Voting is Open: 2013 Search Committee for the next President of the University

Dear AAPS Members,

You can now vote for the Management and Professional Staff representative of the 2013 Search Committee for the next President of the University. The Search Committee is charged with finding a successor to President Toope who will step down in June of 2014.

As outlined in the email notice of May 2, the AAPS Executive Board has nominated current AAPS President Jacqueline Smit as a candidate:

  • 17 years as an AAPS member at UBC.

  • 5 years on the AAPS Board (2 years as President).

  • 10 years as a UBC Community resident in staff/faculty housing, raising two children.

  • UBC Alumna with a Master’s degree in social work.

  • Senior Research Officer within the VP Research & International portfolio (current role).

  • Managing Director of two large institutes, one at Point Grey and one hospital-based (previous roles).

  • Intimate understanding of how senior leadership shapes organizational culture through ongoing dialoguewith UBC senior administration as the President of AAPS.

  • Knowledge of AAPS member needs and issues through regular briefings on advocacy issues and as a member of the AAPS Negotiations Committee.

  • Dedicated to giving AAPS members a clear voice on the Search Committee by ensuring that the next President of UBC takes a leadership role in building a healthy work culture for its management and professional staff.         

For more information on Jacqueline’s experience and goals, please click here

Members are encouraged to consider all candidates running for the position and to make time to vote.

Polls will close at 4pm Friday, May 24th, 2013 and all ballots must have been received by Enrolment Services by this time.

To Vote Online

  1. Have your UBC Employee ID Number (which can be either 6 or 7 digits) and your birthday ready as they will be your user ID and password.
  2. Go to the WebVote election system.
  3. Click “Cast Vote”.
  4. Click the “Vote” button beside 2013 Search Committee for the next President of the University - Management and Professional Staff (This is the last option on the page and the only option you are eligible for).
  5. Enter your User ID which is your full UBC Employee ID Number (can be either 6 or 7 digits).
  6. Enter your Password which is your birth date in this format YYMMDD.
  7. You may vote for one representative to the committee. Mark the box next to the name of the Management and Professional Staff candidate you would like to vote for.
  8. Click “OK”.

To Vote by Paper Ballot

  1. Open the Ballot for Management and Professional Staff at this link:
  2. Please print out the ballot, fill it in and fax, mail, or drop off the ballot in person to the attention of Stephanie Oldford. The contact information is listed at bottom of the ballot. Please remember to sign your ballot.


If you have any questions please contact the AAPS Office at or 604.822.9025. For more information on the voting process itself please visit the 2013 Search Committee for the next President of the University page.