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OSCC Council

2022-2024 Council

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President

Dana Bailey, PhD, FCACB, DABCC
Dynacare
Toronto

Dana Bailey is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and the Laboratory Director for Dynacare at the London, Ontario site. She joined Dynacare in August 2013 and is responsible for overseeing the core laboratory. She completed both an MSc in Microbiology and PhD in Biochemistry at McGill University. During this time, she received a number of awards including the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Following, she completed a Postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Chemistry at the University of Toronto, where she was awarded the Alan Pollard Postdoctoral Clinical Chemistry Award. Her research interests bridge clinical and quality concepts and include cardiovascular disease, development of reference intervals, and application of quality metrics to the clinical laboratory.

Peter Catomeris Professional Portrait President Elect

Peter Catomeris, PhD, FCACB

Dynacare

Brampton

Dr. Catomeris obtained his PhD in Clinical Chemistry from the University of Windsor and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. He is currently the Scientific Director of Chemistry and Immunoassay at Dynacare. He is currently the Chairman of the Accreditation Canada Diagnostics Advisory Panel and has served as a member of the Chemistry Scientific Committee of the Institute of Quality Management in Healthcare. He has served as Team Leader on 17 Ontario Laboratory Accreditation and College of American Pathologists laboratory assessments. He served as the Head of Education & Scientific Affairs of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists for 5 years.

Lianna Past President

Lianna Kyriakopoulou, PhD, FCACB, FABMG
Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto

Dr. Kyriakopoulou is currently the director of Genome Diagnostics at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and the American College of Medical Genetics in Clinical Molecular Genetics and she was leading the Genetic Metabolic Diseases laboratory and special chemistry at the Hospital for Sick Children for 10 years.

Dr. Kyriakopoulou has served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, Chair of the Training Program Accreditation committee of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry as well as a member of the Certification Committee and of the CSCC council. She is a member of the chemistry committee for IQMH.

Dr. Kyriakopoulou’s research is focusing on translation of high throughput molecular and biochemical methodologies into clinical care.

Dan Secretary

Dan Lin, PhD, FCACB
The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa

Dr. Dan Lin obtained his PhD in the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics at the University of Toronto. His post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Chemistry was completed at the University of Toronto. He is certified as a specialist in Clinical Chemistry and is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (FCACB). His publications include more than 18 scientific papers in the fields of clinical biochemistry, cancer drug discovery and cellular signaling. Currently, Dr. Lin is a clinical biochemist at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), Division of Biochemistry. At TOH, he provides oversight in porphyria testing and for biogenic amines. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

Saranya Treasurer

Saranya Kittanakom-Arnoldo, PhD, FCACB
Trillium Health Partners
Mississauga

Dr. Arnoldo received her PhD degree from Mahidol University, Thailand and then post-doctoral training in Clinical Biochemistry from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. She has more than 25 scientific publications and 19 poster presentations to her credit. She is currently a Clinical Biochemist at William Osler Health System (WOHS) and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. At WOHS, she provides oversight of the core chemistry laboratory and point of care testing as well as evaluation and validation of new test methodologies.

Nicole Councillor

Nicole White-Al Habeeb PhD, FCACB
Dynacare
Brampton

Dr. Nicole White-Al Habeeb is a Clinical Biochemist at LifeLabs and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. At LifeLabs she provides oversight in the areas of autoimmune and allergen testing, as well as toxicology and trace metals. She earned her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Memorial University and was a CIHR postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. Following, she completed the Clinical Chemistry Postdoctoral Training Program at the University of Toronto and was awarded the Allan Pollard Postdoctoral Clinical Chemistry Award. She also serves as a member of the CSCC Harmonized Reference Interval Working Group.

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Josko Ivica, PhD, FCACB

Hamilton Health Sciences

Hamilton

Dr. Ivica completed his PhD at School of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and his post-doctoral Fellowship training in Clinical Biochemistry at McMaster University. He currently works as a Clinical Biochemist at the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program, Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. He is also an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University. His area of focus is chromatography and mass spectrometry-based testing, including therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology, inborn errors of metabolism and metabolomics, as well as core laboratory chemistry. He is also interested in quality management and laboratory test utilization.

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Felix Leung, PhD, FCACB
Sinai Health System
Toronto

Felix Leung received his PhD and Diploma in Clinical Chemistry in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and a Clinical Biochemist at Sinai Health System. In his role, he provides oversight of general and automated chemistry as well as point-of-care testing and has specific interests in the use of informatics and data mining to drive quality assurance within clinical laboratory services.

OSCC Past Leadership

 

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On behalf of our members, we would like to issue our grateful recognition to the following individuals for their years of dedicated service on the OSCC Council. It is thanks to your guidance and support that we have achieved our current levels of success.

OSCC Council History 2020 – present

Year  President Vice President Past President Treasurer/ Secretary Councillor  Councillor  Councillor  Professional Affairs Post Doc Training Education Location
2022 Dana Bailey Peter Catomeris Lianna Kyriakopoulou Saranya Kittanakom Dan Lin Nicole White-Al Habeeb Josko Ivica Felix Leung Vantage, Toronto, ON
2021 Lianna Kyriakopoulou Dana Bailey Ron Booth Saranya Kittanakom Dan Lin Nicole White-Al Habeeb Joseph Bottos Michael Knauer Four Points by Sheraton Kingston
2020 Lianna Kyriakopoulou Dana Bailey Ron Booth Saranya Kittanakom Dan Lin Nicole White-Al Habeeb Joseph Bottos Michael Knauer Virtual Meeting with CSCC traveling lectureship

OSCC Council History 2010-2019

Year  President Vice President Past President Treasurer/ Secretary Councillor  Councillor  Councillor  Professional Affairs Post Doc Training Education Location
2019 Ron Booth Lianna Kyriakopoulou Nathalie Lepage Saranya Kittanakom Dana Bailey Dan Lin Joseph Bottos Michael Knauer Hart House – Toronto
2018 Ron Booth Lianna Kyriakopoulou Nathalie Lepage Saranya Kittanakom Dana Bailey Dan Lin Joseph Bottos Michael Knauer Delta Armouries London with CSCC traveling lectureship
2017 Nathalie Lepage Ron Booth Cynthia Balion Kika Veljkovic Joseph Bottos Dana Bailey Dan Lin Saranya Kittanakom Toronto Old MIll with CSCC traveling lectureship
2016 Nathalie Lepage Ron Booth Cynthia Balion Kika Veljkovic Vathany Kulasingam Dana Bailey Saranya Kittanakom James Samsoondar Stephen Hill Niagara-on-the-lake with IQMH
2015 Cynthia Balion Nathalie Lepage Ken Onuska Kika Veljkovic Vathany Kulasingam Ivan Blasutig Matthew Henderson James Samsoondar Stephen Hill Hamilton
2014 Cynthia Balion Nathalie Lepage Ken Onuska Vipin Bhayana Vathany Kulasingam Ivan Blasutig Matthew Henderson James Samsoondar Stephen Hill Ottawa
2013 Ken Onuska Cynthia Balion Alan Dennis Vipin Bhayana Vathany Kulasingam Ivan Blasutig Matthew Henderson Robert Moore Stephen Hill Toronto downtown with Ontario POCT Testing Group
2012 Ken Onuska Cynthia Balion Alan Dennis Vipin Bhayana Sheila Boss Ivan Blasutig Edward Dunn Robert Moore Stephen Hill Matthew Henderson Niagara Falls with QMPLS
2011 Alan Dennis Ken Onuska Stephen Hill Vipin Bhayana Sheila Boss Lei Fu Edward Dunn Robert Moore Stephen Hill Paul Yip Kingston
2010 Alan Dennis Ken Onuska Stephen Hill Vipin Bhayana Sheila Boss Lei Fu Ron Booth Robert Moore Stephen Hill Paul Yip Sunnybrook – Toronto

OSCC Council History 2000-2009

Year  President Vice President Past President Treasurer/ Secretary Councillor  Councillor  Councillor  Professional Affairs Post Doc Training Education Location
2009 Stephen Hill Alan Dennis Christine Collier Vipin Bhayana Ken Onuska Lei Fu Ron Booth Robert Moore Stephen Hill Paul Yip London
2008 Stephen Hill Alan Dennis Christine Collier Godfrey Moses Ken Onuska Vipin Bhayana Ron Booth Robert Moore Stephen Hill Paul Yip WCH – Toronto
2007 Cheryl Tomalty Stephen Hill Christine Collier Godfrey Moses Alan Dennis Vipin Bhayana Ron Booth Robert Moore Stephen Hill Paul Yip Ottawa
2006 Cheryl Tomalty Stephen Hill Christine Collier Godfrey Moses Alan Dennis Vipin Bhayana Ed Young Robert Moore Stephen Hill Paul Yip NYGH – Toronto
2005 Christine Collier Cheryl Tomalty J.J. Arsenault Godfrey Moses P.C. Chan Alan Dennis Ed Young Robert Moore Stephen Hill Paul Yip Niagara
2004 Christine Collier Cheryl Tomalty J.J. Arsenault Godfrey Moses P.C. Chan Steve Keys Ed Young Robert Moore Stephen Hill Paul Yip MSH Toronto
2003 J.J. Arsenault Christine Collier A.C. Vandenbroucke Godfrey Moses Cheryl Tomalty Steve Keys P.C. Chan Robert Moore Lynn Allen Paul Yip Hamilton
2002 J.J. Arsenault Christine Collier A.C. Vandenbroucke Godfrey Moses Cheryl Tomalty Steve Keys P.C. Chan Robert Moore Lynn Allen web site Sunnybrook – Toronto
2001 A.C. Vandenbroucke J.J. Arsenault Sherry Perkins Stephen Hill Godfrey Moses Robert Moore Lynn Allen Sunnybrook – Toronto
2000 A.C. Vandenbroucke J.J. Arsenault Sherry Perkins Stephen Hill Godfrey Moses Robert Moore Lynn Allen Sunnybrook – Toronto
Alan Dennis Ed Young Robert Moore Stephen Hill Paul Yip Niagara
2006 Cheryl Tomalty Stephen Hill Christine Collier Godfrey Moses Alan Dennis Vipin Bhayana Ed Young Robert Moore Stephen Hill Paul Yip NYGH – Toronto
2007 Cheryl Tomalty Stephen Hill Christine Collier Godfrey Moses Alan Dennis Vipin Bhayana Ron Booth Robert Moore Stephen Hill Paul Yip Ottawa
2008 Stephen Hill Alan Dennis Christine Collier Godfrey Moses Ken Onuska Vipin Bhayana Ron Booth Robert Moore Stephen Hill Paul Yip WCH – Toronto
2009 Stephen Hill Alan Dennis Christine Collier Vipin Bhayana Ken Onuska Lei Fu Ron Booth Robert Moore Stephen Hill Paul Yip London

OSCC Council History 1990-1999

Year  President Vice President Past President Treasurer/ Secretary Councillor  Councillor  Councillor  Professional Affairs Post Doc Training Education Location
1999 Sherry Perkins A.C. Vandenbroucke vacant Stephen Hill Robert Moore Robert Moore Lynn Allen Sunnybrook – Toronto
1998 Sherry Perkins A.C. Vandenbroucke vacant Stephen Hill Robert Moore Robert Moore Lynn Allen ?
1997 Mike Raymond Sherry Perkins A.W. ‘George’ Luxton A.C. Vandenbroucke Stephen Hill H. van Markle Robert Moore Lynn Allen Sunnybrook – Toronto
1996 Mike Raymond Sherry Perkins A.W. ‘George’ Luxton A.C. Vandenbroucke Stephen Hill H. van Markle Lynn Allen North York
1995 A.W. ‘George’ Luxton Tiiu Ambus Graham Ellis Mike Raymond Sherry Perkins Zul Verjee H. van Markle Christine Collier Lynn Allen H. van Markle North York
1994 A.W. ‘George’ Luxton Tiiu Ambus Graham Ellis Mike Raymond Sherry Perkins Zul Verjee Sonya Tomakejian Andrew MacRae Lynn Allen North York
1993 Graham Ellis A.W. ‘George’ Luxton Viliam Lustig Tom England Mike Raymond Tiiu Ambus Sonya Tomakejian Christine Collier Lynn Allen Tiiu Ambus ?
1992 Graham Ellis A.W. ‘George’ Luxton Viliam Lustig Tom England Mike Raymond Tiiu Ambus Sonya Tomakejian Lynn Allen Tiiu Ambus ?
1991 Viliam Lustig Graham Ellis Andrew MacRae Tom England A.W. ‘George’ Luxton Tiiu Ambus Don Greenway Stanley Cooper Lynn Allen Tiiu Ambus North York
1990 Viliam Lustig Graham Ellis Andrew MacRae Tom England A.W. ‘George’ Luxton Jane Freed Don Greenway Stanley Cooper Bunting/Allen Sunnybrook – Toronto
Zul Verjee Sonya Tomakejian Andrew MacRae Lynn Allen North York
1995 A.W. ‘George’ Luxton Tiiu Ambus Graham Ellis Mike Raymond Sherry Perkins Zul Verjee H. van Markle Christine Collier Lynn Allen H. van Markle North York
1996 Mike Raymond Sherry Perkins A.W. ‘George’ Luxton A.C. Vandenbroucke Stephen Hill H. van Markle Lynn Allen North York
1997 Mike Raymond Sherry Perkins A.W. ‘George’ Luxton A.C. Vandenbroucke Stephen Hill H. van Markle Robert Moore Lynn Allen Sunnybrook – Toronto
1998 Sherry Perkins A.C. Vandenbroucke vacant Stephen Hill Robert Moore Robert Moore Lynn Allen ?
1999 Sherry Perkins A.C. Vandenbroucke vacant Stephen Hill Robert Moore Robert Moore Lynn Allen Sunnybrook – Toronto

OSCC Council History 1980-1989

Year  President Vice President Past President Treasurer/ Secretary Councillor  Councillor  Councillor  Professional Affairs
1989 Andrew MacRae Viliam Lustig Hans Heick Tom England Graham Ellis Jane Freed Angelo Mazzuchin Stanley Cooper
1988 Andrew MacRae Viliam Lustig Hans Heick Tom England Graham Ellis Jane Freed Angelo Mazzuchin Stanley Cooper
1987 Hans Heick Andrew MacRae Robert Moore Tom England Angelo Mazzuchin Viliam Lustig Angelo Mazzuchin Andrew MacRae
1986 Hans Heick Andrew MacRae Robert Moore Tom England Angelo Mazzuchin Viliam Lustig A.Mazzuchin Andrew MacRae
1985 Robert Moore Hans Heick Chris Walker Tom England Peter Bunting Viliam Lustig Andrew MacRae Robert Moore
1984 Robert Moore Hans Heick Chris Walker Tom England Peter Bunting Viliam Lustig Andrew MacRae Robert Moore
1983 Chris Walker Robert Moore Angelo Mazzuchin Tom England Peter Bunting Viliam Lustig Robert Moore
1982 Chris Walker Robert Moore Angelo Mazzuchin Tom England Peter Bunting Viliam Lustig Robert Moore
1981 Angelo Mazzuchin Chris Walker Max Patterson Robert Moore Peter Bunting Rodney Ellis Robert Moore
1980 Angelo Mazzuchin Chris Walker Max Patterson Robert Moore Peter Bunting Rodney Ellis Stanley Cooper Robert Moore
Chris Walker Tom England Peter Bunting Viliam Lustig Andrew MacRae Robert Moore
1986 Hans Heick Andrew MacRae Robert Moore Tom England Angelo Mazzuchin Viliam Lustig A.Mazzuchin Andrew MacRae
1987 Hans Heick Andrew MacRae Robert Moore Tom England Angelo Mazzuchin Viliam Lustig Angelo Mazzuchin Andrew MacRae
1988 Andrew MacRae Viliam Lustig Hans Heick Tom England Graham Ellis Jane Freed Angelo Mazzuchin Stanley Cooper Peter Bunting Sunnybrook – Toronto
1989 Andrew MacRae Viliam Lustig Hans Heick Tom England Graham Ellis Jane Freed Angelo Mazzuchin Stanley Cooper Peter Bunting Sunnybrook – Toronto

OSCC Council History 1969 – 1979

Year  President Vice President Past President Treasurer/ Secretary Councillor  Councillor  Councillor  Professional Affairs Post Doc Training Education Location
1979 Max Patterson Angelo Mazzuchin Chris Walker Robert Patten Robert Moore Rodney Ellis Stanley Cooper
1978 Max Patterson Angelo Mazzuchin Chris Walker Robert Patten Robert Moore Rodney Ellis Stanley Cooper
1977 Chris Walker Max Patterson Arlene Crowe Robert Patten Robert Moore Angelo Mazzuchin Alan Lane
1976 Chris Walker Max Patterson Arlene Crowe Robert Patten Robert Moore Angelo Mazzuchin Alan Lane
1975 Arlene Crowe Chris Walker Alan Pollard Robert Moore Muriel Weatherburn
1974 Arlene Crowe Chris Walker Alan Pollard Lee Wright Muriel Weatherburn
1973 Alan Pollard Arlene Crowe Gilbert Hill Lee Wright
1972 Alan Pollard Arlene Crowe Gilbert Hill Lee Wright
1971 Gilbert Hill Alan Pollard Sandford Jackson Arlene Crowe
1970 Gilbert Hill Alan Pollard Sandford Jackson Arlene Crowe
1969 Gilbert Hill Sandford Jackson Arlene Crowe
1976 Chris Walker Max Patterson Arlene Crowe Robert Patten Robert Moore Angelo Mazzuchin Alan Lane
1977 Chris Walker Max Patterson Arlene Crowe Robert Patten Robert Moore Angelo Mazzuchin Alan Lane
1978 Max Patterson Angelo Mazzuchin Chris Walker Robert Patten Robert Moore Rodney Ellis Stanley Cooper
1979 Max Patterson Angelo Mazzuchin Chris Walker Robert Patten Robert Moore Rodney Ellis Stanley Cooper

OSCC By-Laws

 

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SOCIETY OF CLINICAL CHEMISTS
Approved at the Annual General Meeting
1988-11-29
And incorporating the Amendments approved
2005-11-10
2010-11-04
2016-11-03
2017-11-08

ARTICLE 1 – GENERAL

i. Clinical Chemistry shall be defined as the application of chemical concepts and techniques to the prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and understanding of disease.

ii. The Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists herein referred to as “the Society” shall be the name of the Society.

iii. The Society shall be constituted as a Provincial section of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists, according to the resolution passed by the members of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists in August 1968, and its operation shall be subject to Article 8 of the ByLaws of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists.

iv. The geographical area of jurisdiction of the Society shall be the province of Ontario. It is understood that any other local section of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists established within the province of Ontario by the Council of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists, will also be a local section of the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists.

v. Members of the Society shall be subscribers to its Constitution and By-Laws, and shall be subject to the duties, obligations, rights, and privileges contained therein.

vi. The objects of the Society are:
• to carry on, without financial gain, a scientific and professional society for the advancement of the practice of clinical chemistry in the province of Ontario;
• to enhance communication between the local section and the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists;
• to hold scientific meetings and conferences;
• to disseminate information of professional interest;
• to encourage the development and use of improved analytical procedures and instrumentation;
• to establish affiliation and/or close and continuing liaison with other societies and groups.

vii. The Society will refrain from holding meetings of a scientific or other nature, which will conflict with the aims and objectives of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists.

ARTICLE 2 – ORGANIZATION

A. Government

i. The rules contained in “Roberts Rules of Order, Revised” shall govern the proceedings of the Society in all situations i n which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the By-laws of the Society, or the standing rules of the Society.

ii. The governing body of the Society, known and referred to as Council, shall consist of eight (8) persons, namely:
• a President who shall serve a term of two years and accede to the position of Past President;
• a Past President who shall serve a term for two years coincident with the President;
• a Vice President who shall serve a term of two years coincident with the President and accede to the position of President;
• a Treasurer who shall serve a term of three years, renewable once;
• a Secretary who shall serve a term of three years, renewable once;
• Chair, Professional Affairs who shall serve a term of two years, renewable once;
• Two (2) Councilors who shall each serve a term of two years, renewable once

iii. Council shall appoint such Standing Committees as are required by the By-Laws. It may also appoint such Ad Hoc or Special Committees as are required to conduct the business or implement the objectives of the Society.

iv. Council shall be responsible for conducting the day-to-day business of the Society and shall act as the following Standing Committees: Committee on By-Laws, Committee on Membership.

B. Financial

1. The funds and property of the Society shall be used and dealt with to pursue the objectives of the Society, and in accordance with the By-Laws.

ii. No member of the Society shall, in his or her individual capacity, be liable for any debt or liability of the Society.

iii. Council shall appoint such signing officers as they see appropriate. Approval (by signatures, Council meeting minutes, or e-mail) by minimum two Council members shall be required for disbursements over five hundred dollars.

iv. The fiscal year for society shall commence on January 1st and end on December 31st.

ARTICLE 3 – MEMBERSHIP

A. Types of Members

i. Both Full and Associate Members in good standing of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists, who are working and/or residing in the Province of Ontario, shall be Full Members of the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists.

ii. In addition to Full Members, the Society may admit to Affiliate Membership anyone with an interest in clinical chemistry residing in the province of Ontario.

iii. Individuals who were working in the Province of Ontario and have been granted either Honorary or Emeritus membership by the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists, shall be granted Honorary or Emeritus Membership respectively in the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists.

B. Admission to the Society

i. Full Membership will automatically be granted to anyone upon receipt by the Secretary of proper notification of Full or Associate Membership status from the Office of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists.

ii. Applicants for Affiliate Membership must be sponsored by two members, at least one of whom shall be a Full Member of the Society, who have a professional knowledge of the applicant. Written applications, each with the applicant’s and sponsors’ signatures shall be received by the Secretary who shall propose them to Council for approval.

iii. Notwithstanding Articles 3A ii & 3B ii above, no additional Affiliate Members shall be elected when the number of Affiliate Members equals or surpasses the number of Full Members.

iv. Honorary or Emeritus Membership will automatically be granted to anyone upon receipt by the Secretary of proper notification of Honorary or Emeritus Membership status respectively from the Office of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists.

C. Rights and Privileges of Members

i. Full Members of the Society shall have the right:
• to nominate;
• to vote in elections and on matters pertaining to the Society;
• to hold elected office;
• to serve on Standing Committees of the Society;
• to receive all mailings and access all electronic media of the Society;
• to attend meetings.

ii. Affiliate Members of the Society shall have all the rights and privileges accorded Full Members, except that they shall not vote, and not hold elected office except by invitation of Council.

iii. Honorary and Emeritus Members of the Society shall have all the rights and privileges accorded to Full Members, except that they shall not hold elected office, nor Chair Standing Committees.

D. Dues

i. Full Members of the Society shall remit to the Treasurer of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists such annual dues as may be approved by the Members of the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists, subsequent to a recommendation by Council, at an Annual General Meeting.

ii. Affiliate Members of the Society shall remit to the Treasurer of the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists such annual dues as may be approved by the members of the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists, subsequent to a recommendation by Council, at an Annual General Meeting.

iii. a) An Affiliate Member shall be notified when his or her dues are six months in arrears that unless the dues are paid within thirty days, the member’s name shall be deleted from the Register and the said person shall cease to be a member of the Society.
b) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section D.iii.a), Council may, for cause deemed sufficient, defer such payment of dues, with the member continuing in arrears.
c) Any person who has ceased to be a member for non-payment of dues may apply for readmission to the Society and, at the discretion of Council, pay a reinstatement fee and/or all or part of the arrears.

iv. The membership year shall be January 1st to December 31st for all types of members.

E. Termination of Membership

i. A member who is in good standing may resign from the Society by sending a letter of resignation to the Secretary.

ARTICLE 4 – NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS and VACANCIES IN OFFICE

i. Council shall, at its inaugural meetings each year, appoint two Full Members to serve on the Committee on Nominations under the Chairship of the Past President. The duty of this committee shall be to implement the procedure of obtaining nominations as outlined by 4 ii.

ii. The Committee on Nominations shall draft a list of Full Members who are willing to stand for election. The list of nominations shall contain at least as many names as there are position to be filled. The list of nominations shall be presented to Council no later than August 1st in the year in which the election is to be held.

iii. With the approval of Council, the Secretary shall send by mail or electronic media to the last known address of each Member in good standing a list of the vacancies and nominations to date, and shall declare a further nomination period of not less than thirty days during which time further nominations may be received from Members.

iv. Following the closing date for nominations and at least thirty days prior to the Annual General Meeting, the Secretary shall send by mail or electronic media to the last known address of each Full, Honorary and Emeritus Member in good standing a ballot enumerating the vacancies and an alphabetical list of the candidates for each vacancy. At the same time the Secretary shall declare a final date for receipt of marked ballots that shall be not more than seven, and not less than three days prior to the Annual Meeting.

v. Marked ballots, received at an address designated by the Secretary before the closing date for ballots, shall be counted, and the candidate receiving the greatest number of votes for each office shall be declared elected at the Annual General Meeting.

vi. The new Council shall assume office immediately after the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting.

vii. Council may by resolution, appoint a replacement for the remainder of the term of office of any member of Council whose position becomes vacant before the expiry of his or her term of office, or they may declare a vacancy. In the event of a vacancy in the position of Past President, Council may select a previous President to fill the vacancy, or they may leave the position vacant.

viii. No Council Member may serve in elected positions for more than eleven consecutive years.

ARTICLE 5 – DUTIES OF OFFICERS

A. President and Vice President

i. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Society and of Council, and shall be an ex-officio member of all committees, except for the Committee on Nominations.

ii. The President shall authenticate, by signature when necessary, all the acts and proceedings of the Society.

iii. The President shall make yearly reports to the Council of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists pertaining to the Society’s activities and financial status.

iv. The President shall liaise between the Provincial and National Societies for the purpose of maintaining effective communication and representation to both Societies on relevant matters.

v. In the absence or inability of the President, the Vice-President shall perform the same functions as the President.

B. Treasurer

i. The Treasurer shall be charged with the general supervision of the funds of the Society. The Treasurer shall prepare a budget for review, and possible revision, by Council prior to the Annual General Meeting, and shall propose the budget for ratification at the Annual General Meeting. The Treasurer shall receive all monies due to the Society, record all monetary receipts and disbursements, and submit a statement of the finances of the Society prior to the AGM.

C. Secretary

i. The Secretary shall be responsible for correctly recording the minutes of all general and scientific meetings of the Society, and the minutes of the meetings of Council, and shall affix the Corporate Seal of the Society thereto. The Secretary shall send to the membership announcements of all scientific meetings, attend to correspondence and perform such other duties as ordinarily pertain to his or her office, including ensuring custody of the Corporate Seal and certifying any documents issued by the Society.

ii. The Secretary shall cause to be kept a Membership Register, which shall contain the full name, current address, occupation, and place of work, of every person who is a Member.

iii. The Secretary shall receive and process all applications for membership or change in membership status, and shall propose lists of new Affiliate Members to Council for approval.

ARTICLE 6 – COMMITTEES

i. Standing Committees shall be established by Council and their Chair chosen by Council for such terms as Council shall determine. Normally such Standing Committees shall include:
• Committee on Nominations;
• Committee on Professional Affairs and Public Relations

ii. Members of Standing and Ad Hoc Committees shall be Full, Honorary, or Emeritus Members. Affiliate Members may also sit on Committees, with or without voting privileges at the invitation and discretion of Council.

iii. The duties of each Standing or Ad Hoc Committee shall be those implied by the title of the committee, and such other specific duties, functions and intent as may be designated by the terms of reference prescribed from time to time by Council, or as may be herein stated or provided.

iv. The Chairs of any committee other than the Committee on Nominations shall recruit individuals to serve on the committee, in accordance with Article 6 ii.

v. The Chair of any committee shall render to Council, at the request of Council, a written report of the committees’ activities. All such activities shall be subject to the approval of Council. A report containing a recommendation shall be the subject of a motion by a member of Council.

vi. Budgetary approval of all costs, charges, and expenses covering the annual operations of any committee shall be obtained from Council. Non-budgetary expenses shall have prior approval from Treasurer.

vii. In the absence of any Standing Committee, Council shall perform the responsibilities and functions normally delegated to the Standing Committee.

ARTICLE 7 – MEETINGS

A. Annual General Meeting

i. The Society shall hold an Annual General Meeting of Full, Honorary, Emeritus and Affiliate Members at a time and place to be determined by Council, and due notice of which shall be sent by mail or electronic media to the last known address of each Member and posted on the OSCC web site not less than thirty days in advance of the date of such meeting.

ii. Fifteen (15) of the voting members shall constitute a quorum at the Annual General Meeting.

iii. The Annual General Meeting shall consider the reports of the President, Treasurer, and the reports of any Committees placed on the agenda by Council and any ordinary business concerning the Society.

B. Council Meetings

i. Council shall normally meet at least four times a year:
• Shortly after taking office following the Annual General Meeting;
• Approximately 3 and 6 months after the Annual General Meetings;
• Just prior to the Annual General Meeting.

ii. At a meeting of Council, four members of Council shall constitute a quorum. Council’s business may, wherever expedient, necessary, and practical, be conducted by electronic media, mail, teleconference or telephone, such transactions and communications to be reviewed at the next regular meeting of Council.

iii. The President may invite the Chairs of Standing Committees, or other non-voting observers or appointees to be present at any or all of the deliberations of Council.

iv. The Council may meet at any time at the call of either the President, the Vice President or the Treasurer.

C. Scientific Meetings

i. A minimum of one Scientific Meeting shall be held by the Society each year, such meetings to be organized by Council and chaired by the President.

ii. In addition to the scientific agenda at these meetings, there shall also be a Society business agenda chaired by the President, for the purpose of reporting Council business.

ARTICLE 8 – CHANGES IN BY-LAWS

i. Council shall have the general responsibility of studying and drafting proposed changes in the By-Laws.

ii. A proposal to alter the By-Laws may be made by any Member of the Society. The proposal shall be made in writing to the President who shall bring the proposal to Council. Council, upon consideration of such a proposal and following a motion duly passed, may refer the matter to an Ad Hoc Committee on By-Laws for further study and formal drafting.

iii. Each proposed change in the By-Laws shall be circulated to the Membership for solicitation of comments at least one month prior to the next Annual General Meeting. Each proposed change shall subsequently be presented by Council at the next Annual General Meeting for discussion, possible alteration, and voting. If the proposed change in the By-Laws receives a two-thirds (2/3) affirmative vote of those Members voting, the Secretary shall submit the new By-Laws to the Solicitor for the Society and the By-Laws become effective immediately.

iv. Changes in cross-referencing and numbering engendered by other changes in the ByLaws shall not require to be considered an amendment requiring a vote, but shall be made automatically.

Passed

Passed at the 1988 Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists, held at Sunnybrook Medical Centre, Toronto, on November 29th 1988, with 43 members in attendance.
Amendments (1) approved at the 2005 Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists at Niagara-on-the-Lake, November 10th 2005, with quorum (>25 members) present.
Amendments (2) approved at the 2010 Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists i n Toronto. Amendments (3) approved at the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Amendments (4) approved at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists in Toronto.

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Nathalie Lepage, Ph.D., FCACB, FCCMG
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Kika Veljkovic, Ph.D., FCACB
Secretary-Treasurer

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