2020/2021 Council Election
Engineers and Geoscientists BC Council members govern the organization and the regulation of the professions of engineering and geoscience in British Columbia. Council members act collectively to set the policy and strategic direction for Engineers and Geoscientists BC, and are accountable to the public through the Ministry of the Attorney General, under the Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Nominating Committee is seeking qualified candidates with diverse experience, skills, and expertise to stand for election to Council in the Fall of 2020. Engineers and Geoscientists BC registrants will elect:
- One President
- One Vice-President
- Five Councillors
Service as a Council member is an exceptional leadership opportunity. Engineers and Geoscientists BC is facing several significant changes in the upcoming year; Council will guide the organization forward under new legislation, and continue to oversee the organization as it advances major initiatives, including introducing the regulation of firms, mandatory continuing education, and diversity and inclusion.
The nomination process is run by Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Nominating Committee, comprising fourteen professional members or licensees appointed by Council and its regional branches. The committee evaluates all candidates to ensure the final slate of nominees represents strong, balanced leadership for Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
We’re seeking candidates who have a strong desire to protect the public and enhance public safety. Qualified candidates:
- Are practising, non-practising, or retired professional engineers (P.Eng.), professional geoscientists (P.Geo.) or Limited Licensees (Eng.L. or Geo.L.) in good standing;
- Have at least five years of professional experience;
- Are committed to serving the public, upholding fiduciary duties to Engineers and Geoscientists BC, and acting in good faith, with objectivity and honesty, and without personal or corporate gain;
- Can commit to the time and travel demands of the role; and
- Can commit to serving a term length of between one and three years.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in the governance of the professions, and is seeking a slate of candidates with diverse backgrounds, experience, and expertise.
Prospective candidates begin by submitting a Prospective Nominee Form and supplementary information to the Nominating Committee, including:
- A statement of interest (up to 250 words);
- A summary of any experience related to the desired skills and competencies of Council members (2–3 sentences for each area);
- Current CV; and
- Three character and/or experience references.
Deadline: 5:00pm on Monday, March 9, 2020.
For complete information on the application process, visit the Application Process page.
|Monday, March 9, 2020
||Deadline to submit Prospective Nominee Form (by 5:00 PM)
|Wednesday, April 8, 2020
||Prospective nominees shortlisted by the Nominating Committee
|April 27 & 28, 2020
||Candidate Interviews conducted by Nominating Committee Panel
|By May 29, 2020
||Final candidates for election confirmed by Nominating Committee
|By June 3, 2020
||List of candidates published
|Friday, September 4, 2020
||Council election opens
|Friday, October 2, 2020
||Council election closes
*Dates may be subject to change
For questions or additional information about the Council nomination and election process, contact Deesh Olychick, Director, Corporate Governance and Strategy, at [email protected].