Applications for Council Now Open

Posted on February 6, 2020
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is looking for experienced practitioners with a strong desire to protect the public and enhance public safety. If this describes you, consider applying to serve on Council.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Council governs the organization and the professions of engineering and geoscience in BC. Council members collectively 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.

Dr. John Clague, P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon.)—both a former Councillor and president—
was looking for a way to repay the profession that had benefitted him for many years. “I wanted to serve on Council because of a desire to ‘give back’ to my profession and my geoscience colleagues. I felt that the best way to serve my profession on a volunteer basis was to serve on Council,” he said.

Service as a Council member is an exceptional leadership opportunity. Engineers and Geoscientists BC is facing several significant changes in the upcoming year, including transition from the Engineers and Geoscientists Act to the Professional Governance Act. In addition, Council will continue to lead the organization forward on major initiatives, including the regulation of firms, mandatory continuing education, and diversity and inclusion.

For Caroline Andrewes, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.) also a former Councilor and then president, it was challenges like these that pressed her skills into action on Council. “Governance, strategic planning and decision-making, communications, risk management, and structured decision-making were all components of the skills I honed or gained through my service,” she said. 

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. 

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is 5:00 PM on March 9, 2020. If you are interested in being considered by the Nominating Committee, but are unable to submit your application before the deadline, please contact [email protected]. The Nominating Committee reserves the right the extend the call for nominations.

For complete information on the application process, visit egbc.ca/council-nominations.

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