will be extended until October 12th.

    Simon Cowell, BCFPA Treasurer

  • 14 Aug 2018 10:26 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Hello everyone!

    Our latest newsletter, The Grapevine, is now out! Click here to read it!

    BCFPA Newsletter Vol 5 Issue 02 Aug 2018

    We have also archived past newsletters in our library. You can now access all of our newsletters here. Some of the older files are not working or can be partially read, but we tried our best to retrieve and keep them here.

    Newsletter Archives - click here

  • 09 Aug 2018 8:25 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Your BC Food Protection Association Executive Board is hard at work planning the next event: a one-day food safety workshop for the fall.

    Poster 1

    We have secured a date and venue for our next event so mark your calendars – our one-day Food Safety Workshop (title TBA) will take place on October 18, 2018 at the Executive Plaza Hotel (405 North Road, Coquitlam, BC).

    Location: Executive Plaza Hotel (405 North Road, Coquitlam, BC)
    Date: October 18, 2018
    Keynote Speaker (confirmed): Linda Harris on “Safety of low moisture foods”
    More speakers TBA
    Sessions and topics TBA
    Online registration and agenda to be announced soon! We will send an email announcement when this is made available on our website.

    Interested in sponsoring our workshop? We are currently looking for sponsors! 

    Contact us at info@bcfoodprotection.ca


    Student Poster Competition abstract guideline information is now up on our website - please click this document for more information on how to enter!

    Deadline is August 31, 2018. Good luck!

  • 09 Aug 2018 5:33 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Terry Peters, long time member and volunteer of the BCFPA, was one of five recipients who received the 2018 IAFP Honorary Life Membership Award at the IAFP Conference in Utah.

    Luyao Ma, who is a UBC graduate student and BCFPA student member, also received the 2018 Student Travel Scholarship Award at the IAFP Conference.

    Well done, Terry and Luyao! A hard-earned and well-deserved award!


  • 09 Aug 2018 2:00 AM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    BCFPA Fall Workshop - Student Poster Abstract Submission Guidelines Poster

    Deadline is coming up on August 31, 2018! Submit your poster abstract today!

    The BC Food Protection Association is providing a one-day Fall Workshop on topics ranging from current and emerging food safety issues to innovative technologies, and the opportunity to network with local food safety professionals from academia, government and industry. In addition, the BCFPA is organizing a Student Poster Competition during the Fall Workshop where students are invited to submit their poster abstract for acceptance to the Fall Workshop, as this is a good opportunity for them to demonstrate the work being done in the area of their expertise.

    What your poster should demonstrate:

    Projects or research that contributes to food safety and food safety culture in British Columbia

    Workshop date and location:

    October 18, 2018, at Executive Plaza Hotel Coquitlam


    Authors of the posters should be prepared to discuss their work between 12:30-14:00

    Posters will be displayed for the entire duration of the event


    Posters should fit on a 4’ x 4’ area

    Use visual images where possible


    Deadline for poster abstract submission:

    August 31, 2018, email to justin.falardeau@ubc.ca

    Guidelines for poster abstracts:

    Submit poster abstracts to Justin Falardeau: justin.falardeau@ubc.ca

    You will be notified by September 21, 2018 if your poster has been approved

    250 word limit, single spaced and must adhere to the following format:

    Cover letter – Include name, contact information, student status and brief biography

    Title of Poster – One line description

    Author(s) – Underline the name of the person presenting the poster

    Background – State the issue/problem and its impact

    Objective/Aim – State the objectives/aims of the research

    Methods – Describe the type of study, setting for the study, sample characteristics, methodologies used, how the analysis was conducted, etc.

    Results – Key findings from the study (no charts or graphs)

    Conclusions – The importance or relevance of the results


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