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Two candidates declared in first online election for Region 4 representative on HSA Board of Directors

February 4, 2020
Two candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members working in Region 4 on the union’s board of directors.   The two candidates in the election are Ella Chrobak and Joe Sebastian.   The successful candidate will assume the position of Regional Director for a two-year term at the conclusion of HSA's 2020 annual convention. Candidate statements will be included with voting information sent to members by email or postal mail.  

Derrick Hoyt acclaimed as Region 2 representative on HSA Board of Directors

February 4, 2020
Derrick Hoyt will return to represent HSA members in Region 2 on the HSA Board of Directors. Hoyt was acclaimed after the deadline passed with no further nominations. A pathologist assistant, Hoyt has served on the Board of Directors since November 2013.

Seeking HSA EDMP Regional Representative – VIHA

January 20, 2020
Are you an HSA member with a passion for disability management and rehabilitation? Do you have strong organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills? Are you employed with the Vancouver Island Health Authority? If so, consider putting in an application for an appointment as an Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) regional representative. 

HSA Board of Directors elections – second call: deadline for submitting nominations is Jan. 23

January 13, 2020
HSA Board of Directors elections – second call: deadline for submitting nominations is Jan. 23 Nominations are open for Regional Director elections in HSA Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. This is an excellent opportunity for members to contribute to the leadership of the union and to represent the interests of other members.

Applications now open for professional development funding for HSA members covered by HSPBA contract

December 19, 2019
Applications are now being accepted for funding to support HSA members who work under the Health Science Professionals Collective Agreement (HSPBA) and who are pursuing professional development. The continuing funding was negotiated in the 2019-2022 collective agreement, with a $400,000 contribution to the fund each year.

Nominations now open for HSA Board of Director elections – Jan. 23 deadline

December 17, 2019
Nominations are now open for Regional Director elections in HSA Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. This is an excellent opportunity for members to contribute to the leadership of the union and to represent the interests of other members. HSA’s Board of Directors is comprised of 10 regional directors elected by members in the regions, and the president, who is elected every two years by delegates to the union’s convention.

100 years ago: The world surrounding the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919

December 16, 2019
By Samantha Ponting, HSA Communications 2019 marks the 100th year anniversary off the Winnipeg General Strike, when 35,000 unionized and non-unionized workers in Winnipeg walked off the job in support of striking building and metal workers.

How we took action to improve ergonomics at our workplace

December 13, 2019
By Vicky Grant, HSA member I have been working at BC Cancer as a radiation therapist for almost 25 years. Most of that time has been at the Surrey Centre, formerly known as the Fraser Valley Cancer Center. Radiation therapists are involved in planning and delivering radiation therapy treatment to cancer patients, and assist in assessing and managing the treatment’s side effects. 

Network of healthcare professionals delivers care to people with precarious status

December 13, 2019
By Samantha Ponting, HSA Communications Ingrid Mendez and her partner didn’t come here from Guatemala because they thought Canada was a beautiful country.