Engineers and Geoscientists BC Announces Candidates for Election to Council

Posted on July 8, 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC holds its Council election annually. This September, there will be an election for one President, one Vice President, and five Councillors. Council election will open by Friday, September 4, 2020, and will close on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 12 PM. All professional members and limited licensees in good standing (P.Eng. and P.Geo., and Eng.L. and Geo.L) are eligible to vote.

Candidates For Election To Council

The Professional Governance Act requires that all candidates standing for election must be approved by the Nominating Committee, using a merit-based process. The Nominating Committee has selected the following nominees to stand for the 2020 Council election.

President (One to be Elected)

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G.D. (Garth) Kirkham, P.Geo., FGC Geology Burnaby
L.B. (Larry) Spence, P.Eng. Mechanical Trail

Vice President (One to be Elected)

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M.A. (Mark) Adams, P.Eng. Mining North Vancouver
C.L. (Carol) Park, P.Eng. Biomedical Vancouver

Councillor (Five to be Elected)

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T.M. (Tomer) Curiel, P.Eng., FEC Mechanical Vancouver
E.A.A (Emmanuel) Domingo, P.Eng., FEC Civil Vancouver
J.B. (James) Kay, P.Eng. Civil Kelowna
M.M. (Michelle) Mahovlich, P.Eng./P.Geo. Geological/Geology Langford
J.L. (Jessica) Steeves, P.Eng. Geological Kamloops
K.P. (Kevin) Turner, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon) Civil Kamloops
B.C. (Brent) Ward, P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon) Geology Coquitlam

Further changes to Council composition will be introduced when the Professional Governance Act comes into force in Fall 2020. To learn more about the transitional requirements under the Professional Governance Act, visit

Role Of The Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee selects a list of qualified candidates with diverse experience, skills and expertise that they believe best demonstrate the qualities needed for strong, balanced leadership for Engineers and Geoscientists BC. Specifically, the committee sought candidates that have demonstrated skills in leadership, strategy, financial literacy, risk management, human resources, regulatory understanding, governance, and technical proficiency. To fulfil its mandate, the committee sought candidates through a series of Call for Nominations notices sent to the membership, and committee members reached out to potential candidates in regions throughout the province of BC.

Nomination Process

The committee’s candidate selection framework included: a gap analysis (i.e., a review of the skills and experience of remaining Councillors); the prioritization of desired skills, competencies, and experience for prospective nominees; diversity considerations; a systematic assessment of candidate skills and competences; and candidate interviews.

To support this process, all prospective nominees were asked to provide: a written summary of their interest to serve on Council; a current CV; details of how their experience relates to the desired skills and competencies; responses to supplementary conflict-of-interest and declaration questions; and three references. Following submission of the required information, all candidates also underwent at least one interview.

Using this information, the Nominating Committee reviewed and assessed all prospective nominees using a rating matrix based on the desired skills and competencies. The committee then shortlisted candidates to advance to a second interview. The second interview was conducted by an interview panel comprising select members of the Nominating Committee. Following this comprehensive and rigorous process, the Nominating Committee selected its list of nominees to stand for election.

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