2008 Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
12:00pm – 2:00pm
SUB Theatre and via Webcast

Presentation slides and webcast video now available scroll_down

Notice of Meeting

This is your notice of the AAPS Annual General Meeting which will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 from 12:00 to 14:00.  The meeting is being held in the Student Union Building Auditorium (SUB Theatre) on the Point Grey Campus. 

Meeting Agenda

The Agenda is provided below. scroll_down

Audited Financial Statements

Members will be asked to approve our year-end statements at the AGM.  Here are the 2007/2008 audited financial statements.  (pdf)

Board Elections - First Time Electronic Voting Procedure

Thank you to all who have responded to the previous calls for nominations.  For the first time the AAPS Board will be elected through an on-line voting process.  Everyone will have the opportunity to vote for their Board.  Previously only those that attended the Annual General meeting could vote.  The successful candidates will be announced at the meeting, October 22, 2008.   


Presentation slides and webcast video:


  1. Call to Order
  2. Welcome
  3. Acceptance of the Agenda
  4. Guest Speaker:  Tom Patch, AVP Equity
  5. Approval of the Minutes of October 16, 2007  (pdf)
  6. President’s Report
  7. Financial Issues
    1. Approval of Financial Statements  (pdf) as of
      June 30, 2008 year end.
    2. Motion to transfer surplus into Reserve Funds.
    3. Appointment of the Auditor
  8. Committee Reports
  9. Advocacy
  10. Member Professional Development
  11. Communications
  12. Provide for timely announcement of Annual General Meeting to accommodate nomination period and electronic voting timelines
  13. Special Resolution:  Proposed Bylaws Amendment To: scroll_down
  14. Announcement of Results from the on-line Vote Presenting the  Elected Officers for the Coming Year
  15. Adjournment


Agenda Item 9:



Bylaw changes adopted at the 2008 Spring General Meeting changed the nomination period for Executive Board positions to “no earlier than 90 days prior to the date set for the Annual General Meeting and no later than 21 calendar days prior to that date”.  This resolution ensures that notice of the Annual General Meeting provides ample time for the nomination process.



Article V Section 1 of the Bylaws be amended by adding the sentence: “The place and time of the Annual General Meeting shall be announced each year at the Spring General Meeting”:

“The Executive Board shall call two General Meetings each year, an Annual General Meeting to be held during the month of October and a General Meeting to be held in the month of April.  These meetings shall be held at places and times determined by the Executive Board.  The place and time of the Annual General shall be announced each year at the Spring General Meeting”.


Bernice Urbaniak,

Note: Additions to the agenda may be made in writing by any ten members in good standing