Professional Affairs Report

Professionally Speaking… As discussed in our last column, work on the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program for P.Phys. holders has been progressing. Review of the proposal by current P.Phys holders is complete and many useful comments were received. This has resulted in a greatly improved document, which will be brought to the Spring CAP Board meeting for endorsement. A copy of the current version of the proposed CPD can be downloaded here.  In parallel, we are developing a simple CPD reporting tool that will be part of the CAP website – more on this to come.

On the professional practice front, there have been changes to the Ontario Environmental Protection Act which appear to place new limitations on the practice of natural scientists (including physicists) as it relates to Part II.2 of the Act, “Activities Requiring Assessment of Air Emissions”. CAP is following up on this issue.

Michael K. O’Neil, M.Sc., P.Phys., P.Eng.

Director, Professional Affairs