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NOTE: Although the OAGS is comprised of 14 board members, only half are up for election on staggered years.

UPDATE: The next OAGS Board Election was slated for November 5, 2016 during the 22nd OAGS Annual Meeting. The deadline for nominations was 2 weeks prior (October 21, 2016). There was one nomination for each of the staggered board positions (7). With no other nominations received before the deadline, there will be no election during the OAGS business meeting on November 5, and the individuals nominated may be acclaimed to their positions by a membership motion as follows: …

OAGS FINAL SLATE: OAGS Board Members - 2-Year Staggered Terms: (Jan.2017-Dec.2018) - pending final membership approval on Nov.5

  1. Dr. Sean McIlreath, Belleville
  2. Dr. Ravinder Singh, North Bay
  3. Dr. Harshad Telang, Thunder Bay
  4. Dr. Eric Touzin, Sioux Lookout
  5. Dr. Alice Wei, Toronto
  6. Dr. Luke Bui, Richmond Hill - NEW
  7. Dr. Julie Ann Van Koughnett, London - NEW

Board Biographies: http://www.oags.org/exec_descriptions.pdf


Thank You to this year's parting Board Members...

The Ontario Association of General Surgeons would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Jeff Kolbasnik of Milton and Dr.Alan Lozon of Owen Sound for their time and effort during their terms with the OAGS Board of Directors. Their dedication is greatly appreciated. Please join us as we present a small token of appreciation to both of them during the annual meeting on November 5, 2016.


Previous Election Results (2015): There was one nomination for each of the staggered board positions (7). With no other nominations received before the deadline of October 23, 2015, there was no election during the OAGS business meeting on November 7, 2015, and the individuals nominated were acclaimed to their positions as follows:

OAGS FINAL SLATE: OAGS Board Members - 2-Year Staggered Terms: (Jan.2016-Dec.2017)

  1. Dr. Tim Jackson, Toronto - (2016-17)
  2. Dr. Kevin Lefebvre, Stratford, ON - (2016-17)
  3. Dr. Jennifer Macmillan, Huntsville, ON - (2016-17)
  4. Dr. Chris Vinden, London - (2016-17)
  5. Dr. Joel Weaver, Ottawa, ON - (2016-17)
  6. Dr. Husein Moloo, Ottawa,ON - (2016-17) - NEW
  7. Dr. Peter Dauphinee, Barrie, ON - (2016-17) -NEW
https://www.oma.org/Member/Profile/Pages/Elections.aspx
Details OAGS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ELECTION
OMA SECTION EXECUTIVE
ELECTION
Website/Details www.oags.org www.oma.org
Election Date 2016 November 5, 2016 January 12, 2017 (tentative)
Facilitator OAGS OMA
Location OAGS Annual Meeting
Toronto Hilton Hotel
None (facilitated via mail, email, fax)
Voting Privileges Only Active/Associate OAGS Members can vote. All Primary OMA Section on General Surgery Members can vote.
Deadline for Nominations October 21, 2016
(2wks before election)OAGS Nomination Form
December 1, 2016 at 2pm (tentative)
(6wks before election)
OMA Section Nomination Form - still pending
(circulated by the OMA)
Nomination Requirements
  • must be an OAGS member
  • must be RCPSC-certified
  • must have 2 OAGS member nominator signatures
  • must be an OMA Section Primary Member
  • must have 3 nominator signatures (typed or in printed ink) who are primary members of the OMA Section on General Surgery
Duties and Expectations
  • must be able to attend all or majority of 3 Saturday all-day board meetings in Toronto each year
  • must be willing to be involved in one or more committees
  • must fulfill 2yr term with option to renew up to 10yr maximum
  • must try to attend and help facilitate the annual meeting
  • must be able to attend all or majority of 3 Saturday all-day board meetings in Toronto each year
  • must be willing to be involved in one or more committees
  • must fulfill 1yr term
  • must try to attend and help facilitate the annual meeting
Number of Positions Directors: 14
(Only 7 spots at a time are up for election)
Executive: 6 (Past Chair is additional)
OMA Council: 2 delegates, 4 alternates
Length of Term 2 Years
(half of the board positions are up for election on
staggered years to ensure fluidity of transition)
1 Year
Are Officer Positions Voted Upon? No (the board votes on the officer positions)
Yes
CURRENT
Board/Executive
(Jan-Dec, 2016)
Current OAGS Board Officers (renewed Jan.2016)
  1. President - Dr. Alice Wei, Toronto (since Jan.2016)
  2. Past President - Dr. Chris Vinden, London (since Jan.2016)
  3. Vice President - Dr. Harshad Telang, Thunder Bay (since Jan.2016)
  4. Secretary - Dr. Timothy Jackson, Toronto (since Feb.2014)
  5. Treasurer - Dr. Kevin Lefebvre, Stratford (since Jan.2016)
2-Year Staggered Terms: (calendar year)
  1. Dr. Peter Dauphinee, Barrie (2016-17)
  2. Dr. Tim Jackson, Toronto (2016-17)
  3. Dr. Jeff Kolbasnik, Milton (2015-16) - Final Term
  4. Dr. Kevin Lefebvre, Stratford (2016-17)
  5. Dr. Alan Lozon, Owen Sound (2015-16) - Final Term
  6. Dr. Jennifer Macmillan, Huntsville (2016-17)
  7. Dr. Sean McIlreath, Belleville (2015-16)
  8. Dr. Husein Moloo, Ottawa (2016-17)
  9. Dr. Ravinder Singh, North Bay (2015-16)
  10. Dr. Harshad Telang, Thunder Bay (2015-16)
  11. Dr. Eric Touzin, Sioux Lookout (2015-16)
  12. Dr. Chris Vinden, London (2016-17) - Final Term
  13. Dr. Joel Weaver, Ottawa (2016-17)
  14. Dr. Alice Wei, Toronto (2015-16)

Officer positions are chosen by the board.


Current OMA Executive

1 Year Term: 2016
(Acclaimed Roster: Effective Jan.12, 2016)

  1. Chair: Dr. Jeff Kolbasnik, Milton - District #4
  2. Vice Chair: Dr. Chris Vinden, London - District #2
  3. Secretary: Dr. Alice Wei, Toronto - District #11
  4. Tariff Chair: Dr. Alan Lozon, Owen Sound - District #3
  5. Member-at-Large: Dr. Harshad Telang, Thunder Bay - District #10
  6. Member-at-Large: Dr. Tim Jackson, Hamilton - District #11

OMA Council Delegates(2) and Alternates(4)
  • Delegate: Dr. Jeff Kolbasnik, Milton
  • Delegate: Dr. Chris Vinden, London
  • Alternate: Dr. Tim Jackson, Toronto
  • Alternate: Dr. Alan Lozon, Owen Sound
  • Alternate: Dr. Harshad Telang, Thunder Bay
  • Alternate: Dr. Alice Wei, Toronto

Upcoming Election 2017-2018

TENTATIVE ROSTER

OAGS Roster - TENTATIVE
OAGS Board Members:
2-Year Staggered Terms: (calendar years)

  1. Dr. Sean McIlreath, Belleville (2015-16)
  2. Dr. Ravinder Singh, North Bay (2015-16)
  3. Dr. Harshad Telang, Thunder Bay (2015-16)
  4. Dr. Eric Touzin, Sioux Lookout (2015-16)
  5. Dr. Alice Wei, Toronto (2015-16)
  6. vacancy
  7. vacancy

Dr. Jeff Kolbasnik of Milton and Dr. Alan Lozon of Owen Sound have completed their terms and will not be running for re-election. We thank them for their service and wish them well in their future endeavours. NOTE: Officer positions will be chosen by the board after the election.

Section Executive Will Nominate Tentative Roster
1 Year Term: 2017

TBA
Contact Person Lori Quilty, Coordinator
Ontario Association of General Surgeons (OAGS)
Email: info@oags.org
Phone: 1-877-717-7765
Natasha Larocque
OMA, Public & Corporate Affairs
Phone: 1-800-268-7215
Fax: 416.340.2244
Email: natasha.larocque@oma.org
By-Laws and Rules & Regulations OAGS By-laws Part 1 (1996), Part 2,
Part 3, Part 4
drafted and held by Cappellacci DaRoza LLP
Section Rules & Regulations 2010here
OMA By-Laws (generic)here
(drafted by the OMA Legal Dept.)

As of November 3, 2012, the following changes were passed for OAGS bylaws:
Motion 1 - "That the bylaws be changed to specify that 'A director whose term has expired shall be eligible for re-election, up to a maximum of five (5) consecutive terms." - Carried.
Motion 2 - "That the board members propose to the membership that there be a 2-week deadline for any new nominations before the annual meeting election." - Carried.
Clarification: There was a concern about Resident Reps who graduated and wanted to run for election after their term ended. It was clarified that since a Res Rep is not a designated board member, their 5-term maximum as board member would not be affected. Furthermore, the bylaws do allow the board the right to waive or extend terms under special circumstances.

Although the Ontario Association of General Surgeons (OAGS) and the OMA Section on General Surgery are separate entities, the two bodies share a common goal of being a voice for General Surgeons in Ontario. Up until 2011, they had also shared the same election at the Annual Meeting as well as the same executive/board of directors for years.

Commencing in the fall of 2011, however, the OMA took over the facilitation of elections of each section executive. The OAGS will continue with its own separate election of its board members during the usual proceedings at the OAGS Annual Meeting. While the elections will now be separate, it is hoped that the two will continue to share the same representatives and coordinate the same meetings to discuss similar items of interest, particularly billing and fee allocation. Currently, the OMA Section hosts several shared board meetings with the OAGS to discuss General Surgery matters at the OMA headquarters throughout the year, while the OAGS (with the help of membership dues and sponsorship) hosts and funds not only the CME accredited OAGS Annual Meeting but also The Cutting Edge Newsletter and the OAGS website. The current OAGS /Section executives hope this collaboration will continue.

Details OAGS OMA Section
Nomination Form OAGS FORM OMA Election Page (gated)
Nomination Deadline up until Oct. 27, 2017 Nov-Jan (tentative)
Election Date Nov. 11, 2017 Feb-Mar (tentative)
Responsibilities and Duties www.oags.org/election.html OMA Election Page (gated)
Contacts:

OAGS (Attn. Nominating Committee)
Email: info@oags.org
Phone: 705-745-5621
Post: OAGS, Station Main, PO Box 192, Peterborough, ON K9J 6Y8

OMA Elections
OMA, Public & Corporate Affairs
Phone: 1-800-268-7215 ext.6189
Email: elections@oma.org

 

It is important to understand the relationship between the OAGS and the OMA Section on General Surgery.

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