About Us

ASQ Vancouver (ASQ Section 408) has been advancing individual and organizational performance excellence in BC by providing opportunities for learning, quality improvement and knowledge exchange for professionals in quality management, risk management and sustainability management since 1986. We have 500 members across British Columbia.

Our objectives are to provide a valuable resource to our members for achieving professional excellence and advancement; to be a provider of information and learning opportunities for all topics related to quality; and to be a leader in operational excellence and delivering value to our local quality community.

Section News

Apply to speak at our 2018 Conference

Deadline extended to Dec.15, 2017

Annual General Meeting:
December 5, 2017

The AGM this year will feature a review of 2017's tasks and targets, a look ahead to 2018, and a town hall segment where we ask for member input.

Section Events

November Member Gift

Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Quality 

This month's gift bundle is designed to help you build your knowledge with content that includes:
  • A 5-part webcast series on Disruptive Technologies and Quality
  • Audiocast versions to listen to on the go
  • A complete 268-page ebook: Innovation Never Stops: Innovation Generation - The Culture, Process, and Strategy
  • More than a dozen additional videos, case studies, and articles to deepen your understanding on topics around disruptive technologies 

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Members
500
Years in Operation
31
Member Certifications
306
Quality Management Division Members
210

Latest News

ASQ Edmonton Quality Conference on Oct 13, 2017

The ASQ Edmonton Section will be holding a conference on October 13th, 2017 with the theme Quality in Canada – 150 Years Conference Location: Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB Mark your calendars as Canada celebrates its 150th Birthday, we celebrate 150 Years of Quality. This year ASQ Edmonton section will be hosting […]

ASQ Edmonton Conference Early Bird Ticket Deadline July 30

Having a great day is even better when accompanied by colleagues and friends that are interested in quality just like you. Location: Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB Mark your calendars as Canada celebrates its 150th Birthday, we celebrate 150 Years of Quality. Topics: ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Transition API […]

Change Management Webinar Recording Available

A recording of the recent webinar, “Engineering Change Management: The Process,” is now available. Other free webinars are planned by the Blue Ridge Section during the next three months. You can access the schedule here to register for those you wish to attend.

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Latest Articles

From Formula 1 To Surgery: How Benchmarking Increases Performance

By Shahriar (Shar) Hosseini In an increasingly competitive world, how do businesses keep driving themselves forward?  Who do you track yourself against? Do you look at your historical performance, or do you monitor your performance against your competitors? I am sure you’ve heard about the practice of benchmarking – “a systematic search for best practices […]

Why Take An Interest In Your Interested Parties?

One of the new concepts introduced by the latest revision of ISO 9000 is the concept of Interested Parties. The new standard has a requirement for organizations to determine the interested parties that are relevant to their quality management system and the requirement to understand the needs and expectations of these parties (4.2). Who are […]

BA Blacktop Wins the 4th Annual ASQ Vancouver Quality and Business Excellence Award

On April 26, 2017, ASQ Vancouver was pleased to announce this year’s Quality & Business Excellence Award winner, BA Blacktop Ltd. (website). Harman Sull (Quality Manager) accepted the award on behalf of the company at the ASQ Vancouver Quality Conference lunch and awards ceremony. Founded in B.C. in 1956, BA Blacktop is a major general […]

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Who are our members?

Our members come from a wide range of backgrounds and have a wide range of professional interests. The top 5 certifications held by members are:

  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Auditor
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Manager of Quality Organizational Excellence
Quality Management
26%
Six Sigma
9%
Lean Enterprise
7%
Audit
6%

About ASQ

The American Society for Quality (ASQ), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, has been the world’s leading authority on quality since 1946.

By making quality a global priority, an organizational imperative, and a personal ethic, the American Society for Quality has become the community for everyone who seeks quality technology, concepts, or tools to improve themselves and their world.

A world of improvement is available through ASQ, providing information, contacts, and opportunities to make things better in the workplace, in communities, and in people’s lives. The 104,000-member professional association creates better workplaces and communities worldwide by advancing learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange to improve business results. By making quality a global priority, an organizational imperative, and a personal ethic, ASQ becomes the community for everyone who seeks technology, concepts, or tools to improve themselves and their world.