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Dr. Hamid Ghanbari, P.Eng.
Iranian Engineers of BC Association (IEBCA)

IEBCA's 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Fri Nov 26 2021 01:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Part 1 – Notice of 2021 Annual General Meeting to IEBCA Members:
The IEBCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been scheduled to take place virtually (due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions) through Zoom Meeting at 5:30 PM on Thursday, November 25, 2021. The AGM will be followed with a technical presentation by Dr. John Clague, P.Geo. (Past President of Engineers and Geoscientists BC) on the topic of "Earthquake Hazards and Risks on BC’s South Coast".

The AGM Agenda includes:
1- Welcome and Introduction
2- Overview of Meeting Rules and Protocols
3- Motion to approve the Minutes of the 2020 AGM (please see Note 1 below)
4- 2020-2021 Annual Report by the President of IEBCA
5- Voting on the Special Resolution (please see Note 2 below)
6- Introduction of a Slate of Candidates for 2021-2022 Board of Directors of IEBCA (please see Part 3 on this page)
7- Election of 2021-2022 Board of Directors of IEBCA (please see Note 3 below)
8- Closing Remarks
9- Adjournment

Note 1 – Minutes of 2020 AGM of IEBCA: This document shall be provided to IEBCA members via email.

Note 2 – Special Resolution: This document shall be provided to IEBCA members via email.

Note 3 – Eligibility to Vote: Per Section II.12 of IEBCA Bylaws, only Full Members who are a “member in good standing” (i.e., paid their membership fee) "for at least three (3) months prior to the date of the AGM" can vote at the AGM.

For a full description of the technical presentation, please click this link:'s-2021-AGM-and-a-Technical-Presentation-on-%22Earthquake-Hazards-and-Risks-on-BC%E2%80%99s-South-Coast%22.

In order to register for the event, please see the link at the bottom of this page.

Part 2 – IEBCA Membership Renewal:
As per Section III.3 of IEBCA Bylaws, “The membership year shall commence on the 1st day of November and terminate on the 31st day of October, and the dues shall be payable at the commencement of the membership year.”

Please kindly review and renew your membership to prepare for voting at the AGM by clicking on this link:

Part 3 – Call for Nominations for Board of Directors:
As the term of 2020-2021 Board of Directors comes to an end, IEBCA would like to thank its current Board members, especially those whose two-year term is coming to an end, for their contributions and making the 2020-2021 another successful year for the Association. As well, in preparation for the 2021 AGM and election of new Board members for the year 2021-2022, IEBCA is calling for nominations from eligible members to join the Board of Directors.

IEBCA is encouraging all its eligible members to participate or nominate other eligible members for election of Board members. Per Section II.12 of the IEBCA Bylaws, eligible candidates for Board of Directors are Full Members who have been in good standing (i.e., paid their membership) at least for the past six (6) months prior to the date of the AGM.

As part of Board of Directors of IEBCA, one can experience the joy of connecting, supporting, and empowering the Iranian engineers in BC to excel in their professional and social life while expanding their own network of professionals in engineering and other disciplines and the community at large. Being a Board member provides the opportunity to plan and steer the organization's direction and events, and to connect with a wide range of professionals and industry leaders. Board members shall attend regular monthly and occasional Board meetings for planning and execution of IEBCA activities. Overall, every Board member will serve a two-year term, and can expect to dedicate an average of about 10 hours a month for the Board’s activities.

Eligible members interested in the Board of Directors position, especially those who have been participating in IEBCA activities and have a good understanding of IEBCA's processes, are requested to send their nomination (including a brief CV and a letter of intent outlining how they would like to contribute to IEBCA) to no later than 5:00 PM on November 20, 2021.

We look forward to receiving your nomination package as described above.


Online (through Zoom); please see the link below.

About the Speaker:

Hamid Ghanbari, Ph.D., P.Eng.
EduBuild Solutions Ltd.

Dr. Hamid Ghanbari, P.Eng. has received education in architectural, building, and civil engineering fields, with specialization in building engineering and project management. He was educated in Shahid Beheshti University (B.Arch.Eng,), Concordia University (M.Eng.), and University of British Columbia (Ph.D.). He is a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists BC. Hamid has accumulated about 40 years of work experience in project management and building design as well as in research, teaching, and curriculum development in Canadian universities and colleges. About three quarters of his work experience has been in Canada.

Along with his professional work practice, Hamid has also been contributing his knowledge and experience to the community in a volunteering capacity. Since 2006, he has been sitting on various committees, boards, and councils in a number professional, governmental, and community organizations, including Engineers and Geoscientists BC, City of Richmond and Vancouver Coastal Health, Iranian Engineers of BC Association (IEBCA), BC Building Envelope Council (BCBEC), and Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair (GVRSF). He has been mentoring P.Eng./P.Geo./EIT/GIT applicants in past few years, and he was the receiver of 2021 Mentor of The Year Award from Engineers and Geoscientists BC. At present, he is serving as the President of IEBCA.

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