Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Annual General Meeting

The 2023 Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. The AGM was conducted using a hybrid format, allowing registrants to attend online or in-person in Whistler, BC.

The AGM is an opportunity for registrants to hear from the Board and senior staff on the organization’s strategic progress, key initiatives, and financial standing. It also provides an opportunity for registrants to participate in self-regulation by bringing forward motions for the consideration of the Board.

AGM Motions Received

In accordance with our Bylaws, registrants had the opportunity to submit motions in advance of the AGM for the Board’s consideration. All motions must have been received no later than 5:00 PM on September 27, 2023, to allow adequate time for review and inclusion and to support fair and informed debate at the AGM.

Two motions were submitted in advance of the meeting and were also debated by registrants. The assembly voted to split Motion 1 into two separate parts prior to voting on that motion. The motions were moved by Kevin Preston, P.Eng., and seconded by Brett Pattrick, P.Eng.

MOTION 1a: That the Board consider past surpluses when setting future annual licensing fees. The motion was carried.

MOTION 1b: That the Board consider limiting future increases to no more than 2% per year. The motion was carried.

MOTION 2: That the Board consider that a larger seed fund be given to the new advocacy body to be spent on expenses of existing programs being transferred to it, plus a reasonable staffing budget for those programs. The motion was carried.

These motions, which are non-binding, will now go forward to the Board for consideration. An update will be provided to registrants on the results of that discussion in the coming months.

Information about the current budget and licensing fee increase can be found here.
Information about the initiation of an independent advocacy body can be found here.

The full minutes of the AGM can be found in the meeting materials, below. Per the AGM Rules of Order, registrants will have 30 days from the date of publication for review and comment. At the close of that period, the Board will make any requisite changes and approve them for the final record. Please send any corrections to Ros Seibert, Senior Policy and Governance Analyst, at [email protected] by 5:00 PM, December 23, 2023.

A recording of the AGM is also available in the Knowledge Centre. 

Meeting Materials

Previous Annual General Meeting Minutes