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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.

Presidents


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

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

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

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