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

Notice of IEBCA 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Sat Nov 26 2022 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Part 1 – Notice of 2022 Annual General Meeting
Thank you for being a member of Iranian Engineers of BC Association (IEBCA). Please join us in the IEBCA's 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM), which has been scheduled to take place in person on Saturday, November 26, 2022. The AGM will be followed by a presentation by guest speakers from Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

The agenda of the AGM 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. 2021-2022 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 2022-2023 Board of Directors of IEBCA (please see Part 3 of this notice)
7. Election of 2022-2023 Board of Directors of IEBCA
8. Closing Remarks
9. Adjournment

Note 1 – Minutes of 2021 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. Please see Part 2 of this notice (below) regarding renewing your membership.

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:

If you have any concerns, questions, and/or feedback about the above process, please contact us at

Part 3 – Call for Nominations for Board of Directors
As the term of 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 another successful year for the Association. As well, in preparation for the 2022 AGM and election of new Board members for the year 2022-2023, 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 23, 2022.

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


Maple Room (2nd floor), Delbrook Community Recreation Center
851 W Queens Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7N 4E3

About the Speaker:

Hamid Ghanbari, Ph.D., P.Eng.
President and Chair of Board of Directors
Iranian Engineers of BC Association (IEBCA)

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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