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History

BCSLS History

The British Columbia Society of Medical Technologists (BCSMT) was incorporated under the BC Society Act in 1969, formed by members of the provincial branch of the Canadian Society of Laboratory Technologists (CSLT). BCSMT changed its name to BCSLS in 1999 shortly after CSLT changed its name to CSMLS. The two organizations continue to have a close working relationship and have a formal affiliation agreement, but are separate legal entities.

In order to have representation and communication throughout the province there were originally 12 Academies created. The Society has been maintained entirely through the commitment of volunteers' energy at times, supplemented by a part time secretary. In 1994, the Board of Directors created positions for an Executive Director and Executive Assistant.

Over the years the Society's Board of Directors had grown to 21 members with Academies sending representatives from each of the twelve areas. In 1996, the Board of Directors struck a task force to recommend a more efficient and effective governance structure. The Society adopted the task force recommendations in 1997, reducing the Board of Directors to its current status with nine members who are elected at large and meet at least quarterly to approve budgets, establish plans, set policies.


BCSLS Past Presidents 

2009-present

2017 - L. Wright
2016 - J. Kahn
2015 - F. Abbassi
2014 - F. Abbassi
2013 - E. Meredith
2012 - T. Krushel
2011 - C. McCullough
2010 - T. Kilborn
2009 - T. Kilborn

1989-2008

2008 - L. Simpson
2007 – L. Simpson*
2006 – C. Bishop
2005 – P. Johnston
2004 – D. Woods & P. Johnston
2003 – C. Dosen*
2002 – S. Giesbrecht
2001 – H. Autio
2000 – J. Guscott
1999 – R. Walker
1998 – C. Jacobson & R. Walker
1997 – L. Tame
1996 – I. Reinsbakken
1995 – V. Fenn
1994 – L. Duncan
1993 – R. Miller
1992 – K. Beebe
1991 – L. Wall
1990 – C. Lewis
1989 – L. Perkins

1969-1988

1988 – L. Yakamovich
1987 – U. Easterbrook
1986 – M. Gemby
1985 – N. Banks
1984 – U. Easterbrook
1983 – M. Thorgeirson
1982 – C. Logan
1981 – A. Harrison
1980 – C. Larsson
1979 – M. Moffat
1978 – J. Sandercock
1977 – V. Ince
1976 – K. Beebe
1975 – H. Brown
1974 – H. MacDonald
1973 – T. Dawkins
1972 – M. McArthur
1971 – J. Woodward
1970 – J. Williamson
1969 – B. Twaites

1949-1968

1968 – J. Teetzel
1967 – D. Lock
1966 – D. Scorah
1965 – K. Jackson
1964 – L. Seibel
1963 – M. Erskine
1962 – L. Kuypers
1961 – C. Ames
1960 – D. Epp
1959 – J. Rennie
1958 – H. Rycharski
1957 – M. North
1956 – E. Guenther
1955 – D. Brown
1954 – M. Coady
1953 – T. McDonell
1952 – A. Leith
1951 – A. Shearer
1950 – M. McKenty
1949 -  J. MacDonald