Council Election 2017/2018
Council Election Call for Nominations
The Nominating Committee has completed its work to develop its list of nominees for the positions of President, Vice-President, and Councillors for the 2017/2018 Council election. The Nominating Committee's list of candidates can be found on the Nominating Committee Candidates page.
Election packages, including the candidate statements, will be made available to all members in September when voting opens, and the election count will take place on October 6, 2017. Those elected will take office at the Annual General Meeting on October 21, 2017.
Professional engineers, professional geoscientists, and 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 those nominated by 25 members.
Service on APEGBC’s Council is a significant contribution to the public and the professions. Members who make this commitment do so with the understanding that this role’s primary function is to serve the public through the dutiful administration of the Engineers and Geoscientists Act (the Act). Members of Council have a fiduciary duty to APEGBC and must carry out in good faith the duties prescribed to them through the Act and the APEGBC Bylaws.
Council members are expected to adhere to the Association’s Code of Ethics and Council Governance policies, and to sign an Oath or Affirmation of Office to demonstrate that the requirements of the role and the commitment expected are understood.
Terms of Office
Councillors are generally elected for a two-year term. The President and Vice-President are elected for a one-year term though the President will serve a subsequent year on Council as the Past President.
There are two ways candidates can be nominated:
Nominating Committee Candidates: The Nominating Committee conducts an extensive search to find candidates that it believes can successfully fulfill the role of a member of Council. The Committee selects its candidates for nomination based on qualifications, experience, and expertise.
Nomination by 25 Members: 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 require a nomination form which clearly identifies the members making the nomination (full name, member ID) along with their signature. This should accompany the written consent of the nominee. The completed form must be received by the Registrar no later than Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM.
Information Session for Candidates
APEGBC held an information session on June 13, 2017, for all those members interested in running for Council. The webinar provided information on APEGBC and its role, the role of Council, and the time commitment involved to serve on Council. An overview of the election process and deadlines for election material were also provided. View the Candidate Information Webinar >
|Tuesday, June 13, 2017
An information session for Candidates was held on June 13. A recording of the webinar is now available.
|Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Nominations by 25 members must be received at the association office by 5:00 PM.
|Friday, July 14, 2017
Nominees Statement of Candidacy, including Q&A submissions, must be received at the association office by 5:00 PM.
|Friday, September 8, 2017
Election package and ballots will be available online to all members by this date. Paper ballots available upon request.
|Friday, October 6, 2017
All ballots must be submitted and received by 12:00 PM.
|Election results will be posted to the APEGBC website by Thursday, October 12, 2017.
Service on Council requires a significant time commitment including attendance at five full day Council meetings a year, three to four half day workshops, a two day planning session, six to eight committee meetings a year that are two to four hours in length and attendance at the annual general meeting and conference. Meetings are held during normal work hours. Candidates should confirm with their employers that they can take time away from the office to undertake these duties as attendance at these meetings is considered mandatory. Council members are also expected to attend a number of engagement activities with stakeholders throughout the year.
Council meeting dates for the 2017/2018 Council year are:
October 21, 2017
November 24, 2017
February 9, 2018
April 27, 2018
June 15, 2018
September 7, 2018
October 20, 2018