Now Accepting Nominations for the 2021 Board Elections

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Now Accepting Nominations for the 2021 Board Elections

Districts Up for Elections
The College is seeking pharmacy professionals to run for elections in the following districts:
 
  • District 2 - Fraser Valley
  • District 4 - Kootenay / Okanagan
  • District 6 - Urban Hospitals
  • District 8 - Pharmacy Technicians

You can play an important role in these elections by identifying and nominating the best possible candidates!

Board members have a significant role and responsibility. It is important to remember that while an election process is used to establish Board membership, the mandate of the Board is to uphold the College’s duty as set out in the Health Professions Act: to serve and protect the public. It is an honour and a privilege to self-regulate our own professions and one which we all take seriously.

Board members, whether pharmacists, pharmacy technicians or public appointees, bring diverse points of view to the table and work as a team to make sound policy and governance decisions in the public interest. Every new Board member receives an orientation to the Board’s governance model and is required to take and sign an Oath of Office indicating their understanding and commitment to their role.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and encourages Indigenous people, women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (2SLGBTQ+) to consider running.

These are exciting and challenging times for pharmacy – Board members play an important role in setting the foundation to ensure all British Columbians can receive high quality person centred pharmacy care. The College needs passionate and forward-thinking Board members who are dedicated to serving and protecting the public through the regulation of pharmacy practice.

Submitting Nominations

Nominations are open for registrants in Districts 2 (Fraser Valley), 4 (Kootenay / Okanagan), 6 (Urban Hospitals) and 8 (Pharmacy Technicians). See the District Chart.

Nomination forms must be submitted electronically to the College by emailing the form to registrar@bcpharmacists.org or by faxing to 604-733-2493 (toll free 800-377-8129).

Nominees must also email an electronic document with a 500 word or less biography and a high-resolution digital photo (JPG or PNG) to registrar@bcpharmacists.org.

Nomination forms and information about the role and responsibilities of the College Board are available online.

The deadline for election nominations is Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 5:00 PM (PDT).

Writing Your Bio

Nominees are required to submit a brief biography as part of the College's Board Elections and are encouraged to provide an Indigenous land acknowledgment for the lands on which they live and practice pharmacy.

Nominee bios should focus on promoting the health and wellness of the public through the regulation of pharmacy practice, and not on advocating for the pharmacy profession.

In order to assist prospective candidates in writing appropriate bios, the College has developed the following guidance document.

College Board Elections Biography Guidelines

Board Elections: Key Dates
  • August 31, 2021 - Deadline for nomination forms, biographies and photos (5:00 PM PDT)
  • September 15, 2021 - Online election poll opens (9:00 AM PDT)
  • October 15, 2021 - Online election poll closes (5:00 PM PDT)
Acknowledgement

The College acknowledges with respect that the College of Pharmacists of BC is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱wú7mesh úxwumixw (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

As the regulator for pharmacy practice in what is now known as British Columbia, we recognize all the ancestral and unceded territories of First Nations peoples and the Indigenous peoples living across BC. The College encourages all registered pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to reflect on the traditional territory where they live and practise pharmacy.

Learn more about the College's commitment to cultural safety and humility.

Aug 16, 2021