Nominations are Now Open for the AAPS Board of Directors

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 3:15pm

You can help make UBC an outstanding work environment.

Join the AAPS Board of Directors and apply your professional, leadership, and community building skills to improving the workplace experience for all AAPS members.

AAPS Board members gain valuable institutional knowledge, strategic leadership experience, and grow their professional networks. They engage with members and issues across UBC’s campuses and hospital sites. They influence senior leadership at UBC and work towards making substantive changes for AAPS members.

We would like to encourage members from all locations to strongly consider running for the Board. If you have questions about the time commitment or the distance, please contact your Executive Director Joey Hansen. AAPS is committed to working with members coming from a distance to ensure you can fully participate in Board activities.

Nominations for the AAPS 2017/2018 Board of Directors are now open. The deadline for nominations is 4:00pm on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

If you wish to be a candidate for the AAPS Board of Directors, please follow these two steps:

  1. Submit the following information to Christie Stephenson, AAPS Electoral Officer
  • Full Name
  • UBC email address
  • UBC phone number
  • AAPS Board position you are running for
  1. Ask an AAPS colleague to second your nomination by sending an email to the AAPS Electoral Officer

When the Electoral Officer has received both the nomination and the seconder, you will receive a confirmation email.

Please be advised that both the nomination and the seconder must be received by the AAPS Electoral Officer by 4:00pm on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Your seconder must be a current member of AAPS.

Nominees are being sought for the following positions:

  • 2nd Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Member at Large (3 positions)

Why Run?

Joining the AAPS Board of Directors provides an opportunity to get more involved in your workplace and connect with fellow members. Whether you are a senior member of the AAPS community able to share your leadership skills and institutional knowledge or a newer member able to share your professional expertise, the AAPS Board of Directors offers a rewarding experience.

Time Commitment

Each position is a two-year term.

The time commitment for the AAPS Board of Directors is two business meetings per month. Board meetings are the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 11am-1pm (Lunch is provided). Board members will also be required to attend a day-long board retreat. Typically Board members also participate as representatives on committees or work on particular issues as time and interest permits. 


All AAPS members in good standing are eligible to run for the AAPS Board of Directors. Please note that you may not nominate nor second more than one candidate for any given position. (Article IV)


  • If you have questions about the nomination process, please email the AAPS Office for clarification
  • If you would like more information about the Board and Board positions, we invite you to connect with your Executive Director Joey Hansen

The elections for the AAPS Board of Directors will be held online from Monday, September 25, 2017 to Monday, October 16, 2017. All eligible AAPS members will be emailed a voting notice on Monday, September 25, 2017.

The 2017/2018 AAPS Board of Directors will be introduced at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre—Jack Poole Hall at 12:00pm and via webcast.