Report from the Nominating Committee

Report to the Fall 2020 Annual General Meeting

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In accordance with the AMA Bylaws, the Nominating Committee nominates candidates for office to be elected by the Annual General Meeting, to be elected by the Representative Forum and to be appointed by the Board of Directors of the Association.

The Nominating Committee submits the following nominations for consideration during the AGM:

1. Composition of Representatives to CMA General Council 2021

As required under the current AMA Bylaws, the Nominating Committee is to provide to this AGM the composition of representatives it proposes for CMA General Council 2021. The president attends General Council by virtue of the position and is not included in the count of Alberta representatives currently allowed to attend (34):

  • President-Elect
  • Immediate Past President
  • Speaker or Deputy Speaker
  • Ten representatives named by the Board
  • Thirteen representatives named by the Nominating Committee
  • Two physician appointees of the college, at least one of whom must be an elected member of the Council
  • Two deans of medicine (U of A and U of C) or designates
  • Two student representatives
  • Two PARA representatives

2. Speaker and Deputy Speaker 2019-22

AMA Bylaws section 16.9 “The Speaker and Deputy Speaker shall be elected by the AGM for a term of three years and shall remain in office from the close of the AGM when elected until the close of the third subsequent AGM.” Elections were conducted in August 2019 therefore; there is no requirement by the committee members to submit nominees for Speaker and Deputy Speaker until 2022.

  • Speaker: Dr. Carl W. Nohr, General Surgery, Medicine Hat
  • Deputy Speaker: Dr. Fredrykka Rinaldi, Family Medicine, Medicine Hat  

3. Nominating Committee 2020-21

The AMA Bylaws require that the AGM elect four (4) members and one (1) alternate member to the Nominating Committee.

The term for members elected to the Nominating Committee is set at two years; additional terms may be served but cannot be consecutive.

The AGM shall identify two alternate members to attend meetings of the committee in the event an elected committee member wants to be considered as a Nominating Committee nominee for an elected position. The alternate member will serve a one-year term but cannot serve more than two consecutive one-year terms. The number of alternates is being increased from one to two, effective September 2020 in order to facilitate a sufficient pool for scheduling purposes.

The current AGM-elected members and their terms follow:

AGM (4 members, 1 alternate)

Term

Eligible for re-election

Dr. Amelia Correia

Member elected by AGM

FM, Medicine Hat 

2 years (2018-20)

No

Dr. Alayne Farries

Member elected by AGM

ANES, Red Deer 

2 years 2018-20

No

Dr. Craig Hodgson

Member elected by AGM

FM, Whitecourt 

2 years 2019-21

N/A

Dr. Jeffrey Way

Member elected by AGM

GS, Calgary 

2 years 2018-20

No

Dr. Arun Abbi

Alternate elected by AGM

EMER, Calgary

1 year 2019-10

Yes

Dr. Craig Hodgson will continue on the Nominating Committee to complete his two-year term ending September 2021.

Drs. Amelia Correia, Alayne Farries and Jeffrey Way’s two-year terms end September 2020 and they are not eligible for re-election.

Having served a one-year term as the alternate, Dr. Arun Abbi is eligible to run for election to the Nominating Committee for a two-year term as a member, or a second one-year term as the alternate member.

Therefore, five members are to be elected to the Nominating Committee at this AGM as follows:

  • Three members each for a two-year term 2020-22.
  • Two alternate members for a one-year term 2020-21.

AGM-elected

 

Term

TBD 

Member elected by AGM

2 years 2020-22

TBD

Member elected by AGM

2 years 2020-22

TBD

Member elected by AGM

2 years 2020-22

TBD

Alternate elected by AGM

1 year 2020-21

TBD

Alternate elected by AGM

1 year 2020-21

The Fall Nominating Committee meeting is Monday, November 2. Two further meetings will be scheduled in February and May of 2021.

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