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Telfer Executive MBA Alumni Association AGM 2018 Election


2018 EMBA AA Nominations and Election Process

  1. The 2013 Constitution provides the Board with permission to form association ad hoc committees, including the ad hoc nominations committee. Accordingly, the current Board of Directors formally constituted a nominations committee composed of Allan Smith, Chair, Nominations Committee, Lisa McDonnell, and Jennifer Hyland. 
    1. The mandate of the 2018 ad hoc nominations committee is to oversee the nomination of a slate of candidates, as well as the elections process regarding the election of four director positions at the May 24, 2018 Annual General Meeting.
    2. Upon completion of this task, the 2018 nominations committee will dissolve.
  2. Nominations
    1. Nominations submitted to the committee will close at the May 9th 2018 deadline.
    2. Nominations submitted from the floor of the Annual General Meeting will be accepted  under the following conditions:
      1. The mover and seconder of the nomination from the floor must be present at the AGM;
      2. The nominee must be present at the AGM;
      3. The term of office for which the nominee is being nominated must be clearly specified (one year term to 2019 (if available) or a two year term to 2020;
      4. The nominee must confirm their desire and willingness to serve for the specified term of office.
  3. Four two-year director positions are slated for election to cover the terms spanning 2018 – 2020. The nominees submitted to date are :
    1. Taylor Bildstein
    2. Dr. Tanya Horsley
    3. Tim Warland
  4. Four directors can complete the second year of a two year term from 2016 – 2018 and so are not up for election:
    1. Marie-Josée Lévesque
    2. Allan Smith
    3. Kyle Taplay
    4. Andrew Wright
  5. Biographies of the all nominating committee nominees will be posted on-line in advance of the AGM.
  6. The election process will be conducted by the Chair, Nominations Committee of the Board of Directors.
    1. Registration of alumni by name and year of graduation:
      1. Registration will take place between 5:15 and 5:45 PM.
      2. A list of voters will be compiled. Each voter will be given election ballots.
  7. The procedure for the election of Directors is as follows. The Chair, Nominations Committee will:
    1. Declare the electoral process open;
    2. Read the Report of the nominations committee [slate];
    3. Explain conditions for nominations from the floor;
    4. Call for nominations from the floor;
      1. The call will be made three times before declaring the nomination closed.  
    5. In the event the number of nominees is less than or equal to the number of open positions, the Chair, Nominations Committee will register one vote on behalf of the nominations committee representing all Alumni and declare the nominees acclaimed.
    6. In the event of more nominations than available positions, elections will be held accordingly.
      1. Election of 2017-2019 Director positions to complete the 2017-2019 term of a resigned Director:
        1. There are currently no open positions for the 2017-2019 term.
      2. Election of the four (4) 2018-2020 Directors:
        1. Ballots will be preprinted with the names of the 2018-2020 nominees and spaces for additional nominations from the floor to be written in.
      3. The names of all candidates will be posted (either on the board or on a flip chart).
  8. In the event of a vote [rather than by acclamation] candidates will be given 1 minute to speak to their motivation for running for office emphasizing:
    1. The capabilities they bring to the position; and
    2. Their goals and objectives.
  9. When all candidates have spoken, the vote will take place, and
    1. Scrutinisers will collect and count the ballots
  10. The Chair, Nominations Committee will indicate the results of any election will be announced at the conclusion of the meeting.
  11. The Chair, Nominations Committee will then declare the electoral process complete and return the lectern to the Chair of the 2018 AGM.

2018 EMBA AA Resolutions

The following Resolution is put forward to the Annual General Meeting assembly for a vote:  To pass, the motion requires a majority (at least 50% plus 1 vote) of the votes cast to be in favor of the motion.

  • There are no resolutions put forward at this time.

Ballot for May 24, 2018:

Elect 1 Director to complete the final year of one (1) 2017-2019 directorship

  • Name                                  
  • ______________________           
  • ______________________           
  • ______________________           
  • ______________________          
  • ______________________           

(In the lines provided above, please add in the name (s) of those nominated from the floor, and place an X in the box adjacent the one director you prefer)

Elect 4 Directors to serve a two-year term beginning in 2018 and ending in 2020.

  • Name                            
  • Taylor Bildstein                                     
  • Dr. Tanya Horsley                                                                                                
  • Tim Warland                              
  • ______________________        
  • ______________________         

(In the lines provided above, please add in the name (s) of those nominated from the floor and place an X in the box adjacent the four directors you prefer)

Vote for or against the resolution.

There are no resolutions put forward a at this time.

  • In Favor                             
  • Opposed                          


Biographies of Nominations Received

Taylor BildsteinTaylor Bildstein
A / Director, Strategic Communications and Ministerial Service, Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Taylor is a Telfer Executive MBA Alumnus from the Class of 2016. She now works on the strategic public communication of innovation, skills, emerging technologies and the economy for the Government of Canada. This includes experience as Director and as Senior Director at the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development overseeing teams of communications professionals in strategic communications, ministerial liaison, speechwriting and media relations. Taylor has served as a member of the Telfer Executive MBA Board of Directors for two years in the roles of Communications Director and Treasurer. Upon completion of her two-year term in May 2018, Taylor is now seeking re-election for another two-year period.

Tanya HorsleyDr. Tanya Horsley, EMBA 2018
Associate Director, Research Unit at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Dr. Horsley is the Associate Director, Research Unit at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and faculty in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa. Prior to joining the Royal College, she was a Scientist at the Chalmers Research Institute and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta with a focus on systematic review and meta-analysis methodologies.

Dr. Horsley leads a program of research looking at the formalization of integrated knowledge translation for the co-creation, use and influence of research and complex systems of care with a particular focus on multi-stakeholder engagement and organizational contexts.  She has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, and regularly presents at national and international conferences. She also has a number of national and international leadership roles, including serving as member of the Association of American Medical College’s Research in Medical Education Committee, an Associate Editor for the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions and Canadian Medical Education Journals. 

Tim WarlandTim Warland P. Eng, MBA, EMBA 2004
Business Development Manager, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Tim Warland is a Professional Engineer with a B.Eng from Carleton University and an Executive MBA from the University of Ottawa (class of 2004). Tim has twenty years experience in the semi-conductor industry. Tim spent five-years at Nortel and then went on to become a pace-bunny for start-ups; helping grow business to the first $1M revenue. He has authored numerous papers on advance communications techniques and estimates that 75% of the world’s internet traffic traverses a device he defined or developed. Tim spent the better part of the last decade working with innovation systems. In his current role with Ontario Centres of Excellence, he is responsible for developing the Ontario Innovation eco-system for transformative technologies like artificial intelligence and connected cars. Last year Tim joined the board of directors for EMBA Alumni Association with responsibility for business outreach including taking ownership of Pitchfest/ School-your-start-up for the class of 2019



The Telfer Executive MBA gave me the personal marketability and confidence I was looking for to take my career to the next step.
Kim Reynolds, EMBA 2007, Associate Director Enterprise Product Management, Bell Canada