Vancouver Applied Science and Patent Examination (SP) Sub-Group

Annual General Meeting – Members Only

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Steamworks, 375 Water St., Vancouver, BC


  • Social: 5:00 – 5:30 pm
  • Dinner and Annual General Meeting: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Speakers Presentations: 6:30 – 7:30 pm


We will have Brian Van Wilgenberg, President SP Sub-Group, to speak to the issues that concern you, such as transition back to the workplace, Phoenix, Sick Leave, GC WorkPlace, and answer any questions that you may have.

Registration of your attendance with your membership number is required by Friday, October 7th, 2022 at  Registrants after October 7th, 2022, cannot be guaranteed that a meal is available. Confirmation of your registration will be sent to you. You can check your membership number at:

If after registering for the AGM you are no longer able to attend, please notify us at so that the meal can be cancelled.

Elections for the Vancouver SP Sub-Group Executive will be held at the AGM. Up to three (3) positions are available and the term of office is for 2 years. Being on the Executive is a great way to contribute to professional science in Canada and also a personal development opportunity. Nominations close at the meeting.  If you expect to be absent, please e-mail your nomination form (attached) to Denis Semail, Chair, Elections Committee at or send to the PIPSC Regional Office by Friday, October 7th, 2022.

Anyone wishing to propose changes to the Vancouver SP Sub-Group’s Constitution and By-Laws (e.g., the election procedures) are welcome to do so. The Constitution and By-Laws outline the requirements that need to be met with respect to any proposed changes to the same. Any proposed changes to Constitution and By-Laws need to meet with the approval of the PIPSC By-Laws Committee and approval of the PIPSC Board of Directors.

Please pass this message along to other Vancouver SP Sub-Group PIPSC colleagues. For more information, please contact:

Tanya Evans


Denis Semail

Vice President

Tim Powers


Kathy Kerr


Rob MacDonald


Sammi Li



Judy Hartman



Eric Crawford






The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Vancouver SP SUB-GROUP



The SP Group includes members with the following classification: Actuary (AC), Agriculture (AG), Biologist (BI), Chemist (CH), Forester (FO), Meteorologist (MT), Physical Scientist (PC), Scientific Regulation (SG) and Patent Examination (PAT). 


For this AGM there are 9 positions available on the Vancouver SP Sub-Group Executive.  The term of office is for two (2) years.


Nominations close on the floor.  If you are unable to attend, please see the instructions below.


NAME of NOMINEE (print)




PHONE : HOME: ______________________________________ OFFICE: _____________________________________________


E:MAIL ADDRESS: ___________________________________ CLASSIFICATION: __________________________________


I am a member in good standing in a classification included in the SP Group.  I hereby accept the nomination for a position on the Vancouver SP Science and Patent Examination Sub-Group Executive.


SIGNATURE: _________________________________________ DATE: ________________________________________________


Names and signatures of nominating members must be in good standing in classification SP Group.  Note that at least three (3) signatures are required.


1. Name ______________________________________________ Signature ____________________________________________


2. Name ______________________________________________ Signature ____________________________________________


3. Name ______________________________________________ Signature ____________________________________________


4. Name ______________________________________________ Signature ____________________________________________


The nominees should attach a brief statement (200 words max.) of their qualifications, which if a contest is declared, would be used if they are not present at the meeting.


If you are unable to attend, please fax or e-mail or mail your application by Friday, October 7, 2022.


Fax:       604 688-8290 (PIPSC Regional Office)