INNOVATION January-February 2014

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APEGBC is governed by a Council of elected members and government appointees responsible for setting policy and overseeing the affairs of the association, as regulated by the Engineers and Geoscientists Act . Each year, members have the opportunity to elect a President, Vice President, and a minimum of five Councillors to serve on APEGBC’s Council. The Nominating Committee has now commenced its work of developing its slate of nominees for the positions of President, Vice President and Councillors. The election will be held during September – October 2014, and those elected will take office at the Annual General Meeting on October 25, 2014. The Nominating Committee is now seeking referrals or expressions of interest for consideration with respect to its slate of nominees. Eligibility Professional engineers, professional geoscientists, and limited licensees in good standing are eligible for candidacy as Councillor. Under Bylaw 3(b), Nominating Committee candidates for the office of President must have served on Council for at least two years, and candidates for the office of Vice President must have served one year. Previous experience on Council is not required for write-in candidates. Term of Office Councillors are generally elected for a two-year term, commencing October 25, 2014. The President and Vice President are elected for a one-year term. Nomination Process There are two ways candidates can be nominated: 1. Nominating Committee candidates : The Nominating Committee selects candidates for nomination based on candidate qualifications, experience, and expertise (see sidebar). The Nominating Committee is now accepting referrals for nominations for Councillor, and will meet from January to April to select the slate of candidates that it will submit for election to Council. Members are encouraged to submit referrals or expressions of interest directly to the Nominating Committee Chair, Dr. Michael Isaacson, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.), at Referrals must be received by Monday, March 3, 2014. Shortlisted individuals will be contacted and requested to provide a completed Prospective Nominee Profile and Declaration Form . 2. Write-in candidates : Members can also submit nominations for President, Vice President, or Councillors, with the support of 25 members in good standing, directly to the Registrar. Nominations made by 25 members in good standing require a nomination form signed by the members making the nomination, and the written consent of the nominee. The completed form must be received by the Registrar no later than Friday, June 27, 2014. Election packages, including the nominee statements of candidacy, will be made available to all members in September and the election count will take place in October. 2014 Council Election: Call for Nominations Volunteers Sought for Innovation Editorial Board The Editorial Board for Innovation magazine is seeking new volunteer members. The board advises the Editor on content of interest to the readership of the maga- zine. Interested volunteers should be available for a time commitment of up to four two-hour meetings per year, in addition to occasional input by e-mail. If you are interested in contributing to the Innovation conversation and suggesting stories for features in the magazine, let the Editor know. Members and licensees are strongly encouraged to submit a letter of interest to the Editor at mgrady@apeg. For more information, contact Michelle Grady, Managing Editor, at the above e-mail address, or at 604.412.4893 or toll-free at 1.888.430.8035 ext. 4893.

Candidate Profile All nominees for Councillor must be members (P.Eng., P.Geo., or limited licensees) in good standing. Desirable Skills and Experience: Ideally, candidates will possess finan- cial fluency (such as relating to finan- cial statements, cash flow, budget- ing, financial planning, investing, and risk management); familiarity with governance structures of corpo- rations and/or large organizations; ex- perience in strategic planning; profes- sional experience through a minimum of five years of professional practice as a member; leadership roles, includ- ing strategic thinking, public speaking, organizational management, committee leadership, and an interest in engagement across the full spectrum of Council issues. It is expected that many of these skills and experiences may be acquired by service on boards of companies or voluntary, profes- sional, or community organizations. Commitments : Candidates should be willing to make the time commitment to serve on Council (including attendance at five full-day Council meetings a year, additional meetings as a member of Council committees, and attendance at the Annual General Meeting and Conference). All Councillors will be expected to adhere to the association’s Code of Ethics and Governance Policy CG-6, Code of Conduct for Council Members (available at apeg. and will be requested to sign the Oath or Affirmation of Office (contained within Policy CG-6). 2014 Nominating Committee Chair: Dr. Michael Isaacson, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.) Council Appointees: Dr. Catherine Hickson, P.Geo., FGC Christopher Newcomb, P.Eng., FEC Dr. Ernest Portfors, P.Eng., FEC Branch Appointees: Peace River: Doug Barry, P.Eng. Richmond/Delta: Ravee Ramakrishnan, P.Eng. Sea to Sky: Piotr Mazur, P.Eng. South Central: Andrew Watson, P.Eng. Tri-Cities: Tomer Curiel, P.Eng. Vancouver: Ben Skillings, P.Eng. Vancouver Island: Lee Rowley, P.Eng. West Kootenay: Elroy Switlishoff, P.Eng.


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