Board Election

In accordance with the Health Professions Act and the Bylaws made under the Act, all physician board members are elected by their peers in one of seven electoral districts:

District 1 | Vancouver Island, South 

Comprises those portions of the Counties of Victoria and Nanaimo lying south of a true east and west line through the most southerly point on the boundary of the city of Duncan. 

Current representative

  • Dr. S.G. Holland, Victoria (2017–2021)

District 2 | Vancouver Island, Central and Northern *

Comprises those portions of the Counties of Victoria and Nanaimo not included in District No. 1; entitled to elect one member to the Board at this election.

Current representative

  • Dr. G.A. Vaughan, Nanaimo (2009–2019)*

District 3 | Vancouver and surrounding area *

Comprises that part of the County of Vancouver not included in District No. 7; entitled to elect one member to the Board at this election.  

Current representatives

  • Dr. R.R. Abrahams, Vancouver (2017–2021)

  • Dr. B.A. Fleming, Vancouver (2015–2019)*

  • Dr. G. Parhar, Vancouver (2017–2021)

District 4 | Fraser *

Comprises the County of Westminster; entitled to elect one member to the Board at this election.

Current representatives

  • Dr. L.F. Dindo, Surrey (2017–2021)

  • Dr. B.A. Priestman, New Westminster (2015–2019)*

District 5 | Thompson-Okanagan *

Comprises the city of Revelstoke and those portions of the Counties of Yale and Cariboo not included in District No. 7; entitled to elect one member to the Board at this election.

Current representative

  • Dr. M.D. Carter, Kelowna (2015–2019)*

District 6 | Kootenays *

Comprises the County of Kootenay, except that portion in District No.7; entitled to elect one member to the Board at this election.

Current representative

  • Vacant

District 7 | Northern

Comprises the County of Prince Rupert and the area that comprises that part of British Columbia lying to the north of the 51st parallel of latitude

Current representative

  • Dr. P.D. Rowe, Prince George (2017–2021)

 

*District with a current board member whose term is expiring. An elected board member is eligible for re-election if otherwise qualified and renominated. More information on the current members of the Board can be found here.

For the purposes of an election,all registrants are assigned to one of the electoral districts based on their primary business address. Only registrants in good standing in the full, special, academic, osteopathic or retired-life classes of registration are entitled to vote and to nominate candidates for election to the Board.