Internal Committees

Many members of the ACPA volunteer their time to work on internal committees for the benefit of our association, chemists across the province and society at large. Thank you all!

Discipline Committee
Purpose
Discipline Committee members hear and determine matters related to alleged professional misconduct or incompetence. The parties to a hearing are the ACPA and the member who is the subject of the complaint.

Scope
It is the responsibility of the Discipline Committee to determine whether the member in question is guilty of professional misconduct or incompetence and, if so, to determine and impose a penalty. The penalty may include but is not limited to one or more of the following:

  • Revoking a member's certificate
  • Suspending a member for a given period of time
  • Imposing specific terms, limitations or conditions upon a member's license to practice
  • Reprimanding, admonishing or counselling the member
  • Fining the member
  • Publishing the findings in a manner considered appropriate
  • Fixing costs to be paid by the member
  • Requiring the successful completion of a course of study
  • Fixing a period during which the member is ineligible for reinstatement or variation of the committee's order
Committee Members
  • Norman Gee (Chair)
  • Don White 
  • H. John Crabtree
  • Mike Gao 
  • Atosa Kavousian (Board representative)

Practice Review Committee
Committee Members
  • Steve Jakeway (Chair)
  • William Lee
  • Shiva Zohrehvand (Board Representative)
  • Ngozi Ogoke 
  • Tom McCartney
  • Sean Stewart
Registration Committee
Purpose
The Registration Committee is responsible for all aspects of ACPA registration, but the primary focus is on certifying new members of the ACPA.

Scope
It is the responsibility of this committee to determine whether the applicant meets the criteria for membership required by the Professional Chemists Regulation. The committee also disseminates information to chemists who are already certified and to those who plan to become certified.

Some of the duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Reviewing applications for membership in the ACPA
  • Maintaining committee records of discussions about applicants
  • Register appropriate applicants for membership within the ACPA
Committee Members
  • Maurice Shevalier (Chair)
  • Trent Parks
  • Joe Schulz
  • George Collins (Board Representative)
  • Peter Kusalik
  • Brian Tsang
Awards Committee
The Awards Committee organizes and administers the various awards, scholarships and science fair prizes of the ACPA.

Committee Members
  • Atosa Kavousian (Board Representative & Chair)
  • Kevin Dunn
  • Zhong Zheng
  • Jaclyn Repchuk
Governance Committee
Purpose
The Governance Committee develops and maintains a Governance Manual that is the master index of approved governance policies and related procedures for the ACPA. The Committee supports continuous improvement through helping the Board carry out its legal, ethical, and functional due diligence activities.

Committee Members
  • Brian Tsang (Co-Chair)
  • Trina Innes
  • Sandeep Gill
  • Mike Gao 
  • Don White
  • Kevin Dunn
  • Stan Backs
Legislative Committee
Purpose
The Legislative Committee focuses on policy and regulatory issues. This committee requires a broad-based view of local, provincial and federal policies and works with members of each government level as required.

Scope
The Legislative Committee meets as needed and updates the ACPA Board of Directors monthly. ACPA policies and objectives are reviewed at these meetings, and future legislation involving ACPA is examined and developed as needed. When more intense legislative activity is required, regular conference calls are held.

Committee Members
  • Stan Backs (Chair)
  • Kevin Dunn 
  • Don White 
  • Bonnie Leung
  • William Lee (Board Representative)
Nomination Committee
Committee Members
  • Patrick Kalita
  • Patrick Kamau
  • Mike Gao
  • Sean Stewart
Marketing Committee
Purpose
The Marketing Committee is tasked with increasing the visibility of the ACPA in academic, government, and industrial settings. The committee's activities should help to recruit and maintain membership and to raise the profile of the professional chemist.

Scope
The Marketing Committee works with the Executive Director to develop a marketing plan and marketing materials. The committee members may plan presentations and other activities which highlight the benefits of becoming a member and the importance of the chemical profession.

Committee Members
  • H. John Crabtree (Chair)
  • Dave Schwass
  • Jaclyn Repchuk
  • Matthew Kowalchuk
  • Atosa Kavousian
  • Lenn Liwanag
  • Sarah Dougherty
  • George Collins (Board Representative)

Strategic Planning Committee
Purpose
The Strategic Planning Committee leads development of a strategic plan for the ACPA.  The strategic plan will look multiple years into the future and give our association a roadmap for the coming years.

Scope
The committee’s work includes, but is not limited to:
  • Crafting questions for a member survey and reviewing responses from the survey
  • Conducting relevant related research
  • Developing a draft strategic plan for consideration by the board of directors
Committee Members
  • Mark Rice (Chair)
  • Lenn Liwanag (Board Representative)
  • Oleksiy Golovchenko 
  • Rajesh Pillai
  • Ngozi Ogoke 
Technical Seminar Committee
Purpose
The Technical Seminar Committee develops and organizes ACPA-sponsored educational opportunities for technically oriented personnel in the chemical industry. The members of this committee are drawn from a number of companies, bring unique talents, and work together for excellence.

Scope
The scope of the Technical Seminar Committee includes the following:
  • Identifying topics for one-time educational opportunities or for continuous education
  • Recruiting speakers and instructors
  • Assisting with the implementation of programs
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of educational programs
  • Providing detailed outlines for the content of each opportunity (as appropriate)
Committee Members
  • Shiva Zohrehvand (Chair)
  • Long Fu 
  • Adam Duval
  • William Lee