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Nominations officially open for HSA President

HSAs 2007 Annual Convention will be one of the most exciting conventions in recent memory as delegates will elect a new union president for the first time in fourteen years.

Cindy Stewart, president of HSA since 1993, announced last April that she would not be seeking re-election for another term at the 2007 convention.

HSA to be represented at 50th anniversary B.C. Federation of Labour convention

HSA will be represented by 38 delegates to the 50th annual convention of the B.C. Federation of Labour November 27 to December 1.

This year's theme: "A proud history. A strong future." celebrates the B.C. Federation's 50th Anniversary. Highlights will include discussion of the future of BC's resource communities, resolutions regarding the growing exploitation of temporary international workers, and reports on the future of organizing and how we grow our movement.

Suzanne Bennett to represent Region 1 on HSA Board of Directors

HSA members in Region 1 have acclaimed Suzanne Bennett as their representative to HSAs Board of Directors. She was acclaimed after the May 18, 2006 deadline passed with no further nominations.  />

Suzanne is the first HSA member from the community social services sector to serve on the board.

HSA seeks Region 1 representative on unions board of directors

HSA is calling for nominations for the position of Regional Director for Region 1, following the resignation of Kelly Finlayson. Kelly has served on the unions board of directors for eleven years including ten years as HSAs vice-president.

The HSA board of directors is very grateful for the contribution Kelly has made to the union during her tenure.

Privatization key theme at HSA's 35th convention

HSAs 35th Annual Convention kicked off Friday with an announcement by HSA President Cindy Stewart that she will not be seeking re-election when her current term expires in April 2007.

Stewart noted the union has received a strong vote of confidence from the membership and is well-positioned to tackle the challenges that lie ahead.

One of the challenges Stewart identified is the growing threat of health care privatization, and she challenged delegates to take a key role in protecting public health care for the future.

HSA kicks off 35th annual convention Friday, April 7

The Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) will kick off its 35th annual convention Friday, April 7 at the Hilton Metrotown Hotel in Burnaby.

HSA represents health science professionals who provide diagnostic, rehabilitation and clinical services in the health care system. HSA also represents workers in the community social services and community health care.

More than 200 delegates will participate in the two-day convention.
 
Highlights of the convention include:

Friday, April 7

Bruce MacDonald to represent Region 3 members

HSA members in Region 3 have elected Bruce MacDonald, a social worker at Royal Columbian Hospital, as their representative on the union's Board of Directors.

The other candidates for election were Tanis Blomly, a recreation therapist at Eagle Ridge Hospital, and Susan Hearsey, a physiotherapist at Burnaby Hospital.

Region 2 members return Brian Isberg as Regional Director

HSA members in Region 2 have re-elected Brian Isberg, a laboratory technologist at Victoria General Hospital, as their representative on the union's Board of Directors.

Brian defeated Derrick Hoyt, a laboratory technologist at Royal Jubilee Hospital.

Three candidates seek to represent HSA members in Region 3

During the next several weeks HSA members in Region 3 will have an opportunity to elect their representative on the HSA Board of Directors.

Nominations for the position closed on February 21 with three members declaring their candidacy: Tanis Blomly, a recreation therapist at Eagle Ridge Hospital; Susan Hearsey, a physiotherapist at Burnaby Hospital, and Bruce MacDonald, a social worker at Royal Columbian Hospital.