Association of Professional Economists of British Columbia

Who We Are

The Association of Professional Economists of British Columbia (APEBC) is an association of business economists.  Our members work for a diverse range of organizations that include government organizations, financial instututions, academic institutions, and in independent consulting firms.  APEBC is  British Columbia’s provincial chapter of the Canadian Association for Business Economists (CABE).

APEBC was founded in 1967 in Vancouver, and was incorporated on May 10, 1968 as a non-profit society.

The Economics and Finance Network was launched in the fall of 2001 to reflect a broadening of APEBC’s membership base to include other professionals with an interest in business economics, economic policy and finance.

APEBC regularly hosts luncheon meetings that feature knowledgable Speakers on a broad range of topics relating to economics.

APEBC has a large Vancouver-based chapter, an active Victoria committee, as well as members spanning other parts of the province.  APEBC maintains an administrative office in Vancouver and is governed by an annually elected Board of Directors.

What We Do


Encourage and promote a high standard of ethics and professional competence among members and among economists at large.


Foster continuing, advanced education in the field of economics for members.


Promote a common meeting ground for economists of all disciplines on subjects of mutual interest.


Promote the work and status of the economics profession in the community.



Gary Robinson was the winner of the 2016/17 APEBC's Early-Bird Membership Draw. Brendon Ogmundson was the winner of APEBC's Member Survey Draw. Both Gary and Brendon will be receiving Chapters giftcards.  Congratulations to both of you, and thank you to...

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Upcoming Events

APEBC regularly hosts luncheon events that feature keynote speakers on a wide range of topics in economics.

Lawrence Schembri (Vancouver) 2017-04-11

Following the Bank of Canada’s interest rate announcement that morning, Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri will discuss the Governing Council’s latest Canadian economic outlook, and its assessment of risks. Lawrence Schembri was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of...

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Paul Nursey (Victoria) 2017-04-26

The Tourism Industry is back and growing rapidly.  With no let-up in site.  Come meet Tourism Victoria CEO Paul Nursey and enjoy an informative talk behind the drivers of this resurgence. Paul Nursey joined Tourism Victoria in January 2014. He is an experienced and...

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Aldyen Donnelly (Vancouver) 2017-05-10

In December, 2017, the Government of Canada and most provinces agreed to a "minimum national carbon price" policy. Ms. Donnelly will speak about what this "carbon price" likely does and does not mean in the context of Canada's Paris Agreement commitments and changes...

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