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Editorial Advisory Committee Member

Location: Burnaby, BC
Date Posted: March 14, 2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Status 2-Year Term
Terms of Reference


The Editorial Advisory Committee advises on the production of Innovation, the organization's registrant journal, and editorial policy matters.

The Committee:

  • Recommends editorial policy for consideration by Council;
  • Proposes ways and means of improving the magazine within the authorized budget;
  • Sources ideas and provide recommendations to the Managing Editor for themes and content;
  • Reviews at the written request of the member, submissions to Innovation to make a recommendation to the Managing Editor as to whether the material should be published; and
  • Considers nominations and selects the successful candidate for the Editorial Board Award.

Reporting Structure:

This is an Advisory Committee, appointed by Council and reporting to Council.

Duties and Expectations:

  • Attend committee meetings in-person or by teleconference;
  • Participate on at least one subcommittee per year (e.g., Editorial Advisory Committee Member judge); and
  • Review the magazine and meeting materials in advance of each meeting so that they may participate in constructive discussion.

Skills and Qualifications:

Candidates should:

  • Be a professional registrant or trainee in good standing with Engineers and Geoscientists BC;
  • Be currently or recently practicing engineering or geoscience; and
  • Have a strong interest in communication, member and public engagement, and the written word.

Term of Office:

  • Appointments are normally 2 years, renewable twice unless otherwise extended by Council.

Average Time Commitment:

Typical number of applicants and timeline for each scholarship:

  • Normally the Committee meets 3–4 times per year;
  • Each meeting is approximately 2 hours in length; and
  • Meetings are held at Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s offices on Regent Street in Burnaby.

Measure of Success:

The successful volunteer will:

  • Participate in and contribute to discussions;
  • Be engaged and aware of current issues affecting the engineering or geoscience professions, and/or the association; and
  • Engage their networks to enrich their contributions to board meetings.


  • Opportunity to advance the profession by sharing your knowledge and experience;
  • Learn new skills and expand your business network;
  • Earn credits for CPD and Engineers and Geoscientists BC service awards; and
  • Volunteer appreciation.