Council Election 2018/2019
The Nominating Committee has completed its work to develop its list of nominees for the positions of President, Vice President and Councillors for the 2018/2019 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 5, 2018.
Those elected will take office at the Annual General Meeting on October 20, 2018.
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 2 years and candidates for the office of Vice President must have served 1 year. Previous experience on Council is not required for those nominated by 25 members.
Service on Engineers and Geoscientists BC'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 dutiful administration of the Engineers and Geoscientists Act (the Act). Members of Council have a fiduciary duty to Engineers and Geoscientists BC and must carry out in good faith the duties prescribed to them through the Act and the 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.
Councillors are generally elected for a 2-year term. The President and Vice President are elected for a 1-year term though the President will serve a subsequent year on Council as the Past President.
Candidates running for the positions of President or Vice President will be able to include a short video as part of the candidate information presented to members. Inclusion of a video is optional for Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates and is being piloted for the 2018 election as a way to provide voting members with more information about candidates.
Interested in running for Council? View our Candidate Information Webinar. This recorded webinar is intended for all those members interested in running for Council. The session provides information on Engineers and Geoscientists BC and its role, the role of Council, and the time commitment involved to serve on Council. An overview of the election process is also provided.
View Candidate Information Webinar
There are 2 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. The Nominating Committee's list of Candidates can be found on the Nominating Committee Candidates page.
- 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, licence number) 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 27, 2018 at 5:00 PM.
- Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Nominations by 25 members must be received at the association office by 5 PM.
- Friday, July 13, 2018
Nominees Statement of Candidacy, including Q&A submissions, must be received at the association office by 5 PM.
- Friday, September 7, 2018
Election package and ballots will be available online to all members by this date. Paper ballots available upon request.
- Friday, October 5, 2018
All ballots must be submitted and received by 12 PM.
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 2018/2019 Council year are:
- October 20, 2018
- November 23, 2018
- February 8, 2019
- April 26, 2019
- June 14, 2019
- September 13, 2019