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​​​​​​​​​ 2019/20 CDSBC Board Election

CDSBC is governed by a 23-member Board that includes dentists, certified dental assistants and members of the public. The Board is responsible for ensuring the organization's mandate – regulation of dentistry in the public interest – is carried out effectively and efficiently on behalf of British Columbians.

The annual election of Officers and Board Members is held in accordance to provisions in the Health Professions Act (HPA), CDSBC Bylaws and Schedule E. The next Board election will be held on 16 May 2019.

Nominations are being accepted for the following positions: ​

Officers (One-Year Term)

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer

Position descriptions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer

Board Members (Two-Year Term)

  • Dentist, District 2 (North)
  • Dentist, District 3 (Southern Interior)
  • Dentist, District 5 (Vancouver Island)
  • Certified Dental Assistant

Position descriptions: Individual Board Member​

Key Election Dates and Deadlines

Close of Nominations

14 March 2019 at 4:30pm

Submission of Candidate Statement (see below)

1 April 2019 at 4:30 pm

Mailing of Election Materials  

18 April 2019

Ballot Boxes Close

16 May 2019 at 4:30 pm

Election Count 

16 May 2019 at 5:00 pm

 

Nominations

Nominations are accepted until 4:30 pm on 14 March 2019.

CDSBC must receive a completed nomination package for each candidate nominated.

Read the 2019 Notice of Election for more information. Eligibility requirements for candidates, nominators and voters can be found below >>​

Submission of Candidate Statement  

Once CDSBC confirms that a candidate may run in the election, each candidate may submit a one-page, double-sided, typed Candidate Statement that could have information on past board experience, degree of financial literacy, community involvement, etc. The Statement may include a photograph. This statement will be included in the mailing of election materials to eligible voters.

Please note that the statement must include the following disclaimer: "Other than reviewing for accuracy, CDSBC does not edit, or in any way modify the self-promotional material provided by the candidate, nor does CDSBC take an official position with regard to anything stated in any of this material."

Election​

Election packages will be mailed to eligible voters no later than 18 April 2019. Ballots must be received by the Registrar no later than 4:30 pm on Thursday, 16 May 2019 in order to be eligible to be counted in the Election. ​

The Election Count is schedule for 16 May 2019 at 5:00 pm. 


Eligibility Requirements

Candidates:

Any dentist is eligible to run for a Board Officer or Electoral District Board Member position if they:

  • Are registered as of 1 March 2019 in one of the following registration classes:
    • Dentist with Full Registration (includes Certified Specialists)
    • Restricted to Specialty Registration
    • Academic Registration
    • Academic (grandparented) Registration
  • Are in good standing as defined in the CDSBC Bylaws as of 1 March 2019
  • Are assigned to the Electoral District for which the election is being held
  • Consent to the nomination, in writing, to the Registrar
  • Are nominated by five eligible voters
  • Are not currently serving or have not served on a board of directors of a provincial or national dental professional association within the previous two years

Any CDA is eligible to run for the CDA Board Member position if they:

  • Are certified as a Practising CDA as of 1 March 2019
  • Are in good standing as defined in the CDSBC Bylaws as of 1 March 2019
  • Consent to the nomination, in writing, to the Registrar
  • Are nominated by five eligible voters
  • Are not currently serving or have not served on a board of directors of a provincial or national dental professional association within the previous two years

    Note: CDA Board Members are not elected by electoral districts, but from the CDA population at large.

Please refer to the following documents for further information about eligibility to run in a CDSBC Board Election:

Nominator and Voter:

Any dentist is eligible to nominate and vote for a candidate for a Board Officer position if they:

  • Are registered as of 1 March 2019 in one of the following registration classes:
    • Full Registration (includes Certified Specialists)
    • Restricted to Specialty Registration
    • Academic Registration
    • Academic (grandparented) Registration 
  • Have fully paid their annual renewal fees under section 6.20(2)(b) of the CDSBC Bylaws and any other outstanding fine, fee, debt or levy owed to the College as of 1 March 2019

Any dentist is eligible to nominate and vote for a candidate for an Electoral District Board Member position if they:

  • Meet the requirements above
  • Are assigned to the Electoral District for which the election is being held.

Any CDA is eligible to nominate and vote for a candidate for a CDA Board Member position if they:​

  • Are certified as a Practising CDA as of 1 March 2019
  • Have fully paid their annual renewal fees under section 7.13(2)(b) of the CDSBC Bylaws and any other outstanding fine, fee, debt or levy owed to the College as of 1 March 2019.

Contact

For questions regarding the election, contact Evelyn Chen at echen@cdsbc.org.


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