Who are we?
In 1920, founding president Charles Conyers Kirby established the Association of Professional Engineers of New Brunswick to regulate the engineering profession in the province. That first year the Association registered 92 engineers.
The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick – more often known as APEGNB, or Engineers & Geoscientists New Brunswick – took on the responsibility of regulating New Brunswick’s geoscience profession in 1999. We currently have over 5,900 engineers, geoscientists, engineers-in-training, and geoscientists-in-training registered/enrolled with the Association.
APEGNB members work in more than 16 different engineering/geoscience disciplines – from designing and creating energy-efficient buildings and faster computers to developing high-mileage vehicles and life-saving medical devices. And that’s in addition to the work they do in ensuring New Brunswickers have safe drinking water, responsible mining practices, state-of-the-art transportation and communication systems, and renewable energy sources. It is the job of their regulatory body, APEGNB, to ensure that only qualified engineers and geoscientists are licensed to do that work.
Engineers & Geoscientists New Brunswick is governed by the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act. The Act gives the Association the right to:
- regulate the practice of engineering and geoscience, and to govern these professions in accordance with the Act and the APEGNB By-Laws,
- establish and maintain standards of knowledge and skill among its members; and
- establish and maintain standards of professional ethics among its members, in order that the public interest may be served and protected.
To carry out this mandate the Association is administered by:
- executive and council comprised of 10 members/members-in-training elected by the membership; and one Engineers Canada Director, one Geoscientists Canada Director, and 2 public representatives appointed by Council;
- committees of over 150 volunteer members of the Association, and
- permanent staff of 8.
Check out our Introduction Video on YouTube.