Serving Canada by certifying professional Microbiologists who have demonstrated proficiency, knowledge, and experience in Microbiology.
Notice of Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Canadian College of Microbiologists will be held on Thursday November 19th 2020, at 10:30 am (Pacific time). In accordance with the bylaws, a physical meeting will be held at the BCCDC, 655 West 12th Ave, Vancouver, for those who are able to attend in person. The meeting will also be held on-line, using Zoom.
In addition to the usual business conducted at the AGM, it has been proposed that the category of Associate Membership be abolished. As a result, members will be asked to vote on a Change in Bylaws. The proposed changes to the Bylaws will be circulated to members in advance of the meeting for comments.
Message from the Registrar
Dear CCM members,
We find ourselves in the middle of a global pandemic. Many of us are directly involved in the laboratory response to the novel coronavirus, but all of us are affected by the national and international response.
The AMMI-CACMID meeting scheduled to take place in Vancouver in late April has been cancelled. The CCM AGM, normally held in conjunction with AMMI-CACMID, has been postponed until a later date.
CCM bylaws state that we must hold an annual meeting of the membership (5.1.1). We cannot hold an entirely electronic meeting (5.7.2).
The Board will look for the next available opportunity for us to hold an AGM. However, at this time we cannot say when this will be. Meeting restrictions may remain in effect for several months.
All members will be notified when it is possible to set a date and location for the AGM.
Paul N. Levett PhD DSc (D)ABMM FCCM FAAM Registrar, Canadian College of Microbiologists
The Canadian College of Microbiologists (CCM) is a professional association for Microbiologists across Canada. The College was incorporated in 1978 under the Canada Corporations Act and has a mandate to:
- gain recognition of microbiology as a distinctive scientific profession and to provide an association through which professional microbiologists may develop programs and activities to promote their professional development and status;
- provide a designation, by which they are recognized to work with microorganisms with competence, dependability and safety;
- and operate with legal and professional status as a non-profit organization.
For general correspondence with the College please contact the Registrar.
Dr. Paul Levett
655 West 12th Ave, Vancouver BC V5Z 4R4
Names and addresses of the Board of Directors are listed under the heading ABOUT